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Animation Directors Nora Twomey and Kris Pearn Set for Free View Conference Virtual ‘Meet the Masters’ Conversation

“The Breadwinner” director Nora Twomey will join “The Willoughbys” director Kris Pearn for a free “Meet the Masters” virtual conversation presented by the View Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. Pt.Twomey, who is co-founder and creative director of Ireland’s animation studio Cartoon Saloon, produced the studio’s current film, “Wolfwalkers,” was head of […]

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‘Wolfwalkers’ Trailer: Is The ‘Secrets Of Kells’ Followup Another Animated Oscar Player?

We’ve seen the Best Picture race slowly come into view thanks to a pandemic delayed deadline, but other categories are also coming into play. Best Animated Feature film already has a number of contenders that found audiences on PVOD with “Onward,” “Trolls World Tour” and “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run” while “Over the […]

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‘The Willoughbys’ Director on Casting Will Forte and Adapting Lois Lowry’s Book for Screen

“The Willoughbys” hits Netflix this Wednesday, the latest in the streaming platform’s slate of animated, family-friendly features.Based on the Lois Lowry books, the film follows the four Willoughby children, who live in a house where their self-centered parents neglect them, depriving them of love. The children devise a plan to send their parents on a […]

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‘The Willoughbys’ Clip: Ricky Gervais Voices a Cat Who Introduces Netflix’s Animated Family

Last year, Netflix delivered quite the charming and touching animated Christmas movie with Klaus. This year, they’re digging into animation again, this time with the promising quirky comedy The Willoughbys, based on the children’s book of the same name by Newberry Award-winning author Lois Lowry. If this is your first time hearing about The Willoughbys, […]

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What the Netflix Nominations Mean for the Best Animated Feature Oscar Race

With “I Lost My Body,” the bold French existential mystery about a severed hand, and “Klaus,” the innovative 2D Santa origin story, Netflix powered its way into the Best Animated Feature Oscar race for the first time. It knocked out Disney’s mighty “Frozen II” and halted GKids’ string of 11 straight nominations going back to […]

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Netflix Unveils 6 Animated Films, Shows (Exclusive)

Netflix is unveiling six new animated projects as the streaming giant continues to bolster its family entertainment slate.The offerings span film and television, and spring from the minds of some of the most acclaimed names in media. The movies include “My Father’s Dragon,” a 2D animated family feature film from Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey (“T​he […]

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