Animation News To Be Aware Of

1. Chris Meledandri, head of Fox Feature Animation, jumps ship to Universal where he’ll try his best to produce another ICE AGE and not another ROBOTS.

2. What Makes An Animated Pitch Hit? Apparently, teaming with SNL castmembers will do the trick.

3. An animation studio decides NOT to make a talking-animal CG feature?!? What’s the world coming to?

4. Bob Clampett and Ray Harryhausen both attempted to make an adaptation and couldn’t – now Disney and Pixar want to give it a shot. Some are speculating that Andrew Stanton will direct.