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Tron, global production and open source software and hardware are on the agenda of the 16th annual FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and interactive Media, set for May 3-6 in Stuttgart, Germany. “This year we would like to harness the extraordinary creativity from the digital industries to present the [...]
Cartoon Movie has revealed new details of its 2011 edition, set for March 2-4 in Lyon, France, including a lineup of 55 films — 12 of which are made in stereoscopic 3-D. Among the filmmakers coming to the event are Terry Gilliam, Patrice Leconte and Fernando Trueba. Gilliam is producing the science-fiction [...]
Original animated video features make their mark this week with a pair of sequels: Open Season 3 (Sony, $28.95 DVD, $34.95 DVD/Blu-ray), a sequel to the 2006 theatrical release and the 2008 home-video sequel. This edition sees Boog and Elliot join a Russian circus, courtesy of writer David I. Stern and [...]
Having won the contest to animate William Shatner, Jeremy Appleman is set to help contribute to a new animation project called The Zenoids that is being launched on the sci-fi social networking website MyOuterSpace.com. The site is an interested project in itself. More than just being a hub for sci-fi [...]
The BBC has committed to air Postman Pat on its CBeebies children’s channel through 2015 under a new deal with Classic Media. The popular preschool series is celebrating in 2011 its 30th anniversary and a 30-year releationship with the BBC. The new deal will see the broadcaster re-up the license [...]
Irish animation studio Telegael has optioned Betty G. Birney’s popular children’s book series According to Humphrey for TV and film. The books are narrated by a classroom hamster named Humphrey, and are published in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber and in the United States by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. The [...]
The Producer’s Guild may have added a twist to this year’s awards season narrative by giving its best picture honor to The King’s Speech instead of The Social Network. But when it came to animation, the honors followed in the footsteps of most other awards this year by giving the [...]
In the booming world of animation, there are multiple paths to success for each link in the chain — producers, technology companies and talent. All three of which have come together in a recent animation talent contest run by the website MyOuterSpace.com in conjunction with Toon Boom Animation and the Academy [...]
Aardman Animations is preparing new stereoscopic 3D content starring Shaun the Sheep for the just-announced Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console. The company announced a partnership with Nintendo and will create an exclusive series of one-minute shorts to appear on the console, which presents games and video in stereoscopic 3D without [...]
The second season of Ludorum’s popular train-based kids series Chuggington is scheduled to debut Feb. 14 as part of the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel in the U.S. The series will debut at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on the block designed for kids ages 2-7 with the first of 13 [...]