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 →
Ray Patterson

The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... 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 →

Market Showcase: TeamTO

TeamTO is an independent animation studio composed of a team that puts all of its energy into producing TV and film projects with an international appeal, and with high quality standards ... Continue Reading →

‘Avengers’ Triumphs at Saturn Awards

Marvel’s The Avengers nabbed four honors at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards–a film and TV recognition put on by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films–including ... Continue Reading →

Spike & Mike Launches 20th Anniversary Kickstarter

The animated anthology festival Spike & Mike has launched a 20th Anniversary edition Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000. The show will feature all-time favorite “Sick and Twisted” ... Continue Reading →

Gaumont Plans a 50th Anniversary Bash for Calimero

Gaumont Animation (formerly Alphanim), is hosting a big bash to promote its upcoming CG-animated series Calimero on June 12 at the opening night of the the Annecy International Animation ... Continue Reading →

FMX 2013: The VFX View from Europe

FMX, Europe’s most influential conference on digital entertainment successfully concluded last Friday (April 26) drawing an international audience of professionals, innovative ... Continue Reading →

D23 Fanniversary: A Toon Lover’s Impressions

As I sat in my seat at the Newark Museum auditorium, I realized that I was spending an afternoon ogling lost Ferdinand Horvath sketches from the ’30s and also singing along with ... Continue Reading →

Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, ... Continue Reading →