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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.
Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday.
Irish animation house Brown Bag Films is set to begin pre-production on their first feature length animated film early next year. Nightglider will be co-produced by Brown Bag Films and Wind Dancer Films, and directed by Brown Bag Films’ creative director Darragh O’Connell.
The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.05 billion, the firms announced Tuesday. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by its chairman and founder, George Lucas.
Lucasfilm has been involved as a producer of the animated series The Clone Wars and Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C3P0, as well as the animated movies Twice Upon A Time (1983) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008). The firm also supported Williams Street’s Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials.
Mamoru Hosoda’s Ôkami Kodomo No Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children) was named best animated feature film at the 45th Sitges — International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, while Fuga, by Juan Antonio Espigares of Spain, was honored as best animated short.
Roger Enrico has resigned as chairman of the board of directors for DreamWorks Animation, effective immediately, the company announced Thursday.
Relativity Media and Reel FX, a movie studio based in Dallas and Santa Monica, announced Wednesday that they will jointly produce and finance the animated comedy Turkeys, slated for a 2014 release.
“Hotel Transylvania” — the record-setting 3D computer-animated monster comedy from Sony Pictures Animation that ranked as the biggest September opening in movie history and the best opening ever for the studio — is releasing a new animated short as a special Halloween treat.
“Delhi Safari,” directed by Nikhil Advani, will be in theaters across the United States in the top 20 regional markets featured on over 70 screens starting December 7, Applied Art Productions announced Wednesday.
Marvel Animation is teaming the big green guy with Tony Stark in an all new feature film. Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United is a direct-to-video animated film that will team the two up to battle the energy creature Zzzax.
The Rome Film Festival (Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, November 9 to 17, Auditorium Parco della Musica) and Vanity Fair will award the new Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence this year to Rise of the Guardians, the latest 3D film by DreamWorks Animation SKG.
The fourth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival has announced the release of its official program for 2012.
This year, the festival will be taking place from October 19 to 21 in the J.A. de Sève Theater at Concordia University (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal).
The largest animated film festival in the United Kingdom– the London International Animation Festival– has announced this years program. Included are over 280 films from thirty countries competing in 10 categories. Showcasing the best in British and international animation, this years festival also includes several important premieres, in addition to attendee events and symposiums.