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Endless Summer meets Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom in the latest CG feature film announcement, made today by Sony Pictures Animation. The studio, which is busy at work on the animated comedy, Open Season, today spilled the beans on the second animated movie in its production slate. Where Open Season [...]
New York-based J. J. Sedelmaier Prods., best known for its animation work on past seasons of Saturday Night Live, recently created some cartoon chaos for famed director Spike Lee and State Farm Insurance. Titled "Borrow," the spot opens on a guy in his apartment watching TV when his buddies come [...]
With casting set for his upcoming animated feature, Corpse Bride (www.animationmagazine.net/article.php?article_id=2666), director/producer Tim Burton has started work on his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Taking on the roll of candymaker Willy Wonka is Oscar nominee Johnny [...]
Beginning Saturday, June 26, Toon Disney expands its new JETIX action/adventure evening block to four hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The block, which will now air from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., will also feature the 1995 animated Spider-Man series in the 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. slot. “Since its [...]
As Michael Moore’s controversial documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, gets set to light a fuse in theaters across the nation, other public figures are using the media to highlight perceived flaws in the Bush administration. Among them is Ben Cohen, co-founder of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company. Cohen lends his [...]
The Z Animation team of Emmy Award-winning director/designer David Chomowicz, co-director/producer Rob Issen and exec producer Peter Barg has completed a campaign of four 30-second CG-animated spots for BASF Headline fungicide and agency Brighton/St Louis. Targeted at farmers, the campaign is now breaking during planting season in crop-specific markets in [...]
Those old enough to remember the “Lets All Go to the Lobby” cartoon that encouraged snack food purchases in theaters should appreciate the work Happy Trails Animation has completed for Producer Phil Bevans of Smithgroup Communications. The 75-second theatrical policy trailer for Cinemark, titled Late for Showtime, gave the toon [...]
To help Tropicana promote its new Light & Healthy brand of orange juice, digital effects studio Ring of Fire took citris to the gym with the aid of computer animation. The humorous new spot was produced for ad agency Element 79 Partners. "CGI World" opens on the Tropicana Training Facility [...]
Peter Sluszka, creative partner and director of animation for Dancing Diablo, helped create stop-motion animation seen in the music video for "Walkie Talkie Man," the first U.S. single from Auckland, New Zealand’s rock/hip-hop group Steriogram. Sluszka worked closely with director Michel Gondry (renowned for his collaborations with Björk, The White [...]
CG may have largely replaced stop-motion animation in the feature film effects biz, but the art of puppet pushing is still very much alive in the realm of television advertising. One of the latest entries is “Minotaur,” a Nike spot directed and animated by our friends Mark Caballero and Seamus [...]