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Last month’s announcement that the Walt Disney Company would no longer pursue traditional feature animation brought some mixed responses among toon heads. For many it was the final death knell for hand-drawn animation. For others, though, the announcement was déjà vu all over again. Like the Western movie, traditional feature [...]
DreamWorks Animation Chief Exec Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the launch of a new Chinese co-production on Friday (April 18) in Beijing. Based on a popular Chinese book series set in ninth-century Tibet, the movie is called Tibet Code, and is a joint venture of Oriental DreamWorks and Chinese investors, including the [...]
Emmy-winning animation veterans Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle spill the beans on their eagerly awaited Nickelodeon show, which is based on DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. Nick and Cartoon Network had great success with TV series based on DreamWorks’ features Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. That’s [...]
The third cinematic outing of DreamWorks’ blockbuster Kung Fu Panda announced three new voice cast members yesterday (April 9): Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) will voice new characters in the third chapter of the animated pic, which will again be directed by Jennifer Yu Nelson [...]
Unified Pictures’ upcoming CG-animated feature Noah’s Ark has tapped director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda, Shrek) to exec producer and Cameron Hood (Megamind, First Flight) to co-direct the musical. Penned by Philip LaZebnik (The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, Pocahontas), the movie follows the famous Biblical tale from the point of [...]
Gary Wang, the man behind on-line video venture Tudou has unveiled a new Beijing-based animation studio to focus on domestic feature projects. Wang, who sold his online venture to Youku, told The Wall Street Journal that he is hiring L.A. and San Francisco directors, storyboard artists and senior animators to [...]
It looks like Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy weren’t that nice to DreamWorks this year. The animation studio will take an $87 million write-down on its 2012 box-office misfire Rise of the Guardians, it was announced today. This marks the largest write-down the studio has taken for [...]
The composers of some of the best animated soundtracks of the year discuss their craft and inspirations. Over the past year, there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes features about the visual aspects of recent animated features in theaters. While many of these movies have been absolutely stunning to look at, [...]
San Francisco’s Curious Hat has introduced its latest app, Eye Paint Animals, which offers kids the opportunity to paint with the colors and textures of the real world. Founded last January, Curious Hat produces innovative educational mobile applications for iPhone, iPad & Android for kids (three to nine). The Eye [...]
Night Fury Takes Flight on Fox: Fox network announced today it will air DreamWorks Animation’s CG holiday special DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury on December 17 at 8 p.m. The half-hour special is based on the studio’s hit film How to Train Your Dragon–now a solid franchise with [...]