In a story we have been following closely, a court in Tunisia has has ruled that the head of a private TV station is guilty of disrupting public order and violating moral values for airing Persepolis.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The need for a list of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Animated Feature started when Beauty and the Beast changed the way the Academy looked at animated films. The film was rightly considered in the Best Picture category, but it caused many to realize that animated feature films were often overlooked for Oscars….Read More
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.Read More
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.