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TEASER POSTER: Wes Anderson’s “Isle Of Dogs”

Fox Searchlight has announced the release date and teaser poster for the upcoming stop motion film Isle Of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson. Isle Of Dogs hits theaters everywhere on April 20th, 2018. Here’s the intriguing poster:

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum Announce the 2017 Student Scholarship Program

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) are proud to announce the 2017 Student Scholarship Program. Applications are currently being accepted for academic year 2017-2018 and are available online at: http://scholarships.animationeducatorsforum.org/ through June 20. Scholarship recipients will be announced after July 15th. Proposals will be accepted for undergraduate students entering their sophomore year and above, […]

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Announces Winners of First Faculty Grants

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum (AEF) has awarded its first annual Faculty Grants to Owen Klatte (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Dave Mauriello (Drexel University). The competition for the Grants, designed to provide support for individuals or groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field […]

Aardman Teaser: Nick Park’s “Early Man”

Check out the international Early Man teaser trailer which dropped today via Aardman Animation. This will mark the first feature film that Nick Park will have directed by himself (previously he has co-directed), and it stars Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams in the major voice roles. Set at the dawn of time, when […]

Q&A with Dave McElfatrick on The “Cyanide and Happiness” App

After years of having fans begging them for the chance to be drawn in the style of their Cyanide and Happiness characters, the creators of the immensely popular online comic and animated shorts have unveiled an app that allows anyone to do just that. I spoke with Dave McElfatrick, one of the crazy talents behind […]

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 […]

Turner and Warner Bros. Announce new ‘Boomerang’ standalone premium video subscription service

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. announced today they have partnered on a new standalone domestic premium video subscription service – Boomerang – that will launch in the Spring. This will be the first time the two companies have offered the massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library – not to mention Fleischer/Famous Popeye […]

“Our Next 4 Years”: Over 200 Oscar and Emmy Winning Animators Band Together To Create Animated PSAs

Our Ne​xt 4 Years, a new volunteer-run organization comprised of over 200 concerned animation professionals formed in the wake of the election, has released its first animated PSA. This funny and informative spot — ​Share in the Care: Defend the Afforda​ble Care Act (directed by Mike Parker) — illustrates the problems with repealing the Affordable […]

Film Independent Announces a Second Year of The LAIKA Animation Fellowship in Project Involve

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, and acclaimed animation studio LAIKA (whose most recent film is Kubo and the Two Strings, nominated for two Academy Awards), have announced a second year of the LAIKA Animation Fellowship in Project Involve. The LAIKA Animation Fellowship provides a […]

Asifa Hollywood & Animation Educators Forum Accepting Applications for 2017 Faculty Grants

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) announce they are accepting applications for the 2017 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. Deadline to apply is Monday, February 6 at […]

PGA Nominates Producers of Disney Trio, Kubo and Pets

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture nominations for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards. In the category of Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: · Finding Dory – Producer: Lindsey Collins · Kubo and the Two Strings – Producers: […]

“Lion King” and “Roger Rabbit” Added To National Film Registry

Twenty five new additions to the National Film Registry were announced this past week by The Library of Congress. Among the 2016 honorees are two now-classic Disney features that helped bring about the animation renaissance of the 1990s: The Lion King and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, […]

Mike Judge Receives WGAW’S 2016 Animation Writers Caucus Award

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the craft of animation writing, as well as his role in helping organize animation writers within the entertainment industry, King of the Hill and Silicon Valley Co-Creator Mike Judge has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 2016 Animation Writing Award […]

Animator Eric Fredrickson (1962-2016)

Sad news has reached us via colleague Kara Vallow – animator Eric Fredrickson, age 54, passed away suddenly at his home in Los Angeles, California on the weekend of November 27th, 2016. Born May 22, 1962, the Canadian born thoroughly enjoyed a lengthy career in animation. Eric worked as a storyboard artist on many TV […]

Back by Popular Demand, “LAIKA Experience” Returns to Universal Studios Hollywood

Good news – you have a second chance to see this amazing stop-motion animation exhibit. By overwhelming popular demand, LAIKA Studios will present a return holiday engagement of “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” from December 21, 2016 to January 15, 2017 at Universal Studios Hollywood. This special event will take place within […]