NBA’s Yao Voices Magic Aster

NBA star Yao Ming is turning his talents to the microphone, taking a voice role in a Chinese animated feature called The Magic Aster. Yao plays the character of Old Daddy in the film, ... Continue Reading →

Brennan to Succeed England at ILM

Chrissie England is exiting her role as president of Industrial Light and Magic, with plans to hand over the job in February to Lynwen Brennan. Brennan, currently ILM’s executive ... Continue Reading →

Pajama Gladiator Wins Gold Medal at Student Oscars

Pajama Gladiator won the top prize for an animated film at the 2009 Student Academy Awards ceremony, held Saturday evening in Beverly Hills. The film, made by Glenn Harmon of Brigham ... Continue Reading →

Anime Expo Reveals Full 2009 Schedule

Anime Expo has revealed the full programming schedule for its 2009 convention, to be held July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event, the largest anime and manga convention ... Continue Reading →

Los Angeles Film Fest Highlights Toon Content

Animation will play a major role at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival, set to kick off this Thursday and run through June 28. In addition to the U.S. premiere of the Hayao Miyazaki ... Continue Reading →

Hangover Lingers Atop the Box Office

The hot comedy film The Hangover appears to not yet have overstayed its welcome with moviegoers, topping the box office for the second week in a row. The Warner Bros. comedy took in ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Media Joins PlayStation Network

VIZ Media is coming to the PlayStation Network, offering up downloads of Bleach, Death Note and Naruto through a branded channel on the video service. The service begins immediately ... Continue Reading →

Zula Patrol Creators, IBM Unveil Zulaworld.com

IBM and the creators of the popular science-based animated NBC children’s series The Zula Patrol have teamed up to create a new entertainment and educational site for children. The ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Expands Training Assistance Program

Autodesk is expanding its assistance program, designed to help displaced workers in the architecture, engineering, design and manufacturing industries keep up their skills and improve ... Continue Reading →

Nick Orders Neutron Spin-off, T.U.F.F. Puppy Series

Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of Planet Sheen, a spin-off from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, and 13 episodes of Butch Hartman’s new series T.U.F.F. Puppy. Planet ... Continue Reading →