COMINGSOON.NET reports that Warner Bros. Pictures launched two online games, SCORPIOCH ATTACK and MEDUSA'S CURSE, at the official Web site for CLASH OF THE TITANS.
New Line and Warner Bros. are developing a feature film version of SPEEDY GONZALES, according to THE HEAT VISION BLOG.
Mashimaro is coined from the word, marshmallow, but the way that a baby might pronounce it. Mashimaro is a rabbit with sleepy eyes, short legs and chubby body. He is a mischievous troublemaker but, sweet by nature.
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.
Scott Free Prods., Ridley and Tony Scott's production house, have tapped the services of Jack Arbuthnott, former BBC Films' development exec, and Surian Fletcher-Jones, former BBC television drama script editor.
Joe Strike takes a look at the tax implications for freelancing on both employers and contractors and how companies like MBO Partners can help.
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.
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).
Columbia Pictures has hired Etan Cohen (TROPIC THUNDER) to pen the third part of the MEN IN BLACK series, according to VARIETY.
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.
DreamWorks are in talks to adapt animated web series XOMBIE into a feature, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Universal has snatched up the film rights to Melissa Marr's bestselling fantasy series, which started with the book WICKED LOVELY, reports VARIETY.
LucasArts today announced LUCIDITY, a new game under development from the LucasArts team that re-imagined THE SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND.
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
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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.
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 playboy.com/animation.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Press Release from Not to Scale
When Birdy Nam Nam the French Hip Hop mix-master maestros first contacted cult illustrator Will Sweeney to see if he could help out with a video for their forth coming track release 'The Parachute Endings', the first question was how? and what? could be done in the timeframe available.