Produced by Portland animation house Bent Image Lab, “Zero Rats” features Fred and Carrie as animated rodents attempting to break into a zero packaging grocery store.
Immersive design consortium 5D | Institute will kick off their world-building design discussion series in Los Angeles on March 13, 2012 with ʻ5D | FLUXʼ presented in association with Autodesk and USC School of Cinematic Arts.
For some time now I have been promising myself a return to organic art. In my case this means line drawing. I love how line fluctuates, swings, cuts, curls, twists, envelopes, stubs, caresses, how it becomes a natural extension of an artist, how its creator can funnel into it the inner thoughts, passions, desires, frustrations or dreams.
Los Angeles-based Therapy editor Doobie White and partner design/animation company Visual Creatures teamed up to inject a spark of blazing intensity into Columbia Pictures and Hyde Park Entertainment’s recently released 3D feature “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”
Warner Bros. has secured the rights to Bolivar, an upcoming graphic novel from publisher Archaia Entertainment, with Irish filmmaker Kealan O’Rourke attached to write and direct the project.
Global kids phenomenon Moshi Monsters is set to take the music world by storm after parent company Mind Candy confirmed a major partnership deal with Sony Music.
Joe Strike interviews R.O. Blechman at the NY Society of Illustrators on March 7, 2012, as part of the “Interview with an Animator” series.
Catherine Morrissey explains how Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) just might be the co-production finance partner you’re looking for.
Disney EMEA announced that it has started production in Ireland on a new action-packed animated comedy, “Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja.”
The Jim Henson Company has announced a slate of international broadcast license agreements for the company’s masterful, live-action fantasy feature films LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL, and its ingenious science-fiction series, FARSCAPE. All three titles will be offered to international buyers at this year’s MIP-TV.
London post facility Rushes provided VFX and the main title sequence for the BBC4’s “Dirk Gently” comedy series, based on the books by Douglas Adams.
London Anime Con is an epic 18+ anime and gaming event of over a thousand people taking place on June 30 to July 1 in London at The Rocket Complex, Holloway Road.
Aardman Animation has teamed up with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to create DC’s World’s Funnest, a series of original animated shorts that will be a part of DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kid’s programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters.
The new cyc is one of the largest of its type in Hollywood and is ideal for complex visual effects shoots requiring large casts, sets or production equipment.
This year at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2012, Luxology will be showcasing modo 601, the brand new version of its award-winning 3D content creation software.
Each year on the Oscar Showcase Tour, our day at DreamWorks is always great. The studio goes out of its way to provide a full day of demonstrations, a great lunch with executives and a packed screening of the nominated shorts. Of all the stops on the tour, DreamWorks always shares the most detailed and intimate look at films in progress, which for an assembly of animation directors and producers, is always a welcome treat. This year was no different.
The first innovative plug-in from AudioGaming, AudioWeather, will be launched at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2012 in San Francisco.
Turner Broadcasting Systems has named Valerie Watts Meraz as VP of program acquisitions for Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN) and the Young Adults and Kids Media Group (AYAKM).
Gnomon School of Visual Effects student Tyler Bolyard interviews concept and creature designer Tully Summers about his career in film.
With the release of the new CAD Loaders for the recently announced modo 601 software, CAD designers working with XT, IGES, and STEP files will now be able to use Luxology’s powerful 3D software to create photorealistic images and animations.
Fresh from our morning at the ARL, we were greeted in the lobby of Disney’s whimsical animation building by Stephanie Morse, Talent Development Coordinator. She ushered the nominees into the screening theater for a quick introduction. Then, leaving the lunchtime crowd to watch the nominated shorts, our band set out on a fast-paced tour of the neighboring Disney lot.
Thursday morning found our traveling band of Oscar short animation nominees and AWN staff trekking eastward for a morning at the Animation Resource Library (ARL). The definitive, company-owned archive for all Disney production materials, ARL is something of an in-house secret, playing host to over 60 million pieces of original production artwork.