Oscar List Proves Showcase for USAnimation

Montreal-based Toon Boom Technologies couldn’t resist a little boasting when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its list of eligible animated features. Of ... Continue Reading →

CaféFX Masters and Commands Realism

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World brought a number of challenges to director Peter Weir, who collaborated with CaféFX to reinvent locations. Based on Patrick O’Brian’s ... Continue Reading →

Character Animation Technologies Opens New Toolkit

New Zealand-based animation software developer Character Animation Technologies Ltd. has released its first product offering, Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) Version 1.0. Designed ... Continue Reading →

3D Artists Create Beauty Contestants

If you thought Miss America contestants were unreal, wait until you see the babes suiting up to walk the runway at the first-ever Miss Digital World competition. Making the ideal beauty ... Continue Reading →

Blur Studio Creates Stargate Attraction

Venice, Calif.-based Blur Studio recently joined forces with MGM Consumer Products, ProFun Management Group and Matilda Production Services to create a motion simulator ride based on ... Continue Reading →

Poindexter Is Warner Animation’s Action Man

Roland Poindexter has been named Sr. VP, Action-Adventure Properties for Warner Bros. Animation. In this newly created position, Poindexter will be charged with spearheading all aspects ... Continue Reading →

MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D Upgrade

MAXON has announced the third significant upgrade to CINEMA 4D R8. For a small update fee, CINEMA 4D R8.5 provides a host of new features for the basic CINEMA 4D package and the Advanced ... Continue Reading →

Eden FX Fired Up for Hellboy

CG effects shop Eden FX has recently lined up a number of feature film, TV and video games projects including Revolution Studios’ upcoming big-screen comic book adaptation Hellboy. Eden ... Continue Reading →

Nokia Introduces Mobile Media Devices

As the mobile phone market heats up as a growing outlet for animation and gaming, Nokia this week unleashes what it calls its most powerful phones yet. These mobile media devices feature ... Continue Reading →

Where the Wild Things Aren’t Animated?

Okay, maybe the wild things will be animated, but Universal’s upcoming big-screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are ... Continue Reading →