VFX Veteran Rosenbaum Joins Digital Domain

Stephen Rosenbaum, who has won two Oscars for outstanding visual effects, has joined Digital Domain as a visual effects supervisor. Rosenbaum, whose Oscar wins came for the features ... Continue Reading →

Dietz and Schofield Open Pencil Test Studios

Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield, who between them have more than 30 years experience producing animation, have teamed up to form Pencil Test Studios. The new production company is based ... Continue Reading →

Logorama, Mr. Fox Set for Stuttgart

Oscar-winning short film Logorama and Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox will be among the highlights of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, slated for May 4-9. The festival ... Continue Reading →

Burton to Animate Addams Cartoons

Tim Burton plans to make a stop-motion, 3-D film out of the original Addams Family cartoons, reports Deadline Hollywood. The cartoons, drawn by Charles Addams and originally published ... Continue Reading →

VanArts Adds Animation, VFX Faculty

The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts has added to its teaching staff several entertainment industry veterans to helm its full-time diploma programs. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, ... Continue Reading →

Kubert School Open House Set for April 24

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art will host an open house for prospective students and their families on the afternoon of April 24. The school, which has produced a number ... Continue Reading →

Italy’s RAI 2 Picks Up Pocoyo

RAI 2 has secured the Italian broadcast rights to Zinkia Entertainment’s animated preschool series Pocoyo. The 104 x 7 mins. series, co-produced by Zinkia and ITV Studios Global ... Continue Reading →

Wilson, Harrelson to Voice Bedrock’s First Feature, Turkeys

Former ILM exec and Reel FX runner Ed Jones and ex-CEO of Walden Media Cary Granat have started a new operation called Bedrock Studios that will make family films with budgets of less ... Continue Reading →

Glee Star, Azaria Join Smurfs Cast

Glee actress Jayma Mays has been cast as the female human lead in Sony’s upcoming hybrid CGI-live action updating of the Smurfs, while Simpsons voice actor Hank Azaria has been ... Continue Reading →

Toronto’s CORE Shuts Down; Cookie Jar Cuts 35 Animation Jobs

The animation industry in Toronto suffered a pair of major setbacks this week as animation and visual-effects house CORE Digital closed its doors and indie producer Cookie Jar cut 35 ... Continue Reading →