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Rejected Sochi Mascots Form Gay Union

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A contest was held in Russia for non-gay artists to submit their creations to Vladimir Putin and the Russia Olympic Committee for which three mascots would ultimately be chosen as the representatives of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia beginning today. Ultimately, a polar bear, hare and a leopard [Putin’s favorite] were selected out […]

Annie Gets A Horse And Wedding Cake

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The combination of the classic Disney short “Get A Horse” [with Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse] with modern 3D animation techniques took home the prize as the best animated short at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank. In addition, Viola Baier won […]

Stop Motion Face Painting

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London artist Emma Allen spent most of the hours in one week creating a stop-motion animation face painting depicting the birth to death life cycle…

Subway Animating GIF’s For Super Bowl

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As part of their annual JanuANY marketing campaign where they promote footlongs for $5 throughout the month, sandwich shop Subway earlier in the month rewarded fans participating in a Twitter [#JanuANY] campaign to submit their own GIF’s. That went so well that the company is now sponsoring a similar but Super Bowl related animated GIF […]

Anime Studio Pro 9.5 Review

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Anime Studio Pro 9.5 Review Anime Studio Pro 9.5 offers a number of new and worthwhile enhancements requested by users. These updates allow animators more ways in which to streamline their workflow and increase the quality of their final project renders. The Anime Studio series is an animation software package that caters to the needs […]

Aardman Film and Production Stills For "Dark Side"

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Aardman have provided a gallery of film and production stills to accompany their BBC commissioned Dark Side promotional film. Film Production

Juried Winners For Animation Emmy Awards Announced

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced their juried winners for the 65th Emmy Awards in the category of Individual Achievement in Animation and Disney carted off three awards followed by the Cartoon Network with a pair of statuettes… Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation Adventure Time • Puhoy • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network […]

Smith Micro Releases Anime Studio Pro 9.5

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Smith Micro has released Anime Studio Pro 9.5. This latest version offers improvements requested by users and allows them more control over their workflow. The Anime Studio series is an affordably priced animation software package that addresses both the needs of the casual animation enthusiast (through Debut) and the hard core animator with previous training in […]

SDCC2013: Manga Studio EX 5

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Toonzone participated in a demo of Manga Studio EX 5 at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Manga Studio has become the go-to software for many comic artists and illustrators. It can be used as part of a completely digital comic creation process or to streamline your more traditional comic creation workflow. More recent versions have […]

Manga Studio 5 Tutorial Video Update

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Smith Micro added quite a few Manga Studio 5 tutorial videos this week. The tutorials were created by “Manga Studio for Dummies” author and artist, Doug Hills. The currently available videos are as follows:

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