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SIGGRAPH Asia Set for Shenzhen

This year, Shenzhen, China will for the first time host Asia’s largest computer graphics event SIGGRAPH Asia (December 3-6). Organizers expect over 7,700 attendees from over 60 ... Continue Reading →
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Shout Releases U.S. ‘Jack’ Trailer

Shout! Factory is debuting the U.S. trailer for Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, arriving in select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, ... Continue Reading →
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UPA Artist David Weidman Dies

David Weidman, the animation and silkscreen artist who helped shape UPA’s mid-century modern style in classic cartoons, died last Wednesday at age 93 in his Highland Park, Los ... Continue Reading →
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DHX forms Television Division

Canada’s DHX Media has formed a new division, DHX Television, following its acquisition of Family Channel, Disney XD and French and English Disney Junior channels. The broadcaster/producer ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion, VHX Strike Streaming Deal

Kabillion, the free kids’ entertainment VOD service from Splash Ent., has partnered with online distribution platform VHX to stream its content on multiple devices. Episodes of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Gives ‘Guardians’ a Shell of a Time

Paramount’s gritty, action-packed update on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off to a whizz-bang start this morning, with fans of all ages helping the martial-arts masters to ... Continue Reading →
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Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to ‘Turtles’

ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animals and Plants – In Space!

Framestore and MPC each faced distinct challenges in animating Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Rocket and Groot. Marvel Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
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Saddle Up!

Netflix gets animated with BoJack Horseman, a comic take on a washed-up former sitcom star that is the streaming service’s first ... Continue Reading →
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Heist Style

The Suicide Squad takes center stage in Batman: Assault ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #242

Designing the Secret of Kells By Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart [Cartoon Saloon, $35] The richly detailed, Celtic-inspired art behind Irish indie studio Cartoon Saloon’s 2009 ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Princess Anna’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Debut

ABC has released a new photo from its Disney fairytale inspired drama Once Upon a Time, which reveals Elizabeth Lail as Princess Anna of Arendelle from its upcoming season four Frozen ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Presenting on Blockbuster VFX at SIGGRAPH

Top feature visual effects house MPC will be celebrating a year’s worth of major movie spectacle at SIGGRAPH next week, teaming up with releasing studios to present production ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Faceware, MAXON, PipelineFX

+ Faceware Technologies will demo a version 2.0 upgrade of its real-time facial mocap and animation produce Faceware Live. New and improved features include instant calibration, improved ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Update: Miyazaki’s Potential New Project

Though celebrated animation writer, director and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki announced plans for a really, truly, for real this time retirement back in September, Variety reports that the ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Film Fest Gets ‘Big Hero 6′ World Premiere

The Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place in the mega-metropolis this October 23-31, will feature the global premiere of Disney’s first-ever Marvel animation feature ... Continue Reading →
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WB Dates Two More ‘LEGO’ Flicks

Critics and audiences went nuts for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie earlier this year, thanks to hilariously fresh spins on the classic toy property and innovative ... Continue Reading →
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Aladdin & Jasmine Coming to ‘Disney Infinity’

The streetwise star and his wasp-waisted love interest of Disney’s Aladdin will be joining the diverse range of characters already populating the world of the innovative Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Dunnamic Crowdfunding Hand-Drawn Series

Dunnamic, an animation studio based in Pennsylvania, has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund a pilot for its original cartoon concept Chloe and the Stars. The studio is seeking ... Continue Reading →