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Ari Folman’s ‘The Congress’ to Premiere in Cannes

Annie-nominated director Ari Folman’s new pic The Congress will open the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. The sci-fi movie mixes live-action ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Moves For-Hire Ops to Canada

Canadian indie toon house DHX Media is moving its Los Angeles-based work for hire production operations to Canada to take advantage of tax credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Life of Pi’ & ‘Brave’ Top VES Winners

The creative team behind the vfx of Ang Lee’s literary adaptation Life of Pi (lead by Rhythm & Hues)—which featured stormy seas, a photoreal Bengal tiger and more—took home ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Wins Producers Guild Award

Ralph is finally a winner. Disney’s popular animated feature Wreck-It Ralph, about an 8-bit videogame baddie who wants to change his life, was the winner of the Best Animated Feature ... Continue Reading →
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FX and Danny McBride Develop New Toon Pilot

FX has placed a new pilot order for the animated comedy Chosen, from Danny McBride and his partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, reports Deadline.com. Chosen was written by Grant ... Continue Reading →
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The Last-Ditch DVD Gift Guide!

Wracking your brains trying to come up with last-minute holiday gift options for the toon lovers of various persuasions still haunting your shopping list? There are a few brand spankin’ ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Developing Animated Feature with Paul McCartney

Throughout his amazing career, superstar Paul McCartney has had several brushes with the animation world, including the acclaimed feature Yellow Submarine (1969), and the shorts Rupert ... Continue Reading →
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Paris FX to Spotlight ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Cloud Atlas’

The annual animation and vfx show Paris FX will highlight the French and British post-production artists behind Skyfall, Cloud Atlas and Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia, Variety ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry and Luxology Team Up

U.K.’s leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry has today announced a merger with US- based technology company, Luxology LLC for an undisclosed sum. The combined portfolio ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Narrows Distrib Choices to Fox and Sony

DreamWorks Animation is in final talks with 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures to zero in on a distributor to replace Paramount after its self-imposed Labor Day deadline, reports the ... Continue Reading →