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Blogs Review: The Princess and the Frog

By Joe Strike | Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 9:24pm

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.

Headline News Moonscoop Secures Sales Deal With KI.KA

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.

Headline News Lasseter Talks Princess and the Frog and 2D

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).

Headline News Autodesk Collaborates With DreamWorks and Imageworks on Mudbox for Linux

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:55am

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.

Headline News Imagi's "Astro Boy" Leaps onto Movie Screens with Autodesk Maya Software

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:27am

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).

Blogs Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009: Day 4: Animation Hustle

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 8:32pm

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.

Headline News Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009: Day 4: Animation Hustle

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.

Headline News Mary and Max Wins Ottawa

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.

Headline News Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009: Day 3: Only at OIAF

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.

Blogs Cartoon Forum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2009 at 12:21pm

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.

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