Briefly: What Do Sylvain Chomet and T.I. Have in Common?
* The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Sci-Tech committee has named its selections for the 2010 Scientific and Technology awards, including 2 products each from Pixar and DreamWorks Animation; one from Sony Pictures Imageworks; and one from Walt Disney Feature Animation. [Hollywood Reporter]
* Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Punisher: War Zone) have been named as scriptwriters for a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. [Nickutopia]
* French animator Sylvain Chomet has named Aardman’s “Creature Comforts” as a “film that changed my life,” inspiring him to go into making animated feature films. [The Guardian]
* The Screen Producers Association of Australia and Cartoon Network are teaming up for Snaptoons (Short New Asia Pacific Cartoons) Australia, an initiative for new animated programs, with a $15,000 grant at stake to develop a pilot. [Encore Magazine Australia]
* Rapper T.I. has stated that he is working on a cartoon series called Li’l Homies, for which he may provide a voice-over narration track. [TeamYee.tv]
* Five new licensees will be launching Dinosaur King-related product overseas, including magazines and clothing. [World Screen]