Gumby Creator Art Clokey Dies

Art Clokey, who turned a small clay figurine named Gumby into a worldwide sensation, died Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., at the age of 88. Clokey and his first wife, Ruth, ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Rules for Fourth Consecutive Weekend

James Cameron’s Avatar continues to dominate the box office, topping the rankings for the fourth straight weekend. The Fox release took in an estimated $48.5 million, making it ... Continue Reading →

Academy Presents 15 Sci-Tech Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recognizing developments in 3D, motion capture and ambient occlusion rendering in announcing the awarding of 15 scientific and technical ... Continue Reading →

Last Chance for New Year’s Discount on Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference, the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event, is coming up fast ‘ and time for taking advantage of money-saving early-registration ... Continue Reading →

Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Team for Monsuno Series

Toy maker Jakks Pacific has teamed up with leading Japanese animation producer Dentsu to produce an animated TV series based on the Monsuno property. Monsuno, a boys action property ... Continue Reading →

Daybreakers, Comedies Set to Take on Avatar

A trio of new movies in different genres this week enter the battle for the box office crown against the 800-pound gorilla that is Avatar. Opening this week are the Lionsgate horror ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man 4 Delayed; Thor Claims Release Date

Marvel is passing its release dates from Peter Parker to Thor and the residents of Asgard. Sony has backed off its planned May 6, 2011, release date for Spider-Man 4. The delay is due ... Continue Reading →

Dolphin Director Schuldt Sets Up Verne Project

Eduardo Schuldt, producer and director of The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer, has set up his next animated feature with Televix Enterterainment and Bliss under the joint banner Aronnax ... Continue Reading →

Oscars Set Seven for VFX Bakeoff

The battle for the best visual effects Oscar is heating up, with seven films advancing to this year’s bakeoff competition. The films in contention, reduced from a short list of ... Continue Reading →

Litton Leaves as Head of Nick U.K.

Howard Litton is stepping down as senior VP and managing director of Nickelodeon U.K., ending a tenure of 15 years at the company. Litton is leaving the company to pursue personal projects ... Continue Reading →