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‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mad Max,’ ‘Avengers’ Earn 2nd, 3rd at Weekend B.O.

Mad Max: Fury Road may have come in second at the box office this weekend, but the VFX-heavy and animated features are having some the best runs of the year. Topping the weekend box ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Updates Katana 2 With Complete Rebuild

The Foundry released Katana 2, a rebuilt from the ground up update for the lighting and look-development software. In addition to a responsive new user interface, new features of Katana ... Continue Reading →
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Snoop Dogg Guests on ‘Sanjay and Craig’ Special

This weekend, music icon Snoop Dogg guest stars in a half-hour special episode of Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig. The episode, “Street Dogg,” will premiere Sunday, May 17 at 7:30p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rick and Morty’ to Shake Up ‘Simpsons’

Adult Swim and FOX announced today that characters from Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty will be making an appearance in the “Couch Gag” of this season’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hotbod’ Takes SVA’s Dusty Animation Prize

School of Visual Arts’ 26th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival has wrapped up, culminating in an awards ceremony held at the SVA Theatre in New York City hosted by media personality ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100, Universum Announce ‘Princess Emmy’

Studio 100 and Universum Film are teaming up once again to release Princess Emmy – The Movie — a new animated feature set to be theater-ready in late 2016 or early 2017. ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood, AEF Fund Scholarships

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) announce the ASIFA-Hollywood’s AEF Scholarship fund. This year’s fund will assist with up to $30,000 in tuition, books, supplies ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Picks Up ‘Ratchet & Clank’

Rainmaker Entertainment and production partners Blockade Ent. and CNHK Media announce that Focus Features has been appointed the U.S. theatrical distributor for the CG animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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Harry Shearer Leaves ‘Simpsons’, Roles to Be Recast

Springfield is being shaken up as comedian, actor and voice actor Harry Shearer will be departing The Simpsons. Producer Al Jean acknowledged the breakup and stated to TheWrap that ... Continue Reading →