George Jenson

VFX Artist, Illustrator George Jenson Dies Age 87

Oscar-nominated visual effects artist, art director and illustrator George Jenson — whose credits include sci-fi classics Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars: ... Continue Reading →
Luis and the Aliens

Trailer: ‘Luis and the Aliens’ Crash Lands with Viva, DIRECTV

European CG family flick Luis and the Aliens has abducted more distribution partners! The film sci-fi comedy has caught the eye of DIRECTV, which will present an early On Demand release ... Continue Reading →
Sterlin K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown Might Heat Up ‘Frozen 2’

Emmy-nominated Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood and Emmy/Golden Globe winning This Is Us lead Sterling K. Brown are reportedly in talks to voice roles in Frozen 2, according to Variety. The ... Continue Reading →
Caracol Cruzando

‘Caracol Cruzando’ Brings Child Migrant’s POV to PBS Online Fest

A new animated short highlighting the plight of refugees from Latin America will bring a distinct perspective to logged-on viewers as Pamela Maria Chavez’s Caracol Cruzando (“Snail ... Continue Reading →
Monster Hunter World

Capcom Plans ‘Monster Hunter’ Special for 2019

Video game giant Capcom is teaming up with Pure Imagination Studios to create an animated special based on a hit action RPG franchise, titled Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild. The ... Continue Reading →
Fraggle Rock

‘Fraggle Rock’ Gets Complete Blu-ray Treatment for 35th Anniversary

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the beloved Jim Henson series, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is debuting Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series on Blu-ray for the first time. ... Continue Reading →
Massive Monster Mayhem

Animated People: Art Spigel Creates ‘Massive Monster Mayhem’

Since its debut last fall on Nicktoons, DHX Media’s sci-fi competition series Massive Monster Mayhem has engaged young contestants in futuristic missions that involve live game play, ... Continue Reading →
LIVE FACE by Reallusion

Reallusion LIVE FACE for CrazyTalk Unlocks iPhone X Potential

Users of iPhone X are probably familiar with its unique facial tracking power as seen in Animojis in Facetime. Now, Reallusion is looking to unlock the device’s full potential with ... Continue Reading →
The Thief and the Cobbler

Gone, but Not Forgotten: An Animation Professor Revisits Rarely Seen Films

I had never been to San Francisco when I attended Richard Williams’ Animation Masterclass in 1997. All I knew was that he was the Animation Maestro, and I wanted to learn what he ... Continue Reading →

OpenToonz Software Animates Feudal Epic ‘Batman Ninja’

Japanese tech firm Dwango has revealed that its open source 2D animation software OpenToonz was one of the tools helping bring the Kamikaze Douga studio’s debut animated feature Batman ... Continue Reading →