15th April 2013

Toon Boom Goes Manga With HeARTBIT In Japan

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy award recipient Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced that HeARTBIT Digital Creation, one of Japan’s promising animation studios, has signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing their intention to use the Toon Boom pipeline, namely Toon Boom® Storyboard Pro™ and Harmony™, in their upcoming production titled Francesca, which is based on a highly popular Manga icon, which has already ramped up a great fan base on Facebook and YouTube. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th April 2013

New Character Rigging Book For Beginners From 3D Animator TJ Galda

Orby ReadsAward-winning Vancouver 3D animator TJ Galda adds to the series of books on Character Rigging with a beginner book outlining how to rig characters using computer graphics software such as Autodesk’s Maya. The book is designed to make the techniques as accessible as possible, so that beginners can create and animate lifelike characters. Beginner Character Rigging is available through digital publishing site Lulu.com and major outlets such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Visual Effects, Animation And Gaming Career Fair 2013

mini-orbyThe Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section along with the Vancouver Economic Commission and the HR Screen Council Board are pleased to announce the date for the 2nd Annual VES Vancouver Career Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building. The Career Fair doors will be open from 11:00am through 4:00pm on Saturday, April 20th, with students welcome to attend after 2:00pm. Last year the VES Vancouver Job Fair hosted 1200 attendees and 20 exhibitors. This year the space has been expanded to accommodate over 30 exhibitors. Attendance is free, pre-registration is suggested. Participants for this year’s Career Fair include: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Toon Boom Releases Storyboard Pro 4 for Live Action, Gaming and Animation Productions

toon boom animationToon Boom Animation Inc. announced today the release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4. After receiving a 2012 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award, Storyboard Pro has leaped forward with a new version that efficiently and elegantly caters to live action, gaming, and animation studios alike. Now in 64 bit, Storyboard Pro 4 offers the ability to draw directly in the software using bitmap drawing tools. In addition to its time-proven vector tools, Storyboard Pro 4 enables users to draw with different styles and textures for full artistic freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2013

Rainmaker Entertainment Announces Dismissal of Lawsuit

RainmakerRainmaker Entertainment Inc. announced Friday the dismissal of a lawsuit in respect of alleged profit participation rights on the film Escape from Planet Earth, which was released in theatres on February 15th. Rainmaker and a subsidiary had been named as defendants, along with a number of other parties, in a suit filed in the New York Supreme Court. Rainmaker had previously obtained an indemnity from the copyright owner and the distributor of the film. On February 20, 2013, a Stipulation of Discontinuance was filed with the New York Supreme Court dismissing the litigation against all named parties and a mutual release was executed.

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18th February 2013

Toon Boom and ICTC Collaborate to Expand Youth and Education Initiative

Toon BoomICTC has recognized Toon Boom Studio and its curriculum as one of the best vehicles to teach 21st century business and technology skills to Canadian students. Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation Inc., the two-time Emmy award-winning digital content and animation creation software provider, has been approved as an official educational resource and curriculum to support the learning of 21st century skills among Canadian students through one of ICTC’s youth and education initiative programs, Focus on IT (FIT). Read the rest of this entry »

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8th February 2013

Hit Mobile Game Squids Headed for Animated TV Series

frima studioFrima Studio and Moonscoop have announced a new partnership for the production of an animated children’s TV series based on Squids, the hit mobile game from The Game Bakers. The show will follow the exploits of four springy octopus adventurers as they travel between themed underwater kingdoms to hold the evil Baron and his infection at bay! Read the rest of this entry »

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29th January 2013

Mercury Filmworks And Technicolor Announce Teletoon Canada Development Deal

mercury filmworksCanada’s Mercury Filmworks and Paris-based Technicolor have announced a development deal with TELETOON Canada for the animated comedy television series, Atomic Puppet. Mercury Filmworks, Technicolor and TELETOON will co-develop Atomic Puppet as a 2D animated comedy series targeting kids 6-11. Atomic Puppet was created by animated television writer Mark Drop (Matt Hatter Chronicles, Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and writer/creator Jerry Leibowitz (The Mouse and the Monster). Read the rest of this entry »

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24th January 2013

DHX Media Re-Licenses Six Seasons Of Arthur In Brazil

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. is pleased to announce the renewal of the animated children’s series, Arthur, with Brazil’s TV Cultura, for a term of three years, for the third time since originally licensed in 2007. DHX will provide seasons one through six of Arthur, the lovable aardvark, via Media Mundi for the Brazilian market. Additionally, DHX Media signed a deal with Globosat in Brazil for its hour long Christmas special, Gotta Catch Santa. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2013

In View with Larry King Focuses on 21st Century Education Featuring Toon Boom

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy® award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. will be featured on In View with Larry King in a report focusing on 21st century education airing on the Discovery Channel, January 28, 2013 at 07:00 EST/PST. To illustrate the great benefits of using Toon Boom’s creative technology in the classroom, Toon Boom chose Bluffton Elementary School in South Carolina for their students’ impressive achievements in a very short time. Read the rest of this entry »

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