First-Time Directors On Board ‘Angry Birds’ Pic

Rovio Entertainment announced this week that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct the upcoming 3-D, CG-animated Angry Birds movie. The film is being produced by John Cohen and ... Continue Reading →

Quebec Offers Digital Animation Classes

DreamWorks Animation and Blizzard Entertainment will take part in Quebec City’s Mini Pixel new master classes in animation. The side event will be held at the Loews Hôtel Le Concorde ... Continue Reading →
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Vernon to Direct Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ for Sony

Sony is throwing a Sausage Party, a new raunchy animated movie written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. The pic will be directed and produced by talented ... Continue Reading →

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+ Dublin-based indie studio Kite Entertainment has nabbed a 13-episode commission for its science-themed comedy series Brain Freeze from U.K. channel CBBC. A follow up to Kite’s ... Continue Reading →

2013 VES Summit Sets Speakers, Content

The Visual Effects Society has confirmed featured sessions for the fifth annual VES Summit, with the theme “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong ... Continue Reading →

Sony’s ‘Cloudy 2′ Helps Promote Literacy Day

To celebrate International Literacy Day, the International Reading Association (IRA) and Sony Pictures Animation will host an “Invent Your Future”-themed Twitter chat on ... Continue Reading →

Amazon’s LoveFilm and Disney Sign a New Deal

LoveFilm and Disney have signed a new pact which allows the Amazon subscriber service to stream some of the studio’s best-loved family films on a branded on-demand service to ... Continue Reading →

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 →

DreamWorks Opts for Shanghai Base

Oriental DreamWorks, the new joint venture from DreamWorks Animation and a Chinese state-backed consortium, will be the flagship company at a new high-tech media center being developed ... Continue Reading →

AniMazSpot Plans UPA and ‘Mr. Magoo’ Tribute

L.A.’s mini-animation festival AniMazSpot 2012 (September 10 – 16) has announced that it will divide its events between the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale and the modern Woodbury ... Continue Reading →