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‘Wrinkles,’ ‘Short Man’ Highlight Laguna Fest

Laguna Fest, an animation and multimedia festival running this October 24-28 in Torreón, Mexico, will bring acclaimed animated features from around the world to the country for the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ Exclusive Clip and Digital Launch

Strike up the band: GKIDS’ Best Animated Feature nominee Chico & Rita is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital courtesy of Cinedigm Entertainment Group! Directed by Fernando Trueba ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’ Wins Japan’s Academy Award

Studio Ghibli’s hit From Up on Poppy Hill won Japan’s prestigious Academy Award for Best Animated Feature last Friday. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro, the gentle coming-of-age ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Loves ‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lessmore’

After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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David Stainton Leaves Paramount Animation

David Stainton has resigned from his post as president of Paramount Animation, for personal reasons. Paramount hired Stainton, head of Disney Animation from 2003 to 2006, last October ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Animated Oscar Noms Offer Surprises

The nominees for the 84th annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to A Cat in Paris Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (GKids) Chico ... Continue Reading →
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Goya Awards Reveal Feature, Short Noms

The Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España) have announced the nominees for the Best Animated Feature and Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Animation Branch Snubs ‘Smurfs’

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Branch has decided not to qualify Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid blockbuster The Smurfs for the Best Animated Feature Category, ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toons Land Golden Globe Nominations

The five Golden Globe nominees in the Best Animated Feature category were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. They are: Among the well-reviewed movies that didn’t make the ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nominates ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Illusionist’ for Animated Picture

The nominees for the 83rd annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist and Toy Story 3. Disney-Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →