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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 [...]
A familiar voice will be returning to the stage to host the 38th annual Annie Awards. Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, is returning to hosting duties this year. Kenny has hosted the event before after taking a break last year, when William Shatner stepped up to the podium. [...]
The annual announcement of the Oscar nominations usually sends movie fans rushing off to the theaters to see films they may have missed. And once again, Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are teaming up to bring the nominated short live-action and animated films to theaters just in time for folks [...]
Many of us have spent hours staying up late and heading out to the theater to laugh our way through the insanity of Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. And now, thanks to the internet, you can enjoy Spike & Mike’s hilariously sick brand of animation right [...]