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March 2014 Tech Reviews

Reallusion’s iClone iClone is now in its 5.5th iteration, with hundreds of animators, filmmakers and game designers not only using the software, but contributing to the Content ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #238

As head writers go, Baboon Animation team member Carin Greenberg is one of the busiest in the biz. An Emmy winner and eight-time nominee, Carin has masterfully helmed such hits as 101 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Flies to SPI Vancouver

Rovio Entertainment has chosen Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver as its primary animation house for the production of the Angry Birds movie, the upcoming animated film based on ... Continue Reading →
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Second iKids Awards Announce Winners

At a high-profile awards ceremony luncheon held during its annual iKids conference, Kidscreen announced the winners of the 2014 iKids Awards. Now in its second year, this annual set ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki, Ghibli Retrospective Returns to Hollywood

For the third year, the American Cinematheque presents a retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli that will screen Feb. 16 to March 20 at the Egyptian Theatre ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Movie’ Blooper Outtakes Arrive

Just in case you didn’t get enough laughs out of seeing The LEGO Movie last weekend, Warner Bros. has upped the ante with a new clip of outtakes and “bloopers” from ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Gets Final ‘Clone Wars’ Episodes

The final 13 episodes of the hit CG-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will air not on a broadcast or cable outlet, but via streaming video on Netflix starting March 7. The fan-favorite ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Breaks Down Winning ‘Ranger’ Effects

London-based MPC has released a breakdown showing the visual effects work on The Lone Ranger that won it a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Creates Savings App ‘Pigby’s Fair’

Aardman Animations has created an app designed to encourage children to save for NatWest bank in the United Kingdom. The app, called Pigby’s Fair, is a smartphone and tablet app ... Continue Reading →