Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone join voice cast of Rainmaker and Blockade’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’; CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise set to screen at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
To mark the iconic milestone since the first book in 1945, ‘Thomas & Friends’ celebrates its 70th anniversary at the British Museum in London.
Produced by Playground Productions, Mattel’s ‘Team Hot Wheels’ stars the voice talents of Grant George, Nicolas Roye, Ben Diskin, David Lodge and Faruq Tauheed.
Rainbow sends the brand new ‘Winx Club’ movie, ‘The Mystery of the Abyss,’ into theaters across Finland.
College students, independent and professional animators can submit their short films to be shown in a state-of-the-art theater at Dolby Labs at the 4th Annual ASIFA-SF Spring Festival on Thursday, June 11.
Nine feature film projects, 13 series, three game/app projects and 13 transmedia projects were presented at APD 2015, with a new co-production agreement signed with Jan Bonath and Mark Mertens for ‘Marnie’s World.’
Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance.
France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.
Animated Com Award is awarded to France’s Arnaud & Jérôme for the trailer for the World Championship of Free2Play Games, ‘League of Legends: Warriors,' produced at Passion Paris.
The Weinstein Company picks up rights to rebooted versions of iconic properties ‘David the Gnome,’ ‘Spy Kids’ and ‘ReBoot.’
Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.
Gnosis Moving Pictures enters financing and animation partnership with Toonz Media Group, with the first project to be directed by Will Vinton.
Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.
Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.
Animafest Zagreb 2015 spotlights games with a competition of the youngest generation of filmmakers, a presentation of the finest animation schools, a collaboration with the Croatian Game Developers Association, and a game jam workshop mentored by the Swiss indie game star Mario von Rickenbach.
Kids TV & learning platform launches on Apple TV, offering users hundreds of episodes of the best preschool shows from around the world, including ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom,’ ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Max & Ruby.’
Senior animator Chip Lotierzo and art director Tom Cardone discuss their respective roles on Blue Sky’s animated features, including ‘Rio 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
The U.S.’s ‘Bottomfeeders’ by Matt Reynolds wins the international competition; ‘Valvoja’ directed by Pietari Bagge, Christer Hongisto, Elisa Ikonen and Inka Matilainen, is named the best Finnish animated short.
CG supervisor Damien Gray discusses Animal Logic’s animated feature ‘The LEGO Movie’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
Doug Cooper discusses the role of Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation’s as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
The Third Floor studio manager Duncan Burbridge discusses the company’s previs business as well as their recent work on ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’
Actor, teacher, and “Acting for Animators” author Ed Hooks discusses his transition from teaching actors to teaching animators and some of the common misconceptions about character performance as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
Video for ‘Upward Mobility’ was created combining different techniques, including stop-motion animation, digital animation, and drawings on paper scanned and then animated digitally.
Xbox creative director Habib Zargarpour talks about moving from the feature film business into the gaming industry as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.