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SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →
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Here’s Your 4-Day Comic-Con Planner

Over the weekend, the full four-day schedule for Comic-Con in San Deigo was released. Here are some of the main highlights, broken down by movie-related and TV-centric programs: FEATURES THURSDAY, ... Continue Reading →
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Allers’ Animated ‘Prophet’ Pic Draws Top Talent

Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhané Wallis have joined the voice cast of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated feature film ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Publicist Denise Greenawalt Dies at 52

We were saddened by the recent death of longtime Disney publicity exec Denise Greenawalt who passed away in her sleep following a long illness May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. ... Continue Reading →
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Sherman, Menken Team Up for ‘Disney Songbook’

A special musical treat is in store for attendees of this year’s D23 Expo—the premiere Disney fan event—as two celebrated songwriters and composers take the stage for “Richard ... Continue Reading →
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Lee’s ‘Adam and Dog’ Shines During Award Season

Minkyu Lee discusses his Annie-winning, Oscar-nominated, Genesis-themed short Adam and Dog. Companionship between humans and animals is an oft-explored concept in the film world, no ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bambi’ Designer Mel Shaw dies at 97

Mel Shaw, one of Disney’s most versatile and talented visual development artists, designers, and storymen who contributed to numerous Disney animated favorites from Bambi through ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Vitae Strengthens Ties to Asia and Hollywood

Anima Vitae, the Finnish animation studio behind the movie Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble, The Flight Before Christmas and The Magic Crystals is expanding to Asia and strengthening ... Continue Reading →
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Avengers Costumes Top Fandango’s Halloween List

Costumes from The Avengers and Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises are some of the most popular choices for men and women this Halloween, according to a survey conducted by movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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Dawn of the Dead Pets

Director Tim Burton pays homages to his favorite monster movies and his childhood pet in the charming stop-motion gem Frankenweenie. Filmmaker Tim Burton had two great childhood loves: ... Continue Reading →