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Gene of All Trades

Some things stay with you for a lifetime. When I was a kid I read a Yogi Bear comic strip in the newspaper in which Ranger Smith punks Yogi by filling his enormous Christmas stocking ... Continue Reading →
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Henson’s ‘Pajanimals’ Lands on Disney Jr., EMEA

The Jim Henson Company has licensed all 52 x 11’ episodes of its new preschool series, Pajanimals to Disney Junior platforms in France, Italy, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, ... Continue Reading →
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Dive into New Cartoon Lagoon of Fun

New York-based animation veterans Manny Galán & Pat Giles know their toons! They are the type of creative guys who have a deep passion for all forms of animated projects—even ... Continue Reading →
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40th Annie Nominations Reveal Cluttered Field

The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rise of the Guardians’ Makes $105.9 Mil. Worldwide

DreamWorks holiday feature Rise of the Guardians landed on the number-four spot at the U.S. box office this weekend, bringing in $13.5 million and bringing its two week-total to $48.9 ... Continue Reading →
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Talking Turkey About Pocahontas

Another Turkey Day has come and gone (save for the excess pounds) and this time the our yearly national celebration of the communion between the English settlers and the Native peoples ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Lee to Co-Direct Disney’s ‘Frozen’

Jennifer Lee will co-direct Disney’s 2013 animated feature Frozen with Chris Buck, the studio announced today. Billed as Disney’s 53rd full-length animated feature, Frozen is slated ... 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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Disney’s ‘Sofia’ Series Gets Premiere Date

Following its highly watched movie premiere, Disney’s newest animated star, Sofia the First will begin its series run on Friday, January 11 on Disney Channel at 9:30 a.m. and on Disney ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Shares Drop After ‘Guardians’ Debut

DreamWorks Animation shares dropped 3.1% to $17.49 in the pre-market trading on Monday morning after Rise Of The Guardians’ $32.6M domestic box office. Janney Capital Markets’ Tony ... Continue Reading →