Short on Minutes, Long on Talent

The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from all over the world in the spotlight. Animated short film submissions poured ... Continue Reading →

‘Cat in Paris’ Stakes Limited Release; ‘Snow’ Hunts Wide

A live-action Snow White makes a big push at the box office this weekend, while an Oscar-nominated animated feature from France gets a limited release. Universal’s Snow White ... Continue Reading →

‘Men in Black 3' Debut Tops ‘Avengers’ Over Holiday Weekend

It took a vintage comic book movie franchise to topple the Avengers from its box office throne. Men in Black 3 — arriving a decade after the previous film in the series and originally ... Continue Reading →

Academy Announces 2012 Student Oscar Winners

Ten students from nine U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. ... Continue Reading →

Anderson, Laika Team Up for Sony Phone Ad

Wes Anderson, the director of whimsical, stylish films such as Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic recently joined forces with the talented team at Portland-based Laika/house to ... Continue Reading →

Beloved Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86

Iconic songwriting legend Robert Sherman has passed away at the age of 86 in London. Sherman and his brother Richard were behind such timeless classic tunes as Disneyland’s “It’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Justice League: Doom’ Leads DVD Charge

Warner Bros. Animation’s latest direct-to-disc feature Justice League: Doom leads the cool new toon and effects titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray this week! New collections or My Little ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Loves ‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lessmore’

After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held ... Continue Reading →

Michael Rose Discusses ‘The Gruffalo’s Child,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light ... Continue Reading →

Kermit and Miss Piggy to Present at the Oscars

Although they didn’t get to host the ceremony, Hollywood icons Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will present at the 84th Academy Awards. This will be the Muppets’ fifth appearance ... Continue Reading →