Spore Animation Explored at SIGGRAPH

Gamers around the world have been downloading the Creature Creator and building their own animated characters for the upcoming video game Spore, the latest innovation form SimCity creator ... Continue Reading →

VES to Fete Kennedy, Marshall

After honoring such household names as James Cameron, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in past years, the Visual Effects Society (VES) will bestow its 2009 lifetime achievement award ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk to Host Virtual SIGGRAPH

For those not able to attend this year’s big computer graphics confab, Autodesk is offering Virtual SIGGRAPH on its online community site, the Area, at http://area.autodesk.com/siggraph. ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki’s Ponyo, Oshii’s Crawlers Compete in Venice

Two animated features from Japanese masters have been selected to compete in the 65th annual Venice Film Festival. Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Gake no ue no ... Continue Reading →

Katzenberg, Cameron Kick off 3DX

Daily Variety reports that DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and filmmaker James Cameron will be joined by Twentieth Century Fox filmed entertainment chair Jim Gianopulos ... Continue Reading →

Academy Rediscovers George Pal

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will revisit some of the magical works of a visionary filmmaker when it presents ‘George Pal: Discovering the Fantastic’ ... Continue Reading →

Polar Express 4-D Bound for Dollywood

Kicking off on Nov. 8, Dollywood’s 19th annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival will feature The Polar Express 4-D Experience, a theme-park attraction based on the performance-capture ... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Selections Announced

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announce the films that have been selected to compete in this year’s event, which takes place Sept. 17 -21 in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Continue Reading →

Porky, Tony the Tiger Grace VOICE 2008

Bob Bergen, the current voice of Warner Bros.’ Porky Pig and Tweety, and Lee Marshall, the voice of Tony the Tiger, will be among the dignitaries attending the VoiceOver Int’l ... Continue Reading →

Frank & Ollie Tribute Set for SIGGRAPH

Animation Mentor (AnimationMentor.com), an online character animation school created by animators for animators, will host a panel discussion and tribute to the life, work and enduring ... Continue Reading →