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‘Aurora’s Sunrise’ Director Inna Sahakyan Points a Lens at Armenian and Hollywood History

***This article originally appeared in the January '23 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 326)*** Inna Sahakyan’s astonishing feature Aurora’s Sunrise has been receiving global attention...

Out of Afghanistan: Michaela Pavlátová on ‘My Sunny Maad’

***This article originally appeared in the December '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 315)*** Animation aficionados will recognize Czech director Michaela Pavlátová as the acclaimed...

Criterion Channel Programs 31 Art-House Animation Films for July

The Criterion Channel is planning a sizzling summer programming event for animation aficionados, with 31 boundary-pushing films from the 1950s up to the present...

Director Pablo Berger Makes Animation Debut with ‘Robot Dreams’

Celebrated Spanish director Pablo Berger will be making his first foray into animation at the helm of Robot Dreams -- a new European co-pro...

The American Film Market Gets Animated!

Over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries are expected to gather in Santa Monica, California for the annual American Film Market (Nov....

News Bytes: ‘Abominable’ Set for TIFF, New ‘Playmobil’ Trailer, Rutger Hauer Dies & More

’Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Taps First Cast Member Aussie actress Markella Kavenagh (Romper Stomper) is in talks to play a new character...

Seoul Intl. Cartoon and Animation Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

The 2019 edition of the Seoul Cartoon & Animation Week has announced its schedule for July 15-22. The event will feature 103 films from...

Watch Next Takes Stake in Je Suis Bien Content Studio

Production company Watch Next Media has acquired a stake in Paris-based animation studio Je Suis Bien Content (JSBC). This partnership has evolved from a...

3D Wire Selects 33 Short Films for Festival Competition

Spain’s 3D Wire Fest has announced that 33 shorts have been selected for the international (26 films) and national (7 films) competitions this year,...

SC Films Bringing Holocaust Memoir ‘My Father’s Secrets’ to TIFF

SC Films (UK) has taken on international sales rights to poignant upcoming hand-drawn animation project My Father’s Secrets, based on the graphic novel by...

Cartoon Movie Top 20: The Next Big Euro Animation Wave

Last week, over 900 international animation producers, directors, distributors, sales agents from 41 different countries gathered in Bordeaux for the 20th edition of the...

Cartoon Movie: The Buzz in Bordeaux

European feature artists, producers and directors have a great cure for the winter blues. This week, many of them are descending on the beautiful...

Kino Lorber Snags NorAm Rights to Challenging ‘Tehran Taboo’

Kino Lorber has picked up rotoscope-animated festival favorite Tehran Taboo for distribution in the US and English-speaking Canada, with plans for a February theatrical...

Daily News Bytes: ‘Futurama: Radiorama’ Arrives, Execs Move Up at Deluxe, New Chitose Airport Lineup, & More

New Chitose Airport Animation Festival 2017 Official Selection The still young fest has attracted an impressive lineup of films from internationally renowned animators, including Koji...

300-Plus Films Slated for Animafest Zagreb 2017

The 27th World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb will return to the Croatian capital from June 5-10 -- following myriad introductory events...

‘Lastman’ Turns to Kickstarter to Complete Season 1

The production team of Everybody On Deck have been hard at work on the animated adaptation of Lastman, but have hit a bump in...

‘April and the Extraordinary World’ Out Now

Take home a dazzling slice of indie European animation with GKIDS' April and the Extraordinary World -- available now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital...

Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in...

Cartoon Movie Tributes 2016 Nominees Announced

Cartoon Movie, the European pitching and co-production event for animated features, has announced the finalists in the running for Cartoon Tributes at the 2016...

Angouleme to Add Female Nominees After Boycott

The most boy-ful boycott of comic-book history has lead the illustrious Angouleme festival to cave in to demands for greater gender parity initiated by...
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