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In Passing Headline News

Voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Joe Alaskey Dies at 63

One of the most celebrated successors of legendary voice actor Mel Blanc, Alaskey was one of Blanc’s only successors to work alongside the veteran voice performer prior to his death in 1989.

Documentaries Headline News

‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ to Premiere at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Feature documentary by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey following the life and career of legendary animator and story artist Floyd Norman to have its world premiere at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 5.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Joins Disney Series ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Disney Television Animation comedy series from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh features star-studded voice cast including Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams and Sarah Chalke.

Awards Headline News

Filmakademie Short ‘Citipati’ Wins 2016 VES Award

Diploma film directed by Andreas Feix and produced by Francesco Faranna wins the VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project.

Awards Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is the big winner, garnering four awards, with ‘The Revenant’ close behind with three wins; ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and SSE each take home three awards.

Music Videos Headline News

‘Hedwig’ Animator Emily Hubley Calls Back the Dogs for Kate Vargas

The daughter of pioneering animators Faith and John Hubley creates a new music video for ‘Call Back the Dogs,’ the new single from New York-based “dark-folk” musical artist Kate Vargas.

 

Academy Awards Headline News

Academy Announces Oscar Week 2016 Events

‘Kung Fu Panda’ 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to host shorts program; ‘Big Hero 6’ producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams to host feature animation program.

Original Force Animation Headline News

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Feature

Academy Award-nominated composer Mark Isham to create the score for Original Force Animation’s 2017 family comedy directed by Christopher Jenkins.

Awards Headline News

U.K. Short ‘Edmond’ Wins Top Animation Award at Sundance 2016

Short Film Jury Award in Animation goes to the U.K.’s ‘Edmond’ from director Nina Gantz; U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing is given to Penny Lane and Thom Stylinski for animated documentary ‘NUTS!’

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Big Short’ and ‘Inside Out’ win big at the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards; Nancy Meyers, Carol Littleton, ACE, and Ted Rich, ACE receive special honors.

Awards Headline News

Art Directors Guild Awards ‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Revenant’

‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘The Revenant’ motion picture winners at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards; ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Muppets’ win for television series.

preschool Headline News

King Rollo Enters Development Deal for ‘McDoogle’s Monster Farm’

Iconic U.K. producer joins talents with children’s author James McKnight and brand manager Clare Stead for a new animated series based on the popular preschool books.

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