The Thief and the Cobbler

Gone, but Not Forgotten: An Animation Professor Revisits Rarely Seen Films

I had never been to San Francisco when I attended Richard Williams’ Animation Masterclass in 1997. All I knew was that he was the Animation Maestro, and I wanted to learn what he ... Continue Reading →
Yellow Submarine

Special ‘Yellow Submarine’ Release to Feature On-Screen Lyrics

Don’t worry if you don’t know the lyrics from The Beatles’ 1968 animated classic Yellow Submarine. According to Deadline, Abramorama will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ... Continue Reading →
The Red Turtle

New NYC Festival Offers Best in French Animation

A new French Animation festival is coming to New York City. Hosted by New York’s French Institute Alliance Francaise, Animation First will be held Feb. 2-4 and will feature 12 ... Continue Reading →
Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award

The Art Directors Guild has announced that eight-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy will receive the 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award at the 22nd ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Osborne Receiving French Honor for ‘Little Prince’

In recognition of his work bringing the first animated feature adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novella The Little Prince to screens worldwide, director Mark Osborne ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Celebrates Tradition and/or Revolution

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, Croatia’s Academy Awards-qualifying event, will kick off its 26th edition June 6-11, running over 300 films in the Europa ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Monty Python Animation from ‘Holy Grail’ Coming to Blu-ray

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Python member and the movie’s co-director Terry Gilliam has released a lost reel of animation ... Continue Reading →
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A Wachowski Space Opera with Jupiter Ascending

Now we know what it would be like if the Wachowskis made a Star Wars movie, because Jupiter Ascending (released February 6) is their ... Continue Reading →
Bob Hoskins

‘Roger Rabbit’ Star Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

Prolific British actor Bob Hoskins, best known in the toon world for his role as private eye Eddie Valiant in Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, ... Continue Reading →
Bill Plympton

An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →