Moonbot Animates Chipotle’s ‘The Scarecrow’ Project

Moonbot Studios has done it again. The talented team at the Louisiana-based studio, which is founded by illustrator/animator/producer William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, ... Continue Reading →

The Making of ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’

Kandor Graphics’ Justin and the Knights of Valour delivers a charming adventure set in an enchanted kingdom. After a summer packed with animated movies about racing snails and ... Continue Reading →

Eight Shows to Track Down at MIP Junior

One of the great draws of the MIP Junior market in Cannes (Oct. 5 and 6 at the Carlton Hotel) is that buyers and execs can take a look at the kids’ entertainment crystal ball ... Continue Reading →

Spain’s BRB Captures the Monster Hit ‘Invizimals’

Spanish studio BRB/Studio 21 and Sony are ready to unleash an immersive animated TV show based on Sony’s popular game franchise, Invizimals. Barcelona-based animation producer ... Continue Reading →

Rising Stars of Animation

2013’s crop of up-and-coming animators proves there’s still room for originality and inventiveness in the toon landscape.       Graham Annable Graham Annable Co-director, ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →

Putting the Punch in Your Punch-Up

Part 1: Funny Goddamn Pictures I humbly borrow (okay, steal) this column’s sub-headline from a famous 1996 essay by John Kricfalusi entitled “Funny Goddamn Drawings,” ... Continue Reading →
Colin Firth

Firth to Voice Paddington Bear; Brooks Joins ‘Little Prince’

In voice-casting news, Colin Firth has confirmed to the British press that he will be doing the voice-over lines for Paddington Bear in a new animated feature, and Albert Brooks will ... Continue Reading →

Russia’s Luxor, Argus Open New Toon House, L.A. Studio

Russian exhibitor Luxor has teamed up with Argus Entertainment to open L.A. Studio, a new animation venture that aims to compete with the American and European animation projects that ... Continue Reading →
David Bowers

Bowers In Talks to Direct ‘Clifford’ Movie

Veteran animation director David Bowers is in talks to helm a hybrid feature film take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Wrap reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →