‘Mermaids on Mars’ Takes Animation Prize at Carmel Fest

Athena Studios of Emeryville, California announces that its original stop-motion animated short Mermaids on Mars was awarded the Best Animation honors at the 2015 Carmel International ... Continue Reading →

‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival ( will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →

Must-See Toons for Halloween

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Once you’ve made the rounds, sweated through your greasepaint, racked up way too big of a tab on pumpkin flavored microbrews ... Continue Reading →

DTLA Gallery Sets ‘Secret Art of Animators’

The Hive Gallery & Studios in downtown Los Angeles has announced an upcoming exhibit titled The Secret Art of Animators, which will showcase personal artwork made by the some of ... Continue Reading →

Disney Plans Interactive ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Event

Beginning October 18 in select theaters, The Walt Disney Studios will offer a special engagement of Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas, an interactive movie-going experience. Audiences ... Continue Reading →

BAF 2013 Lineup Celebrates Event’s 20th Anniversary

The Bradford Animation Festival — the United Kingdom’s longest-running animation festival — and its sister event, BAF Game 2013, announced their full programs, featuring a ... Continue Reading →
Henry Selick

Selick to Present ‘Nightmare’ at Montreal Stop-Mo Fest

The fifth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival will feature over 70 films in official competition as well as a special 20th anniversary screening of The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →

Athena Studios Nabs Film Rights to ‘Auntie Claus’

Emeryville, Calif.-based Athena Studios announced today that it is producing a stop-motion animated feature based on Elise Primavera’s book Auntie Claus. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Animation Keynote Is Available Online

This week’s buzz-worthy CG animation Confab SIGGRAPH has released the video of its opening day keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →