CTNX is for the young and hungry, boasting a crowd of current students and the recently graduated, who are looking at an angle into their beloved, but notoriously tough, contemporary animation industry. There’s no doubt the event will keep on drawing in professionals, studios, and students, but it remains to be seen whether it can live up to high expectations. Seeing young talent engage with their idols, and feeling their way into a field they are clearly passionate about, is where CTN truly shines.
Humans! You are cordially invited to a feast for the senses with the Dec. 6th release of “THE SIMPSONS” SEASON 14 Blu-ray and DVD from the foolish earthlings at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 39th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.
SpongeBob, Patrick and the rest of the Bikini Bottom crew are back with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 7th Season.
FOX is announcing 2011-2012 midseason premiere dates for new and returning series, including the return of AMERICAN IDOL; the debuts of new dramas TOUCH, ALCATRAZ and THE FINDER; and the launch of new animated series NAPOLEON DYNAMITE.
TELETOON starts the holidays right by adding the animated series MAD to its already hot programming lineup.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman looks at why SpongeBob SquarePants is a lightning rod in American culture.
The secret to great screenplay writing is keeping it simple and visual. Words can be your friends as well as your deadliest enemy. Here’s a short tip that will improve your writing with every word you don’t write.
Now in its third year, CTN Expo has gotten over some of its growing pains. Gone was the hectic chaos that was last year's event, replaced with the efficiency that so impressed in its inaugural year. Los Angeles has been in need of a quality animation gathering and this fills the bill nicely.
The all-time classic comic strip comes to life as an animated adventure in this complete Season One DVD release on November 22 from Shout! Factory, in association with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana Enterprises.
Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that the Emmy Award-winning series WordGirl will debut a special two-part holiday episode, “A World Without WordGirl,” Friday, December 16 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings).
Mark Hall, one of the original founders of award-winning Manchester based Animation Company Cosgrove Hall; has passed away after a short illness.
Iconic internet phenomenon The Annoying Orange is breaking out of the virtual kitchen as Cartoon Network announced today they’ve acquired the television rights to the most-watched web series of all-time.
Well, I finally got to speak to Bernard Derriman. Speak as in actually talk to him, as opposed to our Email ‘conversation’ back in 2005 when I wrote about animated music videos and his now justly famous Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me. Our paths crossed again when I wrote about Fox’s new Sunday night cartoon Allen Gregory.
Derriman directed two out of the show’s seven initial episodes; if the series gets renewed (which all depends on how much America takes an arrogant pipsqueak to their hearts) he’ll be doing more of them. At the moment he’s busy with Fox’s other Sunday night backup toon Bob’s Burgers.
Sometimes, the only way to deal with events so sinister, so beyond comprehension, is to lay them bare with the darkest of humor. Never shying from controversy, the South Park team confronts the Penn State scandal head on as well as from behind.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a new deal with COMEDY CENTRAL to extend cable’s longest-running animated series, “South Park,” it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, COMEDY CENTRAL.
Animation writers Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress have been posthumously named co-recipients of the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ (AWC) 14th Annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the craft of animation writing, as well as their work with the Writers Guild in organizing animation.
Nickelodeon gives kids another reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving with special super-stuffed weekend of premieres and animated awesomeness!
Glenn Beck and Icebox are developing an animated comedy series for Beck's Internet network GBTV, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner Home Video (WHV) unveils the first ever Looney Tunes collection on Blu-ray with the release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1.
Celebrate Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day, Bikini Bottom-style with SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and the rest of the crew in SpongeBob SquarePants: Holidays with SpongeBob.