Special News

  • Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Boy and the World’ Win Top Prizes at Annie Awards

    By David.Derks on February 6, 2016
    Pixar Animation Studios was the big winner at the 43rd Annual Annie Awards, Saturday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall. ‘Inside Out’ received Best Animated Feature along with 11 other categories, including Outstanding Music – Michael Giacchino; Outstanding Editing – Kevin Nolting; Outstanding Production Design – Ralph Eggleston; Outstanding Voice Acting – Phyllis Smith as ‘Sadness’; Outstanding Writing – Pete Docter, Meg […]
  • The 43rd Annie Awards Will Be Live Streaming Tonight! Watch it on Our Live Stream Channel!

    By David.Derks on February 6, 2016
    With more than 1500 of our community in the audience and presenters including Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Tom Kenny, Laraine Newman, Alexander Garfin, Hadley Belle Miller, Kristen Schaal, Michael-Leon Wooley, Sharlto Copely, Phyllis Smith, Andreas Deja, John Musker and, as always, some additional surprises, the 43rd Annie Awards promises to be a showcase of the very best that animation […]
  • Distributing Your Animation Content in Brazil? The Rio Content Market Could be a Place to Start

    By David.Derks on January 19, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a delegation from March 9-11 to introduce U.S. television producers to key decision makers in Brazil’s media and entertainment industry, during the Rio Content Market International Event. Rio Content Highlights: Pre-event counseling and preparation, including assistance in arranging meetings; Pre-event country and industry specific market briefing; Individual business matchmaking meetings with potential Brazilian […]
  • The Jay Kennedy Scholarship for Aspiring Cartoonists

    By David.Derks on December 7, 2015
    Do you need $5000 for college? Are you a college student (or do you have a college student at home) who wants to be a cartoonist? Then why not apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. But hurry the deadline is December 15, 2015. For more information, please go to http://cartoonistfoundation.reuben.org/jay-kennedy/ The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late […]
  • 24 HOURS Animation Contest Has Record-Breaking Year

    By David.Derks on November 3, 2015
    2015 proved to be the biggest year of the annual event. In its 13th year, the contest included a record-breaking 525 students participating from 24 schools from around the world! Sponsored by ToonBoom, CSU Summer Arts, Digicel, Focal Press, Wacom, CTN, ASIFA-Hollywood, Stuart Ng Books, Dreamworks, Blue Sky, Laika, Animation Magazine and Film Roman/Starz, the event was kicked off with […]
  • Request for Annie Footage and Photographs of The Iron Giant

    By David.Derks on November 2, 2015
    A new documentary on Brad Bird’s classic animated feature, The Iron Giant is in production. The director, Anthony Giacchino, an Emmy award winner, has worked with Brad Bird before — documenting the making of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and Tomorrowland. Giacchino is looking for anyone who may have video or still images of the 27th Annie Awards (1999) where the […]
  • Social Media: Birthday Greetings for June Foray

    By David.Derks on September 22, 2015
    Last week, the first lady of animation and creator of the Annie Awards June Foray celebrated her 98th birthday! To immortalize some of the well-wishes from social media, we’ve compiled a small list of tweets we think helped make her day special! Happy birthday to the incomparable, unbelievably talented legend June Foray! pic.twitter.com/HaP6Ms3oAy — Carina Valenzuela (@TurtleAnimaniac) September 19, 2015 […]
  • 43rd Annie Awards Call for Entries

    By David.Derks on August 25, 2015
    BURBANK, Calif. (August 25, 2015) – ASIFA-Hollywood announces its ‘Call for Entries’ to begin September 1, 2015. The 43rd Annual Annie Awards is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. There are 36 categories for consideration again this year, including production, individual achievement and special juried awards. A new category – Best Feature-Independent – has been added […]
  • WIA Conversations: Imogen Sutton

    By David.Derks on August 24, 2015
    On September 9th, Women in Animation invite you to WIA Conversations: Imogen Sutton, an intimate opportunity to learn from Imogen’s career in film and animation. Imogen Sutton is a producer and director, whose award-winning documentaries include Animating Art and Daughters of de Beauvoir. Starting as a runner in London, her animation career includes producing the The Thief and the Cobbler […]
  • Animated GIFs Invade Social Media

    By David.Derks on August 24, 2015
    The Graphics Interchange Format, better known to everyone as a GIF, is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the internet due to its wide support and portability. Its format supports animation, so not only does it have practical uses for websites or social media, it can be […]