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THURSDAY in LA: Fleischer’s “Gulliver’s Travels” @ LACMA with Live Music

For the fourth edition of Film Independent’s new Bring the Noise series at LACMA (The Los Angeles Museum of Art) — in which musical artists compose original score for favorite films, and play the score live in real time to accompany the movie — the band Inc. No World bring their skills to “one of […]

Animator Mark Kausler To Present “I Love Cartoons” Screenings At The Animation Guild

No one (and I mean NO ONE) knows classic cartoons better than Mark Kausler. A veteran animator for Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Bakshi, Spumco and others, Kausler has also been collecting animation for decades on 16mm and now plans to open his vault to screen selected examples from his archives on a regular basis […]

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents ‘First Frame 2017’ Next Friday

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents First Frame 2017, the annual showcase featuring the latest achievements in animation from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts (Hench-DADA), it was announced by Hench-DADA Chair, Tom Sito. The showcase will feature original student work spanning all forms of animation including […]

TCM Fest Salutes Classic Animation with “Beyond The Mouse: The 1930s Cartoons of Ub Iwerks”

The most important cartoonist and animator in the early days of the Disney studio was Ub Iwerks, the “hand behind the mouse.” The TCM Festival this week in Hollywood will honor Iwerks with a retrospective program featuring recent restorations of Iwerks’ greatest and rarely seen shorts, including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in Hungry Hobos (1928), […]

NFB Animation on TCM – April 9th

SchoolWood is proud to announce that Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz will be guest presenters of an evening of NFB Animation on TCM (Turner Classic Movie Channel) on April 9th at 8:00 PM EST (5pm Pacific). The program will survey the incredible body of work produced by the National Film Board of Canada in this […]

Fred Seibert: Saturday Night at The Norman Rockwell Museum – UPDATE with Video Embed

Fred Seibert is one of my favorite people – and a significant force in contemporary animation. Anything he has to say on the subject (and on a variety of other subjects, including classic rock & roll) is worth listening to. Saturday night he’s making an appearance at the must-see Norman Rockwell Museum in Stocbridge Mass […]

MODERN MONDAY @ MoMA: An Evening with Suzan Pitt

Suzan Pitt’s wildly imaginative and comically sinister animation has dazzled Museum of Modern Art audiences for nearly 45 years. An award-winning artist and filmmaker who variously calls Los Angeles, Mexico, and a remote cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula her home, Pitt returns to MoMA on March 6th to introduce the New York premiere of five […]

This Weekend in Berkeley: Pre-Code Cartoons, Brad Bird, China’s Lei Lei, Japan’s Masaaki Yuasa at GLAS

The 2nd annual GLAS Animation Festival is happening this weekend – Thursday (3/2) and runs through Sunday (3/5) – in Berkeley California, and its got a line-up that should appeal to anyone interested in the art of animation. I will be there to present a screening of Pre-Code Cartoons – Hollywood cartoons on the big […]

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja

The next exhibition coming to The Walt Disney Family Museum this spring is a must-see: Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja. It celebrates the work of one of the most accomplished character animators of our time. Running March 23rd through October 4th, the exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most […]

Animation Restorations Highlight UCLA’s 2017 Festival of Preservation

UCLA Film & Television Archive’s 18th Festival of Preservation kicks off in early March with a showcase of the latest restoration projects from its renown archive. In addition to undiscovered gems from classic Hollywood, rare silents, the films of Laurel & Hardy, 1960s television specials – and much more – the archive is devoting one […]

New GLAS Animation Festival Trailer Is A Visual Knock-Out

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 Feastival Trailer was released today – and its a visual knock-out. Take a look:

Tuesday Night: “Valentoons” @ Cinefamily

In the cartoon world, marriage is not reserved exclusively for joining two humans. It can be between two mice, two wabbits — even a skunk and a pussycat! On Tuesday night, February 14th, Animation Scoop editor Jerry Beck opens the film vault and presents a collection of love-obsessed cartoon classics starring all your favorites, from […]

Saturday in Burbank: The Afternoon of Remembrance

This Saturday (2/11) at Noon will be the Afternoon of Remembrance, when the animation family comes together to laugh, cry and remember all our friends who departed last year. All are welcome – the doors open at noon for refreshments, the memorials start at 1pm. At the Animation Guild in Burbank – 1105 N. Hollywood […]

Women In Animation Laraine Newman Q&A Event Feb. 28th

As part of their continuing series of Inside the Actors Studio-style interviews with notable female voice actors, Women In Animation is hosting a conversation with comedian and prolific voice actress, Laraine Newman. Hosted by Amy Ulrich, at Dreamworks Campanile Theater in Glendale the Q&A will take place Tuesday February 28, 2017 starting at 7pm. Laraine […]

‘Zootopia” and ‘The Red Turtle’ Top Annie Awards; Complete List of Winners

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia took the top honor as Best Animated Feature at the 44th Annual Annie Awards, tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Zootopia took home a total of six awards, also receiving an Annie trophy for Outstanding Storyboarding, Character Design, Voice Acting (Jason Bateman), Writing and Best Direction. Best Animated Feature–Independent was presented […]