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2013 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The only category with an animated feature in contention is the Best Animated Feature Film award, with the nominees being: Brave (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures) Frankenweenie 
(Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures) Hotel […]

DreamWorks Names Michael Francis as First Chief Global Brand Officer

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Reflecting the growing importance of the international market to Hollywood companies, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., named Michael Francis as its first Chief Global Brand Officer, with the newly created position responsible for the studio’s licensing and consumer products push. Francis will begin immediately at DreamWorks in a part-time capacity, going full-time in February 2013. He […]

PR: Nickelodeon Names Participants of 13th Annual Writing Program

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NICKELODEON NAMES PARTICIPANTS OF 13TH ANNUAL WRITING PROGRAM   Burbank, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2012 – Nickelodeon has named four new participants for its 13th annual Writing Program, it was announced today by Karen Kirkland, Executive Director, Nickelodeon Writing Program.  Aminta Goyel, who holds an MFA in Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Travis Braun, a  former USA Today  sports writer, […]

PR: Aardman And Chillingo Launch Final Episode For Home Sheep Home 2!

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 BRISTOL UK, Wednesday 5th December – Aardman and Chillingo today announced the launch of the latest episode in the Home Sheep Home 2 suite, the award winning game which has achieved over 75 million plays to date. The release of the new episode coincides with the launch of an exclusive new Mac OS version, on […]

40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with the winners set to be announced on February 2, 2013. Among the nominees are: Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation ParaNorman – LAIKA/LAIKA/Focus Features Rise of the […]

PR: Aardman Creates Homeware Heaven For Urbanara

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BRISTOL, UK Tuesday 27th November – Aardman Animations have partnered with BBDO Proximity to create a stunning new ad for URBANARA, a European online homewares brand who’s ethos is to provide high-quality items for the home, without the sky-high price tag. URBANARA sources beautiful homewares from around the world, directly from the people who make […]

PR: Walt Disney Animation Studios Names Jennifer Lee Director of "Frozen"

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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS NAMES JENNIFER LEE DIRECTOR OF FROZEN Screenwriter/Director Lee Joins Director Chris Buck at the Helm of WDAS’ 53rd Full-Length Animated Feature BURBANK, Calif. (November 29, 2012) — Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature “Frozen,” which is […]

NPR Interviews Peter Ramsey on Directing "Rise of the Guardians"

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NPR has interviewed first-time director Peter Ramsey on his experience helming DreamWorks Animation’s latest film Rise of the Guardians. Among other topics, Ramsey discusses being the first African-American director of a feature-length CG-animated film, the differences on working in animation vs. live-action, and the sources for the approach the film takes to iconic characters like […]

PR: GKIDS in Deal for "Grave of the Fireflies," Screening in Ghibli Retrospective; 25th Anniversary Release Planned for 2013

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GKIDS IN DEAL FOR GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES 1988 STUDIO GHIBLI MASTERPIECE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ISAO TAKAHATA FILM TO APPEAR IN NYC STUDIO GHIBLI RETROSPECTIVE AT IFC CENTER 25th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE PLANNED FOR 2013 NEW 35MM AND DIGITAL PRINTS New York, New York – November 20, 2012 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation […]

Voice Actor Panel At MCM Expo London October 2012

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On Sunday 28th October, MCM Expo London held host to a quintet of voice acting talent-  Liam O’Brien (Gaarra in Naruto, Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach), Adam Howden (Dragon Age II, Fable III, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn game), Courtenay Taylor (Resident Evil, Mass Effect 3, Saints […]

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