Patrick Tatopoulos

Everything Old is New Again, Part 2: ‘Godzilla’

In a summer filled with old, familiar characters getting high-tech, big-budget, cinematic reboots, the venerable Godzilla looks to stand fire-breathing-head-and-shoulders above just ... Continue Reading →
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Top Dusty Toon Honors to ‘Moonstruck’

The School of Visual Arts bestowed the top honors for traditional animation at its 25th anniversary Dusty Awards to the film Moonstruck by Luz Batista and Sarah Sloyer. The awards — ... Continue Reading →
Rodney Barnes

‘Boondocks’ Barnes Develops ‘Killogy’ Series

Alan Robert, creator of the IDW graphic novel Killogy, has teamed up with with The Boondocks executive producer and writer Rodney Barnes to develop the comic for an animated series. Barnes ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Motion Armature Kits Sell Well for U.K. Maker

Westley Wood, a director and producer for CITV in the U.K., has found success in his spare time by offering armature sets endorsed by Ray Harryhausen for creating stop-motion animation ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Estudios, Vodka Capital Execs Launch Anima Kitchent

Mexico’s Anima Estudios and five former executives from the Spanish animation company Vodka Capital have teamed up to create a new Madrid-based company called Anima Kitchent. According ... Continue Reading →
Emily Hart

Hart Named Disney Jr. VP Original Programming

Emily Hart has been promoted to the post of Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Junior. Hart, who joined Disney in 2003, oversees production and creative development of television ... Continue Reading →
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Guests Set for Anime Midwest Convention

Anime Midwest, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more has announced its lineup of featured guests at this year’s convention from July ... Continue Reading →
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‘Alien’ Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

Swiss surrealist artist Hans Ruedi Giger, better known as H.R. Giger, died at age 74 Monday after being hospitalized for a fall down the stairs in his Zurich home. Working primarily ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Jobs Hit All Time High

According to data collected by The Animation Guild, animation work in Southern California hit an all-time high last year and shows no signs of slowing down. IATSE Local 839′s ... Continue Reading →
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Shotgun to Hold First Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH ’14

Shotgun Software has announced that it will present the first-ever Shotgun Pipeline Awards to recognize excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and use in ... Continue Reading →