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Matt Groening, animation icon and the creator of The Simpsons and co-creator of Futurama (with David X. Cohen), will receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ (AWC) 15th Annual Animation Writing Award on Wednesday (Nov. 28). The animation icon is behind honred for his outstanding contributions to [...]
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: movies and his pet dog. “If you’re lucky enough to have a pet that you love, it connects right to your heart. [...]
Here’s some good news and bad news for fans of Pixar veteran Brad Bird. The good news first: He has signed up to tackle a new project for Disney with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. The bad news is that it’s probably not an animated movie. The project, which is shrouded [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating this year’s nominees. Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips and discussions with filmmakers and artists whose work has garnered nominations in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Short Film categories. [...]
Director Ignacio Ferreras discusses the joys and challenges of adapting the graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) into a 2D animated film. First-time reactions of audiences to an animated movie can be very telling. Just ask Spanish director Ignacio Ferreras, who is getting a lot of attention this year because of his [...]
Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress will be the recipients of the Writers Guild of America’s 14th Annual Animation Writing Award posthumously at the Animation Writers Caucus Awards tonight (Thursday, Nov. 17) at the Writers Guild West headquarters in Hollywood. The award recognizes their animation writing work and their efforts to [...]
A record number of top-notch animated movies are slated to be released in France. Is it just coincidence or a sign of things to come? There must have been something special in French waters (Perrier, Evian or Vittel?), because it seems that the country is churningmore high-quality animated features than [...]
As we mentioned in our live Twitter coverage of the Annie Awards on Saturday, Brad Bird accepted his Winsor McCay Award with a video he sent from the Vancouver set of Mission: Impossible IV. The clip got plenty of laughs and features cameos from Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg. Check [...]