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20th Century Fox gave a big push to its upcoming animated film Rio, showing off Friday the first clips to the press and announcing a collaboration with the makers of the hit mobile game Angry Birds. The studio and Finland-based game-maker Rovio announced Angry Birds Rio, a new version of [...]
Giant cyborgs, apocalyptic symbols and Jungian psychology are a few of the heady ingredients of the hugely popular Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. First introduced as a 26-part TV series produced by GAINAX, the property has spawned several movies and grossed over 150 billion yen since its debut on TV Tokyo [...]
TAO Productions and 3D Fusion have teamed up to create TAO 3D Fusion, a new company focused on creating, converting and exhibiting stereoscopic 3D content. The joint venture has come up with a proprietary process for creating CGI and live-action 3D content that can be viewed without 3D glasses. The [...]
The BBC is reporting that Aardman Animations has begun work on a feature film version of its preschool animated hit Shaun the Sheep. The Beeb reports that a script is being developed for a film that would be released in 2013 or 2014. Shaun the Sheep first appeared in Aardman’s [...]
England’s Animate Projects program has announced it likely will shut down at the end of March after the Arts Council England not to fund the program for 2011. With a history that goes back to 1990, when Animate was founded by Dick Arnall, the program has commissioned more than 140 [...]
Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Isla Fischer have been cast in DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, a 3D animated feature based on the upcoming children’s book series. William Joyce, who created the book series, will co-direct the film with Peter Ramsey, using a script from [...]
The CG academy Escape Studios has appointed Lucasfilm training legend Tad Leckman as academic director for the company’s new Los Angeles campus. Leckman ,who created the Jedi Masters Program at Lucasfilm and has more than 15 years of experience in VFX production and training, will oversee curriculum development, student training [...]
Karl Woolley has joined U.K.-based Impossible Pictures as head of its children’s production division. A veteran writer, producer and director, Woolley will be responsible for taking Impossible Kids’ slate of children’s and animated titles to broadcast and beyond in key territories around the world. He previously worked with Disney U.K., [...]
Animator David O’Reilly’s The External World has earned an honorable mention from the jury at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was the only animated mention made by the jury, which singled out Brick Novax pt 1 and 2 for the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking and the Australian entry [...]
Cartoon Network unveiled the first official look at its new ThunderCats cartoon. The new, anime-style series revives the classic series, which was created by Tobin Wolf, developed by Leonard Starr and produced by Rankin-Bass and ran from 1985 to 1990. Here’s a look at the new series, which is executive [...]