Special Guest: Ottawa International Animation Festival - Part 1. Full laurels, keys to capitals, and banks of international accolades might weigh down other comedy podcast journaltarians of animation, but never for the lion-hearted, docu-brave, master news-making martyrs (and hyperbolically humble) Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman. Join them as they interview animation's brightest and best about books, inappropriate cartoons, competing podcasts, pirates, and pumpkins - live from North America's largest festival of international animation in Ottawa, ON in 2010 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010.
Vanguard Films has tapped CORPSE BRIDE director Mike Johnson to direct its CG/stop-motion production OZ WARS, reports Variety.
Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, and RadioShack, a leading national retailer of innovative mobile and technology products, today announced that DVDs of popular television specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman are available at 4,600 RadioShack stores nationwide this holiday season.
In late July of 2010, Joseph A. Russo II, James Fino, Dino Stamatopoulos and Dan Harmon, sat around on a lazy afternoon contemplating on how we could join forces on future projects.
Dan mentioned that he received a call from an NBC executive who said he had a dream about a special Christmas episode of Community. He asked Dan what he had in mind.
New York-based Click 3X and its interactive division, ClickFire Media, has produced an integrated, stop-motion animated campaign to help LEGO Systems, Inc. launch a new online experience for consumers.
Boinx Software, a multi-award winning developer of cool software for the Mac platform, today announced the availability of iStopMotion 2.5, the company’s popular stop motion animation application.
DHX Media, a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, has signed a hat trick of deals to bring much-anticipated new preschool show Rastamouse to new international territories.
Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today announced that the classic holiday television special featuring the voice talents of Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, that airs on ABC and ABC Family television every holiday season, will celebrate its 40th Anniversary.
Comedy Central has bought the rights to a new untitled animated anthology show from ShadowMachine, the producer of ROBOT CHICKEN and MORAL OREL, reports Deadline.com.
No other festival I’m aware of consistently generates as much controversy as does the Ottawa Festival. People may scratch their heads at the judging decisions in Annecy (insert favorite French joke here), but in Ottawa, beer-fueled grumbling and incessant whining are as much a part of the annual festivities as head-scratching competition screening introductions and the cavalcade of toothless panhandlers lining Rue Rideau.
Rick DeMott chats with head writer and producer Kevin Shinick about bringing the iconic Mad magazine to the small screen.
Hornet Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Workshop, a division of Hornet for all things handmade.
I’ve known Gary Schwartz since, well, since he was a much younger zany filmmaker and animation teacher. In the Webster’s Dictionary, under the word “energy,” there is a picture of Gary with his infectious grin, a camera and a tripod. This year at the Ottawa Animation Festival, as he does every year, Gary made an extremely cool stop motion short – in one day! Fa Fha Pha Ottawa!, inspired by the Ottawa festival award designed by sculptor Tick Tock Tom, is his best yet!
Whatever you call it, abstract/experimental ruled the day in Competition 5. Here are some highlights.
Soda Pictures is hosting a content to celebrate the U.K. theatrical release of the stop-motion feature MARY & MAX, directed by Oscar-winner Adam Elliot.
Engine Entertainment announced today that they have concluded a deal to represent the popular U.S. stop-motion animated series GLENN MARTIN, DDS, worldwide, for Michael Eisner’s production company, Tornante Animation, a division of The Tornante Company, LLC.
Not To Scale directors Pic Pic Andre, famous for their madcap Cravendale spots, have secured UK distribution for their brilliant Cannes-selected film, A Town Called Panic.
Warner Home Video has released the legendary KING KONG on Blu-ray (1080p VC-1; DTS-HD Master Audio Mono).
When Leo Burnett needed a full-service production studio to launch a major new McDonald's campaign, they chose DUCK, who called on two of their top directing collectives, Screen Novelties and Kompost, to create the stylized, vivid fantasy spots.
Sony UK has acquired the U.K. home entertainment rights to the stop-motion feature, JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL, reports Deadline.com.
The Visual Effects Society, the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing the extended community of visual effects professionals, has named producer, special visual effects creator and stop-motion model animator Ray Harryhausen as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the 9th Annual VES Awards which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City on Friday, January 28, 2011.