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 →
Eric Darnell

VIEW Conference Names First 2017 Speakers

Registration is now open for the 2017 VIEW Conference (www.viewconference.it) — Italy’s premiere computer graphics, digital media and games confab. The 18th edition will ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Animation’s ‘Willoughbys’ Signs Major Star Power

Canada’s Bron Animation has enlisted the talents of comedy stars Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and veteran voice actor Sean Cullen for its upcoming animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Office’ Creator Ricky Gervais Joins Bron’s ‘The Willoughbys’

Canadian studio Bron Animation has signed on Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series creator, writer and actor Ricky Gervais (Special Correspondents, The Office, Derek) to narrate its ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Scores Rights to ‘Willoughbys’

Bron Animation has picked up animated film rights to popular children’s book The Willoughbys, from Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry. Published in 2010, the story follows ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Presents ‘Making of Kung Fu Panda 3’

The organizers of VIEW Conference 2015, set for Turin, Italy Oct. 19-23 (viewconference.it), have announced that the 16th edition will feature a presentation on The Making of Kung Fu ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Pixel Animation Offers Major Studio Master Classes

The Pixel Animation event taking place in Quebec City’s TRYP Hotel Pur April 4-5 will offer two days of master classes and networking events with 14 key artists from major studios ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Storms Its Way to DVD, Blu-ray

The weather forecast is for hunger this week, with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony Pictures, $30.99 DVD; $40.99 Blu-ray combo pack; $45.99 3D ... Continue Reading →
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Sony’s ‘Cloudy 2′ to Debut on Disc on Jan. 28

Sony has unveiled plans for the home entertainment debut of its popular hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The movie, which has made over $100 million worldwide to date, will ... Continue Reading →