Valiant Takes Flight in London

Vanguard Animation today opens the doors to its full-scale computer animation film studio at London’s Ealing Studios. For the next 18 months, the studio will be in production ... Continue Reading →

Holy Screen Test! New Batman Cast

In the modern movies, D.C. Comics hero Bruce Wayne has been played by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney. Now another will don the mask and cape to become Batman for director ... Continue Reading →

2D Animation: Dead, Dying or Just Napping? Part V: The Artists

I have an old Smith Corona Junior manual typewriter on my desk, sitting just three feet from my sleek, translucent iMac (which is, at this point, almost as outdated). I bought the antiquated ... Continue Reading →

2D Animation: Dead, Dying or Just Napping? Part IV: Tuning In to 3D

One great thing about covering the animation industry is I can sit down in front of the TV with a bowl of Cap’n Crunch, turn on Saturday morning cartoons and call it “research.” ... Continue Reading →

2D Animation: Dead, Dying or Just Napping? Part III: Goliath with a Slingshot

Though not as grave as the conflict in the Middle East, the struggle between art and commerce seems just as far away from any type of resolution. The independents resent the studios ... Continue Reading →

2D Animation: Dead, Dying or Just Napping? Part II: 3D Studio Maxim

Most animation artists and fans will chew your ear off about how there’s plenty of room in the industry for both traditional and computer animation. It’s a glass half-full ... Continue Reading →

2D Animation: Dead, Dying or Just Napping?

A 5-part, in-depth look at the state of 2D animation “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” ‘Mark Twain Following the state of 2D feature animation is like ... Continue Reading →

Horror Makes Bid for 4th Week

Fox’s supernatural thriller The Order arrives in theaters today, hoping to continue the spook fest that put New Line’s Freddy Vs. Jason and Jeepers Creepers 2 atop the box ... Continue Reading →

Big Idea Bought Out

Larry Cucumber and Bob Tomato have gone to market and ended up in Classic Media’s shopping cart. The family entertainment group has bought out Big Idea Prods., the company responsible ... Continue Reading →

Central Park Media Scoops Up Korean Doggy Poo

It may sound like a joke, but Central Park Media believes the Korean clay animation film Doggy Poo is no turd. Immediately following the film’s sneak premiere at this past weekend’s ... Continue Reading →