Montreal’s Animaze Opens with X-Rated Toon

Animaze, the Montreal International Animation Film Festival (, kicks off Thursday, April 16 in the bilingual metropolis. The event offers up four days of animated ... Continue Reading →

‘Batman vs. Robin’ Brings Gritty Action to Disc

It’s a fairly quiet week on the home entertainment front, with one notable exception. The latest entry into the DC Universe Animated Original Movie canon, Batman vs. Robin (Warner ... Continue Reading →

Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →

Yeun, Day Sign on to Toon ‘Chew’ Feature

The popular Image Comics series Chew — about a cibopathic detective who derives clues from the things he eats — is getting an animated feature with The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun ... Continue Reading →

EXCLUSIVE: Perseverance Earns ‘War of the Worlds: Goliath’ Limited Theatrical Release

You can’t talk about War of the Worlds — the seminal H.G. Wells science-fiction novel ... Continue Reading →

‘Heavy Metal’ Under New Ownership

Heavy Metal has a new owner that’s looking to expand the classic adult comics magazine into features, TV and other genres. According to a report in Variety, digital and music ... Continue Reading →

FX Sweetens the Toon Deal

This month, the cable network debuts Chozen, an intriguing new animated series about a white ... Continue Reading →
Harold Whitaker

R.I.P. British Animator Harold Whitaker

Animator and author Harold Whitaker passed away on Christmas Day in the U.K. The London animation veteran, who worked on acclaimed movies such as Animal Farm and Where the Wind Blows, ... Continue Reading →

American Cinematheque Plans Adult Animation Series

The American Cinematheque is planning an “Animation for Adults” series, beginning this Thursday (Jan. 9) and running through Jan. 25 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Clip: ‘Aquabats’ Origins, Part 1

In celebration of the launch of season 2 of The Aquabats! Super Show!—kicking off on the Hub Network this Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m.—Animag will be unveiling special episodic sneak ... Continue Reading →