Plympton & Baumane Pass Toon Torch for Woodstock Fest

The Woodstock Film Festival announces that Joy Buran and Noelle Melody have come aboard to curate the Annual Animation Spectacular, following on the path forged by Bill Plympton and ... Continue Reading →

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Only Yesterday, a Classic in Japanese Animation, Is a Delicate Beauty L.A. Times’ Kenneth Turan applauds the long-awaited stateside arrival of Isao Takahata’s overlooked gem. Oscars: ... Continue Reading →

Seth MacFarlane Nabs WGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, has been honored with the 2015 lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation ... Continue Reading →

‘Maleficent’ Easily Defeats Fox’s ‘X-Men’

Who says the “bad guys” never win? Maleficent, Disney’s much-anticipated live-action take on the Sleeping Beauty tale told from the antagonist’s perspective, ... Continue Reading →

Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton to Host 41st Annies

The 41st Annual Annie Awards, will be hosted by popular comic actor and voice-over star Patrick Warburton, on Feb. 1st, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. “We are really excited ... Continue Reading →

Universal Cuddles Up to ‘Ted 2′

Seth MacFarlane’s crude and cuddly teddy bear Ted will return to theaters with Ted 2 set for release from Universal Studios on June 26, 2015. Last year’s original Ted proved ... Continue Reading →
David Bowers

Bowers In Talks to Direct ‘Clifford’ Movie

Veteran animation director David Bowers is in talks to helm a hybrid feature film take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Wrap reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →

Tippett Studio Explores the App Creation Game

Northern California shop Tippett Studio is exploring new revenue-generating possibilities in the app world and original content creation. The company president and CEO Jules Roman told ... Continue Reading →

NBC Wants Animated Reiss Special for Xmas

Former The Simpsons writer/executive producer Mike Reiss is working on a new animated holiday special for NBC. The Hollywood Reporter says the network is producing a new special based ... Continue Reading →