By admin — Nov 08, 2008, 06:20 pm ESTDreamworks Animation has released the first Monsters Vs. Aliens trailer, set for release March 27, 2009.
By admin — Nov 08, 2008, 05:05 pm ESTDisney has released a new trailer from the upcoming Pixar animated film "Up." The trailer opens with clips from past Pixar films and then trasitions into shots from the film, giving us an up close look at two of the main characters from the film, Carl, a 78 year old man and Russel, and 8 year old Wilderness Explorer.
By JenniferYu — Oct 23, 2008, 10:14 am EDTIndustry-renowned innovator Ben Houston to develop next-generation fluid dynamics simulation technology leveraging the Softimage Interactive Creative Environment.
By DeniseMichael — Oct 23, 2008, 10:00 am EDTINTRODUCING VUE 7 PIONEER AND VUE 7 COMPLETE.
October 17, 2008. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, makers of Vue, the leading solution for natural3D environments announces two new entries in the Vue product lineup, Vue 7 Complete and Vue 7 Pioneer.
By DeniseMichael — Oct 03, 2008, 10:35 pm EDTThe Princess and the Frog is an upcoming animated musical, scheduled for release in 2009, based upon the classic fairy tale The Frog Princess. The Princess and the Frog, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, will be the first traditionally animated feature film in Disney's repertoire since Home on the Range in 2004.
By DeniseMichael — Sep 18, 2008, 05:48 am EDT
Character Animation Crash Course! hit the shelves July, 2008. The book was written and fully illustrated by veteran director, designer, and animator Eric Goldberg making it an absolute must have for anyone interested in animation. Goldberg's drawings pop off the page with life and are filled with inspiration. Character Animation Crash Course! is unique because Goldberg teaches with the assumption that you already know the basics of animation so he can show you how to make your animation come to life with style and fluidity. He doesn't hold back in sharing the wealth of knowledge he's accumulated throughout his 30 plus year career as a professional animator.
By DeniseMichael — Sep 07, 2008, 12:41 pm EDT
Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs Teaser
Bluesky has recently released a teaser trailer for their next movie, Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which has a release date of July 4, 2008.
By DeniseMichael — Sep 02, 2008, 01:34 pm EDT
Saying Goodbye to an Era in Animation
The passing of Ollie Johnston, the last of Walt Disney's original hand-picked team, the "Nine Old Men," marks the end of an era of animation pioneers who created some of the best animated movies of all time. It is a time of sad transition for everyone who grew up watching Disney films. Ollie passed away on April 14, 2008 in Sequim, Washington at the age of 95.
A tribute was held at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre this past week to remember Ollie Johnston. The presentation was divided into the three areas of Ollie’s life: his home life, his life as an artist and animator, and his lifelong love of steam locomotives. The discussion of Ollie as a master animator was presented by those artists who came to the Disney studio in the 1970s, Glen Keane, John Musker, Ron Clements, John Lasseter, and Brad Bird.
By DeniseMichael — Sep 02, 2008, 01:02 pm EDTThe DVD cover art for Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks exciting animated comedy, is starting to appear on the web and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The cover art for a bonus DVD titled Secrets of the Furious Five, an all new animated short featuring characters from the original film has also appeared online. Kung Fu Panda hits shelves on November 11th. Details about any other extras included with the set are not available yet.
By DeniseMichael — Aug 30, 2008, 07:45 pm EDTThe first Randy Pausch Prize from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center will go to Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The Pausch prize is in remembrance of computer scientist and game veteran Dr. Randy Pausch. Dr. Pausch passed away July 25, 2008 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 47; leaving behind a loving wife and three young children.
Pausch may be best remembered in the game community for co-founding the Entertainment Technology Center at CMU and for creating Alice, a non-profit, innovative 3-D environment that teaches programming through storytelling and interactive game-playing.
The ETC plans to present this award annually. Dr. Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist and co-author of the best-selling book “The Last Lecture.” The Disney-owned publisher Hyperion has paid $6.7 million for the rights to publish the book about Pausch called The Last Lecture, co-authored by Pausch and Wall Street Journal reporter Jeff Zaslow. Randy achieved worldwide fame for his "The Last Lecture" speech on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Pausch conceived the lecture after he learned that his previously known pancreatic cancer was terminal.