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Academy Animation Branch Snubs ‘Smurfs’

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Branch has decided not to qualify Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid blockbuster The Smurfs for the Best Animated Feature Category, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico and Rita’ Wins Best Euro Animated Film Prize

As we’re waiting to hear about Annie Award nominations on Monday (Dec. 4), we can update you on some of the recent animation noms and wins that happened over the past few days. Over ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Bieber Helps Santa in Music Video

Taking a break from his tabloid headaches, Canadian singer Justin Bieber is getting a little more animated this holiday season. The new Animagic video for his latest Christmas release ... Continue Reading →
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A Halloween Treat from ‘Transylvania’

Sony Pictures Animation has a tasty morsel for the toon town kiddies in honor of Halloween: The first character designs for Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), star of their upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Fans Flock to ‘Tintin’ in France and Belgium

Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin is doing fantastique business in France and Belgium, bringing in $4.7 million in ticket sales since its Wednesday opening in theaters. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Swallows ‘Dolphin Tale’ in B.O. Battle

For the second week in a row, Disney’s 3-D retooling of The Lion King ruled the box office, taking in $22.1 million domestically. In addition, the 17-year-old movie brought in an ... Continue Reading →
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3net Debuts World’s First Kids 3D Block

3net, the 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, will  premiere the world’s first dedicated children’s 3D programming block with two new animated 3D series – Bolts & ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Puss in Boots’ Motion Poster Is Cat’s Meow

New promotional material for the holiday season’s animated features are debuting on the web every day. We’ve seen photos, posters and trailers for Paramount’s The Adventures of ... Continue Reading →
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Reel FX, Crest Propose 10-Pic Venture

India’s Crest Animation Studios and U.S.-based vfx studio Reel FX are looking to join forces in a proposed $220 million venture that would generate 10 films over eight year, according ... Continue Reading →
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Harry Potter Dethroned by Smurfs Overseas

It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 ... Continue Reading →