Monthly Archives: January 2015

Blue Sky Studios Coming on Feb 25 (Wednesday)

Animation Town Hall Meeting on 2/19

DreamWorks Will Shut Down PDI/DreamWorks Studio; 500 Jobs Will Be Eliminated

From Cartoon Brew: BREAKING! The beleaguered DreamWorks Animation just announced in a written statement that it will eliminate approximately 500 jobs at its company, far exceeding the previously anticipated number of layoffs. Many of those five hundred layoffs will come from the unexpected shutdown of one of its main studios, PDI DreamWorks, in Redwood City, […]

DreamWorks Employees Face Major Layoffs

From Animation Magazine: Reports out of Hollywood say that DreamWorks Animation, which has been troubled by under-performing releases in recent years, is expected to lay off a good chunk of its staff at the studio’s Glendale and Redwood City campuses. The cull is part of cost-cutting measures, and is anticipated to match 2003′s mass lay […]

The LEGO Movie – “Creating the Bricks”

Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Film, below is a video about how The LEGO Movie was made. Enjoy!

Disney Is Looking For Character Animators! (Jan 17th)

From the Walt Disney Animation Studios: Connect with us: San Francisco Gallery 472 – 472 Jackson Street, San Francisco January 17, 2015 10:00AM – 2:00PM Join us on January 17th in San Francisco to hear about our upcoming opportunities. We are looking to meet senior level Character Animators with 3 – 5 years feature production […]

Peanuts in Wonderland (November 8, 2014 – April 26, 2015)

With Peanuts coming out at the end of the year, how about a visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum? Charles M. Schulz kept more than one copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll in his library. Beginning in January 1958, and for many years thereafter, he featured the story in Peanuts. Charlie Brown, […]

Want to Own Coraline? Laika to Auction 250 Pieces From Its Films (February 12)

From Cartoon Brew: For the first time in its history, Laika will auction puppets, models and props from its stop motion films. Over 250 lots will be offered in “The Art of LAIKA” auction to be held by Heritage Auctions on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. All three Laika films—Coraline, ParaNorman, and […]