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TRAILER: NFB’s “Window Horses”

Another contender appears in time for this year’s awards season: Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming, a 2016 Canadian animated feature film written and directed by Ann Marie Fleming – based on her graphic novel. Funding for the film was raised through an Indiegogo campaign. The film was co-produced by Fleming’s Stickgirl […]

OFFICIAL TRAILER: “Loving Vincent”

Loving Vincent the world’s “first fully oil painted feature film”, written & directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, opens in New York on September 22nd and in LA a week later on September 29th. Produced by Poland’s BreakThru Films & UK’s Trademark Films, the official trailer dropped today – have a look:

TRAILER: “Animal Crackers”

Animal Crackers, the US-Spanish co-production, co-directed by Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft, that made its smash debut at Annecy – has just released its US trailer via Blue Dream Studios. It’s about a family who use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil […]

Good Deed Entertainment sets Release Dates for “Loving Vincent”; September in NY and LA

Good Deed Entertainment has finalized their Fall theatrical distribution plans for the award-winning animated feature Loving Vincent. The film will open in New York City on Friday, September 22nd, in Los Angeles on Friday, September 29th, and will expand to top regional markets throughout October and November. “I was absolutely enthralled with Loving Vincent. It […]

TRAILER: “My Little Pony – The Movie”

A dark force threatens Ponyville – and the good news is that Lionsgate has finally dropped the official trailer for their My Little Pony – The Movie. And it looks surprisingly good. The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe […]

Gkids Dates “The Girl Without Hands” in New York and LA

GKIDS has set the release dates for Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated feature The Girl Without Hands. The film will open in New York at IFC Center on July 21st, and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall on August 4th, before traveling to more cities nationwide. The trailer dropped today – here it is:

William Joyce to Direct Cirrina’s Debut Animated Feature “The Extincts”

Cirrina Studios, the recently launched entertainment finance, development and production company has announced its first animated feature film, The Extincts. Based on British writer Veronica Cossanteli’s popular middle grade novel of the same name, and adapted by David Lipman (producer, “Shrek 2”), the film will be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker and celebrated author/illustrator William “Bill” […]

INTERVIEW: Gilbert Gottfried on “Aladdin”, “Animal Crackers” and “Life Animated”

Gilbert Gottfried is not only one of the most popular comedians working today, but he’s also an animation legend. His voice work in 1992’s “Aladdin” turned Iago the Parrot into one of the most iconic Disney characters of all-time. Gottfried has reprised that role for sequels, TV movies/series and video games. He’s also voiced characters […]

TRAILER: “Spark: A Space Tail”

Here’s a nice surprise. The trailer for Aaron Woodley’s Spark: A Space Tail which is opening next month, on April 14th. Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon and Patrick Stewart topline the voice cast on this film – from our friends who created The Nut Job. This looks to be a vast improvement in visual quality and […]

TRAILER: Gkids “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea”

GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning indie and foreign animation, has announced the release date of Dash Shaw’s first animated feature, My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea. It splashes into theaters on April 14th. Shaw, celebrated author of such graphic novels as New School, Bottomless Belly Button and the recently-released Cosplayers, directs Jason Schwartzman, […]

New “Kubo” Featurette Details The Film’s Five Year Journey To The Screen

I’m a fan of all five of the films up for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards. There’s no question that Kubo and The Two Strings pushed the medium of stop motion to new levels. This new featurette details the film’s five-year journey to the big screen. “Kubo,” which was an underdog Best […]

Grindstone Picks Up “El Americano”

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights to the Mexican animated feature El Americano, the Movie 3D. Written by Richard Pursel (SpongeBob Squarpants, Ren & Stimpy) and veteran animator Phil Roman (Garfield), the film is voiced by Lisa Kudrow, Cheech Marin, Rico Rodriguez (Manny on Modern Family) and Edward James Olmos (who also […]

Directors Q&A: Behind the Oscar-Nominated “Borrowed Time”

Former college buddies and current Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj worked for five years, on nights and weekends, making an animated short that is completely different from anything Pixar or any other major animated studio would ever produce. And their efforts have now garnered them an Oscar nomination. Borrowed Time is a cowboy […]

Q & A with Patrick Osborne of Oscar and Annie Nominated Short “Pearl”

Former Disney animator Patrick Osborne won an Oscar in the Best Animated Short category for his 2014 film Feast. Now, just two years later, he’s heading back to the Academy Awards thanks to his groundbreaking Google short Pearl. Jackson Murphy: First of all, congratulations on the Academy Award and Annie Award nominations. Patrick Osborne: Thank […]

TRAILER: “The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature”

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home and take back their park in The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. This American-Canadian-Korean 3D computer-animated feature is directed by Cal Brunker and written by Brunker, Bob Barlen and Scott Bindley. It is a sequel to 2014’s […]