2018 Student Academy Awards

Academy Invites 928 New Members for 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the film industry individuals who have been invited by one or more branches to join in 2018. The list comes to 928 new ... Continue Reading →
Birdboy, Isle of Dogs, and The ABCs of Death

Animafest PRO Zagreb: Hear from Pedro Rivero, Vimeo, Stop-Mo Gamers & More

The World Festival of Animated Film, taking place in Zagreb June 4-9, has revealed highlights of its Animafest PRO program. This important section covers film production and distribution, ... Continue Reading →
Ludovic Berardo & Anja Poland

Anja Poland & Ludovic Berardo on the Creative Craft of LAIKA Magic

Since 2005, the internationally acclaimed studio LAIKA has been reinvigorating the stop-motion animated feature landscape in the US and around the world. The Portland, Oregon outfit ... Continue Reading →
Perfect Blue

Animafest Details 2018 Horror Program

Marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel Frankenstein, one of the highlights of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb ... Continue Reading →
Isle of Dogs

‘Isle of Dogs’: Apocalypse Bow-Wow!

*** This story originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** Awe-inspiring stop-motion animation? Check! An unusual storyline driving a magical blend ... Continue Reading →
Sgt. Stubby

Trailer: ‘Sgt. Stubby’ Promises a Heartwarming “Tail” Pulled from the Trenches

Fun Academy has revealed a new trailer for its upcoming CG animated family feature Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, inspired by the true story of the most decorated military dog in American ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Animation Group Names Abbate EVP, Leahy SVP

Warner Animation Group has appointed two senior-level creative executives to shepherd its upcoming feature animation and live-action hybrid production and development slate. Veteran ... Continue Reading →
School of Magic

Cartoon Forum: TeamTO & Nexus Spin ‘House of Magic’ into Series

Paris-based CG shop and content producer TeamTO and Belgian producer Nexus Factory are developing School of Magic, a new 52 x 11 min. animated series spin-off of Studio Canal’s international ... Continue Reading →
Last Day of June

Daily News Bytes: Toy Story Land Unboxed, ‘Last Day of June’ Arrives, ‘Breadwinner’ at BFI & More

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018 Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek set the opening date for Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ new 11-acre zone. ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: George Romero & Martin Landau Pass, Emoji Steamboat Willie, & More

George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Creator, Dies at 77 The man who created the zombie zeitgeist which still permeates pop culture today has gone to rest, following ... Continue Reading →