More Astro Boy Updates, Comic-Con Details

The Astro Boy website has been updated with six new images and an interactive timeline from the upcoming CG-animated feature film, due out Oct. 23. The timeline covers the history of ... Continue Reading →

Shotgun, Tweak Integrate Tools

Shotgun Software and Tweak Software are integrating their animation and visual effects as part of a new strategic alliance between the two companies. The integration of the two companies’ ... Continue Reading →

Mixamo Debuts, Offers Online Character Animation

Mixamo debuted as a company today, announcing its intention to provide an online service for customizing and quickly creating high-quality character animation. 3-D pioneers Nazim Kareemi, ... Continue Reading →

E-on Demos Vue 8 at SIGGRAPH

Oregon-based e-on Software will preview Vue 8, the latest version of its software package for creating, animating and rendering natural 3-D environments, at the upcoming SIGGRAPH conference ... Continue Reading →

Green Lantern’s Feature Debut Comes Home

The leading light of animated DVD releases this week is Green Lantern: First Flight, a DC Universe original animated feature starring the emerald avenger of comic book fame. The movie, ... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Mr. Fox To Open London Festival

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox will open The Times BFI London Film Festival in October. The screening will be the world premiere of the movie, which ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD Goes Live in U.K. Aug. 31

Disney XD, the boy-focused rebranding of the company’s Jetix channel, will go live Aug. 31 in the United Kingdom. The channel will launch with an airing of the live-action series ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki Appearance Highlight of Disney Panel

Hayao Miyazaki made his Comic-Con debut Friday, charming the massive crowd that had packed into Hall H for a rare chance to see the acclaimed Japanese animator in person in America. ... Continue Reading →

Futurama Panel Proceeds Sans Cast

The Futurama panel at Comic-Con had the potential to be one of the most awkward panels this year due to the recently reported contract dispute between the studio and the original voice ... Continue Reading →

G-Force Topples Potter at Box Office

The newcomers stormed the box office this weekend, but only the Disney CG-heavy family adventure film G-Force had the strength to knock Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from the ... Continue Reading →