Mary Bredin

Guru Studios EVP Mary Bredin Moving On

Mary Bredin will be leaving Toronto-based Guru Studio after serving as Executive Vice President of Content and Strategy for over 10 years. The industry veteran, who has also held posts ... Continue Reading →
Biidaaban: First Light

NFB’s ‘Biidaaban’ VR Premier Brings Indigenous Futurism to Tribeca

A bold new virtual reality piece from the National Film Board of Canada will be introduced at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 20-28) when Biidaaban: First Light premieres as part of ... Continue Reading →
Big Fish and Begonia

‘Big Fish & Begonia’: A Magical, Mystical Tale

***This article originally appeared in the April ‘18 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** After a successful run on the festival circuit, the Chinese feature Big Fish & Begonia ... Continue Reading →
Ballmastrz: 9009

‘Ballmastrz: 9009’ – Misfits of the Apocalypse!

***This article was written for the May issue of Animation Magazine No. 280*** It’s loud, weird and set in a post-apocalyptic world gone mad — which means Christy Karacas’ new ... Continue Reading →
Eels "Bone Dry." Photo by Cassandra Church.

Animated People: Sofia Astrom, Director, Eels’ “Bone Dry”

The popular California band Eels (led by Mark Oliver Everett) has just released a beautiful stop-motion animated video for their new song “Bone Dry.” The video, which is directed ... Continue Reading →
Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern

Eleven Arts Invites ‘Haikara-San’ to NorAm Theaters

ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio has licensed North American distribution rights to anime feature Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern, based on the best-selling manga series by Waki Yamato. ... Continue Reading →
AstroLOLogy

MIPTV: Imira Adds Two Short-Form Toons to Slate

Spain’s Imira Entertainment has acquired two new short format series for its distribution slate ahead of MIPTV in Cannes: AstroLOLogy from Lemon Sky, and Buck & Buddy from Lil ... Continue Reading →
Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder, Dies Age 82

Isao Takahata, a globally revered writer, director and producer who co-founded Studio Ghibli, died Thursday, April 5 at the age of 82. Creator of powerful and well-loved films such ... Continue Reading →
Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers

‘Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers’ Serves a Moveable Feast

***This article was written for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** Sometimes the simplest ideas can inspire brilliant animated shows. Take, for example, the  upcoming ... Continue Reading →
Fate of the Furious

Digital Domain Taps Karey Maltzahn to Lead VFX Viz for Features, Series

Visual effects and immersive experiences shop Digital Domain has promoted Karey Maltzahn to Vice President of Feature and Episodic Production. Further, studio leads Nikos Kalaitzidis, ... Continue Reading →