AFM: Parallax Announces Grimm ‘Musical’

Parallax Media Ventures has announced it has nearly completed pre-production for Musical — an animated take on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale The Bremen Town Musicians, about ... Continue Reading →
Lyndon Ruddy

Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →
Sam Mercer

Sam Mercer Named Head of Studio at ILM

Film producer Sam Mercer has joined Industrial Light & Magic as head of ILM Studio, overseeing and coordinating the company’s operations across its studios in San Francisco, ... Continue Reading →
Lucy Koh

Judge Upholds Amended VFX and Animation Antitrust Lawsuit

A federal judge has rejected VFX and animation companies’ motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit claiming the companies conspired to suppress wages and agree not to poach each ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars’ Disneyland Expansion, Live-Action Details Emerge at D23

While no new footage or trailer was shown at the D23 Expo this past weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney and Lucasfilm did unveil a new poster painted by Drew Struzan for ... Continue Reading →

Disney Studios D23 Events Line-Up

The Walt Disney Studios will offer an exclusive early look at upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, August 14-16. Two ... Continue Reading →

Lord and Miller Directing Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Tale

Lucasfilm announced that The LEGO Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct a Star Wars Anthology series feature film about young Han Solo. Due in theaters May 25, ... Continue Reading →

‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →

Han and Chewie Make Appearance in ‘Force Awakens’ Trailer

Disney/Lucasfilm have unveiled the second official trailer for J.J. Abram’s hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, arriving in theaters December 18. Fans of the original ... Continue Reading →
Lucy Koh

Judge Dismisses Class-Action Wage Suit Against Animation Studios

A federal class-action lawsuit alleging top animation studios conspired to suppress wages has been dismissed. In a ruling issued April 3, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cited the statute ... Continue Reading →