Category: Flash

Headline News AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for January 8, 2004

A new member from Russia would like to find animators to team up with on a project. Other bloggers are taking about the upcoming TEACHER'S PET feature. A new thread is collecting members' New Year's resolutions. Another thread links to a sneak peek of the animated CLERKS feature done in Flash. A junior asks what she can expect from a job interview. Also, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand new stuff to check out in show and tell!

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Headline News Diablo Animation Studios Colors Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Dancing Diablo is collaborating with 4Kids for a third season of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES television series since its premiere on FOX. It has styled and painted backgrounds for 26 episodes that premiered February 2003, is finishing the last of 26 episodes for the second season and is embarking on 13 more episodes.

Headline News Kellogg's Mud & Bugs and Lego Explore Are Charter Sponsors On NOGGIN

NOGGIN, the commercial-free, educational network for preschoolers, is taking on charter sponsorships from two of Starcom's key clients, Kellogg's Mud & Bugs and Lego Explore.

"We are thrilled that Starcom sees sponsorship on NOGGIN as a smart complement to advertising opportunities on Nick Jr.," said Jim Perry, svp, advertising sales, Nickelodeon.

Headline News Discreet Announces combustion 3 for Mac Users

combustion 3 for Apple Macintosh, the latest version of Discreet's award-winning visual effects and 3D compositing desktop software, was announced on Jan. 5, 2004 in conjunction with MacWorld in San Francisco. combustion 3 for the Mac will deliver industry-leading features benefiting customers who produce Web content and professional video motion graphics, repurpose video content for the Web and create effects for independent feature films and HDTV content.

Headline News Toon Boom Speeds Up Mercury Filmworks Flash Pipeline

Toon Boom Technologies designed and installed a new pipeline at Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada's large scale studios producing Flash style series, to increase productivity, raise the level of quality and do away with the issues common to a traditional Flash pipeline.

Headline News Kid Jokes to be Featured in Yakkity Yak Contest

Vancouver-based animation house Studio B will give 20 Canadian kids a chance to see their best jokes delivered by TELETOONs animated star Yakkity Yak. YAKKITY YAK follows the day-to-day trails and tribulations of Yakkity Yak, a teenage yak who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.

"Yakkity Yak has a can-do attitude, and a quirky view of the world," said Blair Peters, co-founder and partner, Studio B Productions. "We're looking for kids who have the same attitude and sense of humor."

Headline News Canal+ & ABC Family To Air Christmas Orange Special

Canal+ has picked up Bardels award-winning holiday special, THE CHRISTMAS ORANGE special for its Christmas 2003 season to air in France, Monaco, Mauritius, Switzerland and Africa.

"THE CHRISTMAS ORANGE is exactly the kind of moral tale we like to have on Canal+", says Sandra Ouaiss, acquisition director of fiction & animation at Canal+ international acquisition.

Headline News It’s Not Too Late To Get Involved With AWN’s Last NATPE Special Newsle

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 12:00am

As a result of the wonderful response to our new MIPCOM-specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing special editions for both NATPE and MIP-TV. The NATPE market is fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff are gearing up for the NATPE-specific Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications.

NATPE Flash NewslettersJanuary 7thJanuary 14thJanuary 28th (Follow-Up issue)

MIP-TV Flash Newsletter March 10th March 17th March 24th April 14th (Follow-Up issue)

Headline News Pileated Pictures Rocks Tha House with Online Adventure Game

Pileated Pictures, the digital studio located in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, has released Cash Money's ROCK THA HOUSE, an online adventure game created for Universal Records and the hip-hop label, Cash Money Records. The Flash-animated ROCK THA HOUSE represents the latest and most ambitious collaboration between the three companies, having already produced a number of 2D and 3D game projects.

Headline News Post-grad Students Do Ids for Cartoon Network U.K.

Cartoon Network U.K. has teamed up with animation students from the London Animation Studio at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, who have produced four high-quality IDs now airing across Europe on the channel.

Headline News New To The AWN Book Corner for Nov. 6, 2003

AWN recently launched of our newest resource site, the AWN Book Corner. Looking for books related to animation, then the Book Corner is the best place for you to visit. Readers can search through tomes dealing with 2D & 3D graphics, animation, applications, cinematography, digital video, entertainment, gaming, history & theory, post-production, programming & scripting and Web & multimedia. You can also browse books by title, author or publisher.

Headline News Xiaolin Showdown Premieres On New Kids’ WB! Sked

The Kids' WB! 2003-2004 fall schedule launch continues with new programming for the season including the comedy-adventure series XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN, the next installments of YU-GI-OH!: ENTER THE SHADOW REALM and POKÉMON: ADVANCED and TEEN TITANS on Saturday mornings, beginning November 1, 2003.

Headline News AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for October 23, 2003

Whats your favorite animated short? Forum members are asking for your opinion. Know of any good Flash video tutorials then lend your advice to our bloggers. One of our senior members just had to get it off his chest he never seems to have enough time to work on artistic endeavors. If you know how that feels post your thought and experiences. A senior member has started a magical character contest in the Animation Café and wants others to share their work. Who would have thought an anti-depressant drug would spark so much discussion?

Headline News AWN’s New Educator’s Forum: What Are People Saying?: October 16, 2003

AWN is recently launched the Educator's Forum. The goal of the forum is to offer a place where anyone involved in the development, support and delivery of animation-related education and educational products can ask questions and rub elbows with other professionals in the business. The discussions have begun, and below is a quick sketch of what is being said.

Headline News Comet Opens Vitamin Cartoons For Service Work

Toronto-based Comet Ent. has opened Vitamin Cartoons Inc., an animation services division to provide high quality pre- and post-production services. Vitamin draws upon the skills and experience of some of Canada's most talented artists, Flash animators and directors to offers character, background and prop design, special effects design, stock breakdown planning, storyboards, slugging; X-sheets, color styling, s-reel and pre-layout.

Headline News Evans Recasts Adult Animation In Kid Notorious

Watch out Spike TV as Comedy Central delivers what should ultimately satisfy its favorite male demographics with Robert Evans as his animated self in KID NOTORIOUS, premiering Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 10:30 pm on COMEDY CENTRAL. It offers loads of sex, sleaze, drugs, raw language, guns, violence, racial slurs and political satire with an arresting graphic style and sophisticated writing just made for adult men and ladies who like to ride rough with the boys.

Headline News MIPCOM News: Elastic Rights Seeks Partners For Sales Portfolio

Elastic Rights is looking to secure strategic, local partners at MIPCOM, including theatrical, TV, home entertainment, licensing, publishing and Internet companies for its portfolio of projects. The aim is to add value, by developing an integrated brand management strategy for each property.

Headline News AWN Begins Publishing Special MIPCOM Flash Newsletters!

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 12:00am

In response to reader demand, AWN is going to make it easier for you to get all your important MIPCOM news in one concise place. AWN will be publishing four special MIPCOM newsletters, in Acrobat format, that will be emailed to all subscribers of the Animation Flash and AWN Spotlight. The first edition will arrived Wednesday, September 24, 2003 and it will continue every Wednesday until October 8. We still want your news related to MIPCOM, so that you won't be left out. Send all information to editor@awn.com.

Headline News IFCT 2002-2003 Announces Animation Award Winners

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 12:00am

The International Festival of Cinema and Technology announces its animation award winners from its IFCT 2002-2003 World Tour. Tim Finns LIMBOSCAPE took the best animation prize with AN APPLE A DAY, directed by Juan Duque, took the best computer animation award. The tour began December 2002 in Paris, France and concluded August 24 in New York City.

Headline News Acme Filmworks Wins Big Wisconsin Lottery Spot

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 12:00am

Acme Filmworks recently wrapped production on a new 2D Flash-animated Vegas-themed ad for the Wisconsin Lottery. Designed by Emmy Award-winning animator Dave Wasson, the spot features retro graphics and a jazzy score recalling the 1950s Vegas style. Beginning with a quick impression of the Strip, the ad moves through roulette, 7-11, blackjack and slots, positioning Wisconsin's new "scratcher" card in the middle of the screen.

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