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Los Angeles Animation Festival Accepting Entries

The 2012 Los Angeles Animation Festival has issued its call for entries for five competitions in conjunction with its upcoming event to be help March 7-11 at the Regent Showcase Cinema ... Continue Reading →
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Maxon U.S. Re-Launches Cineversity Training Website

Professional 3D solution manufacturer Maxon has relaunched Cineversity, its online training and education resource for Cinema 4D users. The redesigned site takes advantage of the latest ... Continue Reading →
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Barnes & Noble, VIZ Bring Manga to Nook

Leading digital media retailer Barnes & Noble has announced a new partnership with manga (Japanese comics/graphic novels) distribution and publishing powerhouse VIZ Media to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Animation Branch Snubs ‘Smurfs’

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Branch has decided not to qualify Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid blockbuster The Smurfs for the Best Animated Feature Category, ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Announces Short Film Selections

The Sundance Institute has announced the short films selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be held in Park City, UT January 19-29. The films for the Animated Short Films – ... Continue Reading →
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Effects Animator Dorse Lanpher Passes Away

The animation community lost another great talent this past Friday with the passing of effects animators Dorse Lanpher at the age of 76. Lanpher began his career at Disney in the late ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama’ Vol. 6 DVD Materializes on Earth

Fry, Bender, Leela, Zoidberg and the rest of the Futurama clan continue their madcap adventures in the new Futurama DVD/Blu-ray release which arrives in stores and online outlets ... Continue Reading →
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Songs from Five Animated Movies Qualify for Oscars

Songs from Cars 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Happy Feet Two, The Muppets, Rio and Winnie the Pooh are among the 39 numbers vying for a nomination in the Oscar race. The original songs, along ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of December 19 2011

In your opinion, what’s the best animated holiday special of all time? A Charlie Brown Christmas The Grinch that Stole Christmas Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon Media Expands in Asia

Paris-based Marathon Media, the studio behind show such Totally Spies, Redakai and Gromiti, is opening an office in Hong Kong, bringing in Stéphane Aldebert to head up the post as ... Continue Reading →