Margaret Dean, the director of production for Mattel’s Playground Productions and co-president of Women in Animation, a non-profit dedicated to connecting, supporting, and empowering women in the field of animation, discusses her experience within the animation industry in a Q&A.
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Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises is awarded the prize for Best Animated Film by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Kicking off today for the fifteenth year in a row, Autodesk's annual 3December event pays tribute to the art of computer graphics and the talent behind them.
Animation distributor GKIDS’ A Letter to Momo and Ernest & Celestine are nominated in seven categories for the 2014 Annie Awards, including the nomination for Best Animated Feature.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild announces that it will be honoring James Cameron with its MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony to be held on February 16, 2014.
Hollywood enjoys its most prosperous Thanksgiving on record as holdover The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Disney’s new animated tentpole Frozen each earn more than any previous holiday title.
A new trailer is released for Millenium Films’ The Legend of Hercules, starring Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.
Stig Gruman, VP of Worldwide M&E Sales at Audodesk Media and Entertainment, dies unexpectedly on November 23, 2013, at the age of 51.
Canada’s DHX Media to acquire Family Channel and three other children’s channels from Bell Media for approximately $170 million.
Ink announces a new animated TV series in development based on Subway Surfers, the smash-hit app that is one of the hottest new brands in the gaming sector.
Flint Lockwood and the Swallow Falls gang are back to dish-up a hippotatomus-sized adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, available Jan. 28 on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Marking a major push into film, content and promo work, WildChild signs Melissa Miller as Executive Producer to lead the company in an ambitious expansion.
Nickelodeon will air a The Lord of the Rings inspired Bubble Guppies primetime special, “The Puppy and the Ring,” featuring Jeffrey Tambor on December 5.
The Jim Henson Company announces new international broadcast, home entertainment and digital licensing agreements across Asia Pacific, Europe and Canada.
Family Guy viewers pay a shocking visit to Quahog on Sunday night as they witness the death of one of the show's main characters.
In North America, the Hunger Games sequel scores the top November opening of all time with a $307.7 million global opening, easily outpacing the first film's $211.8 million debut in March 2012.
Nexus director Johnny Kelly partners with Grey Canada to create Food, Clothing and Shelter, three new 15-second spots for The Salvation Army.
A Squared Entertainment and Genius Brands International announce merger to create a branded multi-media distribution company under the Genius Brands International banner.