SIGGRAPH Winner ‘Borrowed Time’ Debuts Online

Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj’s computer animated short film Borrowed Time has launched online via Vimeo — unsurprisingly, as a Vimeo Staff Pick — along with a new ... Continue Reading →

Disney Reveals ‘Moana’ Characters and Voice Talent

Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed the characters who will be joining its newest feature film heroine Moana and her demigod companion Maui — and the voice cast members ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →

Blue Sky Is First to Settle in Animators’ Anti-Poaching Suit

Blue Sky Studios — the Fox-owned CG feature powerhouse behind The Peanuts Movie, Rio and the hit Ice Age franchise — last week became the first studio to pursue a settlement ... Continue Reading →

Academy’s N.Y. Animation Series Spotlights Technique

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI, an animation series that takes place April 24-May 28 in New York City. Aimed ... 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 →

Return to Rio

Director Carlos ... Continue Reading →

Kidscreen Summit Offers Panel on New Narrative Rules

If you’ve been thinking about the evolving nature of narrative rules in children’s media and how and if the brave, new multiplatform universe is shaking up the old standards, ... Continue Reading →
Carlos Saldanha

Rio’s Saldanha in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Rust’

Veteran Blue Sky Studios director Carlos Saldanha, who helmed two Ice Age sequels, Rio and the upcoming Rio 2, is reportedly in talks with Fox to take on the live-action sci-fi movie ... Continue Reading →

Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Opens Nationwide on Friday

Epic, the new animated adventure from director Chris Wedge and his gifted team at Blue Sky Studios, opens the door to a world inhabited by fantastic creatures hidden from plain sight. Civilized ... Continue Reading →