For Grown Ups

Review: “Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (UK Edition)”: Puts All Its Eggs In One Basket

by Grant Whiteon August 8, 2014
It’s become something of a pocket tradition since 2012 for me to review each successive film in the Mardock Scramble animated trilogy. I went into the series absolutely blind and found something that while fairly dark was also oddly engrossing. Of course with this being the third consecutive summer, it means we’re now at the […]

Westworld HBO Reboot Adds Cast

by Alex Beanon August 7, 2014
The HBO series reboot of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray has added cast members to go along with Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the lead roles. Joining Hopkins and Wood will be Jeffrey Wright [“Boardwalk Empire”], Rodrigo Santoro [“300: Rise of an Empire”], Shannon […]


Autodesk Launches SketchBook Pro 7

by Alex Beanon August 6, 2014
Digital artists rejoice! Autodesk has launched SketchBook 7 Pro for Windows and Mac, as well as a new membership offering for their digital and painting apps. SketchBook Pro 7 boasts new community-requested features including Perspective Guides with 1 point, 2 point, 3 point, and Fisheye modes; Flipbook mode with animation timeline; a new drawing engine; […]

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
The trailer for video game “Assassin’s Creed: Rogue” [release date: November 11, 2014] has been unveiled by gammeaker Ubisoft


Smith Micro Debuts Animation Apps For Unity Game Devs

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
Smith Micro Software has announced new versions of its Poser and Anime Studio software designed to help Unity game developers create and integrate 2D and 3D content directly into their projects. New Poser Pro Game Dev allows content developers to quickly transform high resolution Poser 3D characters into efficient assets suitable for real-time gaming while […]

Golden Globes Changes Animation Category Rules

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
The Hollywood Foreign Press – which operates the annual Golden Globe Awards – has changed the eligibility rules for its animation categories. The first major rule change was defining what constituted an “animated” movie and the Golden Globes settled on a film having to be at least 75% animated – where “the work is done […]


Gotham Trailer- The Good. The Evil. The Beginning.

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
A new trailer for the upcoming Batman-themed television drama series “Gotham” [Debut date: September 22, 2014] on Fox gives glimpses of many of the villains who will be making appearances during th ecourse of the series…

TomoNews Establishing A USA Office

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
TomoNews, the Taiwanese-based arm of the Next Media Animation company known for their animated versions of news events around the world is moving back into the USA for another attempt at establishing a base of operations after a failed 2011 attempt in New York City. The new attempt will also be in New York but […]


Dead Island Coming To The Big Screen – This Time For Reals! – Probably…

by Alex Beanon August 1, 2014
The zombie-killing-in-paradise video game “Dead island” was all set to become a big screen adaptation three years ago but then the roof fell through on Lionsgate Studios and the project got shelved. But when the film rights reverted to the video game publisher [Deep Silver], they made a new deal with indie studio Occupant Entertainment […]

Snoopy Gets Fancy Attire

by Alex Beanon August 1, 2014
Charlie Brown seemingly only has that single shirt with a zig zag stripe going through it while Linus, Lucy, Sally and Peppermint Patty all seem to have the same clothes on every television show or comic strip with only colors periodically changing and Snoopy – he doesn’t wear any clothes because dogs usually don’t. But […]