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Date for Fourth "Ice Age" Announced

by MonkeyFunkon May 6, 2010
It has been announced that Twentieth Century Fox’s next Ice Age film, tentatively titled Ice Age: Continental Drift, will be released on July 13, 2012. It will be in 3D. [ Source: Variety ]

Skechers Shoe Company to Produce Animated Features

by MonkeyFunkon April 20, 2010
The Los Angeles-based footware compant Skechers will develop two direct-to-DVD animated features: Hydee and the Hy-top, about an all-girl rock band; and Twinkle Toes, a girl-targeted comedy about a young dancer. The company previously made a deal with the European company Moonscope to produce an animated series, Zevo-3. [ Source: Variety ]

2010 British Animation Award Winners Announced

by MonkeyFunkon April 9, 2010
The winners of the 2010 British Animation Awards have been announced. Amongst them are Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (Best Preschool Series), Lost and Found (Best Animated Special) and Yellow Belly End (Best Student Film). The Black Dog’s Progress picked up awards for both Best Short and Best Sound. Aardman Animations earned two awards on […]

"Up" Nominated for Hugo Award

by MonkeyFunkon April 5, 2010
Pixar’s film Up has been nominated for a Hugo award, in the category Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. The other nominees for the award are Avatar, District 9, Moon and Star Trek. The Hugo awards are presented annually to the year’s best works of fantasy and science fiction. [Source: Hugo Awards Website]

Tim Burton to Direct 3D Stop-Motion "Addams Family"

by MonkeyFunkon March 18, 2010
It has been revealed that Illumination Entertainment has aquired the underlying rights to Charles Addams’ Addams Family cartoons (the original drawings that inspired the sixties sitcom), and that Tim Burton is set to direct a 3D stop-motion film based on them. Chris Meledandri will produce the film, with Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles […]

Don Hertzfeldt to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from San Francisco Film Festival

by MonkeyFunkon March 11, 2010
The San Francisco International Film Festival has announced that it will present Don Hertzfeldt with its “Persistence of Vision” Lifetime Achievement Award. Hertzfeldt will be presented with the award during a screening of his work on Friday, April 23 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. [ Source: AWN ]

2010 British Animation Award Nominees Revealed

by MonkeyFunkon March 3, 2010
A list of the nominees for the 2010 British Animation Awards has been posted online. Amongst the contenders are The Black Dog’s Progress, Tad’s Nest and TXT Island (Best Short Film); Varmints, A Matter of Loaf and Death and Lost and Found (Best Animated Special); KNTV Sex, Shaun the Sheep and Stitch Up Showdown (Best […]

"Up" and "Mother of Many" Take BAFTAs

by MonkeyFunkon February 21, 2010
The BAFTA awards were announced tonight, with Up taking the prize for Animated Film while Emma Lazenby’s Mother of Many was picked as the Short Animation winner. In addition, Michael Giacchino’s score for Up won the award for Music.

Updated: "Up", "Prep and Landing", "Futurama", "Robot Chicken" Take Annies

by MonkeyFunkon February 10, 2010
The winners of the 37th Annie Awards have been announced. Up was named Best Animated Feature; Prep and Landing took the award for Best Animated Television Production; Best Home Entertainment Production went to Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder; Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5 was picked as Best Animated Short Subject and Penguins of Madagascar […]

"Up", "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Coraline" Nominated at the BAFTAs

by MonkeyFunkon January 21, 2010
It has been announced that Up, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline have been nominated for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in the Animated Film category. In addition, Up has been nominated for Original Screenplay, Music and Sound. Fantastic Mr. Fox has also been nominated for Music. The three nominees in the Short Animation category […]