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Under the Table with J.B. and Friz

Most cartoon historians are aware that the fluid that fueled the medium during its Golden Age was not ink or paint, but alcohol. Among my favorite booze-related tales from the toon ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Hosts a Tribute to the Hubleys

Husband-and-wife indie animators John and Faith Hubley will be the subject of a special tribute on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ... Continue Reading →
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Graham Chapman Pic Sponsors Animation Contest

In celebration of the new feature film A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, an international online animation competition titled ‘Animate ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr. to Add Nightly Programming Block

Disney Junior plans to launch a nightly block of parent-targeted, kid-friendly short-form programming to air interstitially on the 24-hour channel Disney Junior, beginning Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Akira Daikubara Passes Away

The Anido animator’s group revealed over the weekend the sad news that early Toei animator Akira Daikubara had passed away from pneumonia on June 17, Anime News Network reports. Daikubara ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Canada Reveals Fall Lineup

Canadian tooncaster Teletoon has revealed its fall programming lineups for its Teletoon, Teletoon at Night, Teletoon Retro, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim channels. Packed full of new ... Continue Reading →
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Faceware Introduces New Educational Program

Faceware Technologies, a provider of 3D facial animation software and hardware for the video game, film, TV and commercial industries, announced that it is rolling out its Educational ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fine-Tunes Pixel Animation App

Disney Interactive has launched a new app for creating original and Disney-themed pixel art and animation for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The free app, which is called Disney Pixel’d ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Powers Promoted to LightWave 3D Group President

NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products ... Continue Reading →
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MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D Release 14

Maxon has unveiled the Release 14 version of its leading software application Cinema 4D. Leveraging more than two decades of 3D graphics programming innovation, R14 delivers breakthrough ... Continue Reading →