SIGGRAPH Reels in Real-Time Rendering Content

Gaming enthusiasts have yet another reason to attend this year’s hot SIGGRAPH confab, scheduled to take place August 3-7 in New Orleans. As part of the event’s expanded ... Continue Reading →

Studio 100 Launches Paris Toon Shop

Benelux-based children’s animation and live-action producer Studio 100 is opening new animation shop in Paris. According to Variety, former Alphanim exec Jan Van Rijsselberge ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Dominates DVD Scene This Week

Although it’s going to be a while until U.S. audiences can catch Nick Park’s BAFTA- and Annie Award-winning special Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death, there ... Continue Reading →

Playtime in a Parallel World

Papaya Studio’s Jonathan Han discusses developing a spooky little game based on LAIKA’s 3-D stop-motion fantasy. Those who want to relive and expand their enjoyment of Henry ... Continue Reading →

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 →