The Unusual Suspects

A Few Days Left in Aardman Art Auction for Bristol Children’s Hospital

Academy Award-winning UK studio Aardman is in the midst of auctioning off 28 lots of original and limited edition artworks to support their neighbor, the Bristol Children’s Hospital, ... Continue Reading →
daily-news-bytes-150

Daily News Bytes: Sofia Carson Meets ‘Spider-Man’, DUST’s ‘Afrofuturism’, Aardman’s ‘Early Man’ & More

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Guest Starring Disney Channel’s Sofia Carson Descendants 2 star and recording artist Carson will voice “Keemia,” the estranged daughter of Flint ... Continue Reading →
Adam Cootes

How I Landed a Career in Animation

Blue Sky Studios’ Head of Story Adam Cootes reflects on the roles that determination, hard work and a touch of random fate played in his trans-Atlantic career journey. Growing ... Continue Reading →
daily-news-bytes-150

Daily News Bytes: Letting “Pickle Rick” out of the Jar; Malaysia’s Father of Animation; Aardman’s Brantano Ad, & More!

The Incredible Behind-the-Scenes Animation That Brought Pickle Rick to Life in ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Check out some great design and prod art for the episode that went ... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Crow

Virtual Reality Toons Steal the Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

“Working in VR is like jumping out of a plane,” said acclaimed animation director Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera). “Then, when ... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Crow

SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater & New VR Program Revealed

SIGGRAPH’s prestigious Computer Animation Festival has slated its Electronic Theater screenings for the 2017 event, taking place in Los Angeles from July 30-August 3. This year, the ... Continue Reading →
Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis, Voice of Aardman’s ‘Wallace,’ Dies Age 96

British actor Peter Sallis, a prolific performer who provided the voice of Wallace for Aardman Animations’ popular Wallace & Gromit franchise, died in his home at Denville ... Continue Reading →
Encounters-150

Encounters Fest 2017 Gets Immersive with VR Track

Bristol, UK’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is calling for submissions from cutting-edge filmmakers for its virtual reality program: VRgins. Entries must be received ... Continue Reading →
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

FMX ’17: AMPAS Prez Cheryl Boone Isaacs, ‘Guardians,’ ‘Ghost’ & ‘Pearl’ Join Lineup

With just a week to go until FMX takes place in Stuttgart (May 2-5), organizers continue to confirm must-see additions across the schedule, including a keynote from Cheryl Boone Isaacs ... Continue Reading →
Shaun the Sheep pet products

‘Shaun the Sheep’ Flocks to Trixie Pet Products with WDRmg

Leading European pet supplies company Trixie and WDR mediagroup have further expanded their cooperation, with new additions to the line of Shaun the Sheep-inspired pet products flocking ... Continue Reading →