Who’ll Bail Out the Toy Biz?

Over 20,000 Toy Town professionals hope new ideas and innovations will help them brave the hard times as the industry gets ready for Toy Fair in New York City this month. Although the ... Continue Reading →

Jonas Odell, Director, Lies

Last month, Swedish animator Jonas Odell won the top prize for international shorts at Sundance for his new film, Lies. This highly stylized projects features three episodes dealing ... Continue Reading →

Disney FX Wiz Robert Broughton Dies at 91

Pioneering camera effects artist Robert Broughton who worked on almost every Disney movie from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to The Black Hole (1979) passed away recently at ... Continue Reading →

Glen Hanson, Director, Shiny Toy Guns’ Ghost Town Video

It’s always a pleasure to see a cool new animated music video that goes beyond the standard limitations and clich’s of the genre. The Shiny Toy Guns video for their new ... Continue Reading →

Black Freighter Gets Arrrrr Rating

While Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero epic Watchmen is solidly tailored to the PG-13 crowd, its animated companion piece has been slapped with an R rating by the Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Animation/VFX Tools of the Year

We left it up to our readers to pick their favorite animation and vfx tools/software packages of the year. Here are the terrific 10 items that earned the most votes, in alphabetical ... Continue Reading →

LEGO Batman Flies to iPhones/iPods

Just in time for the holidays, fans of LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games can enjoy their favorite caped crusader on iPhones and iPod Touch screens. The Warner Bros. Interactive game features ... Continue Reading →

Bully Bros. Post Ready for Business

A new state-of-the-art post and vfx studio has opened its door in Santa Monica, Calif. Founded by creative director/lead fx artist Kiki Chansamone and exec producer Jason Forest, Bully ... Continue Reading →

Laika Lets Go 65, Nixes Jack and Ben

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 ... Continue Reading →

Singapore Plans New VFX Studio

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 ... Continue Reading →