Shutter Island Snaps Into Box Office Picture

Martin Scorsese’s most recent film, Shutter Island, is the sold major movie release of the week. The Paramount release, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley, ... Continue Reading →

Flame Expert Beardall Joins Framestore

Veteran Flame artist Mark Beardall has joined the commercials team at London-based visual effects house Framestore. Beardall has more than 10 years experience as a senior Flame artist ... Continue Reading →

Breakthrough Takes on GoGo’s Crazy Bones

The popular collectible toy GoGo’s Crazy Bones is being developed for an animated TV series by Canada’s Breakthrough Films. The property, owned by Spain’s Martomagic ... Continue Reading →

Animated Doodlebops Debut on CBC

Cookie Jar Entertainment is bringing a long-running live-action hit to animation with the debut Sunday on Canada’s CBC of Doodebops Rockin’ Road Show. The 26 x 30 min. series, ... Continue Reading →

Animators Adapt Sendak’s Higglety Pigglety Pop! into Short

The National Film Board of Canada, Warner Home Video and the producers of the Oscar-nominated animated short film Madame Tutli-Putli have produced a new short film adapting author Maurice ... Continue Reading →

3-D Beauty and the Beast Pushed Back to 2011

The 3-D update of the animated Disney classic Beauty and the Beast has been pushed back to sometime in 2011. Disney-Pixar animation chief John Lasseter told MTV that no date had been ... Continue Reading →

Halo Legends Storms Into Anime Anthology

Games and animation collide in a major event for fans of both, as Warner Bros. releases this week the original anime anthology Halo Legends. The Warner Bros. release ($19.98 DVD, $29.98 ... Continue Reading →

Up, Avatar Chalk Up Editing, Art Direction Wins

Up and Avatar continue to expand their collection of honors and awards trophies as Hollywood rolls on toward next month’s Academy Awards. This weekend saw Up take the American ... Continue Reading →

Nick Taps Kevin James as Kids’ Choice Host

Actor Kevin James will be the host of Nickelodeon’s 23rd annual Kids’ Choice Awards, set for March 27. Best known for his starring turn on the TV comedy series The King ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Street Teams With Aniboom for Annual Awards

Aniboom is going to tell animators how to get their work to Sesame Street. The maker of virtual animation studio software has teamed up with Sesame Workshop, the organization behind ... Continue Reading →