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We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation companies throughout the years, including Perpetual Motion, Southern Star Productions, Visionary Media and Buzzco. He was responsible for many of the impressive [...]
The Walt Disney Company in China, the Ministry of Culture’s China Animation Group and the country’s largest ISP Tencent have formed a partnership to advance China’s animation industry. The new organization, called The National Animation Creative Research and Development Cooperation, will serve as an incubator to train local talent and [...]
International computer graphics and interactive techniques confab SIGGRAPH will return to Anaheim, Calif, July 21 to 25 in 2013 to celebrate the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques alongside thousands of research scientists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers, students, the production community and academics worldwide. [...]
How many of these blogs have begun with the phrase, or even the thought: As hard as it may be to imagine today, back then it was like this…? And “back then” wasn’t all that long ago, but that is the point: the changes that have occurred in animation over [...]
Denny Clairmont, John Hora, Bob Lambert and Milt Shefter have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2011–2012 membership roster to 24. Clairmont, one of the industry’s premier motion picture camera technologists, co-founded Clairmont Camera, a [...]
Disney’s Board of Directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract through June 2016 as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning. Under the new agreement, Iger will assume the role of chairman in addition to chief executive officer following Chairman John E. Pepper’s retirement from the board at Disney’s 2012 [...]
The Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA), taking place in France June 6-11, has completed its lineup of animation industry panels. Highlights include making-of looks at Rio and Rango as well as a four-film case study that covers Pinocchio, Chico & Rita, Soul Man and Zarafa. Conference organizers [...]