2018 Kids' Choice Awards

Nick Kids’ Choice Awards: 8 Animated Features, 6 TV Toons Nominated

Nickelodeon has announced the nominees who will vie for the coveted orange blimps at the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, with eight animated features and six animated TV series in competition ... Continue Reading →
Kevin Hart

Fox Orders Kevin Hart Toon Pilot ‘Lil Kev’

Fox TV network has picked up an animated series pilot inspired by the comedy stylings of comic, actor and producer Kevin Hart, titled Lil Kev. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television ... Continue Reading →
Nora Twomey

Nora Twomey, Floyd Norman, ‘Coco’ Star Among Annie Presenters

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the presenters for Saturday’s 45th Annie Awards at UCLA’s Royce Hall. These include actress Wendie Malick, Coco star Anthony Gonzalez (voice ... Continue Reading →
The Emoji Movie

‘Emoji Movie,’ ‘Captain Underpants’ Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Fast

A key moment in international movie history took place last month when officials in Saudi Arabia announced December 11 that the country would be lifting its 35-year ban on public cinema ... Continue Reading →
Despicable Me 3

Animated Features Factor Amid Song and Score Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 70 songs are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards, and 141 Original ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Race Heats Up with 26 Animated Films

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The ... Continue Reading →
The Croods

DreamWorks Taps Director Joel Crawford for ‘Croods 2′

Having recently returned to the DreamWorks Animation release slate, The Croods 2 has got its helmer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio has selected Trolls head of story ... Continue Reading →
World Animation & VFX Summit

World Animation & VFX Summit: 2017 Honorees, Master Classes & Panelists

The 2017 edition of the World Animation and VFX Summit has announced this year’s recipients of the Hall of Fame awards and panelist lineup. This year’s honorees, recognized for ... Continue Reading →
Adam Cootes

How I Landed a Career in Animation

Blue Sky Studios’ Head of Story Adam Cootes reflects on the roles that determination, hard work and a touch of random fate played in his trans-Atlantic career journey. Growing ... Continue Reading →
The Nutjob 2: Nutty by Nature. Image credit: Toonbox Entertainment

Weekend Releases: ‘Nut Job 2,’ ‘In This Corner,’ ‘Mune’

Looking to beat the heat this weekend? Here’s a rundown of the new and special US theatrical releases you can check out. New releases join ongoing runs of Captain Underpants: The ... Continue Reading →