ILM Talks Transformers at SIGGRAPH

The VFX wizards at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will reveal how they brought mercurial, 30-foot-tall robots to life for DreamWorks/Paramount’s Transformers at this year’s ... Continue Reading →

Bandai Brings Freedom to Anime Expo

Bandai Visual USA Inc. today announced that it will be continuously screening Freedom, the first anime title to be released on HD DVD in North America, at Anime Expo 2007. The event ... Continue Reading →

Animated Emmy Winners Named

Toon voicers Christopher Lloyd from PBS’ Cyberchase and Tom Kenny from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants were on hand at the Hollywood & Highland ballroom in Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Jimmy, Peter Score Big at Annecy

Christopher Nielsen’s Free Jimmy took the Cristal for Best Feature, while Suzie Templeton’s stop-mo retelling of Peter and the Wolf took top honors in the short film competition ... Continue Reading →

Canada Spain Ani Co-Prod Summit Pretty Successful, Eh?

More or less proving that Canada-Spain animation co-prods are a good thing, 80 companies held a two-day summit last week in Barcelona to review and promote details of the recently extended ... Continue Reading →

Shanghai Festival Toons In

Animation was the name of the game at this year’s Shanghai TV Festival, which opened this Monday. The 13th annual event runs through Friday at the Shanghai New Intl. Expo Center’in ... Continue Reading →

Art Institute Feels the Force with Star Wars Workshop

VFX visionaries Phil Tippett and Ken Ralston will be on hand to share their knowledge with high school students at a special hands-on Star Wars vfx workshop at The Art Institute of ... Continue Reading →

Humanitas Toasts Three Kids’ Toons

Congratulations are in order for the writers of three great children’s animated series which are up for the prestigious Humanitas Prize this year. Nominated for the $25,000 Humanitas ... Continue Reading →

Animators to Talk Shrek at VES Fest

Artists who have worked on DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster Shrek franchise will be on hand at this year’s VES FEST to tell war stories and discuss the challenges of bringing ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Forum Program Takes Shape

Organizers of this year’s Cartoon Forum in the Catalonian city of Girona have selected 60 projects from 12 different countries, representing around 400 hours of content and budgets ... Continue Reading →