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PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2013 Award Winners

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NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD WINNERS PRESENTED MARCH 17, 2013 AT DGA THEATER **** NYICFF 2013 JURY: GEENA DAVIS, MATTHEW MODINE, GUS VAN SANT, CHRISTINE VACHON, JEFFREY WRIGHT, SUSAN SARANDON, JAMES SCHAMUS, JOHN CANEMAKER, TOMM MOORE, LYNNE MCVEIGH, DANA POINTS, TAIKA WAITITI, EVAN SHAPIRO JURY AWARD WINNERS QUALIFY FOR THE 86th […]

PR: "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" Fires Up Teletoon's Holiday Lineup

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DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY FIRES UP TELETOON’S HOLIDAY LINEUP Inspired by the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon, this must-see holiday special has its Canadian television premiere on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (Toronto, Ontario, December 12, 2012) – Celebrating the holiday season as only dragons can, […]

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 […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Ladislas Starewitch

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October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—Platform’s International Animation Festival, in collaboration with  CalArts and Redcat, kicked off its three day event with a showcase of films by legendary stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starewitch.  Born to Polish parents in 1882, Starewitch grew up in Russia, but lived most of his life in Paris. Starewitch was a key figure […]

Briefly: "Bugs Bunny Superstar" to DVD; Kid Shows Get Int'l Distribution

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* Warner Archive is releasing Bugs Bunny Superstar, a 1975 documentary feature about the studio’s Termite Terrace, on Tuesday, October 30. [AWN] * Los Angeles’s Kid Glove Creative and Sydney’s Sticky Pictures will produce Perry Parka Polar Possum, a new animated series about a possum who is the mayor of the North Pole. [c21 Media] […]

PR: "A Cat in Paris" to Be Released Across On-Demand, Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray on October 9, 2012 (UPDATED)

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For Immediate Release CINEDIGM TO RELEASE GKIDS’ 2012 ACADEMY AWARD®- NOMINATED ANIMATED FILM, A CAT IN PARIS, ACROSS ON-DEMAND, DIGITAL, DVD AND BLU-RAY ON OCTOBER 9 Visually-Stunning Family Adventure Featuring the Voices of Academy Award® Winners 
Marcia Gay Harden and Anjelica Huston and Golden Globe® Nominee Matthew Modine “SUBLIME…BREATHTAKING… A STYLISH CELEBRATION OF STORYTELLING.” -Boston […]

Zhang Songlin, Chinese Animator, 1932 - 2012

Chinese animator and animation director Zhang Songlin passed away on May 8, 2012, at the age of 80 due to cerebral infarction. Songlin’s career in animation began at the Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 1950, moving to directing animated films starting in 1959. He directed the films A Little Swallow and Bee and Earthworm, wrote […]

Disney Joins Initiative to Develop China Animation Industry

The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will join an initiative to develop China’s animation industry, teaming with an animation arm of China’s Ministry of Culture and China’s largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd. to develop local Chinese animation talent. The initiative mirrors the recently announced joint venture between DreamWorks Animation, the Shanghai Media […]

Thailand Getting CN-Themed Water Park

Thailand is set to get a Cartoon Network-themed waterpark next year, World Screen reports. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific will build Nartoon Network Amazone in Bang Saray on the east coast of Thailand. Features will include a wave pool, adventure river, speed-racing slides, and family raft rides. Characters from Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny […]

"Animation Express 2" - Back for More from the Great White North

About two years ago, the National Film Board of Canada released Animation Express, an anthology of their finest animated short films, as part of their celebration of their 70th anniversary. They must have been happy with the results, because they’ve just released Animation Express 2, which commemorates nothing except the NFB’s longstanding commitment to animation. […]

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