Piggy

Pinkava and Oftedal Reveal Secrets of VR ‘Piggy’

Show biz folks know that comedy is hard, and timing is everything. But when you try to make people laugh in the world of virtual reality, everything is a million times more difficult. ... Continue Reading →
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Pearl Studio Ups Justinian Huang to Head of Dev, Reveals ‘Tiger Empress’

Pearl Studio (formerly Oriental DreamWorks) has promoted Justinian Huang to Head of Development, to continue overseeing the studio’s growing feature animation slate. The appointment ... Continue Reading →
Coco

‘Coco’ Sweeps the Box Office in U.S. and China

Coco, Disney/Pixar’s Day of the Dead-themed movie, certainly brought the U.S. box office to life with a $71.2 million Thanksgiving Weekend. Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian ... Continue Reading →
John Lasseter

Pixar’s Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence as Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface

John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, has taken a leave of absence from Pixar due to unspecified “missteps” that made some of ... Continue Reading →
Peter Lepeniotis

Tangent Animation Teams with Peter Lepeniotis for 3-Picture Deal

Canada-based Tangent Animation has signed an exclusive deal with Peter Lepeniotis to write and develop three new animated feature films. Lepeniotis is best known for writing and directing ... Continue Reading →
Peilin Chou

Peilin Chou Upped to CCO of Oriental DreamWorks; 5 Films Announced

Oriental DreamWorks has promoted Peilin Chou to the post of Chief Creative Officer and revealed five new feature film projects in the works. Chou had previously been Head of Creative ... Continue Reading →
Floyd Norman

Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Keynote SIGGRAPH ’17

World-leading computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH 2017 announces that Floyd Norman, the tenacious and trailblazing artist who bears the distinction of being the first African-American ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Available Now: Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ocean Waves’ on DVD GKIDS has issued the home entertainment release of the acclaimed studio’s “forgotten” film, directed ... Continue Reading →
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New Character Posters Released for ‘Rock Dog’

A quintet of new character posters have been released for the upcoming CG-animated musical adventure Rock Dog, coming to theaters February 24. The images give a closer look at protagonist ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rock Dog’ Gets Tail-Wagging New Trailer

Summit Premiere will be introducing audiences to a new breed of rock star early next year with the February 24, 2017 theatrical release of Rock Dog — a new animated comedy from ... Continue Reading →