Starkist has created a Charlie Tuna TV ad for the first time in 12 years. The character has been “updated,” which today means only one thing: computer animation.
One day after “Frozen” won the Golden Globe, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the studio is in talks to turn the animated hit into a Broadway musical.
Last night when “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón won best director at the Golden Globes, he began his acceptance speech by saying, “This is for the hundreds of people that made this film possible,” a reference to the film’s crew, including countless vfx/animation artists.
“Smoking: The Choice is Yours…” is a 1981 Disney educational short directed by John Ewing, who worked on “Sleeping Beauty,” “Sword in the Stone,” and “The Jungle Book.” Ewing, however, did not make this cartoon while at Disney.
Disney’s “Frozen” won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature tonight.
“Despicable Me 2”, retitled “Super Thief Nanny 2,” had the biggest opening for an animated feature in China since 2012.
If you missed the CTN Animation Expo last November in Los Angeles, don’t fret. This one-hour lecture features director/animator extraordinaire Eric Goldberg (supervisor of Genie in “Aladdin,” head of animation on “Get a Horse!”) interviewing himself about his personal history. Lots of clips and lots of fun to watch—all from the comfort of your own home.
A tweet last night by Pixar director Mark Walsh announced that one of the company’s earliest employees, Loren Carpenter, retired on Friday.
Jacob Sluka is an artist studying animation at CalArts.
When animators in Burbank get hungry, there’s Moore’s Deli, which has a back room decorated by animation artists, many from the nearby studios of Cartoon Network, Nick, DreamWorks and Disney. Now say you went to New York City, and you wish for an opportunity to emulate, or at least echo, the doodles which caught hold at Moore’s Deli.
Ivan Dixon is an artist and animator who makes up half of the creative team behind Melbourne, Australia-based Rubber House Studio. He also is an organizing member of the LoopdeLoop animation challenge.
Disney’s recent trademark lawsuit against Phase 4 Films and their movie “Frozen Land” has reignited discussion about ‘mockbusters,’ the portmanteau used to describe a genre of home video that is dedicated to tricking customers into mistakenly purchasing a low-budget imitation of a popular movie.
Three animated features and three shorts were nominated today for the 2014 BAFTA Awards.
Hayao Miyazaki may be revoking his plan to retire and returning to animation, according to unconfirmed reports.
“Saved by the Bell”‘s Dustin Diamond has been cast in the English-language version of an independent animated film from Honduras called “tGUS.”
The voluminous amount of Disney fanart demands that a project be truly unique to stand out from the pack. These clever Disney villain perfume bottle illustrations fit the bill .
Veteran animator Michel Gagné’s graphic novel “Saga of Rex” has been optiond by Belgian animation/vfx shop Grid Animation for development as an animated feature.
Late last year, we lost two noted animation talents from the United Kingdom: Harold Whitaker and Richard Taylor. We remember their contributions to the art form.
A door opens onto a world, haunted by flying fishes, buried chimaeras and deep fancies.
Leo Matsuda is a Brazilian artist who works in the story department at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Last night on Twitter, when no one was looking, animator Tammy Gray Smith announced the soft launch of her upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the Animation Dock, a vintage animation desk for tablets.
In this short animation, Oscar-winning director Chris Landreth (“Ryan”) uses a common social gaffe—forgetting somebody’s name—as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious.
“This is me,” say lots of today’s animated characters. But who are they talking to?
Today’s flea market find: awesomely off-model three-dimensional Mr. Magoo stickers, made in Taiwan, 1979.