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Sanjay and Craig, Nickelodeon’s eccentric and hilarious new animated series, is exactly the kind of show we love to see on the kids cabler. Forget about all those heart-warming tales of friendship between kids and their pet cats, dogs and ponies. This month, Nickelodeon is going to break the mold [...]
Canada’s award-winning animation and digital media studio Bardel Entertainment, Inc. has entered into a non-exclusive partnership with L.A.-based, Emmy-nominated toon vet Frank Saperstein and his company Surprise Bag, Inc., which will see Saperstein serving as Bardel’s executive producer and collaborating on select animated productions. Saperstein’s credits list includes hit series [...]
Sydney-based production company Ambience Entertainment is celebrating the release of its short-format toon star’s new 13 x half-hour series The Adventures of Figaro Pho, which premieres on Australia’s ABC3 today. Conceived and directed by award-winning illustrator Luke Jurevicius, the excessively paranoid Figaro Pho first hit the toon scene in 2008 [...]
Veteran animation and children’s programming producer Frank Saperstein has announced the launch of his new banner, Surprise Bag. Surprise Bag intends to expands into a more diverse slate of programming and pursue other business opportunities. “The strategy at Surprise Bag is content discovery, creation, nurturing and building for traditional and [...]
The versatile voice actor talks about his gig on Futurama and offers a few tips on making it in the toon business. Billy West must be one of the busiest voice actors in the animation business. The talented 62-year-old actor and musician, who is famous for playing Philip J. Fry, [...]
Disney XD puts a fresh spin on a sci-fi classic with the new series TRON: Uprising. You can’t keep a good franchise down: Two years after the theatrical reception of Disney’s TRON: Legacy, which added fresh faces and cool new CG effects to the 1982 sci-fi sensation, a new animated [...]
Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation Magazine readers to some of the award winning animators who have screened at past ABP festivals. Michael Langan’s new film Choros recently premiered [...]
We searched high and low to find some of the brightest, bravest and most talented up-and-coming over-achievers in the toon scene. Zack Keller & Ed Skudder Co-Creators, Dick Figures [6 Point Media] Work goes faster when you have a good buddy helping you out—or hurling insults at you, or postulating [...]
DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910. French director Bibo Bergeron has directed two very different DreamWorks animated features (The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale) and worked as character designer on the studio’s [...]