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‘La Calesita’ Director Augusto Schillaci Takes Us on a Special Ride

When Augusto Schillaci’s heartfelt CG-animated short La Calesita (The Merry-Go-Round) debuted at Annecy in June, audiences praised its heartwarming portrayal of an old merry-go-round...

William Joyce Introduces Us to His Hopeful New Short ‘Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat’

***This article originally appeared in the December '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 325)*** There’s always great excitement when news of a new project by...

MAXON Sets SIGGRAPH Showcase Lineup

Maxon, the developers of professional 3D modeling, animation, rendering and motion design software solutions, have announced the speaker lineup and schedule for its upcoming...

Tonko House Reveals First Look at ‘Oni,’ Taps Screenwriter Mari Okada

Academy Award-nominated animation studio Tonko House (The Dam Keeper) has joined forces with Japanese anime writer powerhouse and award-winning filmmaker Mari Okada (Maquia: When...

Former Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks Creatives Join Spire Animation Team

Newly formed Spire Animation Studio has tapped former creatives from Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, and Warner Animation to join its team. According to...

Off into the Wild Blue Sky: Reflecting on the ‘Ice Age’ Studio’s Legacy

***This article originally appeared in the May '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 310)*** The building was the size of a city block, plunked down...

Disney Shutting Down ‘Ice Age’ Studio Blue Sky

The chips have fallen: The Walt Disney Co., which acquired Blue Sky Studios as part of its $71.3 billion buy up of 20th Century...

Academy Adds 819 New Members, Surpasses Parity Goals

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves...

Netflix & Tonko House Team for ‘Oni’ Inspired by Japanese Folklore

Netflix is joining forces with Academy Award-nominated animation studio Tonko House (The Dam Keeper, Moom, Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems), to bring an all-new...

VIEW Adds Peter Ramsey, Siobhan Reddy, Sergio Pablos & More Speakers

Newly announced speakers from the worlds of animated and live-action feature films, broadcast television and games have joined the growing roster for VIEW 2019,...

Pixar Animator Adam Burke Dies

Adam Burke, an animator at Pixar who most recently worked on the widely acclaimed Incredibles 2, died Sunday night from cancer. His passing was...

Chilemonos Fest to Honor Blue Sky Director Carlos Saldanha

The Chilemonos International Animation Festival will be bestowing its “Iconic Director” award on Carlos Saldanha, the Brazilian-born filmmaker behind many of Blue Sky Studios’...

Blue Sky Announces First Female-Directed Movie ‘Foster’

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ferdinand, Ice Age, Rio) have announced their 15th animated movie, working titled Foster, being co-directed by Karen Disher...

Blue Sky Icon Chris Wedge to Keynote at FMX 2018

Germany’s top animation and vfx confab FMX has announced the initial lineup for its upcoming event, which takes place April 24-27 in Stuttgart. Blue...

Stuttgart: William Joyce Set for FMX, APD Dates, AniComs & Trailer #3!

Things are starting to click into place for the annual animation takeover in Stuttgart, Germany formed by the threeway intersection of the Stuttgart Festival...

Oscar Winning Moonbot Studios Cuts Jobs

Moonbot Studios, a home-grown award-winning multiplatform animation and publishing house based in Shreveport, Louisiana, has restirred rumors of a relocation and/or sale of the...

World Animation Summit: Spotlight on ‘Peanuts’

This fall, Blue Sky Studios, the creators of the Ice Age films, Epic and Robots, will bring Charles Schulz's beloved Peanuts strip to 3D...

VES Summit Addresses Vast Changes in Industry

Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri, former Digital Domain president and Ender's Game producer Ed Ulbrich, Warner Bros. president of digital production, animation and vfx...

Rio’s Saldanha in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Rust’

Veteran Blue Sky Studios director Carlos Saldanha, who helmed two Ice Age sequels, Rio and the upcoming Rio 2, is reportedly in talks with...

Home Viewing Gets ‘Epic’ This Week

Home audiences have the chance this week to enjoy the richly animated CG magic of Fox/Blue Sky's Epic on DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray sets....
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