Animation alums Gary Goldman, Chris Rock and Sandra Joy Lee have joined the creative staff working on CritterPix’s Ollie the Otter, the company said today. Goldman, who has worked on Don Bluth productions The Secret of NIMH, Anastasia and The Land Before Time, has been named to a management role, while Pixar’s Rock has signed […]
Blue Sky Studio’s Michael Reed will lecture on computer animation at Williams College during the week of May 2, iBerkshires.com reports. Reed will speak on Thursday, May 5, at 8:00pm on “Computational Aspects of Feature Animation” in Wege Auditorium in The Science Center. On Friday, May 6, at 2:35pm, he will speak on “Lead Character […]
Bandai Co. has agreed to buy “Pac-Man” designer Namco Ltd. for about 175.3 billion yen ($1.7 billion) in cash and stock to create Japan’s second-largest maker of toys and video-game software. Bandai purchased 6.3 percent of Namco for 10.5 billion yen in cash, according to a joint statement released today. Namco shareholders will receive one […]
VIZ Media, LLC, has announced three published tie-ins to Howl’s Moving Castle, the latest animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The Art of Howl’s Moving Castle will be a full-color coffee table picture book featuring production artwork and interviews. Howl’s Moving Castle Film Comics Vol. 1-4 will use movie frames to tell the […]
The Los Angeles Times delves into the Disney Corporation’s efforts to update and upgrade their theme park attractions on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland (free registration required). The article addresses Disney’s strategy to compete with other theme parks as well as other entertainment media competing for recreational dollars.