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Pixar Decides Free Is A Very Good Price For RenderMan 3D

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2014
After 25 years of using it to make such popular films as “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.”, Pixar has decided to offer its RenderMan 3D software for free. What’s the catch? The free version is for non-commercial use only. [The RenderMan 3D for commercial use still costs $495 to license plus the $200 maintenance fee]. […]
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PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2015 Festival Dates & Call for Entries

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2014
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 FESTIVAL DATES AND CALL FOR ENTRIES SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FESTIVAL NYC EVENT TO TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 22, 2015 May 29, 2014 – New York, NY – The 2015 New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) will take place February 27 through March […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Aniplex Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2014
Hosted by Yosuke Kodaka, Aniplex US’ Licensing Manager, the panel began with a brief video montage of popular titles that Aniplex were involved with including Kill La Kill. Stating that it was the companies first time hosting a UK panel, he asked for a show of hands to gauge awareness of the company over here […]
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Hasbro Teaches Humans and Bots How To Ride Your Dinobot

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2014
The official Transformers YouTube channel today unveiled a trilogy of cartoon shots instructing one on how to properly ride a mighty Dinobot. Inspired by theatrical shorts from Warner Brothers and Disney, the shorts are a comedic promotion for the upcoming Transformers 4: Age of Extinction and its related toyline, both of which introduce the fan […]

Vortexx to Become One Magnificent Morning in September 2014

Exclusive: Traditional Saturday Morning Programming Ends This Fall as Saban Brands Pulls the Plug on the Vortexx

by spidey4545on May 30, 2014
Traditional Saturday morning programming on U.S. broadcast television will come to an end this September when the Vortexx programming block on the CW Network will be replaced with One Magnificent Morning, a five-hour E/I programming block geared toward teens and their parents. The block will contain inspirational and entertaining live-action programming that focuses on family-friendly topics; […]
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Mark The Date: "Sausage Party" Scheduled for June 3, 2016

by Alex Beanon May 30, 2014
Start making your plans now – the big Sausage Party has been scheduled for 2016. The debut animated effort from Seth Rogen with a voice cast including Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, and Danny McBride follows a sausage as he [it?] has fallen […]

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"DreamWorks Dragons" Moves to Netflix

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that DreamWorks Dragons, the animated series based on the How to Train Your Dragon feature film, will be moving to Netflix for its third season from its current home on Cartoon Network. New episodes are set to premiere starting in 2015, although the series itself is a bridge between the first […]
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Chuck Is Amuck, Again

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2014
Despite the annoying nuisance of being, technically, dead for the past 12 years, Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones – one of the world’s greatest animators of his time – will have his animation art touring the country in a Smithsonian Touring Exhibit entitled “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones”. The exhibit features 22 […]

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"South Park" Producer Anne Garefino to Receive AFI's Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that South Park producer Anne Garefino will receive the AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which recognizes “the extraordinary creative talents of a graduate of the AFI Conservatory or AFI Directing Workshop for Women who symbolizes the legacy of Franklin Schaffner.” Garefino was a graduate of the AFI class of 1998 […]
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Several Animated Films/TV Shows Up For Golden Trailers

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2014
The 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards are nearly upon us. What are the Golden Trailer Awards? They are exactly what you think they are – awards for the best movie or television trailers over the course of the last year – and this year, several animated films, TV shows and video games will be jousting […]