John Lasseter

John Lasseter Receives Honorary CalArts Degree

California Institute of the Arts president Steven Lavine has bequeathed Disney-Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter with the 2014 honorary Doctor of Arts degree in celebration ... Continue Reading →

Student Oscars Winners Announced

The three winning animated films in the 2014 Student Academy Awards have been announced. The filmmakers of the three winning animated films — plus the winners in four other categories ... Continue Reading →

9 Toon Finalists for Student Academy Awards

Nine animated films have been nominated as finalists for the 2014 Student Academy Awards. Academy members will now vote to determine up to three winning films in each category. The ... Continue Reading →

Connecting to a Classic

Writer-director ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Debuts Miyazaki Memoir ‘Turning Point’

VIZ Media will release a new collection of essays, interviews, memoirs and illustrations by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The new title, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (a follow up to ... Continue Reading →

‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →
Thomas J. McLean

‘Animation Magazine’ names Veteran Toon, VFX, and Film Journalist Thomas J. McLean as Editor-In-Chief

Animation Magazine, the leading online and print publication covering the business, technology and art of animation and VFX, has tapped veteran film journalist Thomas J. McLean as editor-in-chief. McLean ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Pic

Disney’s Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, beating DreamWorks’ The Croods and Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 at the awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →

Three Toons to Vie for Golden Globe

The nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards have been unveiled, and Toon Town seems a bit under-represented considering all the great flicks offered throughout 2013. Only three ... Continue Reading →

Disney Legends Illuminate Studio’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Many of Disney’s veteran animators and legends came out to shine last night at a special 90th birthday celebration held at the “Legends Plaza” at the studio last night ... Continue Reading →