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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 →
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Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ Hits U.S. Theaters Today

How Disney brought Studio Ghibli’s take on The Borrowers to U.S. audiences. For over two decades, the enchanting traditionally animated features of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s ... Continue Reading →
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A Chicken’s Tale Told in Three Acts

Grant Orchard’s clever first short, A Morning Stroll, combines various animation styles to tell a delightful story with a twist. About two years ago, Grant Orchard, the talented British ... Continue Reading →
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Meet Mr. Robinson

Longtime Ottawa Animation Festival director Chris Robinson tells us about how he and his team put together a world-class, kick-ass toon event. Anyone who has attended Ottawa’s wonderful ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango’ Rides Home with Top Annie Prize

In what may be a bellwether for Oscar night, Paramount/Nickelodeon’s quirky CG-animated feature Rango won the prize for Best Picture at the Annie Awards this Saturday (Feb.4). The ... Continue Reading →
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Patton Oswalt to Host 39th Annual Annie Awards

Patton Oswalt, the voice of Remy, everyone’s favorite rat chef in Pixar’s Ratatouille, will be the host of this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, Feb. 4 at UCLA’s ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Lands on Fortune’s Best 100 List

DreamWorks Animation is the sole entertainment company on this year’s annual Fortune list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The studio, which took the 10th spot last year, ranked ... Continue Reading →
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Tintin Takes Home Another Best Animated Trophy

Continuing its winning streak after taking the Golden Globe Award a week ago, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin took home the Producers Guild Award for Best Animated Feature ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Launches RenderMan into the Cloud

Pixar Animation Studios today launched a new cloud-based rendering service called RenderMan On Demand. Developed in collaboration with cloud services provider GreenButton, Pixar says ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tintin’ Nabs Top Toon Honor at Golden Globes

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn scored a major notch in its awards belt by taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature at a ceremony Sunday at the ... Continue Reading →