Moomins 3d Adventure Catches All-Star Cast
It was announced today at a press conference in Helsinki that Stellan Skarsgard (“Good Will Hunting”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Angels & Demons”), Peter Stormare (“Fargo”, “Bad Boys II”, “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”) and Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood” “Zoolander” “Beyond the Pole”) have signed on to voice the iconic MOOMINS characters in the animated family 3D feature MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE.
Animation, Gaming, VFX Center to Open in Mumbai
VARIETY reports that the Indian government will form the National Center of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects in Mumbai, announced by Ambika Soni, the minister of information and broadcasting.
FilmTecknarna Directors Ride The Crazy Train
Swedish alternative singer songwriter Nicolai Dunger recently tapped FilmTecknarna directors Boris Nawratil and David Nord to create a slightly mental music video for Dunger¹s new single Crazy Train.
Digital-Tutors Enhances Online Library with New Maya, Cinema 4D and Visual Guide Training
Digital-Tutors, an award-winning provider of video-based training and strategic partners with Autodesk, MAXON and other world-renowned organizations in the media and entertainment industry, today announced the release of two comprehensive courses Automotive Modeling in Cinema 4D and 12 Principles of Animation in Maya, as well as four new 3D and visual effects lessons in the ground-breaking Visual Guide series.
Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon' Comes Out Smoking
The Miscweant plays with fire watching How to Train Your Dragon – and decides the movie is hot stuff.
Bedrock Builds Foundation on Animated Turkeys
Cary Granat and Ed Jones' family films studio Bedrock Studios will make its debut with the production of the animated feature TURKEYS, reports VARIETY.
Smurfs Finds Gargamel & Female Lead
Oscar-Winner Rosenbaum Going to Digital Domain
Stephen Rosenbaum, who just won a visual effects Oscar for AVATAR, has joined Digital Domain, reports VARIETY.
Zinkia secures Italian TV deal for Pocoyo
Following a deal signed by Zinkia Entertainment and RAI 2, the animated preschool series Pocoyo (104 x 7 minutes), co-produced by Zinkia and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is to debut this month on the Italian state channel RAI 2.
Hobbit to Start Filming in June
Ian McKellan, who played Gandalf in the LORD OF THE RINGS series, announced on his website that the pair of HOBBIT films will start shooting in June in New Zealand.
Segel Goes from Vampire Puppets to Muppets
New Zealand Actors Don Green Lantern Rings
New Zealand actors Taika Waititi and Temuera Morrison (STAR WARS prequels) have joined the cast of GREEN LANTERN, reports HEAT VISION.
Real Steel Finds Young Lead
Dakota Goyo (RESURRECTING THE CHAMP) has been cast as Hugh Jackman's son in DreamWorks' REAL STEAL, reports VARIETY.
Alice Still in Box Office Wonderland
Avatar Extended Version Coming This Summer
Fox is in talks with James Cameron to bring an extended version of AVATAR to theaters in late summer, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
GrowFX Releases New Version 1.4.0
Russian cg technology company Exlevel, makers of the Autodesk 3ds Max plug-in GrowFX, has released a new version. The product allows you to build plants and other objects that grow in various directions.
Digimation Announces the Release of BonesPro 4
Digimation, a leading provider of 3D content, software, and custom services to the entertainment and defense industry, today announced the release of BonesPro 4, its powerful, easy to use skeletal deformation system.
Disney to Close Zemeckis' ImageMovers Digital Studio
With Robert Zemeckis' biggest Disney ally gone, former Chairman Dick Cook, and amid drastic cost-cutting by the new management team -- and being overshadowed by AVATAR -- Walt Disney Studios is closing the producer-director's ImageMovers Digital studio in San Rafael, by Jan. 2011.
Disney Goes Open Source with Ptex
Catch Up with AWN's Oscar Showcase Videos & Blog
Now with the crazy award season over, AWN offers readers a chance to catch up with all the adventures of the animation nominees.
Fincher Pitching All-Star Heavy Metal Project
ZODIAC director David Fincher is still pushing a 3D animated version of HEAVY METAL with all-star directors attached, reports Deadline.com.
Scooby-Doo! Curse Of The Lake Monster Filming Starts Next Week
Warner Premiere is in production on Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live-action/CG movie follow-up to 2009’s record-setting Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, it was announced today by Eva Davis, EVP and General Manager, Warner Premiere.
The House of Illustrious Animation
A gallery show lures the Miscweant away from his laptop and into a refined repository of fantabulous imagery – to watch cartoons.
Alice in Wonderland falls through the rabbit hole and into the 21st Century
Alice in Wonderland -Tim Burton puts a brand new and yet thoroughly classical twist on this timeless favourite!