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Framestore’s William Bartlett Upped to ECD

Framestore VFX Supervisor William Bartlett has been made an Executive Creative Director, reflecting the studio’s expansion into new avenues requiring greater levels of strategy and ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Penn Zero’ to Materialize Feb. 13

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ ‘Thrones’ Top VES Noms

Nominees for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards were announced this morning, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leading the feature film categories while Big Hero 6 and ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Sets Its Next Feature: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

LAIKA and Focus Features announced today production on their fourth collaboration, the stop-motion animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, which will be directed by LAIKA president ... Continue Reading →
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Rodeo FX Saddles Up in L.A.

Montreal’s Rodeo FX — which recently won an Emmy for its work on HBO’s Game of Thrones — has come to SoCal, opening a new office in Venice, CA. The Quebecois ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Snow Queen 2′ Materials Thaw Out

Wizart Animation has released new images and clips for its CG sequel The Snow Queen 2, a Russian production which has been named eligible for consideration in the 2015 Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Dominates WGA Animation Noms

The Writers Guild of America have released the list of nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio and promotional ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Veteran to Direct ‘Wonder Woman’

Michelle MacLaren, a powerhouse writer, director and producer whose credits range from The X-Files to Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has been tapped to develop ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Cinderella’ Trailer Showcases VFX Transformations

Disney has released a proper trailer for its upcoming live-action update of Cinderella, hitting theaters March 13, 2015. The trailer introduces the classic characters from the French ... Continue Reading →
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Four Voices Added to ‘Norm of the North’ Cast

Splash Entertainment has announced that that it has signed Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Gabriel Iglesias (The Nut Job, Planes), Colm ... Continue Reading →