Animated ‘toons continue to make box office headlines around the world, led by Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2, which crossed the $800 million mark at the global box office this past weekend.
Walt Disney Animation releases new imagery from its forthcoming Mickey Mouse short, Get A Horse!, directed by Lauren MacMullan.
The annual Jon Peddie Research SIGGRAPH Press Luncheon examined the benefits and challenges of a rapidly changing Media & Entertainment landscape.
BBC Radio 2 taps Aardman Animations to create Dark Side, a three minute film to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment announces the release of Scotland’s first full-length animated feature film, Sir Billi, voiced by Sean Connery, Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming.
International distributor PGS Entertainment secures worldwide broadcast rights, excluding the U.S. and France, to the forthcoming CG-animated Alvin and the Chipmunks TV series.
Wacom extends the creative experience from the desktop to a mobile environment with the new Cintiq Companion line of creative tablets.
eOne reveals the UK licensing program for upcoming CG animated movie, Justin and the Knights of Valour.
International children’s channel KidsCo licenses CG-animated series Sendokai Champions from media agent Nottingham Forest.
Anchor Bay Entertainment partners with My Gym to celebrate the launch of the latest Chuggington DVD, Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue, available August 20.
Giving animation fans a reason to cheer, a record number of animated features landed in movie theaters this summer but many have performed below expectations.
Sony Pictures Imageworks releases a brand-new new featurette that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the character development for hybrid animation/live action feature, The Smurfs 2.
The art behind DreamWorks’ latest animated feature, Turbo, is featured in this new coffee-table book.
Nvizible provides 350 visual effects shots for Kick Ass 2, including CG set extensions, CG buildings and panoramic environments.
KingsIsle Entertainment taps Clockwork VFX to create the launch ads for online games Pirate101 and Wizard101.
Visual effects company Eden FX creates 26 minutes of original content currently on display at the newly opened Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Polish film director and cinematographer Patryk Kizny follows up on his 2010 hyper-real short film, The Chapel, with the in-progress Rebirth, created with the help of Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa.
The long-time DisneyToon Studios production exec discusses the rigors and pressures of bringing Planes to the screen.
Brickyard VFX provides color correction and effects for the short film Gravity, which premieres August 18 at the HollyShorts Film Festival.
eyeon Software announces the eyeon for AVID bundle of the company’s visual effects for editing suite of products.