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DVD Rush: ‘Idiots & Angels,’ ‘The Gruffalo’

The dog days of summer may be ruling on TV, but there are plenty of new, exciting toons debuting on DVD and Blu-ray this week. First up, Bill Plympton’s wonderful  movie Idiots & ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Smith to Direct ‘Penguins of Madagsacar’ Pic

The mischievous Penguins of Madgascar are getting their own movie, which will be directed by Simon Smith, director of the Shrek 4-D ride film and co-director of Bee Movie. The upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of August 11 2011

How do you feel about the upcoming live-action/CG animated Hong Kong Phooey movie that will feature Eddie Murphy in the lead role? Continue Reading →
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PBS Kids Catches New ‘Dinosaur Train’ Special

PBS Kids is planning some major Jurassic action this month with a one-hour Dinosaur Train movie to kick of the second season of the popular Henson Company series.  Slated for August ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Plans Smurfy Sequel for Summer of 2013

Give the success of Sony’s summer blockbuster The Smurfs, which has brought int $135 million worldwide since its release on August 29, it’s not surprising that the studio has greenlit ... Continue Reading →
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Factory Transmedia Takes Over Hullabaloo Studios

Factory Transmedia has launched its production company at the former facilities of  post-production house, Hullabaloo Studios. Based in Altrincham, Factory TM now employs over 30 ... Continue Reading →
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Polish Animator’s Career Takes Flight

Damian Nenow’s Paths of Hate receives this year’s Jury Prize at SIGGRAPH. Damian Nenow’s lifelong obsession with flight and objects that traverse the sky has finally paid off ... Continue Reading →
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Your Essential SIGGRAPH ’11 Tip Sheet

There are probably hundreds of good reasons why you should check out this year’s SIGGRAPH Expo in Vancouver (Aug. 7-11), but we want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of ... Continue Reading →
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Tweak Software to Unveil RV 3.12 at Siggraph

San Francisco-based Tweak Software will preview the newest features for its RV image and sequence viewer for vfx and animation artists at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver next week. The company ... Continue Reading →
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Real Numbers Push ‘Smurfs’ to No. 2 Spot

Although on Monday, studios were projecting that Universal/DreamWorks’ Cowboys & Aliens and Sony Animation’s The Smurfs where sharing the Number One Spot at the box office this ... Continue Reading →