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Children’s Media Conference Announces Lineup

Award-winning filmmaker David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire, The Mission) and Michael Acton Smith (creator of Moshi Monsters) will be participating in this year’s Children’s Media Conference, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Leads Daytime Emmy Race

The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Leading the race is Nickelodeon’s Penguins of Madagascar ... Continue Reading →
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A Purrrfect Cannes Launch for ‘Puss in Boots’

Jeffrey Katzenberg and his hard-working team at DreamWorks Animation have been part of the Cannes Festival scene ever since they introduced Shrek 2 to the jaded attendees of the event ... Continue Reading →
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HSBC Names Toon Boom Biz of the Year

Canadian animation software company Toon Boom Animation Inc. has won the inaugural HSBC International Business of the Year – Small and Medium Enterprise Award. The Award is part of ... Continue Reading →
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‘The External World’ Wins at Stuttgart

The winners of the 18th edition of the popular Stuttgart’s Festival of Animated Film (Trickfilm Festival) were announced on Sunday (May 8). David O’Reilly’s The External World ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Land Opens Doors in U.K.

The UK’s biggest amusement park, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool has opened Nickelodeon Land, a new six-acre area, costing £10.3 million ($16.9 million), offering 12 major themed rides ... Continue Reading →
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Inspired Visions Rendering Competition Opens

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and MAXON Computer GmbH are teaming up to present the Inspired Visions Global Rendering and Animation Competition. The contest is open to all professional ... Continue Reading →
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Interview: SIGGRAPH Technical Papers Chair Hugues Hoppe

This summer’s SIGGRAPH confab in Vancouver (August 7-11) has announced its list of 82 technical papers, selected from among 432 submissions. This year’s Technical Papers program ... Continue Reading →
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iKids West Conference Set for June 2 in Santa Monica

The agenda has been released for the one-day iKids West Conference, set for June 2 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The event is designed to bridge the ... Continue Reading →
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Nine Animated Finalists Set for Student Academy Awards

Nine animated student films have been selected as finalists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th annual Student Academy Awards Competition. The nominated ... Continue Reading →