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Monthly Archives: October 2012
Ontario’s Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema has announced the first 12 films of the 12th edition of the festival, which runs from November 15 to 18.
The lineup showcases the increasingly powerful voice that feature animation has in world cinema today. A unique film festival celebrating the artistry of animated feature films, the Waterloo Festival showcase is one of the most comprehensive public exhibitions for animated feature films in the world.
The animated “Peach Juice,” directed by Brian Lye, Callum Paterson and Nathan Gilliss of British Columbia, earned Honourable Mention for a Canadian Short Film at the 31st annual Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run Friday. Continue reading
Renown Czech director and writer Bretislav Pojar passed away suddenly on Friday producer Michal Podhradsky announced earlier today. Pojar’s body of work produced at Krátký Film Praha (the Czech animated film studio) was celebrated by both his fellow countrymen as well as the world at large.
Cartoon Network is presenting a new Halloween special take on the Santa versus Halloween meme with the animated special Dear Dracula. Based on writer Joshua Williamson and artist Vicente Navarrete’s 2008 graphic novel “Dear Dracula”, the special will air October 16th on Cartoon Network.
Actor Ken Sansom, the voice of Rabbit in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh cartoons for 22 years, died this week in Holladay, Utah from complications after a stroke. He was 85.
British author Helen Nicoll, creator of the immensely popular Meg and Mog series of children’s books about a witch and her cat, died September 30. The Wiltshire, England resident was 74.
The new motion capture animated take of the Tarzan legend has a new poster, and a new teaser trailer. To be released in 3D next summer, the film is produced by Constatin Film in Germany.
Twentieth Century Fox Animation and its Blue Sky Studios unit have acquired rights to make a feature film based on the late Charles Schulz’s beloved and iconic Peanuts franchise, Twentieth Century Fox Animation president Vanessa Morrison announced Tuesday.
One of the world’s most beloved cartoon duos returns to television in The Tom and Jerry Show, a fresh take on the classic frenemies coming soon to Cartoon Network.
The American Federation of Musicians sued 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal last week, objecting to the use of the recorded music soundtrack from The Simpsons in a series-based roller coaster attraction at Universal Studios Theme Park in Hollywood.
This year’s DOK Leipzig, a German festival of documentaries and animation, will have 114 short animated films in its official program, organizers announced Friday.
The selected films were chosen from 2,847 entries submitted from 113 countries.
Four series have been nominated in the Kids: Animation category of the inaugural International Emmy Kids Awards.
Up for the award are The Amazing World of Gumball (Turner Broadcasting; United Kingdom), Ask Lara (Tomavistas/Televisió de Catalunya/Red Kite Animations/Submarine; Spain), Digimon Xros Wars — The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time (Toei Animation/TV Asahi; Japan) and The Jungle Bunch (TAT productions/Master Films/Vanilla Seed; France).
What do you call an autobiographical film that bills itself as totally untrue? How about exactly what you would expect from the five remaining members of Britain’s infamous comic troupe Monty Python.
A Liars Autobiography features the voices of Pythons’ John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin as well as the subject of this film, Graham Chapman.
“The Birthday Cake Polka” was a favorite song performed by much-loved “Sheriff” John Rovick, who emceed the daily show Cartoon Time from 1952 to 1970 on KTTV 11 in Los Angeles.
Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” was a bit of a dog at the box office, opening at a weak fifth place over the Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.
The Disney release was screened in 3,005 North American theaters, but made just $11.5 million. It cost $39 million to produce.