World Animation Summit: Disney-Pixar Storytelling on a Budget

Animation veteran Chuck Williams, president of Marza Animation Planet USA and former Disney Animation producer, is no stranger to the art of storytelling. Having worked in the animation ... Continue Reading →

Student-made ‘Small People,’ ‘Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Awards

This year’s Grand Prizes went to Sarina Nihei’s Small People With Hats won Best Independent Short Animation, and Patrick McHale’s Over The Garden Wall took the Grand ... Continue Reading →

Movie & TV Animators OK Producers Deal

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, set to take effect ... Continue Reading →

Disney Whets Appetites with New ‘Feast’ Images

Walt Disney Animation has released new images from its next theatrical short, Feast, which is set to play in front of the Marvel comic adaptation Big Hero 6 starting November 7. Directed ... Continue Reading →

WIA and Disney Offer Special ‘Frozen’ Program

The recently relaunched Women in Animation has joined forces with Disney Animation Studios to offer a special program titled “Frozen: An Evening with the Filmmakers” this ... Continue Reading →

Catmull Says Pixar Will Cut Down on Sequels

Here’s some good news for all of us who think that Pixar should be focusing more on original movies instead of relying on the instant appeal of sequels. The much-admired studio president ... Continue Reading →

The Final Countdown

With the incredible wealth of animated short films of all genres and techniques which have emerged to delight audiences across the globe in the last year, we didn’t envy the Academy’s ... Continue Reading →

The ‘Toy Story’ Toy That Got Away

Tales From the Toon Trenches: From the Files of Michael Mallory Editor’s Note: Author and journalist Michael Mallory has been covering the animation and visual effects scene for over ... Continue Reading →