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Plympton Rebuilds Winsor McCay’s ‘Flying House’

Indie animator Bill Plympton’s new treatment of Winsor McCay’s 1921 short The Flying House is ready to hit the festival circuit in the new year. The short, which won the Best Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Dan Mills dies at 80

We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. ... Continue Reading →
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Russell Brand to Get Animated for Fox

Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment are working on an animated series based on the life of British comedian and actor Russell Brand, the trades reported yesterday. The show will be written ... Continue Reading →
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Gruppo Alcuni’s ‘Pet Pals’ Trot to Turkey

Treviso, Italy-based animation house Gruppo Alcuni has finalized a package deal with Digiturk’s JOJO channel. The Turkish broadcaster has picked up Seasons 3 and 4 of the popular ... Continue Reading →
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MARA3D Introduces First Mobile Art Reference App

Montreal-based MARA3D has put its first mobile application: MARA3D: David Giraud Male Anatomy on the Apple iTunes App Store this week. This mobile app introduces artists to a new way ... Continue Reading →
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The Island of Lost Chipmunks

The CG-animated singing critters are back and in excellent form in the new family movie Chipwrecked. The Chipmunks first rose to international fame in December of 1958 with their  ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide

We all know the trials of finding the right holiday gift for your loved ones can make December a horrible, ulcer-inducing time of the year. That’s why we’ve put together a list ... Continue Reading →
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Kavaleer Animations to Create 30 New Jobs in 2012

Dublin-based Kavaleer Animations recently announced that it will create 30 new animation jobs in 2012 to keep up with its international projects. The shop, which celebrates its 10th ... Continue Reading →
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NFB’s Hothouse Program Adds Digital Focus

For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Crimson Forest Plants Epic ‘Ginseng’ Series

China’s animation and vfx studio Crimson Forest has announced the production of an epic, 100-part animated series titled Ginseng vs. Aliens. “Each episode deals with the Ginseng ... Continue Reading →