ESRB Offers Ratings Info in iPhone App

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board, which rates video games as a guide to parents, has developed a free iPhone app that provides instant access to ratings information. The app ... Continue Reading →

Xing Xing Adopts TACTIC System

Chinese animation studio Xing Xing Digital Corp. has acquired Southpaw Technology’s TACTIC digital asset management system for use in production of all its animated shows, visual ... Continue Reading →

Vicon’s Blade Makes Inroads at Game, VFX Studios

A number of top gaming and visual effects companies have adopted Vicon’s Blade motion-capture processing software for the creation of 3-D animation. Among the companies that have ... Continue Reading →

Kalangis to Head Up Originals at marblemedia

Filmmaker and producer Johnny Kalangis has joined marblemedia as its creative director for the interactive division. In the new role, Kalangis will oversee all of the company’s ... Continue Reading →

VCL Opens Santa Monica Studio

Global visual-effects and animation company Visual Computing Labs is opening a new studio in Santa Monica that will be headed up by industry veterans Joel Hynek, Tricia Ashford and ... Continue Reading →

Coraline, Nick Jr. U.K. Top Children’s BAFTAs

Henry Selick’s Coraline won the top honor for a feature film at the Children’s BAFTA Awards, while Nick Jr. U.K. won channel of the year and Lost and Found the animation ... Continue Reading →

Fox Orders Up Series of Bob’s Burgers

Production is under way on Bob’s Burgers, a new half-hour Fox animated comedy series from Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive. The series is about a man who runs a family restaurant ... Continue Reading →

Total Drama Island Sets Two-Part Finale

The popular animated reality series Total Drama Action reaches its climactic moment this month as the series’ finale pits the final two contestants, Beth and Duncan, against each ... Continue Reading →

Cavanagh Cast as Ranger Smith for Yogi Bear

Actor Tom Cavanagh has been cast as Ranger Smith in Warner Bros.’ live-action and CG-animation hybrid feature film version of Yogi Bear. Cavanagh, best known for lead roles on ... Continue Reading →

Desai Joins HIT as COO

Sangeeta Desai has joined HIT Entertainment as the entertainment provider’s new chief operating officer. In her new job, Desai will oversee business development, global brand ... Continue Reading →