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The upcoming Annecy Festival of Animation has announced this year’s lineup of professional animation panels. The pro conferences have been organized by Christian Jacquemart and Rene Broca. Here is the 2013 rundown: Development, Pipeline Choices, Post-Animation Tuesday, June 11th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Speakers: Alexandre Bretheau and Pierrot Jacquet (Cube Creative [...]
The folks at Russia’s busy animation studio Wizart have let us know that they have unveiled posters and new trailers for their two big productions online today. The studio will be bringing the two movies to the Cannes festival and market this week for worldwide sales. The upcoming features are [...]
+ Catalan animation producer/distributor Neptuno Films has closed a raft of sales for its slate of long lived toon series. Dougie in Disguise and Connie the Cow have sold to Cinetel (Hungary); The Gloops to Voxell for the Commonwealth of Independent States; Tork and The Gloops to SOMOS TV (Spanish-speaking [...]
Oregon-based 3D Immersive Nature technologies developer E-on Software has announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 4.1 Studio, a comprehensive system for transforming 3D models and designs into nature-filled videos, images and real-time immersive experiences. Current LumenRT Studio users can download the update directly from their E-on account page. Version 4 [...]
Nathan Love director Jim McKenzie has delivered an evocative, nostalgic promo for National Geographic Channel’s The 80s: The Decade That Made Us miniseries. A rousing contrast to National Geographic’s traditionally grounded advertising, the animated spot serves up a trio of grinning, buff cheese ball characters working out in synch to [...]
There are several fun new animated and puppet-driven series making their debut on DVD/Blu-ray this week that should put everyone in the right retro summer mood. First up, how can you say no to the Fraggle Rock: 30th Anniversary Collection ($130 listed, $113 on amazon)? This glorious 21-disc (3230 minutes—that’s over [...]
Production management system Shotgun Software is offering a complete product overhaul with its new 5.0 version. The release encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible—and now also includes a new UI and toolset designed specifically for artists and supervisors. Shotgun 5.0 [...]
Brenda Chapman, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Brave has responded to Disney’s recent makeover of the film’s lead character Princess Merida. In conjunction with adding Merida to the Disney Princess line, Disney gave Merida a “more adult” look, dropping her bow-and-arrow and putting her in the type of glitzy [...]
Japanese director and animator Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion) will voice the lead character Horikoshi Jiro in this summer’s Miyazaki movie Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). According to Twitch.com, the announcement was recently made on the film’s official website. Hideaki will portray the man who designed the zero fighter plane [...]
Disney Junior plans to air its popular animated series Sofia the First weeknights at 7 p.m. and weekends at 5:30 p.m., beginning June 10. The Hollywood Reporter says the show will also air weekdays at 9 a.m. and weekends at 8:30 a.m. on Disney Channel. This is part of the [...]