MachStudio Sped Production of Playmobil Feature

Animation studio Extra Large Technology used StudioGPU’s MachStudio Pro to streamline production on the original DVD feature Playmobil: The Secret of Pirate Island. The 90-minute ... Continue Reading →

TurboSquid Offers Mixamo-Certified Motions

Online 3D marketplace TurboSquid is offering 3D models designed to work with the entire collection of motions from Mixamo as part of a new alliance between the two companies. TurboSquid ... Continue Reading →

Court Takes Over Struggling TV-Loonland

Unable to pay its debts, an insolvency court in Munich, Germany, has placed children’s entertainment company TV-Loonland AG in preliminary administration. The move comes after ... Continue Reading →

Daly Rounds Out Yogi Bear Cast

Andy Daly will play Mayor Brown in Warner Bros.’ new movie version of Yogi Bear. The addition of Daly completes the cast for the film, which has begun shooting in New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →

Won Il Sue Returns to Nexon as VP

Former Nexon Corp. CEO Won Il Sue is returning to the company as VP of business development for Nexon America. Sue will be charged with handling strategic partnerships and expanding ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Chief Maisel Steps Aside

David Maisel will step down as chairman of Marvel Studios when the company’s acquisition by Disney is completed at the end of the month. Maisel joined the studio in 2004 and was ... Continue Reading →

Kochi to Head Toei’s Europe Office

Ryuji Kochi has been named VP of Toei Animation’s Europe Office. In the new job, announced by director of the company’s international department Kanji Kazahaya, Kochi will ... Continue Reading →

Williams, Wood Up for Happy Feet 2

Actors Robin Williams and Elijah Wood are in talks to reprise their roles in a sequel to the Oscar-winning animated film Happy Feet. The sequel will be written by and again directed ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation to Distribute Guardians of Luna

FUNimation has agreed to distribute the Cybergraphix Animation feature movie Guardians of Luna, currently in development. The anime-style film’s staff includes writer Michael ... Continue Reading →

Animated Dictionary for Deaf Children Unveiled

The Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf and marblemedia have launched the first children’s animated dictionary of American Sign Language, with the prototype now available online ... Continue Reading →