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‘Moshi Monsters’ Turn 5

British studio Mind Candy’s online world of adoptable pet creatures Moshi Monsters is celebrating its fifth birthday with a special event in London this week. The global brand ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks in Buying Talks with AwesomenessTV

Though an official statement from either party has yet to emerge, tech blog All Things D and an LA Times entertainment blogger are reporting “two people familiar with the matter” ... Continue Reading →
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Lantz Foundation Ups LMU Gift

The Walter Lantz Foundation has upped its gift to Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television’s Animation Department to just over $1 million, making this one of ... Continue Reading →
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Tito Ortiz Hired as Illumination’s Development VP

Veteran animated features exec Tito Ortiz (Ice Age, Despicable Me) is returning to Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment after being absent for two years pursuing his music ... Continue Reading →
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Cinema 4D Aids Futuristic Vision of ‘Oblivion’

VFX and animation tech house Maxon has announced that the designers and animators charged with visualizing the complex in-camera and on-screen motion graphics sequences of Universal ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Tells ‘Dodo’ Tale

Bristol-based Aardman Animations has created a four-minute, digital 2D animated short titled The Lonely Dodo to highlight the plight of endangered species around the world for international ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion, Saban Launch Vortexx VOD

Kids free on-demand TV network Kabillion has partnered with Saban Brands to launch a new Vortexx Video On Demand channel. Vortexx provides boys action and entertainment programming ... Continue Reading →
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Presenters Revealed for N.Y.’s Dusty Awards

New York’s School of Visual Arts has revealed the line-up of presenters for the awards ceremony which will cap off the 24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival (dusty.sva.edu), ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Kiki’ Confirmed, Takashi to Direct

After a week of competing internet rumors, Twitch Film has triumphantly announced confirmation of their hint at a live-action version of Ghibli Studios’ anime classic Kiki’s Delivery ... Continue Reading →
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‘Venture Bros.’ Season 5 Premiere Moves to June 2

The hotly anticipated return of Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick’s hit Adult Swim series The Venture Bros. has been pushed to June 2 from its originally announced May 19 launch. The ... Continue Reading →