Harris Signs on as Non-Blue Lead in Smurfs

Smurfs: The Movie has landed its first big-name cast member in Neil Patrick Harris. The popular star of How I Met Your Mother will play the main live-action character in the Sony film, ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Goes 3D for Green Lantern

Warner Bros.’ upcoming Green Lantern film is getting the 3D treatment. The studio has confirmed the movie, which reportedly has just began shooting some tests near New Orleans, ... Continue Reading →

Crest Adopts Toon Boom’s Harmony Pipeline

Crest Animation Studios in India has turned to Canadian software maker Toon Boom to implement a new production pipeline. The 3D animation studio is using Toon Boom’s Harmony Solution ... Continue Reading →

Xsens, Image Metrics Merge Mo-cap and Animation Technologies

Xsens and Image Metrics have announced they are integrating their motion capture and facial animation technologies. The move is intended to create a comprehensive system to allow video ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channels Announces 2010-2011 Lineup

The Avengers, a new Phineas and Ferb movie and Tron are all coming to Disney Channels Worldwide. Gary Marsh, president of entertainment and chief creative officer for Disney Channels ... Continue Reading →

Cooperstein Heads L.A.-Based Toonz Distribution Arm

India-based Toonz Animation has opened a new distribution division in Los Angeles that will specialize in worldwide sales of its feature films, TV series and direct-to-video animation. The ... Continue Reading →

Producer Simon to Develop B.C., Wizard of Id

Animation producer Mark Simon has reached a deal with the estate of late comic strip creator Johnny Hart to develop, pitch and produce feature movies and TV series based on the strips ... Continue Reading →

Disney Offers Ptex on New Open-Source Site

Walt Disney Animation Studios has created an open-technology web site, with the texture-mapping application Ptex being its first offering. Ptex was developed by WDAS principal software ... Continue Reading →

Cable Systems Offer Oscar Shorts on Demand

The Oscar-nominated short films are coming to cable. Both the animated and live-action nominees will be made available starting March 3 for viewing on the Movies On Demand service on ... Continue Reading →

Stiller and Taylor Guest Star on Phineas and Ferb

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have provided guest voices for an episode of Phineas and Ferb airing March 8 on Disney XD. The husband-and-wife team appeared on the show because their ... Continue Reading →