Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced...
Portland-based animation studio Laika Entertainment has laid off 65 people and axed its troubled project in development Jack and Ben’s Animated Adventure. The CG-animated feature was slated to be the studio’s follow-up pic after the upcoming Coraline. Mulan director Barry Cook was signed to direct the film. According to a [...]
In conjunction with this week’s Asia TV Forum and SIGGRAPH Asia, the Singapore government has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art soundstage in the region. The special effects studio will be completed in 2011 and will allow filmmakers and production houses to shoot high-def and 3-D projects. The first [...]
Don Greenberg, director of Cornell University’s highly regarded computer graphics program, encouraged the audience at the inaugural edition of SIGGRAPH Asia in Singapore to expand the applications of the technology and to help build bridges between disciplines in the future. In his keynote speech today (December 11), Greenberg used colorful [...]
Actor and producer Antonio Banderas and Spanish director Raul Garcia introduced their new CG-animated feature The Missing Lynx (El Lince Perdido) at a premiere screening held at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif. on Thursday. Co-directed by Garcia and Manuel Sicilia, Lynx is the first movie from Kandor [...]
Mater Takes Center Stage: A chat with Victor Navone and Rob Gibbs, co-directors of the new Disney/Pixar TV Cars Toons.
This week marks the premiere of Pixar’s Cars Toons, a three-part shorts series featuring Mater, the rusty tow truck which befriended Lightning McQueen in the 2005 feature. The animated vignettes are directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Victor Navone (animator on Cars, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo) and Rob Gibbs [...]
Breakthrough Entertainment’s animated series Jimmy Two Shoes landed the top spot on the most-screened list at the MIPCOM Junior market this past weekend (Oct. 11, 12). Co-produced by Breakthrough, Jetix Europe and Teletoon, the 52×11 mins (or 26×30 mins) series follows the adventures of an enthusiastic 14-year-old kid, who through [...]
The first edition of 5D: The Future of Immersive Design Conference will offer panels, workshops and presentations on the brave new world of emerging design and technology at the University Art Museum of Cal State Long Beach Oct. 4-5. Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy), Joseph Kosinski of [...]
Japanese animator Kunio Kato’s beautifully animated and poetic short La maison en petits cubes (The House of Small Cubes) received the prize for best animated picture at the Milan Film Festival last Sunday. Kato’s 12-minute animated short centers on an old widower, who lives in a house which is slowly [...]
Mater, the rusty tow truck which befriended Lightning McQueen in the 2005 Pixar feature Cars, will be starring in his own animated three-part short series. Pixar’s Cars Toons will premiere on Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family beginning Monday, Oct. 27. This news follows yesterday’s announcement that director Brad [...]
Ecological awareness is on the mind of Beary Boo, a new animated series about a green-living brown bear cub, which will be distributed by L.A.-based Porchlight Ent. and produced by Caboom, a production company with offices in L.A. and Dublin. Developed by Caboom, the new toon targets kids 3-6. This [...]