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ANNIE AWARDS: Slate of Presenters Announced

Saturday, February 4th will mark the 44th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in animation. This year’s slate of presenters include: actress Jenna Elfman; animator and film director, Patrick Osborne; Auli’l Cravalho (Moana), animator, author an illustrator, Glen Keane; actor and comedian, Tom Kenny; animator, film director and voice actor, Eric Goldberg; and actor, […]

GLAS Animation Signal Film by Albert Omoss

The 2nd Annual GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley California is fast approaching (it’s March 2nd-5th, 2017) and competition selections, curated programs, special guests, and the complete festival schedule will soon be announced. In the meantime, the absolutely dazzling 2017 GLAS signal film – directed by Albert Omoss, featuring music by San Diego based duo Pal […]

Richard Williams Discusses Career With John Canemaker At MoMA

On Saturday, September 24th, animation historian John Canemaker sat down with animator Richard Williams to discuss the Museum of Modern Art’s new release of his classic film, The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time. An animated masterpiece that was started in 1964, worked on for decades, it was never really finished and had […]

The Jerry Beck Winter Tour 2016

I don’t know about you – but I’m celebrating the holidays with two local cartoon screenings and two animated radio broadcasts and I’m inviting everyone – and that means YOU – to join me. The first is tonight, as I appear on Stu’s Show, an internet radio broadcast of media-maven Stu Shostack. I suppose we […]

GLAS Animation Festival 2017 Announces Special Guests

The second edition of the GLAS Animation Festival is on its way, taking place March 2nd-5th, 2017 in the city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. Guests this year include Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant), Massaski Yusa (Mind Game), George Schwizgebel (Jeu), Mathieu Labaye (The Labyrinth), Amy Lockhart […]

2016 Golden Globe Nominations for Animated Feature

Snubbing Pixar and Dreamworks, The Red Turtle and Your Name, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today named the following five nominees for its annual Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Laika; Focus Features MOANA Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI Rita […]

The Annual “Greatest Cartoons Ever” Event at The Alex Theater in Glendale

Once a year at a landmark theater in Glendale California, a new compilation of the Greatest Cartoons Ever unspools on the big screen to the delight of animation lovers everywhere. The Alex Film Society created an annual film festival to show off the most-wonderful animated shorts from the Golden Age of Hollywood – presented as […]

Cinefamily’s Halloween “Spook-tacular”

My annual Halloween “Spook-tacular” screening and party is on in Los Angeles next week – on Halloween – and you’re all invited! Yes, that’s right. While everyone else is “trick-or-treating” all over town, I’ll be screening Halloween cartoons on the big screen – with rare film prints AND digital restorations from the “vaults”. I cannot […]

World Animation & VFX Summit Announces 2016 Animation Hall of Fame Recipients

Animation Magazine has unveiled its list of this year’s distinguished Animation Hall of Fame award recipients. The honorees will receive their awards at the World Animation & VFX Summit Gala on November 1st, 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the beachside Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. Fifth annual gala event will honor Cartoon Network’s founding president […]

Butch Hartman and Sander Schwartz Lead Master Classes at The World Animation and VFX Summit

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit has announced three innovative Master Classes which take place on Wednesday, November 2, at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, Calif. Multiple Emmy- and Annie-winning creator of Nickelodeon’s long-running series Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy and animation industry innovator Butch Hartman will share the […]

Loyola Marymount Presents “Woody Woodpecker & The Avant-Garde”

A unique classic animation exhibit, Woody Woodpecker & The Avant-Garde, opens Sept. 22nd at Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery, reflecting the unlikely collision of people, art forms, political beliefs and wartime efforts. Varied elements of animator Shamus Culhane’s creative inspiration and productions will be explored in the exhibition. Paintings and watercolors by artists Jules […]

LA EVENT: “An Afternoon With Henry Selick” Encore Added

In October, The LA-based GLAS Animation Festival is featuring the work of an animator and director whose films have delighted and inspired a new generation of cinematic creators: Henry Selick. The filmmaker will appear for an intimate encore conversation on Sunday October 2nd at the Downtown Independent, in Downtown L.A., in which he will screen […]

Animation Scoop’s Comic Con Panel: “Cartoon Legends Speak: Diversity in the History of Animation”

Cartoon Legends Speak: Diversity in the History of Animation, the 2016 San Diego Comic Con panel moderated by Leslie Combemale for Animation Scoop, is now viewable for all to see and hear. With the new documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life being released this weekend, it’s the perfect time to remember all the great artists […]

SUBMIT TODAY: The 44th Annie Awards ‘Call For Entries’ Is Now Open!

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 44th Annual Annie Awards are now open! Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards will be presented in 9 production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, etc.) and 22 achievement categories (Best Animation, Direction, Production Design, Music, […]

Massachusetts’ Norman Rockwell Museum To Present “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning”

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the imprint of Hanna-Barbera. Creating scores of popular series such as The Yogi Bear Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny […]