Blanca Lista Upped to VP of Features at Henson

Blanca Lista has been promoted to Vice President of Feature Film Production for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made by CEO Lisa Henson, to whom Lista will report. “[Blanca’s] ... Continue Reading →

Academy’s N.Y. Animation Series Spotlights Technique

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI, an animation series that takes place April 24-May 28 in New York City. Aimed ... Continue Reading →

Rare Cels Help Set Animation Auction Record

Over the weekend, Heritage Auctions — the largest auction house founded in the U.S. ( — put on a record-setting Animation Art auction. Rarities from Walt Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Academy Presents ‘Animation Showcase’ in NYC

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an event series running April 24 through May 29, 2015, in New York. ... Continue Reading →

D23 Sets Full Year of Fan-Oriented Events

D23, the official Disney fan club, has announced a series of fan-oriented events celebrating new and classic release at locations across the country through 2015. New experiences include: ... Continue Reading →
Willis Pyle

Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
John Canemaker

Canemaker Celebrates Masters McCay, Disney

Animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker will pay tribute to two of the medium’s masters, Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, in a three-part event set for Sept. ... Continue Reading →
Richard Percy Jones

Voice of Pinocchio Richard Percy Jones Dies

Actor Richard Percy Jones, who voiced Pinocchio in Disney’s 1940 animated adaptation, died aged 87 yesterday at his Northridge, CA home. Jones was discovered on the floor by his ... Continue Reading →

Bonhams Offers Rare Disney Animation Art

Bonhams will hold an auction May 4-5 of entertainment memorabilia featuring items representing the best of traditional animation, as well as original vintage comic and cartoon artwork. Walt ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Reveals Tribute 2014 Finalists

European pitch event Cartoon Movie, which this year takes place March 5-7 in Lyon, France, has named the finalists for its Cartoon Tribute 2014, which celebrate outstanding contributions ... Continue Reading →