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Here is a wonderful new comic-book venture we can all get behind. Over the weekend, we got word that San Diego-based IDW Publishing will be launching a new series featuring Jay Ward’s beloved characters Rocky and Bullwinkle, in conjunction with DreamWorks Classics and Bullwinkle Studios. The new venture will feature [...]
Animated features took center stage at the CinemaCon confab in Las Vegas today. The industry event, which targets exhibitors, producers, distributors, equipment and concession industry professionals, was held this week (April 15-18) at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, Disney offered a sneak preview of Pixar’s highly anticipated summer [...]
Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, Production Operations, and Oscar winner Steve Nichols as Senior Animation Supervisor. The announcement was made by Imageworks EVP & GM Randy Lake. Dowdeswell [...]
The release date for DreamWorks Animation’s much-anticipated CG-animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman has changed from Nov. this year to March 7, 2014. The film, which will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox takes over the March spot previously held by Me & My Shadow, which is heading back to [...]
Waterman Entertainment is bringing back The Brave Little Toaster. The company has acquired the rights to the property with plans to make it into CGI and live-action hybrid feature. Brave Little Toaster was a novel for children by Thomas Disch first published in 1980. An animated feature was released in [...]
We shed light on how a seasoned team of vfx pros brought Seth MacFarlane’s misbehavin’ toy bear to animated life in the new comedy, Ted. Fans of Fox-TV’s Family Guy and American Dad! have been waiting patiently for creator Seth MacFarlane’s first venture into live-action movies, Ted, which debuted nationwide [...]
Indian powerhouse studio DQ Entertainment has launched a dedicated feature division division which plans to produce a steady slate of motion pictures in the coming years based on iconic, universally loved characters and stories. The first movie green lit from this new division is a $45 million stereoscopic 3D animated [...]
DreamWorks Animation has announced that Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report fame, Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (The Help, The West Wing), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Californication, The Lorax) are on board for the upcoming film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, based on [...]
DreamWorks Animation’s feature adaptation of Jay Ward’s beloved series Mr. Peabody & Sherman has found its leads in Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man). Set for a March 14, 2014 release, the 3-D movie will be directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King). With a script by [...]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a chat I had with Brendan Fraser regarding the fine art of acting on a set opposite characters that aren’t really there, but will be added later through animation. Whether the animation in question is a gigantic, towering robot, as in the case [...]