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Monthly Archives: September 2012
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam look to be back in action, or at least headed back to the big screen. Warner Bros. has announced that they plan to reboot the classic cartoon short characters into an as-yet untitled new hybrid live-action/CG film.
“The State Of TV Animation Development” will be the subject of a panel discussion at the general membership meeting of The Animation Guild on Tuesday, September 25.
“Development”: that enigmatic place where all television shows get their start. What’s happening in TV animation development today? How does it work, and what are they currently excited about? What are they looking for, and what makes a great pitch?
The Cinema Audio Society has announced the addition of a new category for Outstanding Sound Mixing for an Animated Motion Picture, as well as changes to eligibility rules for sound mixers.
“We are thrilled to announce that we are adding a new category for Outstanding Sound Mixing for an Animated Motion Picture. Animation is a vibrant and vital genre that spans stories for all ages and lives on for generations. The sound mixing being done in animation deserves to be recognized and honored,” said CAS president David E. Fluhr in making the announcement.
The man and woman having sex in a porno video on a Disney Channel sure weren’t Lilo or Stitch.
“The kids wanted to see Lilo and Stitch,” said Fairview, North Carolina resident Georgie Brown. She has a five-year-old son, a three-year-old daughter, and a son who is almost two.
She’d recorded the movie from 12:30 to 2 p.m. September 7 on one of Dish Network’s Disney Channel outlets.
Persistence of Vision, a documentary film about acclaimed Canadian animator Richard Williams, will premiere to the world at this years Vancouver International Film Festival. The 83 minute film will show Thursday, October 4th, 6:00 PM @ the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas Theatre #4. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with director/producer Kevin Schreck plus a special guest animator.
Toronto-based companies Tayrona Films Inc. and Arc Productions have aligned for a multi-picture co-production partnership to produce four animated feature films, Tayrona president James Ordonez and Arc president and chief operating officer Jeff Young announced Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Sony Pictures Animation is turning the short-lived Manimal into a live-action/CG hybrid film, having acquired movie rights to the 1983 NBC series.
Hugely prolific 1980s TV producer Glen A. Larson created the show about a man who could become an animal. Now Larson’s attached as a producer, thinking that a flop TV series can become a hit movie. Sony is looking for writers to develop a script.
Canadian and world cinema lost a true giant Sunday with the death of film pioneer and former National Film Board of Canada filmmaker Roman Kroitor.
Born on December 12, 1926 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Kroitor made enormous contributions to filmmaking during his tenure at the NFB in the 1950s and 1960s, developing the IMAX giant-screen format at the NFB’s Montreal studio.
Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits is the odds on favorite in this years European Film Awards (EFA) competition. But is is not all clear sailing for the hit claymation film. It is up against Ignacio Ferreras and his film Arrugas (Wrinkles) from Spain, and the Czech entry Alois Nebel from director Tomás Lunák.
John Coates, one of the producers behind the animated feature adaption The Beatles’ 1968 film Yellow Submarine, has passed away. He was in his eighties. He died at home in Kent, England on Sunday following a battle with cancer.
Actor John Ingle, who portrayed Cera’s father in many incarnations of The Land Before Time, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 84.
“Finding Nemo” narrowly lost the swimming race with Resident Evil: Retribution at the North American box office this past weekend, according to studio estimates released Sunday.
A 3D version of the 2003 Pixar-Disney smash hit, Finding Nemo charted at No. 2 spot in the United States and Canada to open at $17.5 million, according to Disney.
“The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole,” an episode of the Nickelodeon series The Penguins of Madagascar, was named Outstanding Animated Program on Saturday afternoon at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
The winner of this year’s Cartoon d’Or for best European animation short film is Oh Willy…, by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels.
Longtime Hollywood marketing executive Geoffrey Ammer, who worked with such animated films as Toy Story 2, Mulan and A Bug’s Life, died Sunday morning at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. He was 62.