‘Good Dinosaur’ Delay Leads to Layoffs at Pixar

Pixar has laid off an undisclosed number of employees at its Emeryville, Calif. headquarters, says The Los Angeles Times. The layoffs, which have affected less than 5% of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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President Obama to Visit DreamWorks Animation

It looks like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Toothless the Dragon are going to find out the details of the Affordable Healthcare Act next week. You see, President Obama is scheduled to visit ... Continue Reading →

TV News Bytes: Cartoon Network, Wildseed Studios

+ Cartoon Network has kicked off production on its first two shows made in the Asia-Pacific region and intended for global distribution, both from Australia’s Bogan Entertainment ... Continue Reading →

iam8bit Adds New Twist to Machinima Fest

The second annual Machinima Interactive Film Festival (MIFF), coming to L.A. November 22-24, will offer a unique video art installation aiming to highlight the most talented creators ... Continue Reading →
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A Toonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

Trends come and trends go, but no trend came and went quite so quickly as the one that hit a little over a decade ago, which saw live action films, usually indies, suddenly turning ... Continue Reading →

Gondry’s Animated Chomsky Movie Opens Friday

Tomorrow marks the debut of an indie animated picture that has been flying under the radar in recent weeks. The animated documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, is a DIY project ... Continue Reading →

‘Rio 2096′ Arrives in L.A. for Oscar-Qualifying Run

The acclaimed Brazilian animated movie Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, which won the top prize at Annecy in June, will begins its Oscar-qualifying run in L.A. this Friday (Nov. ... Continue Reading →

Original Cut of ‘Thief and the Cobbler’ to Screen at Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the rarely seen, director’s cut of Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Zac Media and Vue Announce Chinese Co-Pros

Australia’s Zac Media Group and Vue Group announced recently that they have partnered with Shanghai Hippo Animation Design and several other Chinese studios to produce seven animated ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Media to Release 2-Disc ‘Accel World’

VIZ Media announced that it will release the 12-episode DVD/Blu-ray of the anime sci-fi fantasy series Accel World on November 26. The new 2-disc set is rated ‘TV-14,’ and ... Continue Reading →