Monthly Archives: March 2013

Planes test screening report

Our friends The Rotoscopers recently attended a test screening for Disney’s upcoming film Planes and they’ve posted their thoughts in an early review. (While they try to keep major spoilers out they do talk about the plot, so beware if you’d prefer absolutely no spoilers.) They’ll be posting a video report soon and you can […]

Jackman scores Turbo

Film Music Reporter says that Henry Jackman will be scoring the upcoming DreamWorks film Turbo. Jackman’s previous work includes the music for Puss in Boots and Monsters vs Aliens.

Mulan: 15th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection

Walt Disney Feature Animation, DisneyToon Studios (June 19 1998, November 15 2004), Walt Disney Home Entertainment (March 12 2013), Blu-ray plus two DVD discs, 88 and 79 mins plus supplements, 1080p high-definition 1.66:1 and 1.78:1 widescreen, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Rated G, Retail: $39.99 Storyboard: Based on old Chinese folklore, Mulan follows a young headstrong […]

DreamWorks stock goes up and investors gain hope

Despite recent financial difficulties resulting in the downsizing of employees, DreamWorks Animation’s stock rose after The Croods dominated the weekend box office. The Hollywood Reporter gathers analysts’ reviews of the studios recent stock rise and Tony Wible of Janney Montgomery said, “The stronger open on The Croods should start to ease investor concerns about [DWA’s] […]

Brother Bear: 2-Movie Collection

Walt Disney Feature Animation, DisneyToon Studios (November 1 2003, August 29 2006), Walt Disney Home Entertainment (March 12 2013), Blu-ray Disc plus two DVDs, 85 and 73 mins plus supplements, 1080p high-definition 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 widescreen, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Rated G, Retail: $39.99 Storyboard: It’s The Lion King meets Pocahontas in Disney’s underrated Brother […]

Bruce Timm Steps Down As Warner Bros. Animation Supervising Producer

From a report on Cartoonist Bruce Timm has stepped down as supervising producer at Warner Bros. Animation to develop his own projects. He’s been replaced by James Tucker, a veteran of Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League and, more recently, Batman: The Brave and the Bold. It’s the end of an era. (Thanks, Paul […]

Tippett Studios Lays Off 40 Percent of Its Staff

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today that the Berkeley-based VFX studio Tippett Studio has laid off 40% of its workforce, or approximately 50 employees. The 30-year-old vfx/animation studio, which was responsible for the animation in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted, has indicated the possibility of additional layoffs. Its full-time staff currently numbers around 100 people.

Double Fine Releases Trailer for Crowdfunded Game “Broken Age”

Double Fine has released a teaser trailer for its point-and-click adventure game Broken Age, which raised $3.3 million on Kickstarter last year (a record for games at the time). The game is the parallel story of a young boy and girl: The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible […]

Artist of the Day: Victor Courtright

Victor Courtright works at PUNY as an animator. He keeps very densely packed sketchbooks which he fortunately shares on his Victor Animation blog. Aided by his proficiency in drawing so many tightly controlled imaginative drawings, Victor created a 100-page comic inspired by the 24-Hour Comics Day challenge and posted it here.

Indian Animation Studio Prana Acquires Bankrupt Rhythm & Hues

Variety is reporting that bankrupt American animation/visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues has been acquired at auction by Indian company Prana Studios. The Variety article mentions that Prana’s credits include Hoodwinked and Disney’s upcoming Planes. Prana also created the animation for Koochie Koochie Hota Hai. The film, which its producer has described kinkily as a […]