Home firebombed during anti-“Persepolis” protest

Persepolis

Tunisian extrem­ists fire­bombed the home of a TV station’s chief late Fri­day to protest a broad­cast of the Oscar-nominated 2007 ani­mated film Perse­po­lis.

About a hun­dred men besieged the home of Nabil Karoui, the head of pri­vate tele­vi­sion chan­nel Nessma, the sta­tion reported in its evening news bul­letin. Some tossed Molo­tov cock­tails at the home, located in the national cap­i­tal of Tunis.

Tunisian broadcaster sorry for airing “Persepolis”

Persepolis

The pres­i­dent of a pri­vate Tunisian TV chan­nel expressed regrets Tues­day over air­ing parts of the Oscar-nominated 2007 ani­mated film Perse­po­lis.

Friday’s broad­cast led Tunisian police on Sun­day to dis­perse a mob of angry con­ser­v­a­tive Salafists who were pre­pared to attack offices of the Nessma sta­tion for show­ing the movie. A crowd of 200 Mus­lims was dis­persed before reach­ing the TV building.

Best Animated Feature Academy Award

Beauty and the Beast changed the way peo­ple looked at ani­mated films. The suc­cess of this film lead to the cre­ation of the Best Ani­mated Fea­ture Acad­emy Award. It was first given out at the 74th Acad­emy Awards, held on March 24, 2002. Best Ani­mated Fea­ture nom­i­na­tions and win­ners are voted on by the full members […]

Hayek, Allers To Animate The Prophet


The Prophet

In an inter­na­tional work of col­lab­o­ra­tion, pro­duc­ers Salma Hayek, Clark Peter­son and Ron Senkowski are being pre-production on an ani­mated screen adap­tion of Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet.” Eas­ily the poet’s most famous work, each of the chap­ters in the work will be directed by a dif­fer­ent, respected ani­ma­tion direc­tor from around the world.

Gregg Taylor named head of development for DWA


DreamWorks Animation SKG

Gregg Tay­lor has been named head of devel­op­ment for Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion SKG, Inc., a role pre­vi­ously held by Alex Schwartz, the stu­dio announced Tuesday.

Schwartz will serve as a pro­ducer on the studio’s fea­ture film Mr. Peabody & Sher­man, sched­uled for release on March 14, 2014. Tay­lor will over­see the devel­op­ment of all projects at DWA.