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 →
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Q&A: Hilmar Koch Joins Autodesk as Director of R&D

Hilmar Koch, former tech head of advanced development at ILMxLAB, has joined Autodesk as its first Director of Research & Development, The Future of Storytelling. The newly established ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Animates The Staves’ Music Video

Bristol based animation powerhouse Aardman teamed up with Atlantic Records and British folk rock trio The Staves to deliver a visually stunning music promo to accompany the single ‘Winter ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Launches New Animated Shorts Program

Think you can come up with the next SpongeBob? Then check out Nickelodeon’s new Animated Shorts Program. The cable studio is looking for new creator talent and has kicked off the ... Continue Reading →
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Motus Celebrates Holidays with Herby the Elf

Motus Digital, a motion capture studio in Plano TX,
 has created a live animated Christmas show that allows the viewer to Skype with a live, interactive animated Christmas
 elf. ... Continue Reading →
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Barry Purves Ascends With ‘Plume’

British writer/director/animator Barry C. Purves has been making outstanding stop-motion shorts and directing children’s series such as Postman Pat and Fifi and the Flowertots since ... Continue Reading →
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Saldanha Signs Five-Year Fox Deal

Rio director Carlos Saldanha (also of Ice Age fame) has signed an exclusive five-year production and development deal with 20th Century Fox, which released the Brazilian-flavored CG ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Releases New Pics, Trailer for ‘Snow Queen’

We have covered the progress of Russian studio Wizart’s epic new CG-animated feature The Snow Queen in the magazine before. The new take on the 19th century fairy tale by Hans Christian ... Continue Reading →
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‘Laland’ Seeks Co-Pros at Cinekid 2012

The kid-targeted HD CG-animated series Laland (52 x 7), produced by Kotoc and represented by Nottingham Forest, has been selected to participate in Amsterdam’s Cinekid media festival ... Continue Reading →
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‘Billy Bam Bam’ Begins Life on BabyTV

A new CG-animated series titled Billy Bam Bam is coming to Fox-owned BabyTV, the 24/7 commercial-free channel targeted at, what else, babies and toddlers! The new show is now available ... Continue Reading →