Italy’s popular computer graphics conference View has announced its 2013...
It’s only August, but Oscar chatter is already starting to be heard. This has reminded me of one particular Oscar-winning cartoon, around which revolves one of the few genuine mysteries of the cartoon world: the uncanny, even suspicious, similarity between Warner Bros’ 1946 Bugs Bunny cartoon Rhapsody Rabbit and MGM’s [...]
Sales, marketing and distribution veteran Andrew Berman has joined FremantleMedia Enterprises in the newly created role of VP international distribution for children’s and family entertainment. Berman joins the company effective immediately and will be based in Los Angeles, where he will report to the head of children’s and family entertainment, [...]
Looks like another studio is jumping on the animated feature bandwagon. Variety reports that MGM will be producing a CG-animated pic based on Punk Farm, the children’s book by Jarret Krosoczka. The project will be the studio’s first big animated feature since 1989’s All Dogs Go to Heaven and its [...]
The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, an educational institution for career preparation in the visual and culinary arts, announces its inaugural animation event, the Ollies Animation Festival. The event, which is named after animation legend Ollie Johnson, will showcase work from aspiring filmmakers, industry professionals and animation legends. [...]
The cinematic return to Middle Earth that is The Hobbit has set both dates and titles for the two-part adaptation. The first film will be titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and will open Dec. 14, 2012. The second part will follow Dec. 13, 2013, under the moniker The Hobbit: [...]
Director and producer Peter Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday that loquacious British actor, comedian, television host, writer and avid Tweeter Stephen Fry has been tagged to play the role of the Master of Laketown in the upcoming two-part feature adaption of J.R.R. Tokein’s fantasy tome, The Hobbit. Jackson [...]