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Wildseed Unveils Kidson-Based Web Series

U.K.-based Wildseed Studios has released the first episodes of a new animated series based on the work of underground comic-strip artist Ralph Kidson on its YouTube channel. Wildseed, ... Continue Reading →
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Ubisoft Montreal Adopts OpenStage 2 Markerless Mo-Cap

Video game studio Ubisoft Montreal is going markerless, striking a deal with Organic Motion to use its OpenStage 2 motion-capture system. OpenStage 2 is designed to reduce costs and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top BAFTA Awards

Frozen walked away with another cool honor this weekend, nabbing the BAFTA for Best Animated Film at a ceremony in London. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck took home the honor ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Builds $50M Second Weekend

It was another great weekend for The LEGO Movie, which built on its already impressive debut last weekend with a $50 million domestic gross through Sunday. The muscular hit has grossed ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Animation Icon Murakami Dies

Jimmy Murakami, one of the founding fathers of Irish animation, died Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to a report from the Irish Film & Television Network. He was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Fox’ Returns in Criterion Edition

One of the most-acclaimed indie animated films of recent years gets the Criterion treatment this week with the release of Fantastic Mr. Fox: Criterion Collection Edition (Fox, $39.95 ... Continue Reading →
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Teasers Preview ‘Star Wars Rebels’

The buildup for the new animated series Star Wars Rebels is in full gear, as Disney XD releases two new 30-second teaser trailers offering a first look at the series. Take a look: What ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the Shiny Future of Law Enforcement

VFX supe Jamie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Flies to SPI Vancouver

Rovio Entertainment has chosen Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver as its primary animation house for the production of the Angry Birds movie, the upcoming animated film based on ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki, Ghibli Retrospective Returns to Hollywood

For the third year, the American Cinematheque presents a retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli that will screen Feb. 16 to March 20 at the Egyptian Theatre ... Continue Reading →