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 →

Simpsons Announces 21st Season Guests

The Simpsons exec producer Al Jean has revealed the celebrity guest voices lined up for the 21st season of the long-running hit animated series. Jean told EW.com that Coldplay lead ... Continue Reading →

Heyward’s A Squared Connects with AOL

A Squared Entertainment LLC, a new Los Angeles-based children’s media company formed by DIC founder Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan, has partnered with AOL to launch a slate of ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love: Summer Reading Edition

British Animation: The Channel 4 Factor By Clare Kitson [Indiana University Press, $29.95] Although indie British animators will tell you that it’s always been tough to put financing ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con Report: An Inspiring Tribute to Walt Stanchfield

Animation fans attending Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon had the heart-breaking task of choosing between a Bill Plympton event (in-person appearance with a screening of his latest short ... Continue Reading →

Soaking in Genius

How SpongeBob SquarePants evolved from being a clever little toon on Nickelodeon to one of the most popular characters in the history of animation in 10 incredible years. SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →