World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →

WB Animation Ups Execs Bastian, Adams

Warner Bros. Animation creative executive Jay Bastian has been promoted to senior VP series, and operations chief Ed Adams has been promoted to senior VP and general manager in new ... Continue Reading →
John Culhane

Disney Animation Historian John Culhane Dies

John Culhane, a Disney animation historian who penned numerous books, taught animation for many years and was caricaturized by animators in The Rescuers (Mr. Snoops) and Fantasia 2000 ... Continue Reading →

Market Showcase: IMPS

The Smurfs began life in 1958 as comic book characters created by Pierre Culliford (Peyo). A film version of this first comic book was made in 1975, entitled “The Smurfs and the ... Continue Reading →
Justin Lin

Justin Lin to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

Justin Lin will captain Star Trek 3, replacing outgoing director J.J. Abrams, who’s moved on to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film had originally lined up Roberto Orci to ... Continue Reading →

Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →

NBC Teases Stop-Mo ‘Elf’ Special

The hyperactive pop culture icon brought to life by Will Ferrell in the hit holiday film Elf (and reinvented for Broadway in Elf: The Musical) will make his animation debut this month, ... Continue Reading →
Jim Parsons

Parsons Leads ‘Elf’ Holiday Special Cast

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will voice Buddy in a new stop-motion animated holiday special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The special, airing Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC, ... Continue Reading →
Grant Gish

Fox TV Names Grant Gish VP Animation

20th Century Fox Television executive Grant Gish has been promoted to Vice President of Animation at the studio. The title is awarded after years of dedication to Fox’s animation ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Teases ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Lava’ Short

It’s a sad year for animation fans when there are no features due out from Pixar Animation Studios. But based on a sneak peek offered to journalists in Hollywood this week of ... Continue Reading →