Adventure Time, Futurama And Sofia Win Annies

by Alex Beanon February 2, 2014
The television category had three major winners at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank – “Adventure Time” from Cartoon Network took home the honors as best TV/broadcast production for children while “Futurama” won as the best TV/broadcast production for a general audience and Disney’s “Sofia the […]

The Croods Win Three Annies

by Alex Beanon February 2, 2014
“The Croods” officially garnered three Annies at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank, making it the best animated feature film not named “Frozen”. The film tallied wins in the categories of animated effects, character animation and character design. The three Annies for “The Croods” represented DreamWorks […]


Frozen Wins Best Annie

by Alex Beanon February 2, 2014
To the complete surprise of nobody in the civilized world, Disney’s feature film hit of 2013, “Frozen”, took home the main bling in the Best Animated Feature at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank. It was one of five awards won by the film on the […]

“Frozen” News: Finding a Diva in 41 Languages & International 3D Society Awards

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2014
Variety reports that Disney’s Frozen was a big winner at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards on January 28, 2014, alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Frozen won the society’s best animated 3D feature and best stereography – animation awards, while Gravity won in multiple categories including best live action 3D feature, […]

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Chris Colfer and Ron Perlman Join Cast of “RoboDog”

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2014
Broadway World reports that Chris Colfer (Glee) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) will voice the main characters in RoboDog, Marza Animation Planet Inc’s first 3D CGI feature animated film. The film will be directed by Henry F. Anderson III (Gnomeo & Juliet), from a script by Robert Reece (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) […]
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Forbes Magazine on “The LEGO Movie” Reviving Theatrical Warner Bros. Animation

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2014
Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson has taken a look at The LEGO Movie, noting how the positive buzz on the eve of its release across demographic quadrants could be a harbinger for a surprise hit and a revival of fortunes for Warner Bros’ theatrical animation division. Among other factors, the movie is getting strong buzz across […]

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Hollywood Reporter on Princesses vs. Neanderthals for Animated Oscar

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2014
In tracking the race for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Oscar, The Hollywood Reporter is noting efforts by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., to challenge Disney’s Frozen for the award. While Frozen is the heavy favorite and will benefit from its later release date keeping it more prominent in Academy members’ minds, DreamWorks has launched into […]

Animation Magazine Speaks with Writer Anne D. Bernstein

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2014
Animation Magazine has interviewed writer Anne D. Bernstein, who rose to prominence as a writer on the TV series Daria and has credits on other hit shows ranging from The Backyardigans to Angelo Rules. In the interview, Bernstein fields numerous questions about the relative absence of women in writer’s rooms and casts for animated shows, […]


ComicsAlliance Profiles “Transformers” Writer Mairghread Scott

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2014
ComicsAlliance has profiled writer Mairghread Scott as part of its “Hire This Woman” series of articles, focusing on female comics pros. Scott is a well-known writer for Hasbro’s Transformers franchise, with credits on Transformers Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots (as well as Kaijudo), and is also co-writer on IDW’s Rage of the Dinobots and Transformers […]

“Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1: The Super Powered Black Box” Coming To UK DVD This February

by Grant Whiteon January 24, 2014
The first volume of Power Rangers Super Samurai, the mid-series upgrade of the latest incarnation of Saban’s long running hit series, will be coming to DVD in the UK Monday 17th February. Subtitled ‘The Super Powered Black Box’, the disc will contain 8 full episodes of the series which airs on Nickelodeon and Channel 5, […]