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Animation Headline News

Playboy Announces Winner of 2009 Animation Contest, Calls for Entries for Round 2

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:23am

Playboy announced today that “Basement Gary,” an original animation co-created by New York animator Sean Donnelly and actor Alessandro Minoli, was named winner of its 2009 Animation Contest.

Animation Headline News

37th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:24am

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.

Syfy Headline News

Syfy Orders Drama Series Based On Novella The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 30, 2009 at 9:49am

Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the supernatural drama series Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid,” from renowned author Stephen King.

Animation Headline News

Lasseter Talks Princess and the Frog and 2D

At a recent press conference, John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, touted the return of 2D with THE PRINCESS AT THE FROG (opening today in LA and New York and expanding Dec. 11).

Headline News

Zach Whedon Breathes New Life Into Terminator

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:03am

In 2029, Kyle Reese will be sent to 1984 to stop a T-800 from killing the mother of the resistance, Sarah Conner. But before his future son will send him back in time, Kyle Reese was simply another survivor in a desolate future.

Disney Headline News

Carolina Lightcap Named President, Disney Channels Worldwide

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:00am

Carolina Lightcap has been promoted to president, Disney Channels Worldwide, it was announced today by Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, to whom she will report.

Awards Headline News

Marc Shaiman Named Music Director for 82nd Academy Awards

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:39pm

Oscar-nominated composer Marc Shaiman will serve as music director for the 82nd Academy Awards, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.


Interview with 'Up' Director Pete Docter

By Joe Strike | Friday, November 20, 2009 at 7:06pm

Pete Docter remembered me – or at least my Route 66 pin. I have a whole collection of them, shiny metal lapel pins I’ve gathered over the years. Pete arrived and our chat began. I started by mentioning I’d last seen him way early in the year at Disney’s New York screening room. “And you were wearing the Route 66 pin,” Pete said without a pause. “A different jacket, but I remember the pin.” When you’re in charge of a $175 million film, you develop an eye for details.