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Academy Award Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that nominations for its 90th Annual Academy Awards. The 5 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their directors: Best Animated Feature nominees were: THE BOSS BABY Dreamworks-20th Century Fox. – Tom McGrath. THE BREADWINNER GKids/Cartoon Saloon – Nora Twomey COCO Disney/Pixar […]

45th Annie Awards To Live Stream

ASIFA-Hollywood announced today that although VIP tickets to the 45th Annie Awards are sold out, you can watch the ceremony live on our Annies streaming channel – The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3rd. The award ceremony’s multi-camera and audio set up will cover the entire ceremony – the celebrations, the […]

Silent Cartoon Restorations highlight “Animatus Eventus”

On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 2:00pm the Riverside Philharmonic Presents “Animatus Eventus” – an all animation program with live musical accompaniment by the Riverside Philharmonic. It will feature the premiere of Mark Watters’ original score for a newly restored Walt Disney’s silent short, Alice’s Little Parade (1926). […]

GLAS Animation Festival 2018 Signal Film by Ori Toor

Put down your coffee and plug in your ear buds. Check out this friggin’ cool signal film for the 2018 GLAS Animation Festival. The event takes place March 22-25 in Berkeley, CA – and they’ll soon be announcing competition selections, curated programs, special guests, and the complete festival schedule. In the meantime, feast your eyes […]

TEASER: Warner Bros. “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies”

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! Teen Titans GO! to the Movies finds the egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza — a gleefully clever, tongue-in-cheek play on the super hero genre – complete with musical numbers. The theatrical film is being directed by Aaron […]

Pixar’s “Coco” Wins Golden Globe Award

The infamous Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their winners tonight – and included in the mix was the winner for Best Animated Feature. Pixar’s Coco won the top honor. Director Lee Unkrich accepted the award and spoke – accompanied on stage by producer Darla K. Anderson and co-director Adrian Molina. The Golden Globes were awarded […]

Asifa’s Animation Educators Forum Accepting Applications for 2018 Faculty Grants

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) announce they are now accepting applications for the 2018 Faculty Grant program. The Faculty Grant program is designed to provide support for individuals or groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field of animation. Applications must be submitted online at […]

Gkids Acquires Three Features by Masaaki Yuasa for 2018 US Release

GKIDS announced today that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for a slate of films from internationally acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa. The deal includes the cult classic Mind Game as well as Yuasa’s two new feature films, Lu Over The Wall and Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. GKIDS will release all three […]

A Merry Jerry Christmas!

Some people take the holidays off – I, however, enjoy Christmas vacation by spreading classic cartoon joy all over my Southern California home base. On Christmas Day, December 25th, I will be back with another one hour radio broadcast at 6pm on KPFK (90.7 FM) Southern California. I call the show CARTOONS IN STEREO, and […]

TRAILER #2: 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, a […]

Ron Clements & John Musker To Receive Art Directors Award For Championing The Art Of Animation

Ron Clements and John Musker, Oscar-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios filmmaking partners behind such animated features as Moana and The Princess and the Frog, will receive the William Cameron Menzies Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Jan. 27th at the Ray […]



Checklist of Animated Features Released in the U.S. in 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: […]

Warner Animation Group Names Abbate and Leahy As Senior Creative Team

Warner Animation Group, the animated film production arm of Warner Bros. Pictures, has announced the appointment of two senior-level creative executives: Allison Abbate has been named Executive Vice President, and Chris Leahy has been named Senior Vice President. Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures shares oversight of Warner Animation Group with […]

TRAILER: Universal’s “Woody Woodpecker”

One year ago we posted the Brazilian trailer for a live action/animation hybrid Woody Woodpecker feature. Well, “Guess Who?”… that feature makes its US debut on DVD on February 6th 2018, via Universal. Filmed in Vancouver and directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2), the movie stars Eric Bauza (Ren & Stimpy, Puss In Boots, […]