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San Francisco-based Tweak Software will preview the newest features for its RV image and sequence viewer for vfx and animation artists at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver next week. The company will unveil RV 3.12, which includes support for ARRI Alexa and RED formats, cost-effective stereo reviews using 3D TVs and a [...]
The Rio and Angry Birds partnership continues this week as Fox Consumer Products and Rovio debut their new merchandise based on the Angry Birds Rio app, which has now been downloaded more than 60 million times since launching in March. Now available at Toys ‘R’ Us, the new plush line [...]
Acclaimed Brit studio Aardman Animations has completed The Itch of the Golden Nit, a production with Tate Media, using the animation software CelAction2D. The half-hour film was created using drawings by thousands of children ages 5-13, animated by Aardman and featuring the voices of David Walliams, Rik Mayall, Catherine Tate [...]
Kadokawa Pictures has made available the first trailer for A Letter to Momo (Momo no e Tegami)—the latest feature animation project from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) and Jin-Roh director Hiroyuki Okiura. Okiura spent seven years writing, storyboarding and directing the film, which is his first directing project since [...]
The Weinstein Company and Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment announced today that the voice cast of their 2012 animated movie Escape from Planet Earth will include Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. The 3-D CG-animated movie is directed by Cal Brunker, best known for his [...]
Although on Monday, studios were projecting that Universal/DreamWorks’ Cowboys & Aliens and Sony Animation’s The Smurfs where sharing the Number One Spot at the box office this past weekend, the real numbers painted a different picture. According to Monday afternoon’s actual figures the little blue guys managed to bring in [...]
Two well-received but very different animated features make their DVD debut today (Tuesday, August 2). Fans of Rio, director Carlos Saldanha’s 3-D ode to his home country of Brazil will be able to check out this colorful, CG-animated feature, which was released last April and has made $479 million at [...]
Two new animated projects have joined the summer 2013 slate, Variety reports. On May 17, Fox will present Leafmen, while Paramount is tagging in Turbo on July 19. The latest from Blue Sky Studios, Leafmen will be directed by studio co-founder Chris Wedge (Robots, Ice Age). The toon is based [...]
Adam Elliot, the acclaimed director of the 2010 stop-motion animated feature Mary and Max and the Oscar-winning 2003 short Harvie Krumpet will be receiving funding from Screen Australia to write and direct his next project, titled Ernee. Described as an animated adventure romance, the feature has received single-draft development funding [...]
Dentsu Entertainment USA is gearing up to launch popular Japanese TV animation & franchise Little Battlers Experience to North, Central and South America, president and CEO Yuma Sakata announced yesterday. “The LBX project in Japan is a perfect example of how Dentsu Entertainment USA’s strategy functions in Western markets,” said [...]