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Oscar-nominated director Ari Folman’s new pic The Congress opens the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. The sci-fi movie mixes live-action with animation and stars Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston and Frances Fisher. The much-anticipated feature by the gifted [...]
Throughout his amazing career, superstar Paul McCartney has had several brushes with the animation world, including the acclaimed feature Yellow Submarine (1969), and the shorts Rupert and the Frog Song (1985), Tropic Island Hum (1997) and Shadow Cycle (2000). Now we get word via Showbiz411 that the former Beatle has [...]
A memorial service celebrating the life of the late animation producer John Coates will be held at St. George’s Church (on the corner of St George St. and Maddox St., London W1) on Thursday, November 22nd at 4.30 pm. The service is open to anyone who wishes to pay their [...]
Twenty-twelve is shaping up to be such a year of plenty for high-profile animated features—originals, adaptations and franchise sequels—that it is starting to remind one of the old days of the “Toon Boom.” [not to be confused with the popular 2D animation software] For those who don’t remember or weren’t [...]
Fans of The Beatles’ groundbreaking animated feature Yellow Submarine will have the chance to see a new restored version of the film in theaters this month. Directed by George Dunning, the 1968 feature was produced by Al Brodax, with art direction by Heinz Edelmann and production management by John Coates [...]
The Animation Guild Blog reports that veteran animator, director and teacher Jim Hiltz has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for directing Jay Ward’s Rocky and His Friends, The Bullwinkle Show, Super Chicken and George of the Jungle TV series and the 1980 Oscar-nominated short History of [...]
Fans of psychedelic ‘60s animation are in for a treat as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine (1968) is set for a fully restored home video release on DVD and Blu-ray May 28, together with a reissue of the soundtrack, The Hollywood Reporter revealed. The live-action/animated adventure has undergone a painstaking frame-by-frame [...]
If you’ve been dying to see some fantastic animated features and shorts from all over the world, you’ll just need to book that flight to the Big Apple this spring. The New York Family Film Festival has announced a very impressive line-up for this year’s edition, which takes place March [...]
After being unceremoniously dropped by Disney, director Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers production entity have made a two-year first-look producing deal with Universal. Zermeckis worked with Universal on the three Back to the Future movies. ImageMovers will stay in its current headquarters and will not be based on the Universal [...]
As Disney prepares to make a big splash at the Cannes film festival with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the daily trades are reporting that the disappointing box-office performance of Mars Needs Moms has hurt the studio’s second quarter numbers. Variety and The Los Angeles Times noted that [...]