It’s Day Four and, as I’m told is the norm in Ottawa, the weather here has changed completely. The city is now dotted with umbrellas and bathed in a beautiful sheen of water.
The Animation Conference (TAC) has wrapped up and we are now in our third full day of festing. And I still have to fill you in on all of yesterday’s events. Here we go…
Squid and the Whale director Noah Baumbach has been covertly directing DreamWorks Animation’s Flawed Dogs feature, an adaptation of Berkeley Breathed’s illustrated novel.
Ballistic Media announces pre-sales for the 240-page d’artiste: Matte Painting 3, the long-awaited sequel to Matte Painting and Matte Painting 2 with master artists David Luong, Damien Macé and Milan Schere.
Warner Bros. Entertainment announces an “expanded creative partnership” with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, with a new film series inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Technicolor announces a partnership with ABC Television Australia and A Stark Production to develop the graphic novel series, The Deep, as a CGI animated children’s series.
Fred Patten walks us through this beautiful collection of images from Neil Blomkamp’s new sci-fi action thriller.
Athena Studios obtains feature film rights to “Auntie Claus,” award-winning children’s book by Elise Primavera.
James Cameron taps noted science fiction author Steven Charles Gould to write four novels based upon Avatar and its three sequels.
Cable network FX greenlights a pilot episode for Bigfoot, an animated comedy series written by Matt McKenna and executive produced by Seth Rogan.
The art behind DreamWorks’ latest animated feature, Turbo, is featured in this new coffee-table book.
Mr. Men Little Miss head to iam8bit Gallery in a new art show and installation in Echo Park from August 22 to September 8.
Fred Patten explores Disney Legend Floyd Norman’s colorful and informative history of working at the legendary studio.
A whole pile of animation types loaned their doodles and sketches to Animation Sketchbooks, a nifty new book by U.S. animator, Laura Heit.
Three Stooges leader Moe Howard’s autobiography re-released under the title “I Stooged to Conquer” with a new foreword by Moe’s daughter, Joan Howard Maurer, and newly restored photographs.
Tom Sito’s new book is the definitive take on computer animation history and CG’s rapid rise to creative content technological hegemony.
Kids' TV veteran Joes Strike, author of AWN's The Miscweant blog, launches a Kickstarter campaign for The Incredible Hare.
yummico launches The Adventures of Ash & Ollie, a new e-book series written by Caroline Baron and illustrated by Traci Paige Johnson.
VIZ Media takes readers on a colorful journey through the Uglyverse with the launch of the Uglydoll original graphic novel series, Uglydoll: Goin’ Places!
Fred Patten reviews the comprehensive coffee table book showcasing the beautiful artwork from Pixar’s Monsters University.
NBC greenlights the animated holiday musical special How Murray Saved Christmas, from Simpsons’ writer and executive producer Mike Reiss.