A Zany Return to Area 51

Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director ... Continue Reading →

Animated People: Matt Groening & David Silverman

The Simpsons creator and long-time director/producer discuss crafting the property’s first theatrical short. Last summer, family audiences settling down in theaters to enjoy Fox/Blue ... Continue Reading →

The Russians Love Their ‘Ice Age’ Too!

The number-one movie at the Russian box office in 2012 was the Fox/Blue Sky blockbuster toon Ice Age: Continental Drift, with $50.1 million in ticket sales. The summer release, which ... Continue Reading →

Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →

Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie ... Continue Reading →

11 Songs from Animated Pics Enter Oscar Race

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards. Of these ... Continue Reading →

Scores from 7 Animated Pics Enter Oscar Race

One hundred and four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards, ... Continue Reading →

12 Animated Pics Make the Golden Globes Shortlist

Twelve animated features are on the shortlist for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Best Animated Feature Golden Globe category. The HFPA can choose up to five films for the ... Continue Reading →

The Top Awards Season Contenders

Is it just us or is the Best Animated Features race shaping up to be one of the more exciting categories of the award season once again? With the possibility of five nomination spots ... Continue Reading →

Breaking News: 21 Animated Films Vie for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that 21 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards ... Continue Reading →