Ontario Invests in Toronto Ubisoft Studio

Video game giant Ubisoft is coming to Canada, announcing plans to open a major video game studio and create 800 high-quality jobs over the next decade. The studio will open in Toronto, ... Continue Reading →

Kroyer Elected Academy Governor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected four new governors in its branch elections ‘ one of which will oversea the short film and animated feature branch. Bill ... Continue Reading →

Garrett Develops Dumb Bunny at Sony

Actor Brad Garrett, star of the Fox comedy series ‘Til Death and Everybody Loves Raymond, is developing Dumb Bunny and a Jackass as an animated comedy series at Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →

Brand to Rep Brit Chicks Worldwide

Brand Champions has been tapped as the worldwide licensing representative for the Target Entertainment musical online property Brit Chicks. The property is a girls fashion and lifestyle ... Continue Reading →

WB Completes Midway Assets Purchase

Warner Bros. has completed its purchase of the assets of Midway Games, including the rights to such well-known gaming franchises as Mortal Kombat, Spy Hunter and Joust. The studio picked ... Continue Reading →

Weta Buys Nuke License

Weta Digital has bought a site license for Nuke, the compositing software application created by The Foundry, and will incorporate it into the company’s in-house pipeline. The ... Continue Reading →

Voice-O-Matic for 3ds Max Gets Upgrade

Montreal-based animation software maker Di-O-Matic has upgraded Voice-O-Matic, its lip-synching plug-in tool for 3ds Max. The new version of the software, version 3, is set to ship ... Continue Reading →

Classic Peanuts Collection Comes Home

Fans of Charles Schulz and animator Bill Melendez would have to be real blockheads to not pick up the Peanuts 1960s Collection, out this week on DVD. The two-disc set (Warner Bros., ... Continue Reading →

Anime Expo Draws More Than 40,000

Anime Expo 2009 is reporting strong attendance at the four-day event, which wrapped up Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 40,000 unique attendees reportedly have ... Continue Reading →

Ice Age, Transformers Tie It Up at Box Office

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen have emerged from the July Fourth weekend locked in a rare tie for the box office crown. Both films grossed an ... Continue Reading →