William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the award for Best Animated Short at the 84th Academy Awards.
Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.
The NFB’s latest nominated short proves once again that there’s more to like about the Great White North than maple syrup pie and Molson’s.
Dover Studios announced the release of its latest visual effects training video, “Maya Advanced Surface Materials,” a practical guide to creating shading networks in Autodesk Maya.
Highlights for FMX 2012 include Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure “Hugo,” TV series “Game of Thrones” and “Bones,” and games such as “Mass Effect 3” and “The Witcher 2.”
Chaos Group announces V-Ray for Autodesk Softimage, the newest addition to the company’s suite of innovative rendering solutions.
Morghan Fortier has teamed up with Brett Jubinville to launch their new animation studio, Tinman Creative.
Fuel VFX teamed up with Director Bruce Hunt and Revolver for “Pasta Loves Leggo’s” via BWM Melbourne.
Amazing Spectacles, the independently run animation studio backed by Prime Focus, has delivered a new commercial for UK comparison service Gocompare.com.
Digital artists worldwide used Autodesk digital entertainment creation software to create 2011's most celebrated movies.
The 14th edition of Cartoon Movie, the pitching forum for animated features, will kick off on 7th March 2012 in Lyon by the screening of "Wrinkles" by Ignacio Ferreras.
Fans and friends of animation are invited to the 11th International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (April 26 – May 1, 2012). Accreditation passes are now available online at www.anifest.cz through April 20, 2012.
Image Engine announced that it has created over 370 photoreal visual effects shots for Universal Pictures’ Safe House.
At the BAFTA Awards held Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, Rango won best animated film, beating The Adventures Of Tintin and Arthur Christmas. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 got the top prize for visual effects, and Hugo won two awards for sound and design.
The director of the NFB's Oscar-nominated short discusses his design challenges and personal inspiration.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2012 festival, taking place September 19-23.
The submission deadline for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is February 15, 2012.
Prime Focus World, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion and VFX studio, announced that Emmy Award winner Chris Del Conte has joined the company as Managing Director, Los Angeles.
The deadline for registration for the European Animation Masterclass, to be held in Helsinki, Finland February 23-24, is February 10, 2012.