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Fantasia Fest Honors ‘King of Pigs,’ New Hertzfeld Short

Korean film The King of Pigs won the top prize for animated features at the Fantasia International Film Festival, while animator Don Hertzfeld’s latest won the best animated short ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at 3rd ‘Toy Story Toon’: ‘Partysaurus Rex’

Rex, the plastic dinosaur, faces the greatest threat of all time — bath time — in Partysaurus Rex, the most-recent Toy Story Toon short, set to play in front of the Sept. 14  release ... Continue Reading →
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DWA’s ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk’ Bows Sept. 4 on CN

DreamWorks’ Dragons: Riders of Berk, a new animated series based on the Oscar-nominated feature film How to Train Your Dragon, premieres Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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The Animal Appeal of Frank Welker

The unique voice artist Frank Welker has been called the most successful Hollywood actor that the public at large has never heard of. There is no question that he is one of the busiest ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Offers 6-Week Preview to Canadian Cable Viewers

Teletoon Canada will offer Canadians free access to Teletoon during the Teletoon Free Preview event, running Aug. 15  to Sept. 30. During this six-week preview, subscribers of participating ... Continue Reading →
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Poser’s Miki Gets an Update, New Pal in Tyler GND

Smith Micro Software  is previewing at SIGGRAPH 2012 the fourth edition of Miki, the most-popular 3D figure in its Poser software, and unveiled Tyler, the first male GND (Girl/Guy ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Launches Watch-Play iOS App

Cartoon Network has released a new app for iOS that allows viewers to watch episodes of their favorite CN series and play games at the same time. CN 2.0, now available on the iPhone, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Launches Open-Source BRDF Explorer

Walt Disney Animation Studios is making its BRDF Explorer, a shading and rendering toolset, available to the industry through a new open-source site. BDRF stands for bidirectional ... Continue Reading →
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Sony, ‘Smurfs’ Producer Plan Hybrid ‘ALF’ Movie

The Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac is plotting a comeback. Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to ALF, the iconic 1980s sitcom about a wisecracking alien who lives ... Continue Reading →
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WB Talks Directing ‘Justice League’ with Affleck

Warner Bros. is reportedly set to meet with actor/director Ben Affleck to discuss him possibly directing the studio’s planned Justice League superhero epic. According to a report ... Continue Reading →