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Betty Boop Returns in New TV Series

Max Fleischer’s iconic cartoon flapper Betty Boop will be returning to animation nearly 90 years after her debut in Dizzy Dishes. Betty will be starring, for the first time in 30 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →
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Chuck Jones Gallery Plans Tom Everhart Exhibit

The Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego has announced an exhibition of new works by American painter Tom Everhart — the only fine artist officially permitted to create works using ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Awards Gala Spotlight

Animation Magazine honored entertainment luminaries at the World Animation and VFX Summit Awards Gala, which opened the growing industry event at the California Yacht Club in Marina ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Spotlight on ‘Peanuts’

This fall, Blue Sky Studios, the creators of the Ice Age films, Epic and Robots, will bring Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts strip to 3D animated life with The Peanuts Movie. Tom ... Continue Reading →
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FranceTV, Turner Ink U.S. ‘Peanuts’ Shorts Deal

FranceTV Distribution’s post-MIPCOM announcements contain good news for U.S. fans of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang. The commercial arm of pubcaster France Televisions has finalized ... Continue Reading →
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USPS Offers ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Stamps

In celebration of both the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz’ classic Peanuts strip (Oct. 2) and to launch October as National Stamp Collecting Month, the U.S. Postal Service will ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Sets Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH has announced the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animators, Fans Celebrate Draw A Bird Day with Woodstock Art

Wednesday was Draw A Bird Day online, and the filmmakers at Blue Sky took the opportunity to put one of cartoon-dom’s most-famous birds in the mix with a Draw Woodstock promo tied ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of January 12 2015

Which of the following animated feature films are you most looking forward to seeing in 2015? Home Inside Out Minions Peanuts The Good Dinosaur Continue Reading →