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British Animator John Wilson Dies at 93

We were saddened by the recent death of British animation director and designer John Wilson, who passed away on June 21st at the age of 93 (according to animator Michael Sporn’s blog). ... Continue Reading →
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Bento Box Launches Original Content Division

Burbank-based animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, which is best known for producing the animation for FOX TV’s Bob’s Burgers and Comedy Central’s Brickleberry, is now ... Continue Reading →
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Mike and Sulley’s College Adventure

Pixar’s much-anticipated Monsters University raises the bar on big feature prequels this summer. It’s been 12 years since Pixar introduced audiences to Mike Wazowki and ... Continue Reading →
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Polygon Pictures Launches J. Cube R&D Agency

Tokyo-based digital content studio Polygon Pictures has launched a new computer graphics R&D service and consulting agency called J. Cube Inc.. Heading the shop is Paolo Berto Durante ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Gatchaman’ Trailer Wows Fans

The live-action adaptation of Tatsunoko’s classic anime Gatchaman (also known as Battle of the Planets / G-Force) has been generating a lot of buzz in the animation community. ... Continue Reading →
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International Licensing Industry Announces Winners

This week, the top licensed properties and products of the past year were honored with the International Licensing Excellence Awards at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Skylanders by ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Perspective: Brooklyn Academy of Music Connection

Based on the success of the first Animation Block Party, I knew that we needed a more distinctive venue and got in touch with the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Founded in 1861, BAM is ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Monsters’ to Fight Zombies This Weekend

This weekend is shaping up to be an interesting battleground between new arrivals Disney/Pixar’s much-awaited prequel Monsters University and Paramount’s intriguing Brad ... Continue Reading →
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Pipelinefx Announces Special Education License Plan

Render farm management solution firm PipelineFX has announced that twice a year, all of its education customers on subscription can double their current license capacity at no additional ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Downey Jr. Is on Board ‘Avengers 2' and ’3'

Avengers fans can now rest easy as news got out today that actor Robert Downey Jr. has finally signed on to join the rest of the original cast in The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3 sequels. ... Continue Reading →