Starz Animation Toronto Sold to Canadian Investor Group

A Canadian investor group has purchased a majority interest in Starz Animation Toronto, which most recently produced the animation for Gnomeo & Juliet. The group is lead by media ... Continue Reading →

‘Phantom Menace’ Kicks Off 3D ‘Star Wars’ Re-releases on Feb. 10, 2012

Get ready to experience a new dimension of The Force. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have announced a Feb. 10, 2012, release date for the stereoscopic 3D version of Star Wars: Episode ... Continue Reading →

Verbinski and Depp’s ‘Rango’ Rides into Theaters

Go West, animation fans, and prepare for the arrival of Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of his Pirates of the Caribbean collaborator Johnny Depp, Rango opens ... Continue Reading →

‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ ‘Puss in Boots’ to Get 3D IMAX Releases

DreamWorks Animation has struck a deal with IMAX Corp. to release its upcoming movies Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots the large-screen format in stereoscopic 3D. According to a press ... Continue Reading →

Delacave Plans ‘Baba Yaga’ 3D Feature

Paris-based Delacave Studio is set to produce a 3D animated movie based on the folklore character Baba Yaga, reports Variety. The studio has hired Dan Creteur to write the film, as ... Continue Reading →

NW Animation Festival in Portland Seeks Entries from All Over

Submissions are being sought for the first NW Animation Festival, set for June 3-5 in Portland, Ore. The festival, which will be held at the city’s historic 5th Avenue Cinema, ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Splits Creative Units to Handle Increased Production

Hasbro Studios has split its creative units into development and current program groups as it increases its output of new programs. The move sees several shifts in executive responsibility. ... Continue Reading →

‘Pocoyo’ Makes Earth Hour Case to Kids Worldwide

Characters from Zinkia Entertainment’s animated children’s series Pocoyo have been chosen as the first official Global Kids Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth ... Continue Reading →

Foundry Releases Storm Workflow App for Red Digital Cameras

The Foundry has released its new application Storm, a workflow product for the Red Digital Camera. Storm is designed to let creators quickly and easily view and move Red media from ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Unveils 2012 Editions of Middleware, Entertainment, Post-production Applications

Software maker Autodesk announced at the Game Developers Conference a number of new application releases, including Autodesk HumanIK 2012, a middleware application for character animation ... Continue Reading →

Big Idea Launches New ‘VeggieTales’ Web Site

Big Idea Entertainment has launched a new website for children based on its faith-based animated series VeggieTales. The redesigned offers a wide range of games, ... Continue Reading →

Animator Jean-Maxime Perramon Dies in Freeway Accident

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the death of animator and storyboard artist Jean-Maxime Perramon in an automobile accident that occurred Saturday. He was 63. Perramon’s credits ... Continue Reading →

ASIFA-Hollywood Names Gladstone President; Beck is VP

There’s been a changing of the guard at ASIFA-Hollywood, with president Antran Manoogian and VP Tom Sito stepping down and Frank Gladstone stepping in as his successor. Also joining ... Continue Reading →

JapanNYC Fest to Show Rare Miyazaki Shorts March 26

Hayao Miyazaki fans, take note: Two of the anime master’s short films that have never been screened outside of Japan will get a special showing March 26 at Carnegie Hall in New ... Continue Reading →

kaboom! Brings New ‘Peanuts’ Special Back to Comics

We’ve already told you about Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the new Peanuts animated special. Now the special is getting Peanuts back into comics form with a graphic ... Continue Reading →

Kecskemet Animation Film Festival Celebrates 10th Edition, Seeks Entries

Hungary’s Kecskemet Animation Film Festival is celebrating its 10th edition this year, and is seeking submissions by March 11 of European-made feature films and TV specials. The ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Reports Profits Up for 4Q, 2010

With three movies released and strong financials, 2010 was a good year for DreamWorks Animation. The company reported its fourth-quarter and year-end results. For the fourth-quarter, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Opens Vault for ‘Bambi: Diamond Edition’ Blu-ray

Disney has opened its vault once again to release the beloved classic Bambi on Blu-ray. Bambi: Diamond Edition (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray/DVD or two-disc Blu-ray) features ... Continue Reading →

New Stills Expose ‘Toy Story’ Hawaiian Vacation Short

Pixar has released two images from its upcoming Toy Story short film, Hawaiian Vacation. The short will be attached to Cars 2, due for release June 24, and prominently features the ... Continue Reading →

‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Woos its Way to Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

It’s good to be a gnome at the box office this weekend, with Gnomeo & Juliet hanging on to enough business to withstand a couple of weak challenges to land in the No. 1 spot. The ... Continue Reading →