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Queen Elizabeth to Play with Peppa Pig

The Queen of England will make a special appearance on a new episode of the animated series Peppa Pig on Monday, June 4th. Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, the special episode marks ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Announces Papers and Courses Highlights

The annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation confab has released more info about its upcoming program in Los Angeles (August 5-9). “This year’s program features papers that propel the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Almost Naked Animals’ and CafePress Join Forces

9 Story Entertainment announced today the appointment of CafePress.com as the official E-commerce partner for its animated series, Almost Naked Animals. Toronto-based studio 9 Story ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Boosts DreamWorks 2012 Revenues

DreamWorks Animation has posted a 26% boost in revenue of $136 million, raising profits to $9.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, thanks to the healthy box office and home-entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Gene Deitch Sees Red!

Even some fans of UPA, who have rushed out to buy the new, long-awaited DVD collection of their classic theatrical cartoons, might not know that Walt Disney had a particular name for ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces Student Finalists

Thirty-five students from 20 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards ... Continue Reading →
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Evil Eye Contributes 200 VFX Shots to ‘The Avengers’

San Francisco-based vfx house Evil Eye Pictures has contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon, which opens this Friday. Weta ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Studios Dives into the Toon Biz

Online retail powerhouse Amazon has entered the animated series business. The content development division, Amazon Studios, announced today that it is now accepting proposals for original ... Continue Reading →
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Bernadette Peters Joins ‘Dorothy of Oz’

After her successful appearances on NBC’s Smash and Broadway’s Follies, actress Bernadette Peters is joining the voice of Summertime Entertainment’s upcoming 3D animated movie ... Continue Reading →
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FMX ’12 to Highlight VFX, Virtual Production

The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual ... Continue Reading →