Pixomondo Opens Flagship Studio in Los Angeles

Visual-effects company Pixomondo has expanded its worldwide network of studios to Los Angeles, establishing a flagship studio in the suburb of Venice. The new facility joins the studio’s ... Continue Reading →

NYT’s Duenes to Give SIGGRAPH Keynote

Steve Duenes, graphics director for The New York Times, has been set as the third keynote speaker for SIGGRAPH 2009. A teacher at the School of Visual Arts and a contributing cartoonist ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Sets Animation Festival Award Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2009 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. More than 140 films will be shown at the festival, chosen from some 770 submissions from all over ... Continue Reading →

Up’s Del Carmen to Appear at Gallery Nucleus

Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Calif., will host a special appearance Saturday, May 30, by Ronnie del Carmen, who was story supervisor and lead story artist on the new Pixar movie Up. Del ... Continue Reading →

Black Belt Club Series in Development

Author Dawn Barnes’ popular book series The Black Belt Club is being developed into an animated series by producer John Drdek. The illustrated book series, about four young martial ... Continue Reading →

Rogen to Voice Alien in Pegg’s Paul

Actor Seth Rogen has been cast as the voice of the titular alien character in the road trip comedy Paul. The film was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a pair of sci-fi ... Continue Reading →

Up Looks to Soar at the Box Office

Animation fans can rejoice this weekend with the release of Pixar’s 10th feature film, Up. The studio’s first 3-D film, directed by Pete Docter and rated PG, is expected ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Plans Eight Bigscreen Toons Through 2012

DreamWorks Animation is going to bring a mix of original films, sequels and spinoffs to the big screen, announcing it will release eight animated feature films through 2012. Next year, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Seeks Fan Portraits of Donald Duck

Fans of irascible animated hero Donald Duck will get their chance to immortalize the object of their affection on his 75th anniversary, as Disney commissions a new official portrait ... Continue Reading →

Runaway Takes Petit Rail d’Or at Cannes

Canadian short film Runaway, directed by Cordell Barker, won the Petit Rail d’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. The award is presented each year by a group of ... Continue Reading →