Lyndon Ruddy

Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →

Key Creatives Talk Iron Maiden’s ‘Speed of Light’

Following its recent release, Iron Maiden’s animated music video for “Speed of Light,” the heavy metal band’s first single in five years, has become a bona fide viral sensation. ... Continue Reading →

Q&A: Archer’s Matt Thompson

Archer is back, and nobody’s happier to see him than the hit animated FX series’ executive producer, Matt Thompson. When last we saw spy Sterling Archer, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, ... Continue Reading →

Bazillion Pictures Restructures

Bazillion Pictures, under the guidance of owner and creative director Jeff Beith, has restructured its award-winning 3D animation and visual effects studio as part of an effort to introduce ... Continue Reading →

Viva Taps Essence of Vegas for Large-Scale Spots

Viva Design has completed two original animation sequences for the High Roller observation reel in Las Vegas at Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s Linq Entertainment and shopping center ... Continue Reading →

Review: Photoshop 3D Printing Tools

With the latest release of Photoshop CC (and frankly, now with the subscription model and frequent updates, I don’t know how I’m going to keep up with the reviews), Adobe ... Continue Reading →

‘Writer’s Block’ Arrives on Vimeo

After a year on the festival circuit, Tom Gran and Martin Woolley’s (a.k.a. Spinkick Bros) animated short Writer’s Block has launched online. Set in a prison for “criminally ... Continue Reading →

FX Sweetens the Toon Deal

This month, the cable network debuts Chozen, an intriguing new animated series about a white ... Continue Reading →

Animation Block Presents Late Night Work Club + Friends

I grew up in a land far away without Google. It was called the 1980s and animation was different then. Drawn on paper, painted on cel and shot on film by trained Oxberry technicians. ... Continue Reading →
Kevin Shinick

MAD’s Kevin Shinick Talks About the 100th Episode

It’s hard to believe that Cartoon Network’s popular MAD series will hit the big 100th episode mark this week. The Emmy and Annie Award-nominated series will premiere a special ... Continue Reading →