In its debut weekend at the U.S. box office, DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON slew the competition.
Sofia Vergara, the sexy Colombian actress from TV’s MODERN FAMILY, has been cast in Sony’s THE SMURFS, reports HEAT VISION.
Custom Film Effects, a long-time provider of visual effects services for feature films, handled all of the visual effects and animation work for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," a mostly live-action adaptation of the first book in Jeff Kinney's illustrated kids' novel series.
“How to Train Your Dragons” is an epic tale packed with adventure, action, humor, stunning 3D visuals and beautiful music. I give it 4.5 starfish, it is as good as Up! It is a film that I think every child and parent will love to experience. The movie is about friendship, connection, redemption, and the hidden power of “being different.”
Mat Beck of Entity FX tells us about the making of the People's Choice Award winner for Favorite New Drama.
Amid rumors that Santa Maria-based visual effects studio CafeFX is shutting down, CEO Jeff Barnes released the following statement to explain recent downsizing and cost-cutting measures.
VARIETY reports that Sony Pictures is developing a CG-animated POPEYE in 3-D, to be made by Sony Pictures Animation, with Imageworks handling the CG.
The most popular film is often the one that plants the largest fist in the eye. The images are full of “sound and fury” and signify little. Our art has evolved from tricking the eye to accurately duplicating the real world in the computer and merging the imagery with captured footage. The computer is Aladdin’s lamp made real.
Aardman Animation is teaming up with Korean animation house Voozclub and Spain's Screen 21 to produce the children's property, CANIMALS, reports VARIETY. Aardman will head up the writing of the 52 seven-minute episodes, as well as the voicing. Voozclub and Screen 21 will handle design, animation and sound production.
It was announced today at a press conference in Helsinki that Stellan Skarsgard (“Good Will Hunting”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Angels & Demons”), Peter Stormare (“Fargo”, “Bad Boys II”, “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”) and Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood” “Zoolander” “Beyond the Pole”) have signed on to voice the iconic MOOMINS characters in the animated family 3D feature MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE.
VARIETY reports that the Indian government will form the National Center of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects in Mumbai, announced by Ambika Soni, the minister of information and broadcasting.
Swedish alternative singer songwriter Nicolai Dunger recently tapped FilmTecknarna directors Boris Nawratil and David Nord to create a slightly mental music video for Dunger¹s new single Crazy Train.
Digital-Tutors, an award-winning provider of video-based training and strategic partners with Autodesk, MAXON and other world-renowned organizations in the media and entertainment industry, today announced the release of two comprehensive courses Automotive Modeling in Cinema 4D and 12 Principles of Animation in Maya, as well as four new 3D and visual effects lessons in the ground-breaking Visual Guide series.
The Miscweant plays with fire watching How to Train Your Dragon – and decides the movie is hot stuff.
Cary Granat and Ed Jones' family films studio Bedrock Studios will make its debut with the production of the animated feature TURKEYS, reports VARIETY.
Stephen Rosenbaum, who just won a visual effects Oscar for AVATAR, has joined Digital Domain, reports VARIETY.
Following a deal signed by Zinkia Entertainment and RAI 2, the animated preschool series Pocoyo (104 x 7 minutes), co-produced by Zinkia and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is to debut this month on the Italian state channel RAI 2.
Ian McKellan, who played Gandalf in the LORD OF THE RINGS series, announced on his website that the pair of HOBBIT films will start shooting in June in New Zealand.
New Zealand actors Taika Waititi and Temuera Morrison (STAR WARS prequels) have joined the cast of GREEN LANTERN, reports HEAT VISION.
Dakota Goyo (RESURRECTING THE CHAMP) has been cast as Hugh Jackman's son in DreamWorks' REAL STEAL, reports VARIETY.