Big Jump/Amberwood’s ‘Shutterbugs’ Flies to TVOKids

Amberwood Entertainment and Big Jump Productions’ preschool show Shutterbugs has entered in to a development agreement with TVOKids. “We are delighted to continue working ... Continue Reading →

LightWave Unleashes New NevronMotion Software

LightWave has announced the arrival of NevronMotion, its new motion capture retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 that supports the popular Microsoft Kinect camera. With NevronMotion, ... Continue Reading →

Imira Acquires Accio Toons

Spanish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment has secured distribution rights for several projects from local toon house Acció! Studios, including feature films and ... Continue Reading →

Nick Launches ‘Paw Patrol,’ New ‘Bubble Guppies’

Nickelodeon will be celebrating the dog days of summer with the launch of the brand-new, CG animated preschool series Paw Patrol on Monday, August 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The tail-wagging ... Continue Reading →

Bron Enlists for ‘Henchmen’

Canadian toon house Bron Animation will kick off production this fall on a feature-length CG animated film titled Henchmen, based on an original script by Jay D. Waxman. The flick will ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: The Foundry Announces Collabs, Developments

Amid all the buzz-worthy happenings at the SIGGRAPH confab in Anaheim, software developer The Foundry has a number of exciting announcements for animators and visual effects artists. ... Continue Reading →


+ Autodesk has announced the launch of FBX Review for Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 enabled devises. The app gives artists and animators a powerful, lightweight tool to conduct detailed ... Continue Reading →

Brian Blessed Voices ‘Fearsome Beastie’

Known for his luxuriant beard, impeccable diction and commanding voice, legendary British actor Brian Blessed is taking a turn from him usual sci-fi and historical roles (Star Wars, ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →

‘Wind Rises’ Tops ‘Monsters U.’ Opening in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest turn in the director’s chair, his first in five years, filled plenty of seats over its opening weekend. The 2D-animated pseudo-historical adventure ... Continue Reading →