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Animated ‘Waves ’98′ Wins Short Film Palme D’Or at Cannes

The animated short film Waves ’98 by Lebanese director Ely Dagher has won the Palme D’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. Waves ’98 is an artistic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tomorrowland’s’ Opening a Bit Soft at $41 Million

Tomorrowland handily topped the Memorial Day weekend box office even as it fell short of expectations for the live-action Disney feature directed by sometime-animator Brad Bird. Tomorrowland ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Saloon Projects Top Irish Awards

Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea won the top film award at the 2015 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for Film and Drama, presented Sunday ... Continue Reading →
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HgCapital Buys Majority Stake in The Foundry

The Foundry, a leading provider of award-winning creative software, announced a majority investment from HgCapital, one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious private equity ... Continue Reading →
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WB Launches New DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby Interactive Sites

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have launched ScoobyDoo.com, LooneyTunes.com and DCKids.com as three new entertainment destinations for kids that will feature original ... Continue Reading →
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Critics at Cannes Rave About ‘Inside Out’

Most of us will have to wait another month to see Inside Out, but the lucky critics and attendees who caught the film in an out-of-competition spot at this year’s Cannes Film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mad Max,’ ‘Avengers’ Earn 2nd, 3rd at Weekend B.O.

Mad Max: Fury Road may have come in second at the box office this weekend, but the VFX-heavy and animated features are having some the best runs of the year. Topping the weekend box ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Updates Katana 2 With Complete Rebuild

The Foundry released Katana 2, a rebuilt from the ground up update for the lighting and look-development software. In addition to a responsive new user interface, new features of Katana ... Continue Reading →
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Mixamo 2.0 Graduates from Beta to General Release

Mixamo 2.0 has been released to the general public, offering a significant upgrade to the online 3D character creation platform. To celebrate the launch, Mixamo also announced that ... Continue Reading →