Tackling the Big Questions

Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year. Peter Lord – Director, ... Continue Reading →

Industry Pros Gather at Animation Feature Summit

On Sunday, the inaugural World Animation Feature Films and VFX Summit was launched in grand style at the Marina del Rey California Yacht Club. During a special opening night cocktail ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS to Enter Four Pics in Oscar Race

Indie distributors GKIDS announced today that it will have four feature films competing for the 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and Annie Awards. The distributor is planning Oscar-qualifying ... Continue Reading →

‘Day of the Crows’ to Fly at San Sebastian Fest

The 2D animated feature Day of the Crows (Le Jour des Corneilles) will screen at the 2012 edition of the Spanish San Sebastian Film Festival in the New Directors sidebar. Based on ... Continue Reading →

GKids Picks Up ‘Rabbi’s Cat,’ ‘Zarafa’ for U.S.

Indie U.S. distributor GKids has picked up rights to the French animated features The Rabbi’s Cat and Zarafa, according to Variety. The announcements come on the eve of the Annecy ... Continue Reading →

Five Animated Projects Up for French Cesar Awards

In what signals the health of the animation industry in France, five animated projects (two shorts and three features) have been nominated for the Cesars, that country’s equivalent ... Continue Reading →

‘Chico and Rita’ Wins Best Euro Animated Film Prize

As we’re waiting to hear about Annie Award nominations on Monday (Dec. 4), we can update you on some of the recent animation noms and wins that happened over the past few days. Over ... Continue Reading →

Three 2D Toons Up for Euro Film Awards

Three artistic and beautifully drawn 2D animated features will be competing for the Best Animated European Film Awards this December. The nominees are Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar’s ... Continue Reading →

Sfar to Write, Direct Animated ‘Little Vampire’

Just coming off winning the best feature honor at Annecy for The Rabbi’s Cat, French comic-book artist turned animator Joann Sfar is set to turn his best-selling book The Little ... Continue Reading →