On Tuesday, May 15, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha for a special presentation on the origins of the "Star Wars" comic book and their experiences in creating the official Marvel Comics adaptation of the film.
Marc Steinberg’s book discusses the importance of character merchandising on the popularity and cultural influence of anime.
My book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats. Read what Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee and others have to say about it.
The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature franchise hit machine.
Fred Patten reviews the first American book devoted to the work of a master of comedy in both animated shorts and live-action features.
Nancy Phelps discusses the 12 collected essays analyzing women and their history and involvement in animation.
VIZ Media announces that Ken Sasaki will succeed Hidemi Fukuhara as President and CEO of the company as of April 1st, 2012.
Fred Patten reviews Dart's unusual but delightful first in the Yuki 7 Gadget Girls series that combines an original secret-agent novel with a Flash-animation “complete movie trailer” DVD.
Breakthrough Entertainment has optioned Wandering Wenda & Friends, the critically-acclaimed children’s book series written by celebrated children’s author Margaret Atwood.
The Cartoon Art Museum's latest exhibition, “What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD” celebrates the rich history of MAD from the original comic book through the black-and-white magazine to its latest incarnation as a full-color bi-monthly publication supplemented by online content.
Fred Patten reviews a must-have book for fans of Pixar's individual films and students of modern animation in general.
As part of its “ReEvolution” initiative, Marvel will be releasing an augmented reality app called Marvel AR.
Animation historian Adam Abraham will join curator and host Jerry Beck at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's “Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond” on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30pm.
Adam Abraham’s new book smartly tells the story of UPA’s meteoric rise, eventual decline and lasting artistic and creative impact still felt today.
The annual Ursa Major Awards, for the best anthropomorphic (“funny animal”) literature and art of the year, is now open for voting for works produced during the calendar year 2011.
Ireland-based animation and TV production company Telegael has partnered with SupperTime Entertainment to produce the new animated kids series "Impossimals," based on the colorful, striped characters created by UK-based artist Peter Smith and his wife Jayne.
How do you tackle one of the most seminal works in science fiction history? The Oscar-winning director describes how he grappled with the challenges of bringing Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic tale to the big screen.