twofour54, based in Abu Dhabi, has signed its first partnership deal, an agreement with 3Line Media of the U.K. to co-produce a fun, educational Arabic/English children's series, DRIVER DAN'S STORY TRAIN. The series will debut in the spring of 2010 in the U.K. on the BBC's flagship U.K. children's channel CBeebies.
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The Walt Disney Studios will debut the Disney Digital 3D versions of Disney-Pixar's animated features -- TOY STORY and TOY STORY 2 -- during a special limited engagement starting on October 2, 2009.
Disney Interactive Studios today announced TOY STORY MANIA! will be released exclusively for the Wii this fall. TOY STORY MANIA! will contain an array of games based on the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions.
Disney-Pixar's UP will be the Opening Ceremony film of the 62nd Festival de Cannes in Disney Digital 3-D on Wednesday May 13, 2009, the first time an animated 3-D film has opened at Cannes.
UP, a comedy adventure in which 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen fulfils his dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, only to discover that he has brought with him his biggest nightmare, a 9-year-old Wilderness Explorer stowaway.
Warner Bros. will re-adapt Stephen King's novel IT into a feature film, with Dave Kajganich to write the script, according to VARIETY.
Dan Lin and Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce. A 1990 ABC miniseries also followed the story of seven children in a small Maine town who confront a murderer who strikes in 1958 and again in 1985.
Kajganich is also working on ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK for Neal Moritz and New Line, as well as TRUE STORY (Plan B at Paramount Vantage) with director Kevin McDonald attached.
Andrew Farago interviews the directors of the five animated shorts nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards.
Digital Video, the R&D branch of the 2D software Toonz, has announced the release of Story Planner and Story Planner Pro. The new application is a tool for creating storyboards with graphical and textual information, and generating animatics with soundtrack and animations.
Developed on the base of expert storyboard artists' suggestions, Story Planner is a fundamental management tool to facilitate the creative thinking process simplifying the workflow in cinema, advertising, animation and videogames industries, increasing the production speed, saving time and costing.
Artist owned-and-operated bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX contributed visual effects, including CG and compositing work, on RadioShack’s holiday campaign from ad agency Arnold Worldwide. The four-spot effort, entitled "The Best Gifts Ever," comprises SANTA, STORY, HOT FRIDAY and HOT WEEKEND, and began airing in December.
This month anime reviewer James Brusuelas checks out Bleach the Movie, Darker Than Black, Coyote Ragtime Show, Ah! My Goddess, When They Cry, My Santa and Hunter x Hunter.
Microsoft is bringing Chorion's online interactive storytelling application Time for a Story into the family of services offered to the 17 million-plus U.K. users of Windows Live Messenger. Microsoft has signed a long-term distribution license with Chorion for exclusive use of the application. Chorion owns the rights to characters like Noddy, Mr. Men and Paddington Bear.
Today marks the start of Mass Animation, the first collaborative, worldwide effort to produce a computer-generated animated short film for theatrical release.
Bill Desowitz gets under the hood of the new Pixar interstitial series with co-directors Rob Gibbs and Victor Navone.
Walt Disney Studios will celebrate Thanksgiving this year by sending characters from BOLT and TOY STORY to New York City to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Miley Cyrus is slated to sing "I Thought I Lost You" from the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios' comedy BOLT aboard a float starring characters from the movie, which features the voices of Cyrus and John Travolta and opens in Disney Digital 3-D on Nov. 21, 2008.
marblemedia Interactive and 9 Story Ent. have partnered to create an innovative Web site for the animated children's series BEST ED (52x11), produced and distributed by 9 Story. Fans can play in the world of best buddies Ed (a dog) and Buddy (a squirrel) when the BEST ED Web site launches in February 2009.
For their night at the uber-progressive SIGGRAPH, Pixar Studios honored the past, showing legendary animator Frederic Back's THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES and honored their own past with documentary THE PIXAR STORY.
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, Miramax Films' recently released feature adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's cherished novel, is filled with seamless invisible visual effects created by CIS London.
Working closely with the film's director, Julian Jarrold, VFX Supervisor Adam Gascoyne oversaw the challenging subtleties that were essential in bringing Jarrold's version of the classic story to life.
From New York-based Design + VFX house Headlight comes WOLFIE, an inventive interpretation of the classic THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF fable. This animated two-minute short was stylishly crafted for the second annual Twenty 120 film collection. The 2008 Twenty120 collection features works from renowned commercial directors, designers, television creatives, art directors and fine artists; spanning from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London and Cologne, Germany. This year's theme: "Truth vs. Deception."
Bill Desowitz chats with first-time director Chris Williams about his new Disney short, Glago's Guest.
This month James Brusuelas reviews Death Note Vol. 5, Hell Girl Vol. 1, Mushi-Shi Vol. 1, and Naruto Uncut Box Set, Vol. 8.
Digital Video, the R&D company of the leading 2D animation system Toonz, announces a new production software: Story Planner, the ultimate tool for creating storyboard and animatics.
With Story Planner it is possible to create from start to finish a storyboard with sketches and notes laid out in an unlimited number of panels describing the flow of the story.
In a ceremony featuring sky divers, fireworks and Disney executives, along with NASA Astronauts and Buzz Lightyear on board the International Space Station, the new TOY STORY MANIA! attraction premiered Tuesday in Disney's California Adventure as part of Disney's "Year of a Million Dreams."