Avengers: Age of Ultron

Serious Assembly Required

ILM and Trixter spearhead the complex mo-cap, animation and effects wizardry that required 19 facilities to make Marvel’s Avengers: ... Continue Reading →
Jurassic-World-150

‘Jurassic’ Still Rules Box-Office World

Jurassic World remained the top box-office draw for the third weekend in a row, its $54.2 million weekend tally just edging out the $52.1 million draw for Disney-Pixar’s Inside ... Continue Reading →
The-Academy-of-Motion-Picture-Arts-and-Sciences-150

Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
cartoon-forum-150

80 New Projects Slated for Cartoon Forum

More than 80 new animated TV projects from across Europe are to be presented at the 26th edition of Cartoon Forum, set for Sept. 15-18 in Toulouse, France. More than 150 projects were ... Continue Reading →
disney-XD-150

Disney XD Dials Up ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Series

Disney XD has picked up the United States broadcast rights to 26 half-hours of Yo-Kai Watch from Dentsu Entertainment USA and Level-5, Inc. The show will begin airing later this year. Based ... Continue Reading →
Tom Holland

Tom Holland Cast as Next Spider-Man

Nineteen-year-old English actor Tom Holland has been cast as the lead in Sony’s next Spider-Man feature film, due in theaters July 28, 2017. The new feature will be a stand-along ... Continue Reading →
annecy-150

Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
nick-logo-150

Nick’s ‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’ Premieres July 18

Independent comic-book collaborators Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan have teamed up to create and co-executive produce Pig Goat Banana Cricket, a new comedy series for kids debuting July ... Continue Reading →
annecy-150

‘April,’ ‘Cosmos’ Top Annecy Awards

Another Annecy festival is in the books, with the announcement of the awards for the 2015 edition of the animation festival in France. The feature film April and the Extraordinary World ... Continue Reading →
inside-out-150

‘Inside Out’ Opens to $91M, 2nd to ‘Jurassic’ Juggernaut

It’s rare that a Pixar film doesn’t open atop the weekend box office rankings, but Jurassic World is shaping up to be a rare phenomenon. Inside Out exceeded expectations ... Continue Reading →