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LAIKA Brings Back The Monsters


The Boxtrolls

LAIKA and Focus Features, whose current animated feature ParaNorman is in the running for an Oscar, announced today that they have begun production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17th, 2014 according to Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA President/CEO Travis Knight.

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Croods Posters Evolve


The Croods Theatrical Poster

DreamWorks Animation’s next animated film, The Croods, today got two new updated posters, one domestic and one International. Both posters feature the whole prehistoric family, and a view of the exotic lands they live in. The domestic poster features the film release date- March 23, while the international version just says coming soon.

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Cartoon Research Guru Ethan Minovitz Passes Away


Ethan Minovitz

Ethan Minovitz, the self-proclaimed animation research guru of the Big Cartoon DataBase, passed away from natural causes at his home in Vancouver, British Columbia on Friday February 1st, 2013. His name should be familiar to anyone who follows this blog and the Big Cartoon Forum, and he was a voracious poster of news and trivia on both. His contributions to the site go much deeper than what the casual observer can notice, though. He was, in many ways, the heart and soul of BCDB.

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And The Best In Animation Is…. Annie Award Winners


Annie Awards Statue
Through most of the night, things look pretty well split up between the big studios, with one award going to DreamWorks, the next to Pixar, then to ParaNorman, and then to Disney. But when the big awards came down, it was all Disney, with Wreck-It Ralph pulling in Best Music, Voice Acting, Directing and Best Feature. Disney short Paperman won for best animated short.

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Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts Come to Theatres February 1


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

ShortsHD The Short Movie Channel, working with Magnolia Pictures, will release The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013 in over 260 theatres across the United States, Canada and Europe on Friday, February 1.

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The Animation Oscar Nominees


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

It’s Oscar time! This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for this years Oscars. There are two main areas of competition for animation, the Feature Length and the short awards. This year, the nominees are…

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Concept Art From Animated Frozen


Frozen

The rumors of Disney on ice are true, at least as far as the studio’s 53rd full-length animated feature full-length animated feature is concerned. Frozen, due in theaters in a little less than a year is that ice-cold project, and Disney has just released their first peak at the art from the film.

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Five Animated Feature Films Up For Golden Globes


Golden Globes

Five movies each have been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday.

Three of the five were distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

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Animated Monsters Gets A New Poster


Monsters University

Monsters Inc sequel Monsters University gets a new promotional poster. The new film, set for release next June, will reunite Billy Crystal and John Goodman as Mike Wazowski and James P. ‘Sulley’ Sullivan, in a prequel of their college days together.

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