Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

‘Sgt. Stubby’: Tale of a Terrific Terrier

***This story was written for the May 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 280*** Inspirations for animated projects can arrive from the unlikeliest of sources. Just ask writer, director ... Continue Reading →
Sherlock Gnomes

‘Sherlock Gnomes’: Not So Elementary, Dear Watson!

***This story originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** Sherlock Holmes is an infinitely complex, challenging and charismatic character. He’s ... Continue Reading →
Shape of Water

FMX: VFX of ‘Shape of Water’, VR at the Planetarium & Trailer No. 5 Revealed

In a little over a month, FMX 2018 (Apr. 24-27) will return to Stuttgart, Germany to present a packed conference schedule covering animation, effects, games and immersive media. Newly ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit: 2017 Honorees, Master Classes & Panelists

The 2017 edition of the World Animation and VFX Summit has announced this year’s recipients of the Hall of Fame awards and panelist lineup. This year’s honorees, recognized for ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Facial Animation Advances, Fabric Engine & the French Contingent

Adobe Research has built on its Project StyLit experiments to develop a new project called “Stylized Facial Animation” — a tool for automating rotoscopy which can apply any ... Continue Reading →
Mireille Soria

Mireille Soria Named President of Paramount Animation

Roughly eight months after stepping away from DreamWorks Animation, industry vet Mireille Soria is taking on a new role in the feature toon business as President of Paramount Animation. ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: KEPYR Keeps Trucking, AX ‘17 Recap, ‘Sgt. Stubby’ & More!

KEPYR Campaign Extended Kids Entertainment Professionals for Young Refugees — founded by industry vet Grant Moran — has raised over $19K for UNICEF, and decided to extend ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: ‘DanTDM Created a Big Scene’ Official Trailer Live action/animation hybrid comedy starring on of YouTube’s most popular gaming personalities launches its first six-episode ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Loehr to Keynote 2016 VES Summit

The Visual Effects Society announced that Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendary Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 8th ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Teams Up with Mikros for ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

London-based Rocket Pictures has tapped award-winning studio Mikros Image (a Technicolor company) to lead digital animation work for Paramount Animation and MGM Pictures’ Sherlock ... Continue Reading →