Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →

‘Captain America’ Brings the Fight Home

The star-spangled Avenger is ready to come home. Out today on home video is the Marvel-Disney mega blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →

Market Showcase: Atomic Cartoons

Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District with a satellite studio in beautiful downtown Kelowna. Atomic ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon 3′ Falls Back to 2017

DreamWorks Animation will be pushing back the third installment of its smash-hit How to Train Your Dragon franchise a year, a clear reason is not evident at the moment. Meanwhile, Dragon ... Continue Reading →

‘Young Justice: Season 1′ Arrives on Blu-ray

The popular Young Justice series gets an upgrade to high-def for its first season in a relatively quiet week for animation and VFX home video release. Young Justice: Season 1 (Warner ... Continue Reading →

102Gether Glendale Event Celebrates WB Legacy

Animation fans will want to be in Glendale, Calif., Sept. 21 for a Chuck Jones 102Gether, a film festival tribute to the teams that created the golden age of Warner Bros. cartoons to ... Continue Reading →

Bale, Blanchett Help Fill Out WB’s ‘Jungle’ Cast

Warner Bros.’ Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins — an update of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book — has added actors Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie ... Continue Reading →

DTLA Gallery Sets ‘Secret Art of Animators’

The Hive Gallery & Studios in downtown Los Angeles has announced an upcoming exhibit titled The Secret Art of Animators, which will showcase personal artwork made by the some of ... Continue Reading →

‘Spidey 2,’ ‘Brony Tale,’ ‘Gilligan’ Top Week’s Discs

It’s a web of wild home video releases this week, with the latest from Marvel’s arachnid superstar, a documentary on men who love pony toons and some vintage and new animated ... Continue Reading →
Ron Tippe

‘Space Jam’ Producer Tippe Dies at 63

Longtime animation producer Ron Tippe, whose credits include Space Jam and the short Runaway Brain, died Aug. 1 after a lengthy bout with brain cancer. He was 63. Tippe’s career ... Continue Reading →