LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Receives GLAAD Nomination

LAIKA’s ParaNorman received a much-deserved GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award nomination for Outstanding Film last week. Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell, ... Continue Reading →

‘Bambi’ Designer Mel Shaw dies at 97

Mel Shaw, one of Disney’s most versatile and talented visual development artists, designers, and storymen who contributed to numerous Disney animated favorites from Bambi through ... Continue Reading →

Anima Vitae Strengthens Ties to Asia and Hollywood

Anima Vitae, the Finnish animation studio behind the movie Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble, The Flight Before Christmas and The Magic Crystals is expanding to Asia and strengthening ... Continue Reading →

Dawn of the Dead Pets

Director Tim Burton pays homages to his favorite monster movies and his childhood pet in the charming stop-motion gem Frankenweenie. Filmmaker Tim Burton had two great childhood loves: ... Continue Reading →

Brenda Chapman Leaves Pixar for Mystery Lucasfilm Project

Brenda Chapman, who was the original director on Pixar’s Brave before being removed from the project, has reportedly left Pixar and is working as a consultant for Lucasfilm Animation. According ... Continue Reading →

Disney Animator Launches Knock Knock App

Disney animator Dan Lund has just launched a great new app that will bring smiles to anyone who enjoys those timeless knock knock jokes. The new Knock Knock app for iPads and iPhones ... Continue Reading →

Colbert, Janney Join ‘Mr. Peabody’

DreamWorks Animation has announced that Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report fame, Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (The Help, The West Wing), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), ... Continue Reading →

Art of the Matter

An artistic mouse and a musically talented bear form a special bond in the charming new French animated feature Ernest and Celestine. Mentioning Didier Brunner’s name in international ... Continue Reading →

Russian Animation on Ice

How Moscow studio Wizart Animation is updating the nation’s CG industry with its first feature effort, The Snow Queen. The worlds of fairy tales and animation are inextricably linked—from ... Continue Reading →

Disney Announces Release Date for ‘Maleficent’

Mark March 14, 2014 as the day Angelina Jolie will begin scaring the living daylight out of young audiences. That’s the date Disney will release its live-action version of Maleficent, ... Continue Reading →