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Stuttgart Animation Fest Announces 2012 Program

The six-day Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has unveiled its programming for this year. The event, which takes place May 8-13, in conjunction with the FMX confab offers an exciting, ... Continue Reading →
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Al Jazeera Clicks with Gruppo Alcuni’s ‘SLASH://’

Italian animation shop Gruppo Alcuni, the studio behind toons such as Pet Pals, Symo and Rose and Leonardo, has found a new home for its action adventure toon SLASH:// on Al Jazeera’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Chairman Rich Ross Steps Down

Disney Studios’ Chairman Rich Ross has resigned as what many believe is the direct result of the disappointing performance of John Carter at the box office. “I no longer believe ... Continue Reading →
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Fei Productions Launches Animated ‘Yaya’ Feature

French studio Fei Productions is working on a new animated feature based on Patrick Marty’s four-volume graphic novel La Balade de Yaya (The Ballad of Yaya), which has sold 40,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Smith Micro Adds Service Release 2 to Poser

Smith Micro announced today that it has added Service Release 2 enhancements to its Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 3D graphics software. It has also added Japanese and German versions of ... Continue Reading →
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Avengers Cast Lands on Three Collectible D23 Covers

Disney twenty-three magazine is offering three special collectible covers featuring different Avengers’ characters for its summer issue, which will be available on May 1. Coinciding ... Continue Reading →
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Classic Signs Partners for Masters of the Universe’s 30th

By the power of Grayskull! Classic Mattel toy line Masters of the Universe is turning 30?! Yep, and Mattel and global media company Classic Media have announced a new host of consumer ... Continue Reading →
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Calabash Explores 3D with ‘Dora’

Nickelodeon’s hit kids show Dora the Explorer has a whole new dimension to experience thanks to Calabash Animation, the award-winning Chicago-based studio led by Wayne Brejcha and ... Continue Reading →
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When The Three Stooges Got Animated

While the late Edward Bernds (1905-2000) was not a toiler in the toon trenches himself, he was on the periphery of the television cartoon industry in the 1960s. Chiefly known as a writer ... Continue Reading →
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New Animated Band PusherJones Makes Some Noise

Mover over, Gorillaz. There is a new animated rock band in town. Rollingstone.com reports that Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner has launched an “animated” rock band ... Continue Reading →