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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the original hand-colored version of Georges Méliès’s landmark 1902 film A Trip to the Moon on Tuesday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. An original color print of the film was recently [...]
Give the success of Sony’s summer blockbuster The Smurfs, which has brought int $135 million worldwide since its release on August 29, it’s not surprising that the studio has greenlit a sequel to the CG live-action/animation hybrid. Sony Pictures has announced that it plans to release The Smurfs 2 on [...]
William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s award-winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the new Pixar short La Luna directed by Enrico Casarosa, Bill Plympton’s Guard Dog Global Jam and Fernando Trueba & Javier Mariscal’s Spanish film Chico & Rita are some of the highlights of this year’s Ottawa [...]
Factory Transmedia has launched its production company at the former facilities of post-production house, Hullabaloo Studios. Based in Altrincham, Factory TM now employs over 30 staff working on CBBC’s Strange Hill High—a half-hour comedy series produced with a technique combining puppets, stop-motion and CG, dubbed “hypervynorama.” FT has also been working with Chapman [...]
French software house The Bakery (www.bakery3d.com; stand 471) is setting out to dazzle the SIGGRAPH Vancouver crowds this week with the latest additions to their lighting, shading and rendering solution called Relight, which debuted at NAB in Las Vegas earlier this year. The company is also hosting an Exhibitor Tech [...]
At SIGGRAPH, which is taking place in Vancouver, B.C. this week, Walt Disney Pictures and Autodesk, Inc. (www.autodesk.com, stand 429) announced an agreement to bring the innovative animation and vfx tool XGen to the Digital Entertainment Creation Community. The deal gives Autodesk a license with five-year exclusivity period for use [...]
We were saddened by the passing of beloved animator, illustrator, painter and teacher Cornelius “Corny” Cole who passed away this morning (Monday, Aug. 8th) at the age of 81 from MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) Cartoon Brew reported his passing via his good friend animator Bob Kurtz. Born and raised in [...]
Pixar has unveiled the latest version of its RenderMan for Maya 5.0, featuring the latest technologies pioneered in RenderMan Pro Server 16.0, and scheduled for release in the fall of 2011. RenderMan for Maya 5.0 offers advancements in RenderMan’s ray tracing technology, including a new ray tracing hider, a radiosity [...]
There are several interesting new animated titles coming to DVD and Blu-ray today (Tuesday, August 9). Fans of traditional Disney animation can get their paws on a new 30th anniversary of the heart-warming The Fox and The Hound, which is paired with its 2006 sequel The Fox and the Hound [...]
Indie distributor Entertainment One (eONe) has secured home entertainment and digital rights to the classic Babar animated series, as well as the new CG take Babar and the Adventures of Badou from Nelvana. Under the agreement, eOne obtains U.S. and Canadian rights for 78 episodes of the classic series, as [...]