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China’s Crimson Forest Plants Epic ‘Ginseng’ Series

China’s animation and vfx studio Crimson Forest has announced the production of an epic, 100-part animated series titled Ginseng vs. Aliens. “Each episode deals with the Ginseng ... Continue Reading →
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Kickstand Kickstarts Open-Source 3D Software Campaign

Kickstand, creators of the StretchMesh plug-in for Autodesk Maya software, has launched a campaign to evolve StretchMesh Surface Deformation software into Open Source technology. ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toons Land Golden Globe Nominations

The five Golden Globe nominees in the Best Animated Feature category were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. They are: Among the well-reviewed movies that didn’t make the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Gets Directors

Sony Animation has tapped Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs artists Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn to direct the studio’s sequel to the popular CG film, Variety reports. The project ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Expands into China

Leading digital animation/vfx production company Digital Domain Media Group has launched its expansion into the Chinese film market with the announcement of a new strategic partnership ... Continue Reading →
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Academy’s Tech Council Adds Four New Members

Denny Clairmont, John Hora, Bob Lambert and Milt Shefter have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing ... Continue Reading →
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‘Octonauts’ to Make a Splash on Disney Jr.

Disney Junior announced today that it will premiere the hit animated preschool show Octonauts on Monday, Jan. 9. At 11:30 a.m. The BAFTA-nominated series is based on a series of books ... Continue Reading →
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Hosoda to Helm ‘Wolf Children’ Movie

We have more details about popular anime director Mamoru Hosoda’s next movie. The helmer of acclaimed hits Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is working on Okami Kodomo ... Continue Reading →
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Alphanim Puts ‘Santa’s Apprentice’ App to Work

Paris-based animation house Alphanim has launched four new bilingual holiday apps based on its popular Santa’s Apprentice franchise. Become Santa Claus in 24 days is a free interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Method’s ‘Chaplin’ Ready to Roll in Primetime

The new stereoscopic 3-D, CG-animated take on the world of beloved silent film icon Charlie Chaplin will premiere in primetime in various territories during the holiday season. Produced ... Continue Reading →