Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim has...
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 & Angels (Passion River, $19.99), which was completed in 2008, but had its limited release in 2010 and [...]
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 CG-animated DreamWorks movie will be penned by Megamind writers Brent Simons and Alan J. Schoolcraft and produced by Lara [...]
How do you feel about the upcoming live-action/CG animated Hong Kong Phooey movie that will feature Eddie Murphy in the lead role?
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 22, the special finds Buddy and his adoptive Pterandon family on a pre-historic adventure as they gather all their [...]
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 a sequel to the CG live-action/animation hybrid. Sony Pictures has announced that it plans to release The Smurfs 2 on [...]
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 staff working on CBBC’s Strange Hill High—a half-hour comedy series produced with a technique combining puppets, stop-motion and CG, dubbed “hypervynorama.” FT has also been working with Chapman [...]
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 in a big way in 2011. The 28-year-old Polish animator’s powerful short Paths of Hate, which showcases an astounding aerial dogfight scene, [...]
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 the big highlights. So, here’s a little list that you can tear out of the mag and [...]
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 will unveil RV 3.12, which includes support for ARRI Alexa and RED formats, cost-effective stereo reviews using 3D TVs and a [...]
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 past weekend, the real numbers painted a different picture. According to Monday afternoon’s actual figures the little blue guys managed to bring in [...]