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Short Films Headline News

The Animation Show of Shows Goes Non-Profit

Annual short film showcase establishes itself as a non-profit to preserve, restore and promote animated short films, and also announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign with an eye towards theatrical distribution.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Filmakademie Diploma Film ‘366 Days’ Tells a Touching Tale

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg graduate Johannes Schiehsl uses Autodesk Maya, Chaos Group’s V-Ray, and Adobe After Effects and Premiere to create his award-winning diploma film, ‘366 Days.’

Genius Brands International Headline News

GBI Acquires Two Award-Winning ‘Toons for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires ‘Dennis the Menace’ and ‘Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?’ for its new KID GENIUS channel scheduled to launch this September on Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand.  

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adds Three Original Animated Preschool Series

Netflix adds Henson’s ‘Word Party,’ Cheeky Little’s ‘Kazoops!’ and Guru’s ‘True & the Rainbow Kingdom’ to its growing slate of original preschool content.

Boomerang Headline News

Turner & Warner Bros. Sign Global Multi-Series Deal for Boomerang

Nearly 450 half-hours of original content from Warner Bros. Animation to premiere on the rebranded network; New WBA Series ‘Bunnicula,’ ‘Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production’ and ‘Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’ set for global rollout this fall.

Film Blogs

ANIFILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS - Trebon, Czech Republic; 5 – 10 May, 2015

     When ANIFILM International Festival of Films comes to town for one week each year the historic spa town of Trebon becomes the animation capitol of the Czech Republic. The festival combines the best of the new animation with screenings of historic Czech films.  The festival is a puppet animator’s dream, with screenings of films by such masters of the art as Jiri Trnka and Vlasta Pospisilova.  There were even live puppet shows in the park which surrounds the castle in the center of town.

In Passing Headline News

Independent Stop-Motion Animator Jane Aaron Dies

New York-based internationally recognized, award-winning animator, author and illustrator Jane Aaron designed, produced and directed more than 150 short animated films for ‘Sesame Street.’

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Cartoon Network Debuts We Bare Bears at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015

Back-to-back panels, costume contests, pajama parties, and premiere screenings of fan favorites ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Regular Show,’ ‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Uncle Grandpa’ and ‘Clarence.’

Visual Effects Headline News

Artifex Delivers the Futuristic VFX of ‘Continuum’ with ftrack

Vancouver-based visual effects studio relies on cloud-based creative management tool ftrack to deliver stunning effects on a tight deadline for Syfy’s ‘Continuum’ and TBT’s ‘Falling Skies.’

Cinesite Headline News

Marc A. Rousseau Joins Cinesite Montréal

With an extensive list of credits including ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘White House Down’ and ‘Underworld Awakening,’ Marc A. Rousseau joins Cinesite’s Montréal Studio as VFX Executive Producer.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Inside Out’ Dominate ‘Ted 2’

Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the second weekend in a row; Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy sequel ‘Ted 2’ underwhelms with $33 million debut.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Annecy 2015 Wraps with Record Attendance & New Deals

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and International Animation Film Market wraps in France with a slew of deals and new partnerships.

Cartoon Forum Headline News

80+ New Projects to Be Presented at 2015 Cartoon Forum

More than 80 projects are set to be presented to potential co-producers, buyers and investors at the 26th annual Cartoon Forum, taking place in Toulouse, France September 15-18.

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