Category: CG

Headline News Nick Names Participants of 10th Annual Fellowship for Diverse Writers

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:54am

Nickelodeon has named three new participants for its 10th annual Fellowship for Diverse Writers, it was announced today by Karen Kirkland, Executive Director, Nickelodeon Fellowship for Diverse Writers.

Headline News Future Film Fest Program Highlights

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:51am

The Future Film Festival 12th edition will take place, as usual, in Bologna, Italy, from 26th to 31st January 2010 at Teatro Duse (Via Cartoleria 42) and Palazzo Re Enzo (Piazza del Nettuno). Advance news about the programme.

Headline News NVIDIA Demonstrates 3-D Blu-ray Playback Accelerated on GeForce and 3-D Vision

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:25pm

2010 is poised to be the year where consumers can enjoy stunning 3D experiences across all entertainment mediums, including gaming, photographs, Web browsing, and of course, movies. And, with the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be formally announced later this year, NVIDIA and its partners are pleased to announce that the amazing 3D experience that has proven so popular in movie theaters is about to come home.

Headline News Universal Images Wins Best-in-Show at 3rd Annual 'D Show' Awards

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:04pm

Venerable visual effects and post-production house Universal Images took Best-in-Show honors at the third annual 'D Show'. In a ceremony held December 2 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, UI was honored for its work on the History Channel's "The Art of War," which received a nomination in the CGI/Animation category. Additionally, Universal Images won The Craft Award for "Battle B.C.," another History Channel presentation.

Blogs Autodesk University: Day 3 - Spotlight on Product Strategy and Innovation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11:20am

Autodesk University is primarily a training conference. There are over 500 classes that fill four floors of the convention center for almost a week. Everyone from architects to product designers to engineers to animators had something to attend. In addition to classes, Autodesk used the show as a way to introduce products and reveal future directions for the company.

Headline News DiCaprio Voicing DreamWorks' Joyce Adaptation

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that Leonardo DiCaprio will make his animated feature film debut when he headlines the cast of the Company’s November 2, 2012 release, “The Guardians” (working title) as Jack Frost.

Headline News Moonscoop Secures Sales Deal With KI.KA

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed a key sales deal with leading German broadcaster KI.KA for the ToddWorld and SamSam.

Headline News THQ, DreamWorks Animation Ink Game Deal

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."

Headline News Syfy Details CG Work in New Series

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:20am

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).

Headline News Terminator Salvation on Blu-ray and DVD, Gremlins on Blu-ray, Plus More

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 1:25pm

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.

Headline News 37th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:24am

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.

Blogs CTN Animation Expo: The Saturday Experience

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 2:35pm

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.

Blogs CTN-X: A Real Animation Conference in the U.S.

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:14pm

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.

Blogs Interview with 'Up' Director Pete Docter

By Joe Strike | Friday, November 20, 2009 at 7:06pm

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.

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