Two young boys with rich fantasy lives are featured characters in Decode Entertainments new animated series. Decode has picked up the international rights to BEING IAN, a 26-episode series produced by Studio B for Canadian broadcaster YTV, and OLLIVERS ADVENTURES, produced by Collideascope Digital Productions for Teletoon Canada. BEING IAN stars Ian Kelly, a young boy obsessed with films who lives out his fantasies by imagining himself in a movie. The series is created by Ian James Corlette and directed by Marv Newland.
Geographical Region: North America
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:
Live Chat with Victor Navone: Wednesday, March 13, 2002, World Wide Web.
Combustion 2 Launch Party: Tuesday, March 19, 2002, San Francisco,California USA.
Earth Day Art Contest and Event Hosted By The Art Institute of LosAngeles: Saturday, April 20, 2002, Santa Monica, California USA.
Manchester Film Festival: Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30, 2002,Manchester, Vermont USA.
The British Animation Awards (BAA) were presented Friday, March 15, 2002 at a gala ceremony at the National Film Theater in London. Created in 1996, BAA is a bi-annual event, and since its inception has covered all aspects of the UK animation scene, from student work to commercials, children's entertainment, short and experimental art films, and new technologies, scenario and craft.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania's A.C.Coy is looking for a SENIOR MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER . . . Hollywood, California's Acme Filmworks is looking for a CG ARTIST . . . B1 Media is looking for a PRODUCER and a PRODUCTION MANAGER . . . New Paltz, New York's BASSARTS is looking for an AGENT . . . blackSHEEP is looking for a 2D/3D ANIMATOR & DIGITAL PRODUCTION TEAM . . . Classic Black is looking for a PROGRAM DEVELOPER . . . Toronto, Ontario's Cuppa Coffee Animation is looking for a STOP MOTION ANIMATOR . . . London, England's Datascope Recruitment is
In addition to the more than 100 new episodes of original programs that are currently in production for 2002-2003, including 26 episodes each of COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG and ED, EDD N EDDY, JUSTICE LEAGUE (26 half-hours), POWERPUFF GIRLS (20 half-hours), SAMURAI JACK (26 half-hours) and GRIM & EVIL (13 new episodes), Cartoon Network will debut two new series in 2002 and eight new series pilots. The network will also premiere HAMTARO, a popular Japanese series the network recently acquired from ShoPro USA.
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2002, San Diego, California USA.
Thursday, October 03 - Sunday, October 06, 2002.
Entry Deadline: Friday, June 07, 2002.
Women In Animation International's 2002 Annual Meeting: Saturday, March 09, 2002, Glendale, California USA . . . Women In Animation Writers' Seminar Group: Thursday, March 14, 2002, West Los Angeles, California USA . . . NAB 2002: The Convergence Marketplace: Saturday, April 06 - Thursday, April 11, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada USA . . . DreamWorks and Storyopolis -- Kid's Animation Workshop: Saturday, May 18, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . Warner Bros. and Storyopolis Present a Scooby Doo Celebration: Saturday, June 15, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . .
3Dquest is looking for an ART DIRECTOR . . . China's Amazing Animation Productions is looking for an AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE . . . Ottawa, Ontario's Amberwood Productions is looking for an OVERSEAS ANIMATION SUPERVISOR . . . Mumbai, India's Comptech Computer is looking for a CARTOON ANIMATOR . . . London, UK's Delfin Studio is looking for a SALES REPRESENTATIVE . . . Santa Monica, California's DH Institute of Media Arts (DHIMA) is looking for a LECTURER . . . Glendale, California's DreamWorks is looking for a SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (PERCS). . .
4Kids Entertainment's first original animated television series, CUBIX - ROBOTS FOR EVERYONE!, has been renewed for a second season on Kids' WB! Under the terms of the renewal agreement, 4Kids will bring thirteen new episodes of the CGI animated series to Kids' WB! during the 2002-2003 season. CUBIX follows the adventures of 13-year-old Andy, a robot whiz, who brings to life a robot named Cubix that has been discarded as useless. The series was created by 4Kids in partnership with Korean animation house Cinepix and Korean broadcaster Daiwon.
BRB Internacional's slate of animated programming will be seen in Spanish language markets in both Latin America and the U.S. BRB has signed an agreement with Venevision International, the production and distribution arm of the Cisneros Group, to distribute the BRB animation catalogue of over 700 half-hours and 20 TV movies throughout North, Central and South America, excluding Mexico.
Adobe Systems LiveMotion 2.0 software, the company's professional Web graphics and Flash (SWF) animation tool is now available. It debuted at the MacWorld Conference earlier this year. The new version provides expanded content creation features, improved integration with Adobe's Web and dynamic media tools, and new scripting capabilities.
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: "Missing Persons" - 3D Animated Feature Film Premiere: Friday, March 01 - Saturday, March 02, 2002, San Jose, California USA . . . In Person: Cordell Barker Presents "Strange Invaders": Sunday, March 03, 2002, San Francisco, California USA . . . DigiFest 2002: Wednesday, March 20 - Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Animation Generation 2002: Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2002, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey UK . . .
The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) welcomes Richard Williams, director of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, to Toronto for a special engagement. Williams has been in the animation business for more than 40 years and is the author of the recently published book THE ANIMATOR'S SURVIVAL KIT, an instructional book on the art of creating animation. In addition to the book signing, Williams will give a mini-masterclass, showing samples from his films and demonstrating animation principles. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 6:30 pm. Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street, Toronto, Canada.
The Sixth Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival, San Francisco and Berkeley, California, USA.
Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 27, 2002.
Early Entry Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2002.
Final Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2002.
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Banned On Earth Animation Extravaganza: Wednesday, February 20 - Saturday, June 15, 2002, Everywhere, USA . . . Melbourne International Student Animation Festival: Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2002, Melbourne, Victoria Australia . . . Basic Introduction to Life Sculpture: Wednesday, May 22 - Wednesday, July 24, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Life Drawing for Complete Beginners: Monday, May 27 - Monday, July 22, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . .
Hollywood Shorts 4th Annual Women in Filmmaking Festival.
Hollywood, California, USA.
Sunday, March 17, 2002.
Entry Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2002.
Family entertainment company Igel Media has appointed Victoria Valius as head of distribution. In her new role, Valius will head up the company's international television distribution division in London, overseeing all international sales. In addition, she will be actively looking to expand the company's catalogue and sourcing opportunities to co-produce quality programming in the company's key markets including Germany, France and the UK.
Telluride IndieFest 2002, Telluride, Colorado, USA.
Friday, August 30 Monday, September 2, 2002.
Early Entry Deadline: February 28, 2002.
Entry Deadline: June 1, 2002.
The LEGO Company debuted action figures from the new series GALIDOR: DEFENDERS OF THE OUTER DIMENSION at the 2002 Toy Fair. In 2001 LEGO announced a partnership with Canadian entertainment company, CinéGroupe, which gave LEGO full global merchandising rights to the television show, which is based on a story and characters developed by Tommy Lynch. The show blends live-action and animation and it premieres in the United States and Canada in February 2002.
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Animation Dreams VII: Awake to an Exhibition: Monday, February 04 - Wednesday, February 13, 2002, New York, New York USA . . . Creative Career Symposium 4: Saturday, February 09, 2002, Portland, Oregon USA . . . LA SIGGRAPH Presents: Small Shops, Big Punch: Tuesday, February 12, 2002, North Hollywood, California USA . . . An Evening with PIXAR: The Making of Monsters, Inc.: Monday, February 25, 2002, San Francisco, California USA . . .
Kirkland, Washington's Amaze Entertainment is looking for a BACKGROUND ARTIST . . . Lille, France's An Eye for an Eye is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR . . . Olympia, Washington's Catalyst FX is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR/MODELER . . . HoChiMinh, Vietnam's Demen Animation Co. is looking for an ANIMATION AGENT . . . Digital Creations is looking for a FLASH ANIMATOR (UNPAID) . . . London, UK's EMailYourCV is looking for a 3D GAMES PROGRAMMER and a PS PROGRAMMER . . . Glendale, California's NeoPets, Inc. is looking for an ILLUSTRATOR/ARTIST . . .
The innovative studio that brought the synthespians of FINAL FANTASY to life, is planning to close up shop. Pressure from parent company Square Co., Ltd. of Tokyo is forcing Honolulu-based Square USA into closure, if they cannot find investors between now and March 31, 2002. Square Co. ceased funding of the studio in September, and although Square USA attempted to find partners in major U.S. studios, they have not been able to procure outside funding. Although the studio hopes an investor will appear in the 11th hour, a March 31st shut down seems inevitable.