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We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s Alien, and John Guillermin’s 1976 version of King Kong. He passed away on Friday (Aug. 10) at the age of 86 in [...]
NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products for a range of industries—from architecture, computer-aided design and product development to advertising, game development and feature films. NewTek also [...]
Damian Perea, director of the ANIMAYO International Festivals, does not entertain the idea that something may be too difficult to accomplish: He dwells in the world of the possible. Against the backdrop of festivals around Spain and the world struggling or closing their doors, he has continued to build the [...]
The producers of FOX’s long-running animated series The Simpsons are not too happy with the TV Academy for its snubbing of animation writers (see story here http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/animation-writers-file-complaint-with-tv-academy/), but they will be receiving a special honor at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards on July 26. The awards will take place at the [...]
The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual production and visual effects programming—including looks at Avatar, Tintin and The Lorax as well as chats with ILM, Weta and more top [...]
Pixar alum Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature John Carter delivers a stunning blend of cutting-edge CG visual effects and gritty images that are grounded in the real world. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars novels have long been an inspiration for animators. In 1935, Bob Clampett famously tried to turn A Princess [...]
The world’s most famous boy reporter and the return of the light-footed penguins headline a strong week for animated home video releases. Steven Spielberg directs and Peter Jackson produces The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount, $30.99 DVD, $40.99 Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD combo pack), which [...]
After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held at the Kodak Theater on Sunday (Feb. 25). Directed by Pirates of the Caribbean veteran Gore Verbinski and animated by the talented folks at ILM, [...]
David Stainton has resigned from his post as president of Paramount Animation, for personal reasons. Paramount hired Stainton, head of Disney Animation from 2003 to 2006, last October to head its new in-house animation division. Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Motion Picture Group, said: “We are grateful for the [...]
Paramount Home Ent. will release Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on March 13. Winner of the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, The Adventures of Tintin did great at the box office in [...]