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Veteran animated features exec Tito Ortiz (Ice Age, Despicable Me) is returning to Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment after being absent for two years pursuing his music career, Variety reports. Ortiz will now serve as vice president of development for the CG animation studio, which will be delivering Despicable Me 2 [...]
U.K.’s SC Films will be selling the new CG-animated feature Gus, which showcases an English-language script by Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked) and a voice cast that includes Dakota Fanning, Seth Green, Richard Kind, Christine Baranski, Danny Glover and Elliot Gould. The movie will be directed by Dominique Monfery (Eleanor’s Secret) and [...]
It looks like Shrek, Po, Alex and Hiccup are getting ready to take their show on the road—at the Cotai Strip Resorts in Macao, China. DreamWorks has made a deal with Sands, China to license its characters for a “DreamWorks Experience,” which includes shows and events, such as parades, themed [...]
Lalaoopsy Lands on Treehouse: MGA and Corus Entertainment’s new animated series Lalaloopsy is set to premiere on Canada’s preschool network Treehouse on Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m. The 52 x 22 series is based on the best-selling toy line for girls and explores themes such as diversity, friendship and teamwork through [...]
Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker’s new animated series The Awesomes will premiere on August 1st on Hulu. Entertainment Weekly reports that the that the 10-episode series will revolved around the greatest superhero team in history and explores what happens after the most powerful members of the team decide to leave. [...]
VFX and animation tech house Maxon has announced that the designers and animators charged with visualizing the complex in-camera and on-screen motion graphics sequences of Universal Pictures sci-fi flick Oblivion utilized the company’s Cinema 4D software to bring their futuristic vision to the big screen. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (TRON: [...]
FMX, Europe’s most influential conference on digital entertainment successfully concluded last Friday (April 26) drawing an international audience of professionals, innovative talents and students from 46 countries. “Thanks to its interdisciplinary focus, FMX 2013 constituted an ideal platform to bring industry, education and research together,” commented FMX managing director Niels [...]
There are plenty of animated DVDs to keep toon heads busy this week as we all wait for the arrival of Fox/Blue Sky’s Epic and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University in theaters. First up, if you missed the third season of The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO (yes, we feel your pain! [...]
Bristol-based Aardman Animations has created a four-minute, digital 2D animated short titled The Lonely Dodo to highlight the plight of endangered species around the world for international charity Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Brand agency TheFrameworks was also a collaborator, helping to create the charming film imagined from the perspective of [...]
Kids free on-demand TV network Kabillion has partnered with Saban Brands to launch a new Vortexx Video On Demand channel. Vortexx provides boys action and entertainment programming and currently airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon on The CW. The deal was announced today by Kabillion president and Moonscoop executive [...]