Fox Pre-Sells Family Guy in Syndication

The once-canceled primetime cartoon series Family Guy is now fetching around $2 million per episode in the latest round of syndication deals. According to Daily Variety, 20th Century ... Continue Reading →

Jagger Heads Animated Ruby Tuesday

The trades are reporting today that Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger will produce an animated feature titled Ruby Tuesday under his Jagged Films banner. Based on the classic Stones ... Continue Reading →

Happy Feet May Still Go 3D

Warner Bros. tells us we may still see a stereoscopic 3D version of its upcoming CG-animated feature, Happy Feet. It was reported last week that the studio had scrapped plans release ... Continue Reading →

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, 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 →