Discovery Kids and Mike Young Prods. shows have each scored double finalist honors in the 31st Humanitas Prize childrens animation category. The finalists in all six categories will be competing for $115,000 in prize money to be handed out at the annual luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at the Hilton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.
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The Shreking of America continues, as DreamWorks SHREK 2 passed Disney/Pixars FINDING NEMO for top grossing animated feature in domestic history. The computer-animated sequel grabbed $23.3M over the weekend, reaching an astounding $353.3M in only 26 days. Last fall NEMO hit $339.7M after its triumphant summer debut. Along the way, SHREK 2 has set these additional records:
* Best Four-Day Memorial Day Weekend Gross: $95,578,365
The recently released PANIC ROOM three-disc special edition (Columbia TriStar Home Ent. $39.95) sets a whole new standard in virtual film school education on DVD. Director David Fincher reveals his obsession with details, which is a prevalent theme throughout the individual commentary tracks that accompany the slick-looking thriller on disc one. The second disc focuses on pre-production, particularly the groundbreaking previs animated storyboards utilized by previs supervisor Ron Frankel.
Sam Molineaux takes a look at three new eye-popping music videos: Hey Ya!, Pass That Dutch and Toxic.
The Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences has announced the nominations for the 2003 Machinima Awards, which showcases the best in films created in a realtime virtual 3D environment, known as 3D game engines. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 25, 2003 at the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York as part of the Machinima Film Festival.
Since entering animation in the Seventies, David Ehrlich has created not only a prolific number of films but also a greater sense of the animation community. Chris Robinson explains. Includes QuickTime clips!
The Snowden-Fine Website has been updated with a new look and new news, most notably that Alison Snowden and David Fine have signed with Cartoon Network to develop their series RICKY SPROCKET...
Pow Wow Productions recently added five new animation directors to its roster: illustrator Sheila Aldridge; Tim Biskup, art director/designer for Cartoon Network's TIME SQUAD, and creator of his own short FREDDY SEYMORE'S AMAZING LIFE for Nickelodeon; David Brewster, supervising animator for feature films including OSMOSIS JONES, THE ROAD TO EL DORADO and THE PRINCE OF EGYPT; John Corbitt, illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in TIME Magazine and the Chicago Tribune; and Miles Thompson an illustrator and painter who has worked on the animated series DEXTER'S LABORATORY and JOHNNY
Will Ryan asks writer David Stephen Cohen 9 1/2 pointed questions regarding opera, Courage the Cowardly Dog and how many degrees of separation there are between he and Kevin Bacon.
An episode of AWN Affiliates Alison Snowden and David Fine's BOB ANDMARGARET has been nominated for the prestigious Rose D'Or, an annualinternational television festival and competition held in Montreux,Switzerland, open to more than 2000 producers and broadcasters fromaround the world. This year's festival will be held April 26 - May1, 2001. Of this year's 16 nominees in the Sitcom category, twoanimated series were selected, including UPN's GARY & MIKE, producedat Will Vinton Studios, and a BOB AND MARGARET episode titled "Going
The all new David Fine and Alison Snowden Website features comprehensive information and tons of images of this imaginative couple's work. It includes the TV series, "Bob and Margaret," with an episode guide for the series, a complete list of credits and places where to buy it. The Website also features David and Alison's Oscar winning short "Bob's Birthday," on which "Bob and Margaret" is based, and Oscar nominee shorts, "George and Rosemary" and "Second Class Mail." For a full history, read the Snowden Fine CV!
Shockwave announced it has finalized a deal with director, writer and producer David Lynch to develop a series of animated shorts exclusively for the Netcaster. Like pacts with Stan Lee and the SOUTH PARK creators, Lynch will hold complete artistic control and ownership of the characters and properties he creates. "The Internet is our future and shockwave.com is a very important part of it," said David Lynch. "David Lynch is amazing. The Internet is a perfect new medium for him," said Rob Burgess, chairman of shockwave.com.
This month we heard from the following DreamWorks SKG executives when we posed the question, "What ten films would you want to have with you if stranded on a desert island?" Alicia Gold is one of DreamWorks' key development executives. Her recent projects include the upcoming features Shrek, Spirit and Tusker. Max Howard is currently producing Spirit, while Bonne Radford is a producer on The Road to El Dorado.
Alicia Gold's picks: 1. Being There by...
TOPIX/Mad Dog has completed the animation for "Stick People," a :30 spot,with a :15 lift. The colorful, playful spot, which promotes Crayola ColorWipeoffs, removable water-based magic markers, for TBWA/Chiat Day (Toronto,ON) and Binney & Smith Canada (Markham, ON), rolled out throughout CanadaMarch 15th and will continue to air through the end of the year. In it, aboy's stick figure drawings come to life. "With Photoshop I drew thefigures, frame by frame, so that it's a bit like cel animation, but not
Are you wondering what to give someone, who works in animation or aspires to this holiday season? Well, wonder no more. The Career Coach has the answer.