ASIFA-Hollywood was founded in 1957, by Bill Scott, Stephen Bosustow, Ward Kimball, William T. Hurtz, Les Goldman, June Foray, and Bill Littlejohn, and later chartered by UNESCO in 1960.
Many branches of ASIFA exist throughout the world; in the US there are chapters in San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington, the Detroit area, and others, while internationally, organizations exist in Annecy, France, in Italy, and Japan. ASIFA also sponsors several animation film festivals throughout the world, including the ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival. ASIFA-Hollywood has the largest membership internationally of all other chapters, largely because the most popular cartoons ever produced were by studios and animation professionals located in the city of Burbank, which is also the location of ASIFA-Hollywood’s headquarters.
The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Center in Burbank includes a virtual archive, museum, library and research facility, containing the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project.
In the latest blog post from animator Andreas Deja, the character designs of the Goons from Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is examined in full detail. To view the blog entry click here.read more
Animators/pre-production artists…we have some very exciting news!!! Next Wednesday April 16, CTN (http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/) will be holding a contest for best animation reel and best animation pre-production portfolio. The contest will last ONE WEEK ONLY and 2 winners will receive an incredible $2000 SCHOLARSHIP towards one CSU Summer Arts class (one winner per class). Submissions will open from April 16th 6:00am PST-April 23rd 11:59pm PST. Start getting your portfolios/reels ready! More details to follow. For information about...read more
Be sure to see Ryman Arts at Arts Day LA! ArtsDay LA Friday, April 11 12 pm – 1 pm Location: LA Mall in Downtown Los Angeles As part of this Friday’s ArtsDay LA, join us for a free drawing activity across the street from City Hall East at the LA Mall in downtown Los Angeles. ArtsDay LA is an annual opportunity for Angelenos to celebrate the contributions of arts and culture to the community, and to talk with their elected officials about why the arts are important to us. Ryman Arts will be there showing our support for the...read more
Nickelodeon and California State University, Fullerton’s Art Department present “Butt What Is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective,” a rich, comprehensive collection of production art that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of television animation. Curated by renowned art historians Sanjay and Craig, the exhibit is the first to focus exclusively on art created for, and inspired by, Nickelodeon’s hit animated series “Sanjay and Craig.” The opening reception is 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Atrium...read more
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 is now open for entries, offering both emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to engage with new, international audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today. In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include £750 for the Festival Winner, £250 for the People’s Choice Winner, screenings at a number of other UK festivals and editorial coverage of the festival in Aesthetica Magazine and on the ASFF blog. The time limit is...read more
The CTN Animation eXpo (CTNX) comes to the city of Burbank once again from Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd. Early Bird ticket pricing ends April 15th. CTNX takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center, conveniently located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak Station. Early bird tickets are $45 for exhibit floor, $85 for a 1-day pass, $150 for a 3-day pass and $290 for a VIP passport. Space is limited at this hugely popular event so sign up early. For a student discount, click here. Click on View...read more
Student internships for Summer 2014 are available at Cartoon Network. if you’re a junior or senior and are interested in this opportunity, please click here: Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang deliver original, acquired and classic animated and live action entertainment. With digital and gaming businesses, in-house animation production facilities, and studios on both coasts, the division is both grassroots and cutting edge. The combination draws talented people to our doors and audiences to our...read more
One Plus Hub and Women in Animation are joining forces to provide an evening of connecting and fun! Guys are invited too! Join us to meet executives from all walks of animation–from production and distribution to marketing and development–and from leading studios, including Dreamworks Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Television Animation, Technicolor, Mattel and others. Special Guests Include: Marge Dean, Co-President, Women in Animation Kristy Scanlan, Co-President, Women in Animation Jill Gilbert, The One Plus...read more
TheAnimationBlog.com is dedicated to the wonderful world of animation. Hector Cortez, founder and editor-in-chief of the website, provides users with animation news, reviews, trailers, short films and classic cartoons from decades past. If you’re looking for animation from major studios, as well as content that’s off the beaten path, this blog is for you. If you need to get in contact with Hector, email him at theanimationblog at gmail.com – Feel free to email any animation press releases, requests to him to review your animation...read more
The Cartoon Art Museum presents the first career retrospective of the work of famed British cartoonist and illustrator Ronald Searle in Northern California. Animator Matt Jones, Exhibition Curator and longtime manager of the Ronald Searle Tribute blog, has assembled the best of Searle’s work produced while on reportage assignment around the United States. From Provincetown to Hawaii, Alaska to New Orleans, this Englishman with a wry sense of humor and biting satirical wit observed all the cultural icons of the decade spanning the mid 1950s...read more