Category: Flash

Blogs Company Profile: ' Big Star Enterprise, INC.'

From the early stages of the Korean animation production business in the 1980’s, Big Star Enterprise, Inc. has been a leading animation production company, since its establishment in 1986. Big Star is one of the few studios in Korea that provides animation services in the major animation mediums – traditional, CG and flash.

ANIMATIONWorld Hot Spots Showcase 7: The Best in Animated & VFX Commercials

For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.

Headline News Imagi's "Astro Boy" Leaps onto Movie Screens with Autodesk Maya Software

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:27am

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).

Blogs Cartoon Forum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2009 at 12:21pm

The 20th annual Cartoon Forum took place September 22-25 in the beautiful town of Stavanger, Norway. Always marked by a convivial atmosphere, the event in this milestone year had an especially positive and cohesive vibe, with attendees seemingly enjoying simply being together to share their common enthusiasm.

Headline News 17 Again, TMNT and More Modern Classics on DVD/Blu-ray

17 AGAIN on DVD and Blu-rayNew Line/2009/115min/PG-13/SRP: $35.99Director: Burr SteersCast: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie MannVfx: R!OT

Video codec: VC-1Video resolution: 1080pAspect ratio: 2.39:1

English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1English: Dolby Digital 5.1English SDH, Spanish BD/DVD ComboThree-disc setDigital copyBD-Live

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Headline News SIGGRAPH Announces FJORG! and GameJam! Winners

Press release from ACM SIGGRAPH (New Orleans, LA) - Winners of FJORG!, the third annual "iron-animator" style competition and GameJam!, the first videogame competition were announced during SIGGRAPH 2009, the 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques taking place this week in New Orleans.

Headline News Playboy Announces Winner of Animation Contest, Calls For Round 2 Entries

Press Release from Playboy Enterprises

CHICAGO (July 21, 2009) -- Playboy announced today that "Basement Gary," an original animation co-created by New York animator Sean Donnelly and actor Alessandro Minoli, was named winner of its 2009 Animation Contest. The honor has earned the creators $10,000 and bragging rights in the animation world. "Basement Gary," as well as other top contest contenders, can be viewed at

Headline News qubo Recognizes Young Animators On Air

Press Release from qubo

(New York, NY -- July 14, 2009) -- In response to the phenomenally successful first round of quboPic premieres that aired this past winter, qubo, the TV and online entertainment service for children and families, will debut a second round of user-generated animated short films on qubo Channel as well as on qubo’s broadcast blocks on ION Television, NBC and Telemundo beginning Thursday, July 16.

Headline News AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for July 13, 2009

This week in AWN's Forums, a member recommends new book "Get Animated!" by Tim Maloney. Another member is looking for a Thursday Comic-Con pass that someone might want to sell or trade for another day? Anyone? A Canadian wants to know how many fellow Canucks will be at the Con. On traditional/flash animated projects, is there a specific way you are able to manage your digital assets like character designs, poses, animation, etc.? A member wants to know.

Headline News AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for June 29, 2009

This week in AWN's Forums, suggestions are rolling in to a potential animator who needs to learn to draw first. Is it best to dive into classes, or spend some time with a book? Which book is best? Is moving up the production pipeline food chain from Flash a good idea? Be sure to watch (or listen) for a new NPR show coming on the "mad" art of comic Harvey Kurtzman.

As well as, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand-new stuff to check out in show and tell!

Headline News Disney Channel Orders Second Season of Special Agent Oso

Press Release from Disney Channel

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its hit Playhouse Disney animated series, "Special Agent Oso," starring Academy Award nominee Sean Astin. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, senior vice president, Playhouse Disney Worldwide.

Headline News Inkheart, Waltz with Bashir on DVD/Blu-ray, Tom & Jerry Chuck Jones Collection

INKHEART, PINK PANTHER 2 and WALTZ WITH BASHIR make their DVD and Blu-ray debuts on June 23, 2009. Also out: TOM AND JERRY: THE CHUCK JONES COLLECTION on DVD.

INKHEART on DVD and Blu-ray

Headline News Smith Micro Software Releases Anime Studio Debut 6

Press Release from Smith Micro Software, Inc.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the availability of Anime Studio Debut 6. Anime Studio Debut 6 offers a comprehensive set of easy-to-use animation tools that help hobbyists, artists, and students create animations and cartoons for home videos, school projects, or their websites, and even share them via popular social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube.