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.
Leading Brazilian distributors Europa Filmes, responsible for bringing Oscar winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE to Latin America, have acquired Brazilian rights to Big Animation's LITTLE KRISHNA (13x 23’).
Brad Clark test drives the new Maya Entertainment Creation Suite featuring Maya, MotionBuilder and Mudbox all in one package with refinements and additions.
Sony Pictures Imageworks has struck a deal with The Foundry that would help standardize both toolsets by sharing technology, making the workflow easier and more cost-efficient for artists, which is essential during this economic downturn.
Producer Mike Medavoy is teaming up with FremantleMedia Enterprises for a new multiplatform production called DINOSAURS RESURRECTED, reports VARIETY.
Nelvana Enterprises has completed a broadcast sales deal with Germany's KI.KA for its shows PEARLIE and JANE AND THE DRAGON.
"The Garfield Show," an all-new animated TV show in CGI and high definition, has started Monday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. and repeat at 3:00 p.m. EST on the Cartoon Network.
Europe's largest digital visual-effects company, Framestore, is working on the upcoming AVATAR from its Iceland branch in Reykjavik, VARIETY reports.
The second in the seasonal Tinker Bell movies comes to Blu-ray and DVD today from Walt Disney Home Ent., and we find out what's new with our favorite fairy.
Rhythm & Hues VFX Supervisor Todd Shifflett divulges the secrets behind Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.
To coincide with the release of the Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs Blu-ray disc and DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Tallest Ice Sculpture at the opening of the ice skating rink, ICE at Santa Monica.
The initial VES Production Summit on Saturday at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey, offered plenty of discussion about the changing nature of the industry.
Having finished the successful Previs Committee, which spawned the new Previsualization Society, the ASC, ADG, VES and Previsualization Society will now embark on a new committee devoted to virtual production: an industry-wide working body that will explore how live-on-stage computer graphics will change future movie production.
Paris's Method Animation is bringing Antoine de Saint-Exupery's THE LITTLE PRINCE back to television, reports VARIETY.
Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, Neil Patrick Harris (TV's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) and Rodrigo Santoro (300) are in talks to voice characters in Blue Sky and Fox Animation's next animated feature RIO from director Carlos Saldanha, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.