We heard rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks last week, but they weren’t confirmed by a reputable source until yesterday evening when the animator’s union, The Animation Guild, posted an item about it on their blog.
Margaret Loesch, a forty-year children’s TV veteran, has announced that she will step down as the founding president and CEO of the Hub Network when her contract expires at the end of this year.
A man takes the subway. Inside his brain, a countdown clock hits zero and a little person prepares for lift-off. The man sneezes.
Disney veteran Lino DiSalvo, the head of animation on “Frozen” who gained notoriety for comments about animating women, has left Disney to join Paramount Animation as its creative director. He is also slated to direct an upcoming animated feature at the studio.
Guillermo del Toro announced yesterday that he is developing an animated series based on his film “Pacific Rim.”
Typically, the airport is a place that travelers want to spend as little time at as possible, but cartoon fans may want to rethink that strategy. In Japan, a four-day animation festival will be held entirely in an airport later this year, and in San Francisco, a new exhibit of cartoon advertising characters will open this weekend.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the stodgy group of film industry workers who hand out the Oscars, has revealed a list of the 271 people it has invited to become members of its organization this year.
Watch Glen Keane’s new short “Duet” that he debuted this morning at the Google I/O developer conference.
For the fifth year in a row, we are delighted to present the selections for the Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival, our online showcase for animated short premieres by student filmmakers. We like to believe that each year is our strongest year, but this year’s selections feel particularly vital, illustrating the remarkable breadth of work currently being produced by student filmmakers around the globe.
“The Story of a Tornado” by Veronika Kocourková follows a family of four air molecules. As the hot sun warms the Earth, the molecules grow and soon enough they no longer fit into their house.