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A special musical treat is in store for attendees of this year’s D23 Expo—the premiere Disney fan event—as two celebrated songwriters and composers take the stage for “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” The concert will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo [...]
U.K.-based digital social world BinWeevils, for kids 6-12, has appointed media veteran Rod Henwood as CEO, effective immediately. Henwood has been a board director at the company since 2009 and replaces fellow investor Richard Watney, who will continue to be involved in the business while pursuing entrepreneurial interests. “I am [...]
Epic, the new animated adventure from director Chris Wedge and his gifted team at Blue Sky Studios, opens the door to a world inhabited by fantastic creatures hidden from plain sight. Civilized man’s obsession with magical creatures that live in verdant, unexplored regions of nature has inspired numerous works of [...]
Sanjay and Craig, Nickelodeon’s eccentric and hilarious new animated series, is exactly the kind of show we love to see on the kids cabler. Forget about all those heart-warming tales of friendship between kids and their pet cats, dogs and ponies. This month, Nickelodeon is going to break the mold [...]
Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house since 1991. He will serve alongside ILM president, Lynwen Brennan. “In John I see a keen eye and an [...]
New arrival Vertical Entertainment has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Russian studio Wizart’s 3D animated feature The Snow Queen. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the movie centers on a brave girl who embarks on a journey to save her brother from the clutches of [...]
Global distributor and brand management company PGS has announced the sale of Method Animation and DQ Entertainment’s new CG-animated series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, to Tele-Quebec in Quebec, VRT in Belgium, Canal Panda in Portugal, RTVE in Spain and MTV3 in Finland. The 52 X 11 series was commissioned [...]
Any discussion of the different styles of animation invariably cover traditional, digital, stop-motion, paper cut-out, sometimes even puppetry. But there is one style that is rarely mentioned, maybe because only a handful of brave souls have ever tried it: paint-on-glass animation. Interestingly, virtually all of those brave souls are either [...]
Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim has generated a huge amount of interest in the fantasy fan community. The upcoming Warner Bros. picture is penned by del Toro and Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) and stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Idris Elba [...]
While we all steel our hearts and wait for the (second) final season of Matt Groening’s Futurama to blast off, Comedy Central offers a little salve for the wound with a new preview clip, which features Amy—inexplicably disguised as a marmoset—being subjected to the advances of a baboon businessman. The [...]