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WIA Partners with Schools to Give Students Early Access to Support

Women in Animation (WIA) has announced a first round of academic partnerships to encourage student participation in the WIA network of support. The School of Visual Arts (SVA) has aligned as both a corporate sponsor as well as a membership sponsor, and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) has agreed to be a membership sponsor […]

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” […]

Asifa-Hollywood To Give $160K To Animation-Based Programs & Events

This year, ASIFA-Hollywood, the world’s foremost professional, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation and celebrating the people who create it, has earmarked $160,000 for animation-based programs and events, including but not limited to ASIFA’s Animation Aid Foundation, $12,000; ASIFA Animation Educators Forum and its scholarship and faculty grants programs, $65,500; the Animated […]

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, […]