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Cinesite Appoints Eamonn Butler Animation Director

Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio ... Continue Reading →
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Harmony Gold Founder Sentenced in Berlusconi Tax Trial

Further proof that the world of animation is not purely a candy-coated, kid-friendly wonderland: Harmony Gold USA founder Frank Agrama, who is best known for exec producing the dubs ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rise of the Guardians’ Earns Special PGA Credit

The Producers Guild of America has put its special Producers’ Mark credit on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature Rise of the Guardians. The much-anticipated holiday ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Digital Animation, Cinema Pioneer Lambert Dies

Bob Lambert, a former Disney executive who played a key role in the development of computer animation and the transition to digital cinema, died of unnamed causes Friday at the age ... Continue Reading →
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Fox to Animate TenNapel’s ‘Cardboard’

Doug TenNapel’s graphic novel Cardboard is being produced as animated feature by Fox Animation, Chris Wedge’s Wedgworks and The Gotham Group. Variety reports that actor Tobey Maguire ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Receive Academy’s Humanitarian Honor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors voted this week to present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Other honorary ... Continue Reading →
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Hollywood Film Awards to Honor ‘Rise of the Guardians’

Although DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians doesn’t open until November 21st, it has already got a head start in the award season race. Directed by Peter Ramsey, the film ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Picks Fox as Next Distrib Partner

It’s a wrap! 20th Century Fox will be the next releasing partner of DreamWorks Animation, it was announced today for the next five years. According to the new distribution deal, Jeffrey ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Narrows Distrib Choices to Fox and Sony

DreamWorks Animation is in final talks with 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures to zero in on a distributor to replace Paramount after its self-imposed Labor Day deadline, reports the ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Toons May Partner with Sony

Over the past few days, there has been much speculation in the trades about which studio is going to form a partnership with DreamWorks Animation when it’s contract with Paramount ... Continue Reading →