Seven Make VFX Oscar Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films made the short list in the Visual Effects category for the 81st Academy Awards. They are as follows: Australia The ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Adds Mac Offerings

Autodesk Inc. announced at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco that it has expanded its portfolio of Macintosh 2D and 3D software tools for entertainment, multimedia ... Continue Reading →

Lionsgate Gets Care Bears, Sushi Pack for Vid

Lionsgate has extended its relationship with American Greetings Properties by acquiring the exclusive North American home entertainment distribution rights to numerous Care Bears titles, ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Animation Fest Expands Again

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, which opened up to the public as a full-fledged fest in 2008, will again take on an expanded role in the 2009 SIGGRAPH conference and expo. ... Continue Reading →

Nick Introduces Olivia

Author/illustrator Ian Falconer’s award-winning books come to the screen as Nickelodeon adds Olivia to its preschool line-up. The new series will premiere on Monday, Jan. 26 at ... Continue Reading →

Warner Puts Hex on Horton Helmer

Warner Bros. has tapped Horton Hears A Who! director Jimmy Hayward to direct its adaptation of the DC Comics property Jonah Hex, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be ... Continue Reading →

Lasseter Gives Miyazaki’s Ponyo a Push

Pixar’s John Lasseter is joining producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy in preparing the U.S. theatrical release of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, the latest animated opus ... Continue Reading →

aniBoom Awards Favor Voodoo

Sebastian’s Voodoo from Joaquin Baldwin of Sherman Oaks, Calif. was named the grand prize winner of the third annual aniBoom Awards, a kudo fest honoring the best work submitted ... Continue Reading →

Renegade Prowls with Heathcliff

Media property development company Fitzroy Media (FRM) has tapped Renegade Animation to produce a series of new projects featuring Heathcliff, the mischievous, street-wise cat of comic-strip ... Continue Reading →

Adult TV Toons Abound on Disc

Put the kids to bed and dig into this week’s pile of animated home video releases. On offer are Duckman: Season Three and Four, Frisky Dingo: Season 2 and Tripping the Rift: The ... Continue Reading →