5 Highlights From The 2017 Animation Block Program

Whether you’re into “Bojack Horseman,” “Raggedy Ann and Andy,” or “Bee Movie,” Animation Block Party 2017 will have a little bit of something for all tastes.

This Sunday in London: Spend The Afternoon with Richard Williams

This Sunday at the BFI Southbank in London, the British Film Institute, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, will present the UK/European premiere of the reconstructed work print of Richard Williams’ “The Thief and the Cobbler.” Williams will discuss the film afterward with film critic David Robinson.

“When the Wind Blows” Director Jimmy Murakami, RIP

Japanese-American animation legend Jimmy Murakami, who played an important role in the development of Ireland’s animation industry, has died at the age of 80, reported the organization Animation Ireland. The cause of death is unknown.

Michael Sporn, A Passionate Film Director, RIP

Animator and filmmaker Michael Sporn, a man who represented the spirit and vitality of New York’s animation scene as much as any other single individual, passed away from pancreatic cancer on January 19. He was 67.