Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →

Woodbury Is Lucky No. 13 for Western Animation Schools

Woodbury University, located in the traditional capital of animation in Burbank, Calif., is pleased to announce that the 2014 Animation Schools rankings from online resource Animation ... Continue Reading →

New Info Arrives on Musker/Clements’ ‘Moana’

Now that Disney is riding high on the global success of Frozen (box office cume to date: $262. 4), we got word that the studio has released some new info on its upcoming 2018 feature, ... Continue Reading →

Rob Edwards to Offer ‘Writing for Animation’ Seminar

Rob Edwards, writer of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Treasure Planet will teach a seminar titled “Writing for Animation” on Saturday, June 29th from 2-3:30pm, ... Continue Reading →

Buscemi, Noni Rose Join ‘Khumba’s’ Voice Cast

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios announced this week that Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog) have joined the voice cast of ... Continue Reading →

RGH Sends ‘Santa Claus’ to Cannes

RGH Entertainment, a division of Rubicon Group Holding, has begun production on Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, an animated feature film to be released in CG 3-D Stereoscopic. Directed ... Continue Reading →

Iger: No 2D Features in Disney’s Immediate Future

An overall strong year for Disney did little to quell questions at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting this week, including the future of 2D animated features. When ... Continue Reading →

Jonathan Groff Joins Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that its extreme mountain man character Kristoff from the upcoming animated comedy-adventure Frozen will be voiced by Tony Award nominee ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s New Princess Sofia Sparks Controversy

It seems like yesterday when Disney’s Princess Tiana (Princess and the Frog) generated lots of debate over the depiction of multicultural characters in animated films and TV shows. ... Continue Reading →

Academy Awakens ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in 70 MM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the 1959 Disney classic Sleeping Beauty as part of its “The Last 70mm Film Festival” series on Monday, July ... Continue Reading →