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‘Care Bears’ Ready for TV Reboot

American Greetings Properties, holder of such popular ‘80s toy & toon lines as Transformers, ThunderCats and The Smurfs, is preparing a new television reboot of cuddly favorites ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Debuts ‘Transformers Rescue Bots,’ ‘Prime’ Feb. 18

Transformers fans better mark their calendars: Feb. 18 will see the debut on The Hub of the second season of Transformers Prime and the series debut of the all-new Transformers Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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Big Innovation from Little Packages

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 ... Continue Reading →
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WGAW Honors Animation Writers McDuffie and Kress

Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress will be the recipients of the Writers Guild of America’s 14th Annual Animation Writing Award posthumously at the Animation Writers Caucus Awards tonight ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writer and Historian Earl Kress Dies at 60

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of beloved animation writer and historian and Animation Guild VP Earl Kress passed away recently at age 60 due to complications from ... Continue Reading →
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Filmmaker Junction, Hype Host VFX Panel

Filmmaker Junction and entertainment communications agency Hype have joined forces to present an evening of visual effects info for indie filmmakers. The Westside VFX Panel made up ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm, Imageworks Release Alembic 1.0

The public release of Alembic 1.0, the open source project developed jointly by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm Ltd., was announced at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC yesterday. Alembic ... Continue Reading →
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Key ‘Transformers,’ ‘G.I. Joe’ Documents to Be Auctioned

If you’re a fan of the classic animated series Transformers and G.I. Joe — and you have a lot of disposable cash on hand — you’ll want to mark Aug. 18 on your calendar ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Rolls Over Comedy Competition

The robots in disguise remained the top draw at the box office for the second week in a row as Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the year’s top-grossing movie. Based on the ... Continue Reading →
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The Robots Invade a New Dimension

Michael Bay’s shiny Transformers are back for their third big-screen outing, but this time they require a lot more vfx magic in 3-D. Here’s the thing about revisiting a big, shiny ... Continue Reading →