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PR: Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER   Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con   Top anime director Shinichiro Watanabe will be the Anime Guest of Honour at October’s MCM London Comic Con, show organisers have announced. Famed as the director of  critically-acclaimed series such as Cowboy […]

Sony PlayStation Theory 101

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Sony has collaborated with South Korea’s Sangmyung University in Seoul to offer a three-credit university course in PlayStation gaming and the gaming industry. The course will include guest lecturers and a field trip to a local gaming studio. The classroom for the course was outfitted with Sony PlayStation 4 and PS Vita gaming systems that […]

Nickelodeon Animation to Host Global LoopDeLoop Festival in Los Angeles

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NICKELODEON ANIMATION OPENS DOORS TO HOST GLOBAL LOOPDELOOP FESTIVAL AT ITS CREATIVE HUB IN LOS ANGELES Collaboration Marks First Network Sponsorship for Program Run by Artists for Artists BURBANK, Calif. – Sept. 4, 2014 – Nickelodeon Animation Studio has teamed with LoopDeLoop, the bi-monthly animation challenge organization, to bring the ever-growing ranks of talented animators […]

Annie Awards Issues Call For Submissions

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The International Animated Film Society has issued a call for submissions for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories for 2015 including a new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – and a “Special Productions” category for animation not released in the USA but created during 2014. Other than excepted […]

BBC Introduces Kids To Computer Coding Via Animation, TV Shows

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The British Broadcasting Corporation is launching a new effort to teach kids about computer coding through animation on its Bitesize website as well as television programs “Technobabble”, “Appsolute Genius” and “Nina and the Neurons” which address more intricate technology topics. The BBC is seeking to collaborate with major technology players such as Google, Microsoft and […]

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Goes Down Under, Mate

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In what is all but a done deal, the fifth installment of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” feature film franchise starring Johnny Depp will substitute Australia for the Caribbean after the country tossed a significant incentive of doubloons – reportedly in the neighborhood of a $20 million tax break – to entice the Pirates […]

Lottie Dolls Series In The Works

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An animated series based around the popular Lottie Dolls is in the works – possibly for a cartoon network in France next month. A trailer has Lottie visiting Branksea Island…

DreamWorks Animation Teams Up With Studio Mir

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DreamWorks Animation has signed a co-production deal with South Korea’s Studio Mir – creators of the popular “The Legend of Korra” series. The pair will develop up to four series over the next four years. Each series will consist of 78 episodes. Source: Variety

DreamWorks Animation, Studio Mir Strike TV Cartoon Coproduction Deal

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DreamWorks Animation has reached a deal with the South Korean animation studio Studio Mir to produce as many as four animated series for television over the next four years, according to the Seoul-based English language newspaper The Korea Herald. Founded in 2011 by Jae Myung Yoo, an animation director for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, […]

NY Times Looks at Ari Folman's "The Congress"

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The New York Times has taken a look at The Congress, the latest live-action/animated hybrid film from director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The movie is adapted from The Futurological Congress by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, and centers on actor Robin Wright playing a version of herself, and the aftermath of a final […]

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