Gollum, You Never Looked Better!

The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in ... Continue Reading →

Nick Sets Premiere Date for ‘Ninja Turtles’

Cowabunga, dudes! Nickelodeon has set Saturday, September 29 as the premiered date for its new, much-anticipated CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. The one-hour special ... Continue Reading →

Gran Canaria’s Grand Animation Event

Damian Perea, director of the ANIMAYO International Festivals, does not entertain the idea that something may be too difficult to accomplish: He dwells in the world of the possible. ... Continue Reading →

How to Build a Better Teddy Bear!

We shed light on how a seasoned team of vfx pros brought Seth MacFarlane’s misbehavin’ toy bear to animated life in the new comedy, Ted. Fans of Fox-TV’s Family Guy and American ... Continue Reading →

FMX ’12 to Highlight VFX, Virtual Production

The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual ... Continue Reading →

A Grand Adventure

Global sensation Tintin finally arrives in America, thanks to a spectacular movie directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson. Spielberg, Jackson, Tintin. Those three ... Continue Reading →

Ralph Bakshi and the Canadian Caper, Part 1

For most people, working in animation is a job. If you’re anywhere around Ralph Bakshi, however, it’s probably an adventure. Bakshi, of course, is the producer/director of Fritz ... Continue Reading →

Italy’s VIEW Confab Offers ‘Tintin’ Sneak Peek

Turin’s VIEW Conference, the Italian digital and computer animation event (Oct. 25-28) has added a special program devoted to the art and technology of Steven Spielberg’s highly ... Continue Reading →

Laika to Animate Decemberists Frontman’s Fantasy Book

Portland-based animation house Laika has optioned the rights to Wildwood, the new young adult fantasy by Colin Meloy, the frontman of alt music group The Decemberists. Set in an alternate ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks’ ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Pics to Bow on China’s Youku

DreamWorks Animation will make the original Kung Fu Panda and its 2011 sequel available online in China, through the country’s biggest streaming site, The deal is the first ... Continue Reading →