As you probably know, The Princess and the Frog is Disney’s first 2D effort in five years. It took John Lasseter, a Pixar guy who now runs all of Disney animation to get the studio to return to its 2D roots. Lasseter and company knew they had to hit a home run to make people care about hand-drawn animation again. Hey, it’s a Disney movie – there’s gotta be a happy ending, right? Damn straight – a happy ending to both the movie and the studio’s mission to show the world 2D’s still got the goods.
Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed a key sales deal with leading German broadcaster KI.KA for the ToddWorld and SamSam.
The 14th edition of i Castelli Animati ended on November 29, 2009 with the announcement of its awards.
At a recent press conference, John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, touted the return of 2D with THE PRINCESS AT THE FROG (opening today in LA and New York and expanding Dec. 11).
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) and Sony Pictures Imageworks are integrating Autodesk Mudbox software into their Linux-based production pipelines.
Rick DeMott had a chance to ask CTN Animation Expo organizer Tina Price a few questions about the event so you'll know what to expect.
Syfy has picked up five episodes of comedy series, OUTER SPACE ASTRONAUTS, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Dr. Toon revisits Pinocchio and its alternate ending via this year's 70th anniversary DVD/Blu-ray release.
The newly released animated film "Astro Boy" brings the iconic Japanese manga character to movie theaters. Filmmaker Imagi International Holdings Limited (HKEx: 585) created "Astro Boy" with Autodesk Maya software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).
In the second part of our Iron Giant tribute, Artistic Coordinator Scott Johnston discusses the technology that helped match the 3D to the 2D so smoothly.
In her next two columns, Nancy Cartwright has a revealing conversation with legendary casting director, voice director and voice actress Andrea Romano.
FOX has ordered a sixth season of AMERICAN DAD, the animated series featuring security-obsessed CIA agent and devoted family man Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane).
CCI Entertainment is pleased to announce that Musicartoon has completed the pilot Marfy Of Dreams developed with RAI TV.
Kenya-based Homeboyz, in partnership with the U.K.'s Tiger Aspect, is producing a new animated TV series titled TINGA TINGA TALES, reports VARIETY.
Traditional animation is definitely back at Disney and the directors of The Princess and the Frog give us a sneak peek.
Exhibitors including Walt Disney, Rainmaker, Nelvana, Pipeline Studios, Starz and Studio B, as well as such schools as Algonquin College, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Sheridan College, Carleton University Interactive Media and Design, Vancouver Film School and Durham College made the AniMarket a huge part of Day 4.
OIAF’s Chez Ani Café was transformed from a peaceful koffeeklatch to the crowded, boisterous AniMarket as throngs of job-hungry animators jostled to get in line and chat up recruiting companies.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with the highly anticipated closing ceremonies held this evening at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. Organizers announced the winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.
Coraline director Henry Selick and the annual Animator Picnic / Pumpkin Carving Contest highlight Day 3 at the Ottawa Animation Festival.
Only at OIAF can you get a chance to talk about the crazy Balloon Boy escapade with veteran Simpsons director David Silverman, and get to compare that incident with a Simpsons episode where prankster Bart pretends to be little Timmy, a boy who has fallen down a well. Happily, like Bart/Timmy, Balloon Boy was safe and sound the whole time.
The 20th annual Cartoon Forum took place September 22-25 in the beautiful town of Stavanger, Norway. Always marked by a convivial atmosphere, the event in this milestone year had an especially positive and cohesive vibe, with attendees seemingly enjoying simply being together to share their common enthusiasm.