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30th May 2012

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Ticket And Programming Announcements

taafiTickets for the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), celebrating the best of animation arts from around the world, go on sale June 1, 2012. Widely supported by the Toronto animation industry, the three-day festival features screenings of shorts and full-length features, plus intimate and exclusive workshops and master classes. The exciting new festival that showcases the local and international animation industry comes to the TIFF Bell Lightbox, July 6-8, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2012

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Docks At Participating Movie Theatres Across Canada For One Night Only

cineplexCineplex Entertainment, via its Front Row Centre Events and EMI Music have announced that Yellow Submarine, the animated feature released in 1968 starring The Beatles, returns to the big screen for one night only on Thursday, May 24, 2012, show times vary by location. Currently out of print, this landmark movie has been restored by hand, frame-by-frame in 4K digital resolution for the first time by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at L.A.’s Triage Motion Pictures and Eque Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th May 2012

Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Presents Pixar: The Lighting Design of Brave

The Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter invites you to attend a presentation on Tuesday May 15th, at the Vancity Theatre featuring Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography at Pixar Animation Studios.  The evening’s presentation will focus on Pixar’s lighting design process for Brave, which opens in theatres on June 22nd. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd May 2012

DHX Media’s Rastamouse TV Series Going International

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. has announced that it has signed new international broadcast licenses with BBC Worldwide Channels for its Rastamouse hit pre-school TV series for its feeds in Hispanic US, Latin America and Africa.  Also, distribution agent White Fox has licensed the series for Greece and Cyprus, where it will air on ERT3. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2012

Technology Expert Scott Steinberg Talks Toon Boom Animation With NewsWatch

Toon BoomAmerican technology expert Scott Steinberg recently spoke with NewsWatch about some of the must-have technology products of 2012. One product that really caught his eye came from a Canadian company that’s been in the professional world for quite some time now. The company is called Toon Boom Animation Inc., and although consumers might have never heard their name, they’ve been behind the scenes with some of America’s top entertainment companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Fox and Dreamworks pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd April 2012

DHX Media Signs Rastamouse Magazine Licence

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. is pleased to announce it has signed a licence agreement with Immediate Media for the UK magazine rights of Rastamouse, its hit preschool property currently airing in the UK on CBeebies and the BBC’s internet viewing platform, iPlayer. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th April 2012

Because We All Like A Good Zombie Flick

mini-orbyThere is more than immediately meets the eye in this 2006 VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects program student film by Jonathan O. Yaber, which is why it’s our video pick of the day. Well that, and it’s got zombies… Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2012

DHX Media Licenses New Series Into Five Territories

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. has made five international sales of its new, animated preschool show Monster Math Squad.  Monster Math Squad was commissioned by CBC and SRC and will launch in Canada this spring.  The new international broadcast partners include Discovery Kids Latin America, HOP! in Israel, Korea’s EBS, Astro in Malaysia and Now in Hong Kong. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2012

Multi-Territory Deal Garnered For Olive The Ostrich By Distribution360

distribution360Distribution360 has announced a multi-territory deal for the Blue-Zoo-produced preschool series Olive the Ostrich (52 x 5’) to air on Nick Jr. Channels across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Olive the Ostrich is owned, created, and produced by Blue-Zoo in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2012

Darth Maul To Appear In Final Episodes of Clone Wars Season Four

teletoonEveryone thought he was dead. But in the final two episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season four, it will be revealed that Darth Maul (Sam Witwer) is very much alive. Making his highly anticipated return in the episode airing on Friday, March 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, Darth Maul also features prominently in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars season four finale on Friday, March 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Read the rest of this entry »

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