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Blogs THE BLACK CAULDRON (1985) (**1/2)

Many critics put this as one of the lowest, if not the lowest point, in Disney Feature Animation history. While it's not as big a failure as a film as so many say, its financial disaster has put an extra pall over its history. Getting crushed by THE CARE BEAR MOVIE at the box office will do that. The straightforward fantasy adventure is undercut by weak characters mainly.

Blogs Miyazaki – no, not that one – directs 'Tales from Earthsea'

By Joe Strike | Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 3:57pm

Fathers and sons – both onscreen and off – figure in Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea. Onscreen, a teenage prince kills his royal dad and makes off with the man’s sword; offscreen, Goro Miyazaki, the son of Japan’s best-known animation director takes over a project his dad initiated but never found the time to direct. Wish fulfillment or mere coincidence? Does a sword equal a man’s career? You be the judge…

Headline News Treehouse Delivers The World Premiere Of The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!

Corus Entertainment’s premium preschool network Treehouse is pleased to announce the world premiere of the first ever Dr. Seuss inspired animated series, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on Saturday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m. ET starring Martin Short as the voice of the Cat.

Blogs More from Bloomfield, New Jersey and the Incubator Studio with MIMI AND GACK and the Day to Day Grind

Life on the road can be challenging! As the Studio headed into the its last week a familiar cadence ensued. It began with me awakening each morning at 5:30 am

Headline News CelAction Brings 3-D Stereoscopy to 2D Animators

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 18, 2010 at 8:02am

CelAction today announced a brand new add-in called PlusOne for their popular CelAction2D animation software that enables 2D animators to work in a full 3D environment, include 3D models in their scenes, and output full stereoscopic 3-D.

Headline News Writer Judd Winick Talks Batman: Under The Red Hood

Judd Winick has returned to Gotham City with a vengeance. The award-winning cartoonist has successfully transitioned one of his benchmark storylines from comic book pages to animated film with the upcoming release of Batman: Under the Red Hood, the latest entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

Headline News Calabash Animation Animates New General Mills Spot "Awards"

On the heels of last year’s popular General Mills spot ''Measuring Up,'' Calabash Animation has again teamed with agency McCann Worldwide, New York to animate ''Awards,'' a new spot for General Mills that targets adults with a message highlighting the health benefits found in many popular General Mills cereals, like Trix, Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which are rich in whole grains and calcium.

Headline News Anime Studio Pro 7 Hits Shelves

Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the availability of Anime Studio Pro 7, the all-in-one tool for professionals and digital artists to create stunning 2D movies, cartoons and cutout animations.

Blogs The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child - Animated by a Child

Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest, an animated short, is about Ms. Ingrid Pitt, a young Jewish girl and Holocaust survivor. When she was 8 years old, Ms. Pitt miraculously escaped the Stutthof concentration camp with her mother, surviving in the forest until the end of the War. I have the great honor to be invited by Beyond the Forest director and producer Mr. Kevin Sean Michaels and two-time Academy Award nominee Mr. Bill Plympton to be the sole animator for this film.

Blogs Gundemonium Collection Launches on Playstation®Network

Featuring 2-D anime-style game play, high-impact weaponry, multiple levels, and remote play capability, this collection will satisfy your shooter game fix! Hell, you can even take snapshots of your gaming action and post it on YouTube.

Headline News World of Color Brings Animation to California Adventure

For the first time, Disney has merged media and images with water to create a visual show that will transform the guest experience, evoking a range of emotion from laughter, drama, insanity and beauty similar to an onscreen performance.

Blogs Where are the standards? How come the film industry is always behind in adopting and creating new developments?

How come that every cheapo 100-Dollar point-and-shoot digital still camera automatically records EXIF data (metadata) about lens size, F-Stop, etc., and I can put any autofocus lens on every 500-Dollar SLR camera out there, and it does the same, but the 20/50/180,000-Dollar (or the I'm-so-expensive-you-can-only-rent-me) digital film cameras don't have that?

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