Oscar Contenders

Oscar Watch: Best Animated Feature Contenders

As technology gets bigger and the world gets smaller, the annual animated feature landscape becomes more and more diverse, with audiences and critics alike willing to step outside their ... Continue Reading →

Complying with Gravity

Interstellar Interstellar Interstellar Double Negative goes for realism and a mix of old-school ... Continue Reading →

The Problem With Predictions

The critical success of this fall’s salsa-flavored The Book of Life got me thinking about an effort a decade ago by the Canadian company H2V to create a series of urban Hispanic-oriented ... Continue Reading →
Len Uhley

Len Uhley to Receive WGA Animation Award

Veteran television animation writer Len Uhley (Ben 10, Static Shock, Duck Tales) is set receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 2014 Animation Writing ... Continue Reading →

Disney Releases as Triple Play of Miyazaki on Blu-ray

It’s a big day for fans of Hayao Miyazaki, as three of his most-beloved movies finally arrive in North American on Blu-ray and special edition DVD. Having checked out advance ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Star Wars’ and Vintage ‘Sailor Moon’ Hit Disc

It’s a big day for adventure in the home video world, with major releases from DreamWorks, Disney and more. The most successful animated feature of the year comes to home video ... Continue Reading →
Mike Peraza

Mike Peraza to Receive Friz Freleng Award

Award-winning Disney artist Mike Peraza will be honored with the Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation at the International Family Film Festival this year ... Continue Reading →

Lord and Miller Writing ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel

The LEGO Movie scripters and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have officially signed on to write the sequel. The collaborators, who also wrote and directed Sony’s Cloudy ... Continue Reading →

WB Unveils Blue Ribbon Slate

Warner Bros. has christened its newly created short-format digital content division “Blue Ribbon Content.” The new banner, headed by Sam Register, will be responsible for ... Continue Reading →
June Foray

Which Witch is Which?

Halloween season seems to be the perfect time to bring up one a cartoon character who had one of the most remarkable careers of any animated figure in toon history: Witch Hazel. Live ... Continue Reading →