Books We Love

God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga By Natsu Onoda Power [Univ. of Mississippi Press, $25] For those of us who love to devour anything written ... Continue Reading →

Let the Good Bytes Roll

The eclectic sights and sounds of New Orleans add an extra dimension to this year’s SIGGRAPH confab and CG animation festival. It’s a commonly acknowledged fact that the ... Continue Reading →

So, This Dentist and His Family Get in an RV ‘

Michael Eisner and Eric Fogel team up to bring viewers Glenn Martin DDS, a claymated sitcom about a dentist and his family, which premieres this month on Nick at Nite. When it comes ... Continue Reading →

A New Chapter for The Jungle Book

DQ Entertainment sets up a robust animation pipeline for its upcoming new CG-animated series. While Disney’s 1967 feature adaptation of The Jungle Book will always be associated ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Picks Up Another Live-Action Pilot!

This isn’t an animation-related story, but it’s definitely indicative of the direction in which Cartoon Network has been heading for the past year or so. We learned today ... Continue Reading →

French Roast Wins SIGGRAPH’s Best in Show

French Roast, Fabrice O. Joubert’s witty animated short about a Parisian caf’ patron who can’t pay his bill has won SIGGRAPH 2009′s Best in Show Award. The CG-animated ... Continue Reading →

Kickstand Introduces StretchMesh 1.5 for Autodesk Maya

Kickstand LLC has announced the worldwide availability of StretchMesh 1.5 software for Autodesk Maya software.This new surface deformation plug-in is designed to seamlessly integrate ... Continue Reading →

Paley Center Celebrates Hanna-Barbera’s 70th Anniversary

The Paley Center in Beverly Hills is hosting a 70th anniversary celebration of Hanna-Barbera Studio, on Saturday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m. Jerry Eisenberg (The Flintstones), Willie Ito ... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Mr. Fox Comes Out of Hiding

At long last, we get to see the first trailer for Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson’s much-awaited adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book. Scheduled to open ... Continue Reading →

Quantum Quest Details Revealed

Although some of the more over-hyped animated features and vfx projects were hogging the spotlight at Comic-Con last week, a smaller indie 3-D, CG-animated large-format feature also ... Continue Reading →