Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first feature-length, animated film
The film already won the best animated film
award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle last December.
Where France perpetually struggles, however, is in trying to produce bigger-budgeted animated films
for international family audiences.
In some ways, Jeffrey Katzenberg represents that continuum, because he was at Disney when they were doing some of their greatest contemporary animated films
, like 'Lion King,' 'Little Mermaid' and others.
director Hayao Miyazaki will receive the Honorary Golden Lion award for professional achievements at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival in August, the film producer and distributor Toho Co.
Spirited Away' is among 17 possible nominees for the 2002 best animated feature film for Academy Awards along with other popular animated films
, such as 20th Century Fox's ''Ice Age'' and Dreamworks' ''Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
Over 30 animated films
from Canada have been nominated for Academy Awards.
This month, in celebration of the first-ever two-disc Platinum Edition DVD release of Disney's most beloved animated film
, The Little Mermaid, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) in collaboration with Walt Disney Home Entertainment brings to stores the largest assortment of Little Mermaid merchandise available since the film's 1989 release - more than 2,200 fun and imaginative products glimmering with an "under-the-sea" theme.
The trend continued over the weekend when 20th Century Fox's animated film
``Robots'' opened in first place with a gross of $36 million, pushing another PG-rated movie, ``The Pacifier,'' to second place.
The Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will host a weeklong international forum on Japanese animated films
and ''manga'' comics from March 10 to mark the ASEAN-Japan Exchange Year 2003.
The ninth International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, held at the Aster Plaza in central Hiroshima, will select the best movies Monday from 73 animated films
preselected from a record 1,438 entries from 54 nations and territories.
Expanding on the pitfalls of Asian American alienation, other works by Ku--including two animated films
produced in collaboration with Steve Choo and Kelly Chang recently shown at P.