Pixar’s Universal Scene Description Going Open Source

Pixar intends to release its Universal Scene Description software (USD) as an open-source project by summer, 2016. The toolset addresses the need in the CG film and game industries ... Continue Reading →
Camille Selvon-Abrahams

Students Protest Firing of UTT Teacher

A group of masked students gathered last week by the busy road outside the John Donaldson Technical Institute at the University of Trinidad and Tobago to demand the reinstatement of ... Continue Reading →

Inaugural Animate Dubai Extends Entry Deadline

Animate Dubai, the first international animated film festival to take place in the GCC region, is set to hold its inaugural event this December 3-5 at the Dubai Design District creative ... Continue Reading →
Bill Plympton

Plympton’s ‘Loneliest Stoplight’ Set for HollyShorts

Indie animation legend Bill Plympton’s latest short film, The Loneliest Stoplight, will be giving Los Angeles area fans two opportunities to enjoy it as a big screen experience ... Continue Reading →

House of Moves Unwraps Fresh Animation Pipeline

House of Moves, an LA-based full-service motion-capture and key-frame animation company, announces a new,technology suite, codenamed “Helibug.” The proprietary process “rethinks ... Continue Reading →

‘Awesomes’ Season 3 Set for Hulu

Hulu has announced its fall slate of original programming, including the return of super-powered animated sitcom The Awesomes. Season three of show will begin streaming weekly on Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →

OobEdoO Picks Up ‘Charlie & Lola’

U.K. digital service for preschoolers and parents OobEdoO has acquired three major titles to add to its growing roster of quality kids’ programming, including from BBC Worldwide, ... Continue Reading →

DHX and AwesomenessTV Ink Development, Licensing Deals

DHX Media and DreamWorks’ AwesomenessTV have entered into an original development and production agreement to create content for broadcast on Family Channel in Canada. DHX will also ... Continue Reading →

‘Of Shadows & Wings’ Premieres at Locarno

Of Shadows & Wings, a contemplative animation from directors Elice Meng and Eleonora Marinori, makes its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland ... Continue Reading →

‘Peanuts Movie’ Presents How to #DrawSnoopy

Blue Sky Studios and Fox are promoting The Peanuts Movie (November 6) with a fun online push in celebration of Snoopy’s birthday, coming up Monday, August 10. Director Steve Martino ... Continue Reading →

ShadowMachine to Take Wizard World Chicago to ‘Hell and Back’

On October 2, the producers of adult-targeted animation hits Robot Chicken, Triptank and BoJack Horseman will unleash an R-Rated stop-motion feature adventure, Hell and Back. And with ... Continue Reading →

New-Look ‘Bob the Builder’ Set for PBS, YouTube

Bob the Builder will return to PBS in November with a brand-new look for Bob, updated CG animation and a new character for young viewers to admire, Wendy, voiced by Downton Abbey’s ... Continue Reading →

Kaleidoscope Launches Virtual Reality Film Festival

Neophyte virtual reality artists’ agency Kaleidoscope has announced the premiere Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival presented by Vrideo, a multi-city traveling showcase of the best in ... Continue Reading →

Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale, G.E.M. & Demi Lovato Get ‘Charming’

Performers Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale and G.E.M. will be reinventing the iconic fairytale princesses Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty for the animated musical-comedy Charming. ... Continue Reading →

‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Series Coming to Netflix

A slick new 2D take on Jay Ward’s classic characters is arriving this fall, as Netflix is set to debut The New Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show from DreamWorks Animation Television on ... Continue Reading →

Vanessa Brookman Joins Turner as Content VP

Turner Broadcasting has appointed Vanessa Brookman to the newly created role of Vice President of Content & Creative, UK and Northern Europe. The position’s primary responsibility ... Continue Reading →

‘Dinosaur Train’ Pulls into Boomerang LatAm

The Jim Henson Company’s CG kids series Dinosaur Train is chugging right along, with a new licensing agreement with Boomerang Latin America that will distribute the show broadly across ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: OptiTrack Powers VR Village Mural

SIGGRAPH 2015, going on at the LA Convention Center August 9-13, will feature a dedicated space for the latest in virtual and augmented reality experiences — VR Village, in Hall ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: Pixar Presents RenderMan Art & Science Fair

Pixar will present unprecedented insights into the development of RenderMan’s advanced RIS technology at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles this month, and to drive home the point the studio ... Continue Reading →

AUB Named first UK Centre of Excellence for Toon Boom

Toon Boom Animation has officially recognized Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) as its first U.K. Centre of Excellence. Toon Boom Centres of Excellence (COE) are accredited post-secondary ... Continue Reading →