Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki's comic book sees techno-optimism

MIAMI (AP) — Forget the dystopian future of science fiction stories, where Skynet endoskeletons stomp on dry human bones or people slumbering in fluid-filled pods serve as living batteries. ...

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native ...

Taiwan's animated film "On Happines Road" is submitted for the Oscar nomination list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) just announced 25 animated features submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academ...

Taiwan's NPM Southern Branch helps Chiayi scale new tourism heights

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum is the most significant recent addition to Taiwan’s cultural landscape. Opening its doors in December 2015 following mo...

Taiwan film 'On Happiness Road' wins grand prize at Tokyo Anime Award Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese animated film "On Happiness Road" (幸福路上) yesterday (March 13) won the Grand Prize in the feature film category at the 2018 Tokyo Anime Award Festival. ...

'On Happiness Road', the last Taiwanese animated film?

Animation, and Taiwan. Two words that seemingly do not mesh automatically in the same sentence in most people’s minds. And most people would be wrong! Taiwan has actually got quite a l...

Inaugural Taichung Comic Arts Festival gets underway

The inaugural Taichung Comic Arts Festival kicked off Aug. 11 in central Taiwan, featuring a collection of the latest and greatest animated films and comic artworks produced by talents from home and a...

Bobby Moynihan leaving 'Saturday Night Live' for CBS sitcom

NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Moynihan will leave "Saturday Night Live" following this weekend's season finale after nine seasons on the NBC show. Deadline.com reports ...

Oleg Vidov, Soviet actor who defected to US, dies at 73

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oleg Vidov, a matinee idol in the Soviet Union who defected to the United States at the height of the Cold War and then enjoyed a long film and TV career in Hollywood, has died. ...

Review: In 'The Boss Baby,' it's clear who wears the diapers

Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet. The creators of "...

Taichung International Animation Festival calls for international entries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taichung International Animation Festival (TIAF), supported by the Information Bureau of Taichung City Government and organized by the Taichung Film Development Foundation,...

Review: Lovingly constructed 'Red Turtle' entertains slowly

When was the last time an animated film actual lowered your pulse rate? In its typical Hollywood form, an animated feature is usually the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush — a fra...

Golden Globes serve up a side order of politics

The old-fashioned musical triumphed, and there was joy through the land — "La La Land," that is. Though Damien Chazelle's candy-colored musical cleaned up at the Golden Globes, there was a more seriou...

Review: Set sail with the spirited, familiar 'Moana'

Stop me if this sounds familiar: A Disney animation film about a bright and spirited young woman who feels stifled by outmoded expectations and dreams of exploring beyond the confines of her home. It...

Exhibition features art designs behind beloved animated films

Pixar, the celebrated animation production studio, is holding an exhibition in Taiwan at the National History Museum this November, presenting 400 manuscripts, maquettes, and early shorts in celebrati...