‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Safe at Home

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-ray-DVD-Digital HD combo pack this week, allowing millions of the world’s Star Wars fans the chance to begin dedicating its every detail ... Continue Reading →

VES Bay Area Announces Inaugural Summit

The Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that Karen Dufilho of Google will be the Keynote Speaker for the organization’s inaugural industry summit, ... Continue Reading →

Blue Sky Is First to Settle in Animators’ Anti-Poaching Suit

Blue Sky Studios — the Fox-owned CG feature powerhouse behind The Peanuts Movie, Rio and the hit Ice Age franchise — last week became the first studio to pursue a settlement ... Continue Reading →

Lucasfilm Taps Rob Bredow as CTO

Lucasfilm has promoted Rob Bredow to the position of Chief Technology Officer, the production company’s General Manager Lynwen Brennan announced today. Bredow joined Lucasfilm’s ... Continue Reading →

Eric Barba Joins ILM Vancouver as Creative Director

Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, is adding Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Eric Barba to its Vancouver studio team as Creative Director. In addition ... Continue Reading →

‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Coming This Summer

In more LEGO Star Wars news, Disney XD will be debuting a fresh animated comedy series which will introduce all-new heroes and villains to the adventures of many familiar characters ... Continue Reading →

Clip: ‘Force Awakens’ Featurette Launches in Brazil

Over the weekend, the Disney Studios masterminds behind the epic pre-release build up to J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens (out December 18, in case you forgot) premiered ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD Orders ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season Three

Disney XD has ordered a third season of its animated series Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm. The third season is currently in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016. To date, ... Continue Reading →

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 →