Karen Disher

Blue Sky Announces First Female-Directed Movie ‘Foster’

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ferdinand, Ice Age, Rio) have announced their 15th animated movie, working titled Foster, being co-directed by Karen Disher and Steve Martino (The ... Continue Reading →
Richard Edlund

VFX Master Richard Edlund Joins Chapman U as Pankey Distinguished Artist

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is bringing on four-time Academy Award winner (Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Raiders ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: New ‘Voltron’ Trailer, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clip, ‘Kong’ VFX Breakdown & More

Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Mind Game’ Returns to Select Theaters The completely trippy and utterly engrossing cult classic from the famed director of Lu Over the Wall and Devilman Crybaby ... Continue Reading →
Animayo 2017

Spain’s Animayo Declared an Oscar Qualifying Festival

The new year is off to a strong start for Animayo, with the news that the Gran Canaria event is the first dedicated animation fest in Spain to be declared a Qualifying Festival for ... Continue Reading →
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR

Framestore Evolves the VR World of ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Framestore and Warner Bros. Pictures have expanded the storyworld of Newt Scamander (as played by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne) and his creatures for the latest virtual reality ... Continue Reading →

Animation & Rigging Solutions Sweep Academy Tech Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, as well as one organization, ... Continue Reading →
Melissa Cobb

Melissa Cobb Named VP of Netflix Kids & Family

DreamWorks veteran Melissa Cobb has been tapped by Netflix to serve as its new Vice President, Kids & Family, overseeing the creation and acquisition of series and films for its ... Continue Reading →
Guitar and Drum. Courtesy of Punkrobot Studio

Oscar-Winning Chilean Studio to Debut ‘Guitar & Drum’ Series at MIP

Punkrobot Animation Studio in Santiago, Chile — the shop behind Oscar-winning animated short Bear Story — will be presenting the pilot for a new short-form series called ... Continue Reading →

Not to Scale Signs Oscar Winner John Kahrs

Commercial production company Not To Scale have signed Academy Award-winning director John Kahrs, who will join its newly opened Los Angeles studio for exclusive commercial representation. ... Continue Reading →
Dusty Film Animation Festival

SVA’s Dusty Awards Presenters Announced

Reeves Lehman, chair of the Film and Animation BFA programs at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and award-winning producer Annie Flocco — director of SVA’s 28th Dusty Film ... Continue Reading →