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VES Issues Industry Bill of Rights

The Visual Effects Society has released an Industry Bill of Rights, designed to improve working conditions for artists and bring certainty to the business for effects companies and ... Continue Reading →
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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love CG

Veteran animator and supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars discusses the digital evolution of his job. In the eight years I had worked in animation, I had never once touched ... Continue Reading →
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U.K.’s Milkshake! is Hungry for ‘Jelly Jamm’

U.K.’s Milkshake! (Channel 5) has acquired Jelly Jamm, the new 3D CGI animated musical series developed and produced by Spanish indies Vodka Capital, 737 Shaker and RTVE and Bandai. Aimed ... Continue Reading →
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PBS, TVOntario Order Second Season of ‘Wild Kratts’

Animated series Wild Kratts has been tagged for second season order of 26 22-minute episodes, courtesy of PBS Kids Go! in the United States and TVOntario in Canada. The series features ... Continue Reading →
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Warner to Premiere ‘Catwoman’ Short at NYCC

Fans attending New York Comic-Con next month will get an early peek at new Catwoman short film, set to appear on the home video release of Batman: Year One. The 15-minute short, which ... Continue Reading →
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BRB Rolls Out ‘Khuda-Yana’ in time for MIP Jr., MIPCOM

Spain-based BRB Internacional will be unveiling its new series Khuda-Yana, an animated show co-produced by Screen 21 and TVE, at the upcoming Mip Jr. and MIPCOM conferences. The series ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story to Co-produce with WGBH New Season of ‘Arthur’

WGBH Boston has entered into a co-venture deal with 9 Story Entertainment to become co-producer for the animated children’s series Arthur beginning with the 16th season of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blinky Bill’ 3D Feature Adds Director, Line Producer

Australia-based Flying Bark Productions has announced a Blinky Bill 3D feature film will commence production this year with animation veterans Alex Weight on board to direct and Marie-Cecile ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Introduces Inspiring Career Workshop

If you’re looking for an effective way to jump-start your career or find true inspiration, make sure to check out Women in Animation’s one-of-a-kind “You & Your Career” ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon at Night Announces Winning Toons

Teletoon at Night’s Pilot Project and its French-language sister program Teleteoon la Nuit Projet Pilote contests have announced their winning toons for 2011: Sheryl Vedamani of Vancouver ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Launches Justin Time’s Interactive Push

Toronto’s animation studio Guru Studio is partnering with award-winning zinc Roe design to create online and mobile games based on the popular children’s brand. Three new apps that ... Continue Reading →
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PGS and Method Showcase 3-D ‘Chaplin’ at MIPCOM

French distributor PGS Entertainment plans to offer 40 hours of 3-D animated series, co-produced by Method Animation to the MIPCOM market in Cannes next month. These well-produced, ... Continue Reading →
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Ziggy Creator Tom Wilson Dies at 80

Tom Wilson, the talented illustrator who created the optimistic Ziggy character for American Greetings, passed away Friday from complications due to pneumonia at a hospital in Cincinnati. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Is Top Cat at the Box Office

The 3-D re-release of Disney’s The Lion King ruled the weekend box office, 17 years after the original pic hit the big screens. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff and produced ... Continue Reading →
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Pixie Awards Offers 2 Free Entries for Animators and FX Pros

The 3rd Annual Pixie Awards is making animators and FX professionals an “offer too good to refuse”— two free entries in the upcoming awards competition. Sponsored by the ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s View Conference Unveils Stellar Program

Turin’s leading digital technology confab View Conference (and sister festival ViewFest) have announced the impressive plans for this year’s edition, which takes place Oct. 25-28. Among ... Continue Reading →
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New Pokemon Movie to Play in Theaters in Dec.

Cinedigm Digital Cinema has announced that it will release Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom in 300 digital theaters across the U.S. in December. The special one-weekend ... Continue Reading →
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New Season of ‘Regular Show’ Arrives Monday

Regular Show, Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated comedy about a six-foot-tall blue jay and a hyperactive raccoon, returns with its third season on Monday, Sept. 19, at 8:15 p.m. According ... Continue Reading →
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‘Postman Pat’ Movie Announces Voice Cast

It’s Postman Pat’s 30th birthday today (Friday, Sept. 16) and the producers of the international preschool show have announced the official cast of his big feature film debut. Classic ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum Wraps in Poland

This year’s edition of Cartoon Forum, which was held at the seaside town of Sopot, Poland, came to a close on Friday. The 2011 Cartoon Tribute Winner were RTE for Broadcaster of the ... Continue Reading →