WALL’E Writers Up for Humanitas Prize

After winning almost every prize under the sun last year, WALL’E writers Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Jim Reardon are up for one more award in September. Stanton, Docter and ... Continue Reading →

Musashi Wows Critics in Locarno

Production I.G’s Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai has been receiving strong reviews since it debuted at the Locarno Film Festival recently. Produced by Tetsuya Kinoshita ... Continue Reading →

Plympton Offers Toon Course

Famed indie animator/director Bill Plympton, who has twice earned Oscar nods (for Guard Dog in 2004 and Your Face in 1987) as well as tons of top animation awards across the globe, ... Continue Reading →

Let the Good Bytes Roll

The eclectic sights and sounds of New Orleans add an extra dimension to this year’s SIGGRAPH confab and CG animation festival. It’s a commonly acknowledged fact that the ... Continue Reading →

Montreal Fest Premieres 2 NFB Shorts

The animated short films Vive la Rose and Land of the Heads ‘ both produced by the National Film Board of Canada ‘ will premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival. Bruce ... Continue Reading →

CG on the Fly

SIGGRAPH spotlights real-time animation People who work with real-time animation don’t often see their work projected at SIGGRAPH. Whenever real-time projects have appeared in ... Continue Reading →

Anifest India Postponed by Swine Flu

A deadly outbreak of the H1N1 ‘swine flu’ virus has forced organizers to postpone Anifest India, the nation’s largest animation festival. In a statement, The Animation ... Continue Reading →

Venice 3-D Prize Gets Animated

The Venice Film Festival has nominated nine films ‘ all from the United States and more than half of them animated ‘ for its first ever Persol 3-D Award. The nominees and ... Continue Reading →

S-3D Gaming Alliance Formed

Hot on the heels of several stereoscopic 3-D gaming demonstrations at SIGGRAPH, several leading gaming companies have announced the formation of an advocacy group called the S-3D Gaming ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH’S FJORG! And GameJam! Winners Announced

Prestissimo, a group of animators from Thailand, won the third annual FJORG! Animation competition at SIGGRAPH for their reel, titled Great Expectations. FJORG! is the ‘iron man’ ... Continue Reading →