10 Animated Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the 10 animated short films advancing to the next consideration stage  for the 88th Academy Awards, taking place February ... Continue Reading →

Richard Williams’ ‘Prologue’ Gets LA Screening

A new hand-animated short from award-winning director Richard Williams and producer Imogen Sutton will screen in Los Angeles, following its well received U.S. debut at the Telluride ... 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 →

Annecy 2015

Toasting women in animation, Spanish flair and MIFA’s 30th anniversary. This month, over 7,000 creatives, professionals and other luminaries of the global animation industry will ... 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 →
Michael Sporn

Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →

Original Cut of ‘Thief and the Cobbler’ to Screen at Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the rarely seen, director’s cut of Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

Academy Events Spotlight Animator Richard Williams

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present This Amazing Medium, an animation master class and retrospective tour with Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams. Presented ... Continue Reading →

Academy Plans a Special Richard Williams Evening

Oscar-winning animation legend Richard Williams will step into the spotlight once again on Oct. 4th at a special evening planned at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, ... Continue Reading →

Acclaimed ‘Persistence of Vision’ Screens in L.A.

Persistence of Vision, Kevin Schreck’s acclaimed documentary about Richard Williams’ unfinished animated feature The Thief and the Cobbler will screen at L.A.’s Cinefamily Silent ... Continue Reading →