THQ Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation's upcoming animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss In Boots, as well as the CG animated television show, "The Penguins of Madagascar."
Syfy continues to expand its horizons with the premiere of its new irreverent half-hour comedy series, Outer Space Astronauts. Using the latest in computer graphics technology to meld live-action and 3D animation, the visually innovative five-episode series premieres on Syfy on Tuesday, December 8 at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and will continue to roll out every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
TERMINATOR SALVATION on Blu-ray and DVD, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN on Blu-ray and DVD, BEN 10: ALIEN SWARM on Blu-ray and DVD, MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: CHOO-CHOO EXPRESS on DVD, and GREMLINS comes to Blu-ray.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.
The 14th edition of i Castelli Animati ended on November 29, 2009 with the announcement of its awards.
The CTN Animation Expo is a new animation event based at the Burbank Convention Center in California. The Expo is mixed with traditional artist, computer artists, schools, software companies, book publishers, Women in Animation and ASIFA, recruiters from well established companies, and several other animation related companies.
CTN-X kicked off its first edition on Friday. Nov. 20th, bringing a new animation conference to Los Angeles. In it's first year, the event had quickly outgrown its home at the Burbank Convention Center with attendees lined up to attend various standing-room only panels.
Pete Docter remembered me – or at least my Route 66 pin. I have a whole collection of them, shiny metal lapel pins I’ve gathered over the years. Pete arrived and our chat began. I started by mentioning I’d last seen him way early in the year at Disney’s New York screening room. “And you were wearing the Route 66 pin,” Pete said without a pause. “A different jacket, but I remember the pin.” When you’re in charge of a $175 million film, you develop an eye for details.
Rick DeMott had a chance to ask CTN Animation Expo organizer Tina Price a few questions about the event so you'll know what to expect.
The Art Institute of Vancouver will present ARTimation Media Arts Festival on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009.
Syfy has picked up five episodes of comedy series, OUTER SPACE ASTRONAUTS, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Rick DeMott talks with Fanboy and Chum Chum creator Eric Robles about his first series and his 15 years in the animation business.
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced that its KONA 3 digital video I/O cards were used by the "Where the Wild Things Are" editorial team to build efficiencies into their digital production and post workflow.
For the first time, a 3D animated series is part of the "Sesame Street" television program. The program's 40th anniversary season debuted today, including computer-generated (CG) segments delivered by SpeakeasyFX and made with Autodesk Softimage software from Autodesk, Inc.
In anticipation of tomorrow's home entertainment releases of both UP and MONSTER'S, INC. (Walt Disney Home Ent.), we spoke with Pixar director Pete Docter about going Blu.
Post-production houses regularly turn to digital entertainment creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to help bring movie-like visual effects into millions of homes in this season's most-watched television programs.
Visual effects company Ntropic is excited to announce that Creative Director/VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray has joined the company. Formerly the co-founder of Radium, Mowbray freelanced at Ntropic on projects for Sprint, Coinstar and Oracle before making it his official home.
The newly released animated film "Astro Boy" brings the iconic Japanese manga character to movie theaters. Filmmaker Imagi International Holdings Limited (HKEx: 585) created "Astro Boy" with Autodesk Maya software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).
Day 3 of the View Conference was a fantastic day for me, highlighted by presentations from Isaac Kerlow, Glenn Entis, Roger Guyett and Michael Giacchino.
Warner Bros. is in talks with Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake for its live-action/CG YOGI BEAR feature, reports VARIETY.
Magic Lantern Entertainment has concluded a $10 Million development funding arrangement with TF2 Ventures via its Innovation Entertainment label for up to 20 motion pictures to be selected by Magic Lantern/Innovation Pictures for production over the next three to five years; it was jointly announced by Magic Lantern Entertainment President Jeff Segal and TF2 Ventures Principal Jamison Stewart.
The sparkling energy behind VIEW is Maria Elena Gutierrez who is driving a group of partner institutions, private and public sector, in investing in innovation and knowledge-sharing in the field of Technology and Creativity.