Steve Carr, who most recently helmed PAUL BLART: MALL COP, has signed an agreement with Dimension Films to direct SHORT CIRCUIT, the remake of the 1986 sci-fi pic, VARIETY reports.
TV-Loonland today announces that Simon Flamank, its CEO since April 2006 will be stepping down from that role following the EGM called for 26th November in Munich.
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.
The Producers Guild of America is set to give its 2010 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures to John Lasseter, according to the LA TIMES.
UGO reports from a recent TRICK 'R TREAT screening that Dylan Baker would be returning as Dr. Curt Connors in SPIDER-MAN 4.
Prime Focus has a new tool for converting 2-D to 3-D more quickly and efficiently, and Mike Fink tells us all about it.
Steven Spielberg, a longtime creative consultant for Universal Studios' theme parks, has inked an exclusive agreement that extends his deal and keeps him from developing new attractions for Disney, where DreamWorks is now based, Variety reports.
Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering, is the 3rd Featured Speaker for SIGGRAPH Asia 2009.
Traditional animation is definitely back at Disney and the directors of The Princess and the Frog give us a sneak peek.
Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman will produce the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced today.
Richard Taylor Creative Director and Founder of Weta Workshop will be opening the AnimfxNZ 2009 Conference on Friday November 6 at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.
In my humble opinion, the quality of the animated entries surpassed 2008. Perhaps it is the passion and vision of young student filmmakers that freshened the fare.
OIAF is a huge event, with lots of activities in numerous venues. As the festival came to a close on Sunday night, it was a pleasure to be able to sink down into the seats of the ByTowne Theatre and watch the Best of the Fest – the award-winning animation shorts.
Exhibitors including Walt Disney, Rainmaker, Nelvana, Pipeline Studios, Starz and Studio B, as well as such schools as Algonquin College, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Sheridan College, Carleton University Interactive Media and Design, Vancouver Film School and Durham College made the AniMarket a huge part of Day 4.
OIAF’s Chez Ani Café was transformed from a peaceful koffeeklatch to the crowded, boisterous AniMarket as throngs of job-hungry animators jostled to get in line and chat up recruiting companies.
SHREK FOREVER AFTER director Mike Mitchell has signed on to direct MONSTER SQUAD, formerly known as NIGHTCRAWLERS, Variety reports.
In a small blurb in the German edition of GQ magazine, Matthias Schweighofer said he's in the running for a role in THOR and that Jude Law and Robert De Niro have also joined the cast, Ain't It Cool News reports.
The third film in Summit Entertainment's TWILIGHT series will include Kirsten Prout as vampire Lucy, E! Online reports.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with the highly anticipated closing ceremonies held this evening at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. Organizers announced the winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.
Coraline director Henry Selick and the annual Animator Picnic / Pumpkin Carving Contest highlight Day 3 at the Ottawa Animation Festival.
Only at OIAF can you get a chance to talk about the crazy Balloon Boy escapade with veteran Simpsons director David Silverman, and get to compare that incident with a Simpsons episode where prankster Bart pretends to be little Timmy, a boy who has fallen down a well. Happily, like Bart/Timmy, Balloon Boy was safe and sound the whole time.
Prime Focus announced today that industry veteran O.D. Welch has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer for North America.