TagsAnnounce Awards Betty Boop Box Office Bugs Bunny cartoon Cartoon Network CotD Daffy Duck Disney DreamWorks Famous Feature Film Film Festival Financial Fleischer Foreign Fox Hanna-Barbera Hayao Miyazaki In Production Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies MGM Mickey Mouse New Release News Nickelodeon Nominees Obituary Paramount Personel Pixar Premier Programming Sequel Short Sony special Television Theatrical Tom & Jerry Universal Warner Bros. Winners
Monthly Archives: November 2012
Young PK Keith of Valley Village, California, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age two, and whose budding interest in animation and film was evident at an early age, received a Best Elementary School Animation award Sunday from International Student Film Festival Hollywood in recognition of his animated short Animal Birthday Party.
South Africa’s Triggerfish Studios’ 3D animated feature Khumba has been picked up for North American distribution by Millennium Entertainment. The film has just completed production. Khumba is a half-stripped zebra who sets out on a daring quest to earn his stripes.
The animated comedy “Turkeys” will be released November 14, 2014, Relativity Media and Reel FX announced Thursday.
Turkeys is helmed by Jimmy Hayward, director of box office hit Horton Hears A Who! and animator on such films as Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. The film is jointly produced and financed by Relativity and Reel FX, and is now set for theatrical release.
Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. has appointed feature film and TV executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, Craig Graham, newly appointed chairman and CEO of the Vancouver-based CGI animation production studio, announced.
Mystery continues to surround the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy who was watching Wreck-It Ralph in a southern Mexico City theater.
Actress Mitsuko Mori, the voice of Hii-sama in the original Japanese version of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film Princess Mononoke, died Saturday at a Tokyo hospital. She was 92.
Nickelodeon has named Jill Sanford vice-president of animation development for the Nickelodeon Group.
Voice actress Lucille Bliss, who portrayed the title character of the first made-for-TV cartoon series, Crusader Rabbit (1949–51), died Thursday night, animator Dave Nimitz said. She was 96.
Animator and director Margaret Nichols, an executive board member of The Animation Guild from 1980 to 1985, died November 5. She was 82.
Sony Pictures Animation will release a sequel to sleeper Hotel Transylvania, said an unnamed spokesman for the studio. Set for release in 2015, the movie is tentatively titled Hotel Transylvania 2.
Directed by Shu-Hsuan Lin of Taiwan, “Live Outside the Box” was named the Grand Winner for Best Animation on Wednesday at the Oregon Film Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards.
Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.
Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie are the latest stars to sign on for the new feature film adventure Lego: The Piece of Resistance, Warner Bros. Pictures announced.
“It’s Such a Beautiful Day,” directed by Don Herzfeldt, was named Best Animation at the fourth international Yosemite International Film Festival, held in California.
It’s Such a Beautiful Day had won the First Prize Golden Zagreb Award at this year’s Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films. It also was named Best Animation Film (Animated Short Film) a the Fant-Asia Film Festival and received the Best Animation Yoram Gross Award at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival.
Jack Bosson, chair of Woodbury University’s animation department for three years, has died, cartoon historian Jerry Beck announced Monday evening.
His age was not immediately available.