Italian VFX Artist Carlo Rambaldi Dies at 86

We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s ... Continue Reading →

Academy Hosts a Tribute to the Hubleys

Husband-and-wife indie animators John and Faith Hubley will be the subject of a special tribute on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ... Continue Reading →

Pixomondo Adds New Facility in Detroit

International visual effects company Pixomondo today announced the opening of a new studio in Detroit, bringing its global network total to thirteen facilities spanning three continents. The ... Continue Reading →

Gkids to Release English-Language ‘Cat in Paris’

New York-based indie GKids will release an English-language version of the Oscar-nominated feature A Cat in Paris in select cities on June 1st. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain ... Continue Reading →

Gene Deitch Sees Red!

Even some fans of UPA, who have rushed out to buy the new, long-awaited DVD collection of their classic theatrical cartoons, might not know that Walt Disney had a particular name for ... Continue Reading →

Germany’s FMX 2012 Announces Conference Lineup

Europe’s top conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment has announced the lineup for its 17th edition (May 8-11). Among the many world-renowned ... Continue Reading →

NW Animation Fest: Final Call for Entries

Here’s a little sunshine to brighten the protracted Pacific North Western winter! (The first day of spring was Tuesday? Very funny.) The Northwest Animation Festival is wrapping up ... Continue Reading →

‘Chico & Rita’ Plays in L.A. This Week

The Oscar-nominated Spanish animated feature about love, life and music will open at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles this Friday, March 9. Those seeking their next artful animated ... Continue Reading →

‘Jungle Book’ Musical Set to Premiere in Chicago

A new musical based on the Rudyard Kipling book and 1967 Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book will premiere at Chicago’s Goodman Theater, reports Variety. The new production will ... Continue Reading →

And the BAFTAS Go to ‘Rango,’ ‘Morning Stroll’

The weekly shower of big awards to Gore Verbinski’s feature Rango continued on Sunday (Feb. 12) when the quirky CG-animated movie received the Best Animated Feature BAFTA Award during ... Continue Reading →