World Animation Summit: Awards Gala Spotlight

Animation Magazine honored entertainment luminaries at the World Animation and VFX Summit Awards Gala, which opened the growing industry event at the California Yacht Club in Marina ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Spotlight on ‘Peanuts’

This fall, Blue Sky Studios, the creators of the Ice Age films, Epic and Robots, will bring Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts strip to 3D animated life with The Peanuts Movie. Tom ... Continue Reading →

FranceTV, Turner Ink U.S. ‘Peanuts’ Shorts Deal

FranceTV Distribution’s post-MIPCOM announcements contain good news for U.S. fans of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang. The commercial arm of pubcaster France Televisions has finalized ... Continue Reading →

USPS Offers ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Stamps

In celebration of both the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz’ classic Peanuts strip (Oct. 2) and to launch October as National Stamp Collecting Month, the U.S. Postal Service will ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Sets Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH has announced the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ... Continue Reading →

Animators, Fans Celebrate Draw A Bird Day with Woodstock Art

Wednesday was Draw A Bird Day online, and the filmmakers at Blue Sky took the opportunity to put one of cartoon-dom’s most-famous birds in the mix with a Draw Woodstock promo tied ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of January 12 2015

Which of the following animated feature films are you most looking forward to seeing in 2015? Home Inside Out Minions Peanuts The Good Dinosaur Continue Reading →

The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →

And now, the ‘Peanuts’ Trailer Hits

The pics leaked yesterday, but today we have the first full trailer for Blue Sky and Fox’s CG-animated Peanuts movie. Check it out: The Peanuts Movie is directed by Steve Martino, ... Continue Reading →

Pics Offer Peek at ‘Peanuts’ Production

Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released a handful of images from the upcoming Peanuts animated CG movie. Based on the classic comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and the series of animated ... Continue Reading →