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Headline News Animal Goes BiCoastal, Launches New Venice Studio

East Coast commercial visual effects studio Animal has gone bicoastal with the launch of a West Coast studio to serve its growing roster of national and international agency clientele.

Blogs Made4mobile – Or Is It?

When I first started aggregating content and approached my colleagues in the animation industry looking for distribution rights I would get very blank looks or often silence on the end of the phone as in the hearts and minds of most content providers the mobile was still essentially considered a device for making phone calls. That has changed significantly in the last few years. But ever-the-less the animated made4mobile content business has not become as significant as I anticipated.

Headline News Avatar Veteran VFX Producer Joins Legend3D Team

Legend3D, the leading innovator in 2D-to-3D motion picture conversion technology, today announced the addition of Toni Pace Carstensen to the Legend3D team as Senior Visual Effects (VFX) Producer.

Headline News Ryan Adams Named Vice President At Cartoon Network and Adult Swim

Ryan Adams has been promoted to the newly-created position of vice president, program and schedule operations at Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, it was announced today by Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Headline News Jeff Olsen Named Vice President, Adult Swim Digital and Games

Jeff Olsen has been promoted to the newly-created position of vice president, Adult Swim Digital and Games, it was announced today by Paul Condolora, senior vice president, Digital for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group.

Blogs It's not always best to put all of your eggs in one basket

A small piece of advice - even good, honest people make mistakes and use poor judgment. The secret is not to buy into what someone tells you just because you believe the person would never lie to you. Better be cautious, even your mom and dad can lead you astray because they believe you'd make a great lawyer or sword-swallower or pickle maker - A person doesn't have to be a liar to be wrong so while you can respect others' judgment, never set your own aside.

Headline News New Gene Deitch Essay "Animators Belong To The Ages. Where We Fit In" Arrives Online

Famed Oscar-winning animation director, graphic artist, cartoonist and creative force Gene Deitch has once again updated his online book “How To Succeed In Animation” with a brand new essay that captures his feelings on the role of the animation director in any animated project.

Headline News LucasArts will be at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego!

We'll be holding two panels, one each for The Force Unleashed II and The Old Republic. Our partners at Sony Online Entertainment will also be showing of Clone Wars Adventures at both their booth and at the Lucasfilm booth.

Headline News Toys"R"Us Exclusive "Convention Nerd" from Jazwares

San Diego Comic Con 2010 is just two weeks away, and Jazwares and Cartoon Network Enterprises are proud to announce the availability of the very first figure from the highly-anticipated Robot Chicken toy line!

Headline News Procedural Inc. Partnering with ESRI and NVIDIA on 3D Cities in the Cloud

Procedural Inc. Joins ESRI's Business Partner Program. Automatic Creation and Cloud-based Visualization of Photorealistic 3D Cities from ArcGIS Data with CityEngine and RealityServer. Presented on a Tegra Tablet at ESRI User Conference in San Diego.

Blogs When is building a shopping mall like making a television game show?

The Mouse Factory is under attack having lost a major Jury decision regarding their accounting practices. Having claimed that "Who wants to be a Millionaire" was kept in the Red despite its tremendous success was too much for a Jury to stomach, awarding a huge settlement to the game's creator.

Headline News Women In Animation Indie Studio-Themed Annual Meeting This Thursday

Women In Animation International (WIA) has lined up an exciting panel of top uber-indie executives for a panel discussion titled “Thriving Indies,” to be presented as part of the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 6 Point Harness Studios.

Headline News Novel Entertainment Appoint Children’s Brand Manager

Novel Entertainment, leading independent producers of top children’s programmes including Horrid Henry, Fimbles, The Roly Mo Show, Rockit’s Pocket and Ping & Pong, have appointed Kelly Henwood as Children’s Brand Manager to lead the future development of their TV properties.

Headline News ATI FirePro™ 3D Professional Graphics and ATI Eyefinity Technology Power Dell Precision Workstations

AMD today announced that ATI FirePro™ V7800, ATI FirePro™ V5800 and ATI FirePro™ V4800 professional graphics cards power Dell Precision workstations, a product line popular with engineers and digital content creation professionals

Headline News Xsens releases landmark algorithm for stable 3D tracking in magnetically distorted environments

Xsens Technologies B.V., the leader in professional 3D tracking systems, today announced the general availability of its KinematicCoupling (KiCTM) algorithm

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