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ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive has temporarily suspended operation due to lack of funding this year. For the past five years, the Animation Archive has been funded by the membership of ASIFA-Hollywood ($15 from the annual dues of each member is earmarked for the archive budget). However, this year, due to the [...]
This summer’s SIGGRAPH confab in Vancouver (August 7-11) has announced its list of 82 technical papers, selected from among 432 submissions. This year’s Technical Papers program also includes conference presentations for 33 papers published this year in the journal ACM Transactions on Graphics. The following is an interview with Technical [...]
Acclaimed stop-motion studio LAIKA and Focus Features, who partnered on Henry Selick’s Academy Award-nominated feature Coraline, are teaming up again for two upcoming movie projects, Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA prez/CEO Travis Knight announced today. The films will be the much buzzed about ParaNorman and an untitled project due [...]
Comedy Central is taking advantage of the latest real-world developments to showcase two Osama bin Laden-themed episodes of South Park this Wednesday (May 4) at 9 and 9:30 p.m.. The two reruns will lead up to the second installment in the show’s 15th season at 10 p.m. The first episode, [...]
International kids’ channel KidsCo announced today that it will feature animated versions of pop group (and Eurovision contestants) Blue in a special episode of its original series, Boo & Me 2. The episode will air in all of the channel’s 95 territories starting May 9, and will also be available [...]
In conjunction with the premiere of the new Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network on Tuesday at 8 p.m. (May 3), the cabler has kicked off a new advertising campaign in conjunction with Spirit Airlines. CN has developed special custom graphics with production media company Global OnBoard Partners transforming the [...]
Hallmark Properties web series Asteroid Andy is being developed into an animated TV series by Out of the Blue Enterprises, producer of PBS Kids’ preschool show Super Why. The half-hour animated comedy targets six- to 11-year-old boys and will revolve around a boy who lives in the future with his [...]
VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s major manga (graphic novels), animation and licensing behemoths, continues the rollout of their mobile device manga viewing application by announcing the launch of iPhone and iPod Touch versions this week. This expansion is compatible with the iPad app, and adds cross-platform features. To [...]
A young Thor goes searching for adventures in the new animated Marvel/Lionsgate Home Entertainment feature. There are two kinds of people who will be drawn to the new animated movie featuring Thor: Those who know everything there is to know about the Marvel superhero and those who have just learned [...]
All 40 episodes of 9 Story Entertainment’s hot new animated series Almost Naked Animals have been acquired by U.K. outlet CiTV. The toon, which premiered on the channel last month, will also air on ITV Breakfast this fall and on Cartoon Network in the U.S. later this year. Created by [...]