Fox TV’s Animation Head Jennifer Howell Exits

Twentieth Century Fox TV’s head of animation Jennifer Howell is leaving the studio to pursue other ventures, says Howell, whose contract ends in May, has been at her ... Continue Reading →

VFX Pioneer Petro Vlahos Dies at 96

Special effects pioneer Petro Vlahos passed away at 96 on February 10. Vlahos, who improved the composite-image process known as the blue-screen effect for the 1959 epic Ben Hur also ... Continue Reading →

Calon & Telegael Co-produce 2nd Season of ‘Igam Ogam’

Irish company Telegael has set up a brand new stop motion studio, Beochan, in Casla in Connemara to create the second series of  the prehistoric pre-school animation Igam Ogam for ... Continue Reading →

‘Hobbit’ Tops Saturn Award Nominees List

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has revealed the list of nominees for the 39th annual Saturn Awards, with Peter Jackson’s vfx blockbuster The Hobbit: ... Continue Reading →

‘Sesame Street’ Apps Now on Kindle Fire, Amazon

Sesame Workshop has announced the launch of three of its most popular Sesame Street apps on the Amazon Appstore for Android; Elmo Loves 123s, Another Monster at the End of This Book ... Continue Reading →

Turner Fires Up Marketing Blitz for Toonami in Asia

Turner is launching a major marketing campaign for its Toonami brand in the Asia Pacific region. As part of the launch campaign for the block, which officially premiered on Dec. 1, ... Continue Reading →

Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, ... Continue Reading →

Stadermann to Direct ‘Maya the Bee’ Movie

Flying Bark Productions’ managing director Jim Ballantine has announced the director, producer and line producer for the CG-animated feature, Maya the Bee. Alexs Stadermann has been ... Continue Reading →

DHX Media Signs VOD Deal with HOOPLA

Toronto and L.A.-based children’s entertainment producer and distributor DHX Media has signed a major new VOD deal with Midwest Tape-owned digital platform HOOPLA. This is the first ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Kicks Off ‘Gwen & Dave’ Animation Contest

Autodesk is calling on artists/aspiring travel agents to design the ultimate animated getaway for Gwen and Dave–stars of the new short from Autodesk and Hatch Studios–for ... Continue Reading →