Zoic Signs up VFX Legend Dutton

VFX luminary Syd Dutton has joined Zoic Studios, signing on to direct the company’s digital matte painting and feature film ventures. Dutton got his start doing matte paintings ... Continue Reading →

Up Stays Atop Box Office

Disney-Pixar’s Up had enough lift this weekend to edge out the competition and retain its box office crown. The animated 3-D film, which has earned rave reviews from critics, ... Continue Reading →

Writers go on Safari for Henson

The Jim Henson Co. has hired Craig Zobel and Matt Chapman to write the script for Monster Safari, a stop-motion animation film. A trio of directors ‘ Mark Caballero, Chris Finnegan ... Continue Reading →

Cameron Signs on to Heavy Metal

James Cameron has joined director David Fincher as co-executive producer on a new Heavy Metal feature film and is also set to direct a segment. Cameron joins a distinguished lineup ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Re-renders AREA Online Community

Autodesk has upgraded and re-launched its AREA online community for digital artists. The new version of the site ‘ now compatible with standard browsers running on Windows, Mac ... Continue Reading →

Piracy Kills One Piece Simulcast

Toei Animation has pulled its plans to stream an online simulcast of new episodes of the anime series One Piece due to an episode being stolen from the FUNimation Entertainment servers ... Continue Reading →

E3 News: Sony, Nintendo Move on Gear, Game Titles

Videogame giants Sony and Nintendo kicked off the first day of E3 by announcing a slew of new titles and more than a few twists on the hardware as they looked to gain favor with the ... Continue Reading →

E3 Returns With New Maturity, Same Old Excitement

E3′s return to the Los Angeles Convention Center this year is also a return to the show’s roots. Once known for its big splashy displays, scantily clad booth babes and eardrum-challenging ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Leads Middleware Talk at E3

The flashy side of E3 ‘ which officially will return next year June 15-17 ‘ gets most of the attention at the annual confab, but there’s plenty of serious business ... Continue Reading →

Advent Buys Out Foundry Management

Advent Venture Partners has bought out the management of The Foundry, backing CEO Bill Collis and the original founders in a deal that sees the sale of the shareholdings of previous ... Continue Reading →