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.
Canadian French-language broadcasters Telequebec, TVA/Yoopa and VRAK TV, along with English-language kidsnet YTV, have acquired and renewed licenses for a raft of Nickelodeon series from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).
As part of Universal Pictures' yearlong Centennial celebration, the studio will reveal an updated animated logo in honor of its 100th anniversary. The new animated logo will make its debut with Universal and Illumination Entertainment's 3D-CG feature “Dr. Seuss' The Lorax,” which is being released in theaters nationwide on March 2, and it will be used on all film releases going forward.
The European animation industry will pay tribute to the sector's personalities of the year during the Cartoon Movie Tributes ceremony on 9 March in Lyon, France.
International visual effects company Pixomondo announced the opening of its twelfth facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Paramount Studios is one of the oldest and most venerable of the big Hollywood studios. While the studio has been distributing animated films for some time through its relationship with DreamWorks, only announced last July it announced it was getting back into the animation production business. Our group spent the entire day on the lot and were not disappointed.
Luxology announced the immediate availability of modo 601, a landmark release of its award-winning, artist-friendly 3D content creation software.
Autodesk plans to unveil new versions of its gameware products, including an enhanced solution for mobile game development and an expanded artificial intelligence (AI) toolset, at GDC 2012.
Namco Bandai Games, Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment LLC (“41e”) announced that they have granted the U.S. television rights to Disney XD for the brand new animated action comedy series tentatively entitled “PAC-MAN - The Adventure Begins” in time for a fall 2013 airing.
FX is continuing its push into animation with the development of a new half-hour animated comedy project from the co-creator of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”
SIGGRAPH 2012 seeks cutting-edge Real-Time Live! content to be presented as part of this year’s prestigious Computer Animation Festival.
Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “The Lone Ranger.”
Viacom's Paramount Pictures will release a SpongeBob SquarePants movie in late 2014 as it looks to kick its animation output into a higher gear.
Red Giant released Magic Bullet Denoiser II, a completely re-built version of its popular Denoiser 1.0 tool.
FLUID contributed editorial and VFX work for a hilarious new ad campaign for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Washington, D.C.-based Pixeldust Studios created a three-minute web video for the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA) to reach out to U.S. hospices with the message about the need for additional partners.
The deadline for submissions to Hiroshima 2012, the 14th International Animation Festival in Japan, is April 1, 2012.
Ed Sayers, director at production company Independent Films, has made a documentary film of the "The World Is in Play," the new campaign for the European launch of the new Sony PS Vita console.
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” has promoted Robert Knežević to Vice President, International Project Manager and Dr. June Lee to Assistant Vice President of Research in the Global Education department.
Wednesday afternoon found the Oscar shorts nominees at 20th Century Fox's sprawling backlot, located in the heart of Century City. After checking in at the Little Theater, used by the studio for on-site screenings, it was off for some behind-the-scenes looks at one of television's biggest studios.
Next stop on our whirlwind Oscar-nominee tour was Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Imageworks, which share a campus not five minutes from the main Sony lot.