World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →

Ridley Scott Earns VES Lifetime Achievement Honor

The Visual Effects Society will honor multiple award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →

‘Rebels’ Dave Filoni Talks Animating the Star Wars Universe

Star Wars Rebels is back Oct. 14 for the premiere on Disney XD of its second season with a few familiar faces. The episode sees the crew of the Ghost sent by their new ally Asoka Tano, ... Continue Reading →
Andreas Deja

Animator Andreas Deja Among New ‘Disney Legends’

Eight newly named Disney Legends will be honored at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. Animator Andreas Deja, composer Danny Elfman and Star Wars creator George Lucas are among ... Continue Reading →

Hitting a High Note

Lucasfilm digs into the details in forging its own take on the musical animated fairy-tale with Strange Magic. If Strange ... Continue Reading →

MPSE Sets Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced the nominees in a handful of animation categories for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards. The winners in 20 categories will be announced Feb. ... Continue Reading →

Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’ Gets a Trailer

There’s now a trailer for the just-announced Lucasfilm animated feature Strange Magic, due in theaters Jan. 23. The feature is described as a madcap fairy-tale musical inspired ... Continue Reading →

Touchstone Enchanted by Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Lucasfilm has announced that Touchstone Pictures will be releasing its new CG-animated feature Strange Magic to theaters January 23, 2015. The musical fantasy adventure is inspired ... Continue Reading →
Mike Peraza

Mike Peraza to Receive Friz Freleng Award

Award-winning Disney artist Mike Peraza will be honored with the Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation at the International Family Film Festival this year ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars Rebels

Old is New Again

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels plots a course back to the franchise’s storytelling and visual roots. After ... Continue Reading →