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Pixar to Release Tractor 2.0

Pixar Animation Studios has announced that it will in the first week of September release Tractor 2.0, its next-gen distributed processing software. Version 2.0 expands the successful ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia Set for Shenzhen

This year, Shenzhen, China will for the first time host Asia’s largest computer graphics event SIGGRAPH Asia (December 3-6). Organizers expect over 7,700 attendees from over 60 ... Continue Reading →
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Shout Releases U.S. ‘Jack’ Trailer

Shout! Factory is debuting the U.S. trailer for Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, arriving in select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, ... Continue Reading →
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UPA Artist David Weidman Dies

David Weidman, the animation and silkscreen artist who helped shape UPA’s mid-century modern style in classic cartoons, died last Wednesday at age 93 in his Highland Park, Los ... Continue Reading →
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DHX forms Television Division

Canada’s DHX Media has formed a new division, DHX Television, following its acquisition of Family Channel, Disney XD and French and English Disney Junior channels. The broadcaster/producer ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion, VHX Strike Streaming Deal

Kabillion, the free kids’ entertainment VOD service from Splash Ent., has partnered with online distribution platform VHX to stream its content on multiple devices. Episodes of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Gives ‘Guardians’ a Shell of a Time

Paramount’s gritty, action-packed update on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off to a whizz-bang start this morning, with fans of all ages helping the martial-arts masters to ... Continue Reading →
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Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to ‘Turtles’

ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animals and Plants – In Space!

Framestore and MPC each faced distinct challenges in animating Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Rocket and Groot. Marvel Studios’ ... Continue Reading →