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Michael Sporn, Animator, 1946 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
Independent animator Michael Barrier reports on the passing of fellow animator Michael Sporn on January 19, 2014, at the age of 67 due to pancreatic cancer. Sporn’s career in animation was heralded by a powerful interest in the medium from a very young age, thanks to several then-new how-to books on animation published in the […]
Hal Sutherland

Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]

PR: “Captain Underpants” Saves the Day by Recruiting Top Comedy Talent for New DreamWorks Animation Film

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS SAVES THE DAY BY RECRUITING TOP COMEDY TALENT TO VOICE NEW DREAMWORKS ANIMATION FILM Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele Help Eccentric Superhero Foil Evil Archenemy Plot Glendale, CA – January 21, 2014 – Some real-life comedy superheroes – Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and […]

Pixar And Star Wars To Meet In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

by Alex Beanon January 23, 2014
Now that Disney, Pixar and the Star Wars franchise are all members of the same lucrative universe, it was only a matter of time before the animation portion of the universe met up with the franchise portion of the cosmos to produce an animated love child and that is what seems to be on the […]

Pan Gets Another Pirate

by Alex Beanon January 23, 2014
The newest retelling of the classic J.M. Barrie story “Peter Pan” has landed another pirate for a role with Garrett Hedlund [“Troy”, “Friday Night Lights”, Tron: Legacy” and “Inside Llewyn Davis”] playing the role of Captain Hook. Previously, Hugh Jackman had been lined up for the role of another pirate – Blackbeard – in the […]

Let The Great Wolf Games Commence

by Alex Beanon January 22, 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are just around the corner in February and so are the first Wolf Games. More specifically, “Alpha and Omega: The Great Wolf Games” – an animated 44-minute movie featuring an alpha wolf mom [Kate], an omega wolf dad [Humphrey] and their three pups as they engage in a […]