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DQ Entertainment prepares a 3-D CG-animated version of Edith Nesbit’s family classic, Five Children and It. Indian animation powerhouse DQ Entertainment is one of many studios that will attend Annecy’s MIFA market (June 8-10) this month. In addition to some of its previously announced projects such as The New Adventures [...]
We all know that the true animation fan’s summer officially begins in June, when the Annecy International Festival opens its doors to fans of the art form from all over the world. There’s a wealth of activities and screenings planned for the 2011 edition of this amazing event (June 6-11), [...]
Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson reveals how DreamWorks is bringing back Po and the Furious Five for a 3-D rematch in Kung Fu Panda 2. Consider the panda: a majestic creature, a humble and unassuming beast. Mostly regarded as a docile, bamboo-chewing, living plush toy, it seems an unlikely candidate to [...]
Illumination Entertainment president Chris Meledandri will produce a new CG-animated feature based on the Uglydoll franchise, reports Deadline Hollywood. According to Michael Fleming, Meledandri has acquired the rights for the characters created by husband-and-wife team David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Larry Stuckey (Meet the Fockers, Elling) will write the script, [...]
L.A.-based Toonzone Studio’s flagship show YooHoo & Friends has found a home on U.K.’s POP channel in the U.K. The CSC Media Group outlet will begin airing the colorful 52 x 11 show seven days a week in 2012. Created and produced by David Feiss (Cow and Chicken, I Am [...]
Pocoyo, the popular multiplatform children’s entertainment brand from Zinkia Entertainment, will expand its presence at retail nationwide, offering Pocoyo DVD titles from NCircle Entertainment at new retail outlets Kmart and 7-Eleven, as well as Redbox video kiosks. “NCircle has been a phenomenal partner in building a strong brand presence for [...]
The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, in conjunction with the renowned artists of Legacy Effects, is hosting a showcase art exhibit titled ”The Art of Legacy Effects.” Legacy Effects is an award-winning character design, makeup, specialty prop and animatronic studio. Various artists from the studio and founders John Rosengrant and Alan Scott [...]
Po is back and ready to turn up the heat at the box office for the Memorial Day weekend. DreamWorks Animation is unveiling its most-recent stereoscopic 3D animated feature film, Kung Fu Panda 2, starting Thursday at some 3,900 theaters, making it the biggest release going into the holiday weekend. [...]
Rainbow Studio has announced major deals with Paramount and Medusa for its latest 3D animated feature film, Not Born to be Gladiators. Presented to the international market at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Paramount Pictures will handle all North American distribution while Medusa will handle Italy. “It’s a big opportunity [...]
A new trailer offers a more detailed look at Sony’s upcoming animation/live-action adaptation of The Smurfs, including plot details explaining how the little blue dudes end up in New York City. Here’s the trailer: The Smurfs movie is set to be released July 29. It is directed by Raja Gosnell, [...]