Viva Pi’ata Busts Out

Young viewers will be transported into a world populated by papier mach’ party animals in Viva Pi’ata, a new CG-animated series debuting on Saturday, Sept. 9, during the ... Continue Reading →

Early Chiodo Bros. Flick Online

Like most visual effects and animation professionals, The Chiodo Bros., Shephen, Charlie and Edward, have some old home movies that offer early glimpses into their genius. We were thrilled ... Continue Reading →

No Dancing Penguins in 3D?

According to ComingSoon.net, Warner Bros. has abandoned plans to release an IMAX 3D version of the upcoming CG-animated feature Happy Feet. The movie about penguins who sing and dance ... Continue Reading →

AGEIA Bring Physics to Granny 3D

AGEIA Technologies, which provides hardware-accelerated physics solutions for games, has teamed with RAD Game Tools to integrate AGEIA PhysX technology into RAD’s Granny 3D animation ... Continue Reading →

Pirates Booty Hits $1 Billion

A decade ago, when MGM’s expensive Cutthroat Island was sinking fast in theaters, few would have thought that a pirate movie could gross $1 billion at the box office. With some ... Continue Reading →

Jackson, Weta Do WWII Pic

Filmmaker Peter Jackson will produce and his Oscar-winning vfx shop, Weta, will create visuals for Dambusters, an inspirational true story from WWII that Universal Pictures, StudioCanal ... Continue Reading →

Icon Sells Five to Spain’s RTVE

Spanish production and distribution company Icon Animation has announced a number of sales to Spain’s digital free TV broadcaster, RTVE. In addition to finding another terrestrial ... Continue Reading →

ILM’s Model Shop Splits Off

Now that Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has focused its efforts solely on digital work, its model and physical effects unit has set up shop as Kerner Optical LLC. Based in San ... Continue Reading →

IDT Becomes Starz Media

Having completed its acquisition of IDT Ent., Liberty Media Corp. has combined the former IDT Corp. subsidiary with its own Starz Entertainment Group to create a new integrated media ... Continue Reading →

Plympton’s Hair High Screens in NYC

Hair High, the latest animated feature from indie legend Bill Plympton, will play at the Two Boots Pioneer theater in New York as part of the venue’s ‘Month of Horror’ ... Continue Reading →