Pop Twist Takes on ‘Little Big Panda’

L.A.-based distributor Pop Twist Entertainment has taken on rights for 3D animated film Little Big Panda, on behalf of Benchmark Entertainment Picture Productions GmbH. Pop Twist will ... Continue Reading →

Disney Announces ‘Lion Guard’ TV Movie

The epic animated sweep of Disney’s The Lion King will be extended this fall as Disney Channel premieres The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar — an all-new, primetime television ... Continue Reading →

Star Wars, Marvel Attractions Planned for Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland, set to open to the public in Spring 2016, will contain six themed lands (Mickey Avenue, Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: Animated Box Office Champs of All Time

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of the animated box office champs of all time. They are: Frozen — $1.3 billion Toy Story 3 — ... Continue Reading →

Trailer for ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ Tantalizes

Aug. 7 can’t come quick enough for animation fans waiting to see Salma Hayek’s passion project: an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Adapting one of the most ... Continue Reading →

‘The Prophet’ to Premiere as Annecy Opener

The annual Annecy International Festival of Animated Film (June 15-20) will this year host the premiere of producer Salma Hayek’s artful adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s The ... Continue Reading →

‘Brother Bear’ Director Bob Walker Dies

Disney artist and Oscar-nominated director Bob Walker died suddenly April 1 at his home in California at age 54. According to his hometown paper, the Ottawa Citizen, the suspected cause ... Continue Reading →

Dusty Fest Sets Schedule, Honors Kupershmidt

The School of Visual Arts will honor Disney animator Alex Kupershmidt and TV director Daniel Minahan with outstanding alumni awards at this year’s Dusty Awards, set for May 12. Kupershmidt ... Continue Reading →

‘Big Hero 6′ Becomes 2014′s Animated Box Office Champ

Disney’s Big Hero 6 has become the top-grossing animated feature of 2014, edging out DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 in worldwide box office haul. Big ... Continue Reading →

Kids Animation Rife with Violent Death Says Study

A new study published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal suggests that, while less graphic than a live-action gore fest, children’s animated films seem to feature ... Continue Reading →