Bejuba! Ent. has licensed the award-winning animated series THE AMAZING ADRENALINI BROTHERS to Voom's HDTV Networks in the U.S. THE AMAZING ADRENALINI BROTHERS is a Pesky/StudioB co-production in association with Bejuba! Ent.
Team MoCap from Bowling Green State University (Tomas Jech, W. Jacob Gardner and Jim Levasseur) took first place in the 32-hour FJORG! ''Viking Animator'' Competition for their animation SWITCH at SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego. Sixteen teams of three people each competed to create the most impressive character-driven animation of at least 15 seconds in length adhering to a strict set of rules and using only the resources provided at the conference.
Luxology LLC has launched Luxology TV, a new online hub that allows the 3D community to exchange and view high-resolution video clips on Luxology's website. Luxology TV enables anyone to enhance their 3D learning experience by searching, selecting and immediately watching videos on a variety of subjects, such as modeling, rendering, painting and sculpting.
The wait for Popeye is over, as Warner Home Video (WHV), Hearst Ent. and King Features Syndicate release POPEYE THE SAILOR 1933-1938 VOLUME 1 on July 31, 2007, for $64.92.
These classic POPEYE animated shorts made Popeye, Olive Oyl and Bluto national pop icons and the four-disc authorized edition DVD collection includes 60 original remastered and unedited theatrical shorts created by the legendary Max Fleischer.
Mark Farquhar joins Calif. State Univ. Northridge (CSUN) as full-time faculty of 3D Computer Animation in the Art Dept.
The 17-year vet has been a 3D CG character animator on films: SURF'S UP, OPEN SEASON, BEOWULF, MONSTER HOUSE, CHICKEN LITTLE, SHARK TALE, SINBAD LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS, TOY STORY 2, OSMOSIS JONES, IRON GIANT, MARVIN THE MARTIAN 3RD DIMENSION and MARS ATTACKS. He has done animation development to feature production for studios, such as DreamWorks, Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, Pixar Animation and Warner Bros.
New York City-based Animation Collective and Canadian-based Fatkat Studios will co-produce a new, 26 half-hour episode action/comedy, animated series, THREE DELIVERY, in association with; Nicktoons Network, YTV and the BBC.
THREE DELIVERY, created by Animation Collectiveâs founder/ceo Larry Schwarz, is about a group of teenage delivery kids/superheroes, set in a Chinatown, animated in a highly graphic comicbook style. Produced with Fatkat as a U.S./Canadian co-venture. Animation Collective will handle worldwide television and consumer products sales.
VH1 has teamed with San Francisco-based design and animation house Gunshop to create a series of animated tales from Scott Baio's past to set the stage for each episode of SCOTT BAIO IS 45 & SINGLE, in which he finds himself having a mid-life crisis of mythic proportions.
Beginning with the show's first episode on VH1, which premiered July 15, 2007, each animated short reveals another chapter from Scott's past, ranging from naked twins to pooping bums. Creative director Stacy Nimmo achieved a quick turnaround for a tight deadline by using Flash for the eight episodes.
As autumn approaches, new original cartoons from Rai Fiction hit Rai's national networks, as well as those of the two satellite kids channels Rai Sat Yoyo and Smash (with around 20% of these channels' offer consisting of cartoons produced by Rai Fiction). In addition, Rai Cartoon, a daily half-hour slot devoted to cartoons produced or co-produced by Rai Fiction, takes to the air on Rai Gulp, the new public service channel for youngsters that began experimental broadcasts on June 1, 2007, using terrestrial digital technology.
SIGGRAPH officials, along with AMD, DreamWorks Animation and HP, offered details for the world's first international FJORG! competition: an "iron animator" event in which 15 competing teams from around the world will have 32 hours to create the world's best character-driven animation in front of a live, "Gladiator-style" audience and judging panel at the San Diego Convention Center.
Feature film visual effects facility CafeFX arguably created a scene-stealing school of CG tropical fish for Universal Pictures' EVAN ALMIGHTY.
In the film, Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), newly elected to Congress, leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life is turned upside-down when he is summoned by God (Morgan Freeman) to build an ark.
Adobe Systems Inc. announced the immediate availability of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection software. Adobe Production Premium CS3 is the comprehensive collection of integrated cross-platform post-production software tools, helping video professionals deliver stunning results for film, broadcast, DVD, web and mobile devices. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection combines 12 of Adobe's new design and development products in a single box.
This week in AWN's Forums, RATATOUILLE is out and members are talking. A member wants to know how he can tackle the basics of drawing. Others are looking for Maya rigs. Another member has budget questions for a four-minute short. A junior member has some questions about what render wranglers, layout artists and Flash builders do. Any Toon Boom users out there? A member is curious what you think of the program. As well as, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand new stuff to check out in show and tell!
Studio Arts will start its latest round of classes for summer 2007 quarter commencing Monday, July 9. 2007.
Of special interest are several specially-designed 2D "tradigital" animation classes in Flash for TV, Bauhaus Mirage and Adobe AfterEffects. Beginning in fall, Studio Arts will round its 2D computer animation curriculum with its new series of Toon Boom 2D courses.
Creation abounds during the SIGGRAPH Guerilla Studio, an interactive creation studio that provides attendees with the opportunity to create art in every subdiscipline imaginable. The Guerilla Studio will take place as part of the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques held Aug. 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
Cocaban Co. Ltd. and g.l.a.m. GmbH & Co. KG have signed an agency agreement for JAJA, a creation of Tong Communication. Cocaban, who owns worldwide rights to JAJA, selected the German licensing agent, g.l.a.m. as their local business partner for rights exploitation through Europe.
New Technologies: 7th International Contest Of Pictorial Humour And Flash HumourBarakaldo, SpainDec. 1, 2007Deadline: Nov. 4, 2007
Nerd Corps Ent.'s first original property, STORM HAWKS, is making both its online and on-air worldwide launch this week.
Following a successful Friday night sneak peek of a one-hour special episode, STORM HAWKS began airing Mondays, as part of Cartoon Network's new summer programming lineup at 7:00 pm (ET, PT). Other broadcasters that will be debuting the series this summer or fall include YTV in Canada; Cartoon Network in the U.K., France and Latin America; terrestrial broadcaster France 3 and Canadian French-language broadcaster VRAK.
Flash animation on the official website of the 2012 London Olympics has to be removed after reports came in that it was causing epileptic seizures, reports THE INDEPENDENT. Charity, Epilepsy Action, contacted the organizers about the problem saying they had received calls from people who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.
Exaggerating the problem was the broadcast of some of the animation on television, which caused viewers to have seizures. Some are saying the animation of the Olympic logo, which is causing controversy of its own, was part of the problem.
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED comes to Boomerang with the world's greatest superheroes, led by Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern, as they enlist some help from their friends to take a more aggressive approach to thwarting alien invasions, criminal threats and global conspiracies. The 30-minute action-adventure series, produced by Bruce Timm, James Tucker, Linda Steiner and Dwayne McDuffie at Warner Bros. Animation, will premiere on Boomerang starting Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 11:00 pm (ET).
This week in AWN's Forums, a member is looking for a great animation history book that covers all of animation. Another thread is collecting Flash/traditional animation tutorials. Another member has a question on voice acting. There's a thread on animation unions. A member also needs advice of lip syncing. As well as, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand new stuff to check out in show and tell!
Nickelodeon Latin America announced today (May 18, 2007) it has closed several key broadcast deals for KAPPA MIKEY, the channel's first anime series created and produced entirely in the U.S., by Animation Collective.
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2007San Diego, California, USAOctober 11-18, 2007Deadline: June 15, 2007
The most popular sailor in animation history is certainly "strong to the finish." Nearly 75 years after his silver screen debut, he'll bring to DVD for the first time the cartoons that first made him famous when Warner Home Video (WHV), Hearst Ent. and King Features Syndicate release POPEYE THE SAILOR 1933-1938 VOLUME 1 on July 31, 2007, for $64.92.
The Annecy International Animation Festival is nearing and Animation World Network wants to know what your doing at the premiere animation event of the year. Send us your festival and MIFA news for consideration for our special Annecy Flash newsletter and daily site coverage. It's a chance to get the word on your project out to the community before the festival begins. Please send all information and press releases to Sarah Baisley at email@example.com by May 28, 2007.
Cookie Jar Education Inc., a leading publisher of educational materials and teaching aids, has promoted Roger Posacki to coo, while Tom Purcell comes on board as svp, finance.
Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Cookie Jar Education is the educational arm of The Cookie Jar Group, owner of Carson-Dellosa Publishing and HighReach Learning.