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Emmy-winning animation veterans Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle spill the beans on their eagerly awaited Nickelodeon show, which is based on DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. Nick and Cartoon Network had great success with TV series based on DreamWorks’ features Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. That’s [...]
We were saddened to hear of the passing of influential British animator Bob Godfrey on Friday (Feb. 22). The 91-year-old animator was best known for creating the popular animated series Roobarb (with writer George Calveley) and for award-winning shorts such as Kama Sutra Rides Again (1972) and Great (1975). Born [...]
The new adaptation of young adult best-seller Beautiful Creatures aims for magical effects that don’t remind viewers of other movies about teens with special powers. If you’re plugged into the booming interest in young adult books, you’ve surely got Feb. 14 marked on your calendar as the day to show [...]
The 40th Annual Annie Awards have revealed which names from the toon biz will be hosting honors at the awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The lucky fellows are former Annie Awards host and movie reviewer Leonard Maltin, and voice actors Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche. [...]
The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV shows. In the crowded Best Animated Feature category, eight pictures—Pixar’s Brave, Disney’s Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph, Sony Animaton’s Hotel [...]
A Liar’s Autobiography uses various animation techniques to shed light on the outrageous life and career of the late Monty Python player, Graham Chapman. It sounds like a classic Monty Python sketch—an actor playing himself in an animated autobiographical film 23 years after he dropped dead. But, as fans of [...]
Fans of indie animator Bill Plympton are in for a treat this week as the new documentary Adventures in Plymptoons! becomes available on DVD and VOD. Directed by Alexia Anastasio, this charming documentary follows the influential animator from his rainy childhood days in Portland, OR to his self-made career as a [...]
It’s a great week for indie toons on home video, with the release of Chico & Rita and Adventures in Plymptoons! leading the way. Nominated for an Oscar, Chico & Rita (New Video Group, $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray-DVD and CD soundtrack combo pack) is a stunning animated feature from directors Javier [...]
This fall, Monty Python fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a very unusual, animated feature about the late Python player Graham Chapman in select theaters. Featuring animation from 14 different animators in 17 different styles, A Liar’s Autobiography is based on the life and times of Chapman and uses [...]
In celebration of the new feature film A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, an international online animation competition titled ‘Animate Chapman’ was launched today. The contest, which is open to students, amateurs and professional animators alike, aims to find creative animators to bring Chapman [...]