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The visual-effects extravaganza Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted Wednesday to about $37 million in ticket sales, marking the best debut of the year for any film. Based on the popular Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated series, the third film in the Transformers franchise earned about $8 million of [...]
Animation Block Party has announced the lineup for its its eighth annual edition, returning this summer to Brooklyn, N.Y. The largest animation festival on the East Coast, ABP will hold this year’s event from July 29-31. For full information on the festival, visit animationblock.com/summerfest2011. Here’s the festival’s schedule of events: July [...]
With the Independence Day holiday upon us, many animation fans in Los Angeles are going to celebrate by turning just a little bit Japanese. The city is host to a pair of anime-themed events this weekend, starting with Anime Expo, running July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center; and [...]
Throughout the history of animation, there have been plenty of train wrecks (metaphorically speaking, of course), usually on the feature film side of things, but how about bus wrecks? And literal bus wrecks at that? While interviewing legendary layout and design artist Bob Givens in 1992, for an article that [...]
Cartoon Network’s revival of the classic 1980s animated series ThunderCats is set to premiere on the network July 29. The series will kick off with an hourlong premiere event starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will slide into its regular time slot of 8:30 p.m. ET/PT starting the following [...]
VeggieTales creator Big Idea Entertainment has signed a multimillion dollar, two-year production deal with the New Zealand-based Huhu Studios animation company. The deal calls for Huhu to produce six direct-to-video VeggieTales projects, with the studion responsible for everything from pre-production, animation and postproduction. “It would be an understatement to say our [...]
The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., is opening its doors to animation for the first time with a special panel spotlighting the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb and Fish Hooks. The panel will be open to the public and is set for July 13 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets [...]
Rainmaker Entertainment’s just-completed animated short film Luna has been chosen to screen at the Electronic Theater at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival set for Aug. 7-11 in Vancouver. One of only 77 films selected to run in the Electronic Theater, Luna is set to screen in programs scheduled for [...]
Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios. Lewis comes to Digital Domain after 10 years at Pixar racking up credits that include producing the Oscar-winning [...]
The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event TAC is accepting proposals for its 2011 Pitch THIS! Program, presented by 9 Story Entertainment. This year’s event will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier on Sept. 21 and 22, the first two days of the festival. Pitch THIS! gives two producers [...]