Without good direction, you end up with drek. Problems with sequence timing or the render pipeline can be solved with relative ease – problems of mismanagement are difficult to overcome and usually spell doom. Animation directors aren’t directing animation, they’re directing a group of people who are working in arguably the most time consuming and exacting of creative mediums. David Levy's new book Directing Animation at its heart strives to teach the reader how to keep an animation production crew happy, productive and on task.
The most anticipated Blu-ray release ever -- the Star Wars Saga -- emerges from light speed this September 2011.
Edgar Ramirez, the breakout star of Olivier Assayas' CARLOS, is in talks to join the cast of CLASH OF THE TITANS sequel, WRATH OF THE TITANS, reports Deadline.com.
Bill Damaschke has been promoted to the post of chief creative officer at DreamWorks Animation, reports Variety.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are negotiating with MONSTERS director Gareth Edwards for him to take the reins of GODZILLA, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Universal is in talks with McG for the director to lead their big budget OUIJA feature, reports Deadline.com.
Legend3D, the leading innovator in 2D-to-3D catalog film and motion picture conversion technology, today announced that it completed the 2D-to-3D conversion of the most successful animated film franchise of all time—DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third.
Continuing its leadership in the advancement of 3D entertainment and marking the most significant title commitment to the growing Blu-ray 3D market, The Walt Disney Studios has announced plans to release at least 15 of its films for in-home viewing on Blu-ray 3D in 2011.
MEGAMIND flies onto Blu-ray and DVD on FRIDAY, February 25, 2011, giving audiences of all ages even more diabolical fun and surprises they didn't see in theaters.
Winter arrived early this holiday season for Manic as they joined in the spirit by making it snow in a Christmas-themed spot for Smucker's.
Rick DeMott looks at how the standard of heart and humor plays into which films might receive Oscar nominations.
On December 28th Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash the deadly T-virus into homes everywhere when Resident Evil: Afterlife explodes onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD.
Stamps will be issued to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 50th anniversary of America’s first manned spaceflight and a celebration of Disney Pixar movie characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars; Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille; Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story; Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up; and the robot WALL*E from Wall*E on Send a Hello stamps.
Just in time for the holidays, entertainment brand specialist Zinkia Entertainment is releasing its second Pocoyo application, specifically designed for the iPad, “Coloring with Pocoyo and Friends.”
Leading visual effects software house The Foundry begins shipping the new major release of it's compositing applications NUKE and NUKEX 6.2
Scrat, the iconic star of Fox/Blue Sky's ICE AGE franchise, makes his 3-D debut in the new short, SCRAT'S CONTINENTAL CRACK-UP, playing in front of Fox's new Jack Black comedy, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, which opened Christmas Day (also in 3-D).
Christmas 2010 brought a big lump of U.S. box office coal, with attendance down 44% from last year, the culmination of 7 straight weekend declines compared to 2009. Bad weather and a Friday-night Christmas eve may have played a part, though the lackluster performance of most films just might reflect movie-watcher displeasure with the current slate of films.