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TEASER #1: Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2”

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough […]

TRAILER: “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”

Even monsters need a vacation. In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, our favorite monster family embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and written by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, the film reunites its stellar voice cast with Adam […]

Women In Animation Awards Two Recipients with Craig Scholarships

Women in Animation (WIA) is pleased to announce Heather Forlong and Esther Tejano as the recipients of 2017 Phyllis Craig Scholarships. Established in 1997 to honor the legacy of WIA founding member Phyllis Craig, this is the first time this annual scholarship has been awarded to two student artists in a single academic year. “I […]

TRAILER: Animated Documentary “1917 – The Real October”

I love unique and diverse uses of animation to tell stories – and in recent years we’ve seen the rise of the feature length animated documentary – a genre that uses animation to its best advantage. Here’a trailer from a new such film, from German filmmaker Katrin Rothe. 1917 – The Real October tells the […]

Dreamworks Animation Launches “Dreamworks Shorts”

DreamWorks Animation Film Group has officially announced the formation of DREAMWORKS SHORTS, with “Bird Karma,” directed by William Salazar, serving as the first animated short film to emerge from program. “Bird Karma” stems from an original idea that Salazar conceived of years ago. “Bird Karma” will make its theatrical debut on the front of DreamWorks […]

26 Animated Features Submitted For The 2017 Oscar Race

Just announced this morning, the twenty-six features that have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” “The Boss Baby” “The Breadwinner” “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie” “Cars […]

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AWARDS WATCH 2017

Checklist of Animated Features Slated for U.S. Release for 2017 1. YU-GI-OH! DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS (1/27/16) Screen Vision Media. D: Satoshi Kuwabara. 2. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2/10/17) Warner Bros. D: Chris McCay. 3. ROCK DOG (2/26/17) Summit. D: Ash Brannon. 4. THE BOSS BABY (3/31/17) Dreamworks-20th Century Fox. D: Tom McGrath. 5. SMURFS: […]

Audrey Diehl Joins Warner Bros. Animation as VP of Series

Audrey Diehl has joined the creative team at Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and has been named Vice President, Series. The announcement was made today by Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. Reporting to Register, Diehl will develop new animated programming for the Studio and will also oversee select current shows for […]

TRAILER: Aardman’s “Early Man”

Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and wooly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day! Prioduced by Aardman Animation, directed by Nick Park and starring Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall. The […]

TRAILER: Sony Animation’s “Peter Rabbit”

Here’s a good look at Sony Animation’s feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit – Peter Rabbit. James Corden voices ‘Peter’, with Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie and Sam Neill heading a voice cast for director (formerly known primarily as a live action director/producer) Will Gluck. Gluck is producing the film along […]

TRAILER: MGM/Paramount’s “Sherlock Gnomes”

The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new mystery adventure in London. Directed by John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) this action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne, plus Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor […]

Guillermo del Toro announces Dreamworks/Netflix “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy series

On Monday evening during a preview screening of DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced that the world of Trollhunters will expand to become a trilogy of series called Tales of Arcadia. On the surface, Arcadia appears to be a slice of timeless Americana, but it is no ordinary town. […]

Sneak Peek at SpongeBob “You Bring the Color” Fan Sourced Show Open

Today marks the kick off of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants: You Bring The Color week, the culmination of the past few months where fans have been submitting digitally colored frames from the opening sequence and the final scene of Friday’s black-and-white episode, “Squid Noir,” for a chance to be featured on air during next week’s premieres. […]

Season Three “Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil” Advance Clip

Calling all fans of Star Butterfly! To kick-off season three, a two-week strip of all-new Star vs. The Forces of Evil episodes will premiere beginning Monday November 6th and run through November 16th (Monday-Thursday), including a one-hour mid-season finale on November 16th. Each episode will premiere at 7am and encore same day at 11am, 5pm […]