Jamie Foxx Voicing Lead in ‘Groove Tails’

Oscar winning actor and Grammy winning performer Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Ray) has signed on to voice the lead role of “Biggz” in a new CG-animated family film titled ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →

AMBI’s ‘Arctic Justice’ Signs A-List Voices

Canadian indie AMBI Pictures has starting singing on a slew of top talent to lend their voices to its 3D CG-animated family adventure feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad. Confirmed ... Continue Reading →

Sony Preps Animated Nativity Flick ‘The Lamb’

Sony Pictures Animation is hopping on to the recent rising trend of faith-based flicks by developing The Lamb — an animated take on Christianity’s Nativity tale, according ... Continue Reading →
John Stevenson

‘Panda’s’ Stevenson Directs United’s Ark Tale

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson has been tapped to direct a CG-animated feature inspired by the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark for United Pictures. Slated for completion in ... Continue Reading →

Celebrate DreamWorks’ 20th at the Hollywood Bowl

Take a listen to the 20th anniversary of DreamWorks Animation with a special concert event set for July 18-19 at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. Jack Black, who voices Po in the Kung ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #239

The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed [Abrams, $50] In celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary, DreamWorks Animation and Abram Books have put together an unprecedented, ... Continue Reading →
Vicky Jenson

Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... Continue Reading →

The Past Ain’t What It Used to Be!

How Rob Minkoff and his team at DreamWorks assembled a ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →