Lost Disney Oswald Short Uncovered in London

A researcher working at the British Film Institute in London has found in its archives the only known copy of a long-lost Walt Disney film starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit — Mickey ... 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 →
John Culhane

Disney Animation Historian John Culhane Dies

John Culhane, a Disney animation historian who penned numerous books, taught animation for many years and was caricaturized by animators in The Rescuers (Mr. Snoops) and Fantasia 2000 ... Continue Reading →
Blaine Gibson

Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Presents First-Ever D23 Booth

Pixar Animation will have its first-ever booth presence at this year’s D23 Expo, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center August 14-16. Buzz Lightyear his heroic (giant balloon) ... Continue Reading →

PBS Premieres Walt Disney Special in September

PBS will premiere the two-part American Experience special dedicated to Walt Disney on September 14 and 15, 9 – 11 p.m. ET. The four hour film will offer an unprecedented look ... Continue Reading →

Academy’s N.Y. Animation Series Spotlights Technique

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI, an animation series that takes place April 24-May 28 in New York City. Aimed ... Continue Reading →

Rare Cels Help Set Animation Auction Record

Over the weekend, Heritage Auctions — the largest auction house founded in the U.S. (HA.com) — put on a record-setting Animation Art auction. Rarities from Walt Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →

Market Showcase: Atomic Cartoons

Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District with a satellite studio in beautiful downtown Kelowna. Atomic ... Continue Reading →