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Lantz Foundation Supports LMU Animation Lab

Thanks to a $540,000 grant from the Walter Lantz Foundation, Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television will be able to outfit its new Animation Lab with state-of-the-art ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Dumpling’s Geiger Named China 3D Consultant

Kevin Geiger, president and CEO of Magic Dumpling Entertainment, has accepted as position as a resident foreign consultant to the China 3D Film & Television Association, an organization ... Continue Reading →
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‘Numtums’ Count Down to CBeebies Premiere

A cuddly new educational children’s series is set to launch on the U.K.’s CBeebies channel this month. Starting Monday February 27 Numtums will broadcast twice a day, at 9 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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Laika Studio Opts for Shotgun Software

Portland, Oregon-based animation house Laika has purchased a site license of Shotgun software to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and vfx work throughout ... Continue Reading →
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Image Metrics Unveils Live Driver

3D facial animation tech developer Image Metrics announced the release of its Live Driver Software Development (SDK) today. Live Driver is described as a new real-time facial animation ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Releases ‘Snow Queen’ Movie Trailer

Moscow- and Voronezh-based CG animation studio Wizart has released a trailer for its upcoming 3-D feature The Snow Queen. Based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the ... Continue Reading →
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New Daffy Short to Debut with ‘Journey 2′

The new Looney Tunes 3-D toon Daffy’s Rhapsody will premiere before screenings of Warner Bros.’ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote ... Continue Reading →
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ZagToon Launches 3D Film Division

Paris-based French animation production company Univergroup is launching a film division, Zagtoon Pictures, and is partnering with leading Korean studio SamG, reports Variety. Headed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underworld,’ ‘Red Tails’ and ‘FMA’ Take on ‘Beauty’

A pair of visual-effects-heavy battle movies from completely different ends of the spectrum take on Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband and the 3D release of Beauty and the Beast at the ... Continue Reading →
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3D Society Gives Scorsese Lloyd Award for ‘Hugo’

The success of the 3D movie Hugo has earned filmmaker Martin Scorsese the 2012 Harold Lloyd Award from the International 3D Society in Hollywood. Scorsese will receive the Society’s ... Continue Reading →