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Speed Blogs

Is Speed Painting a Sport? Learning Digital Content Creation by Watching

Okay, so maybe it isn't really a full-blown sport, but if the proliferation of these videos of digital artwork screen-captured during the creation process is any indication, it's fast becoming a popular spectator event in any case.

Media Headline News

Voltron Revs For New Consumer Products Partners

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, and World Events Productions (WEP), a top animated television production company, today announced new consumer products partners in the U.S. for Voltron for the relaunch of the iconic franchise.

Series Headline News

DHX Media Gets Busy With Apps

DHX Media has launched a new iOS app based on the hit animated preschool show Animal Mechanicals, at the same time as its Grandpa in My Pocket app goes global, further strengthening the position of the interactive division as an award-winning developer of games for online and mobile devices.

Comedy Blogs

MARS NEEDS MOMS (2011) (**1/2)

The real conflict in this film isn't between the humans and Martians, but between the cliché and the generally humorous and touching. Weak pop culture jokes are pitted against heartwarming scenes between mothers and sons. Action out of the action device handbook pulls down some good character development. It's a battle till the very end.

Film Blogs

Movie Review: 'Mars Needs Moms'

This Disney new 3D animation release opening TODAY (March 11, 2011) is mediocre at best. The storyline about a young boy who went up to Mars to save his mom who was kidnapped by Martians is weak and not believable. The character Gribble (stranded boy who grew up to be an adult on Mars) is not credible or well developed. The visual is not that impressive either.

Animation Headline News

Nick Adds Unprecedented 450 Episodes Of New Animated Programming

Nickelodeon, the global leader in television animation, will introduce 450 episodes of new animation programming over the next three years, with nearly 200 episodes rolling out on Saturday mornings in 2012.

Headline News

Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Highest Grossing Potter Film Internationally

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 has become the highest grossing installment in the Harry Potter franchise in international markets.


The Stars Come Out for the DreamWorks Animation 2011 Press Preview

I’m here for DreamWorks’ press event promoting its 2011 releases Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots. A sequel and a spin-off, hmmm…I walk in, keeping my fingers crossed; the first Panda is one of my favorite animated films of recent years – why mess with perfection? And a skeptic might uncharitably describe Antonio Banderas’ feline swashbuckler as a one-note character: can he carry an entire film on his furry shoulders?