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.Read More
Nickelodeon has named Jill Sanford vice-president of animation development for the Nickelodeon Group.Read More
Animator and director Margaret Nichols, an executive board member of The Animation Guild from 1980 to 1985, died November 5. She was 82.Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
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.Read More