Penguins Of Madagascar Switch Meant To Assure Box-Office Success

We've known for a while now that DreamWorks Animation switched the premiere dates for their new property (starring Steve Martin and Rihanna), Home and the long-awaited Penguins of Madagascar. It was only recently that Mike Reyes over at Cinema Blend pointed out why they made the decision. Here is the reason and why… »5/30/14 1:01am5/30/14 1:01am

Lord Of The Rings Animation Supervisor Defends Importance Of Job

Last week, Cartoon Brew pointed out some potentially belittling comments actor and motion-capture icon Andy Serkis made in a recent interview with io9. In short, Serkis downplayed the role of animators in creating realistic mo-cap CGI. And while Serkis is certainly right to say an actor makes a huge contribution… »5/14/14 12:15pm5/14/14 12:15pm

Century-Old Photos of the U.S. Take Us Back to the Industrial Age

The Industrial Revolution was at its height in the mid-19th century, but it was still in full swing in the early 20th century, when these photos were taken. They offer a portrait of the U.S. looking profoundly different. But it was also when we built many of our great bridges and public works, so some things have… »1/08/14 6:00pm1/08/14 6:00pm

Meet Your New Robot Overlord: The Autonomous Mining Truck

Click to view »9/11/08 1:22pm9/11/08 1:22pmSo you already know about autonomous aerial vehicles being used in combat and surveillance — they're little planes that look almost like toys. Not so with the next generation of autonomous vehicles. A group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon have just won a contract to create a robotic system that would…