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Michael Palin to Narrate New ‘Clangers’ Series

Award winning comedian, actor, writer and Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin has been confirmed as the narrator for a new version of the classic BBC animated series Clangers. The stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Gnosis, Vinton Team Up for Four-Picture Slate

Gnosis Moving Pictures and Vinton Entertainment has signed a co-production deal on a slate of CG animated films to be directed by Oscar winner and stop-motion pioneer Will Vinton. “After ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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FlickerLab and KidsHealth.org Launch Animated Series

New York-based animation and transmedia company FlickerLab has partnered with KidsHealth.org, a popular website devoted to children’s health, to create the new animated series ... Continue Reading →
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McCracken’s ‘Wander Over Yonder’ Premieres Tonight

TV animation auteur Craig McCracken chats with us about the challenges and rewards of his charming new Disney Channel show, Wander Over Yonder. If you’ve followed TV animation ... Continue Reading →
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New Producer Gnosis Launches with Vinton Film

A new L.A.-based CG film and social gaming studio, Gnosis Moving Pictures, has announced it will kick off its production slate with an animated feature, The Quest, directed by Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Dominates Ottawa Lineup

Visitors to the Ottawa International Animation Festival this year (September 18-22) will definitely get their fix from the animation masters of the East: out of the record-breaking ... Continue Reading →
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Illuminating Shorts

Our reporter zeroes in four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year. Anyone looking for a panorama of the modern animation scene ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco

In theaters today, DreamWorks Animation’s latest feature The Croods goes back to the basics with a strong family comedy set in a magical, prehistoric period. The world will be watching ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-winning British Animator Bob Godfrey Dies at 91

We were saddened to hear of the passing of influential British animator Bob Godfrey on Friday (Feb. 22). The 91-year-old animator was best known for creating the  popular animated ... Continue Reading →