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 1:01am 5/30/14 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 12:15pm 5/14/14 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 3:00pm 1/08/14 3:00pm

How the Oscars proved Hollywood is killing the VFX industry

While ABC showed viewers the glitz and glamor of Sunday night's Academy Awards from the red carpet and inside the Dolby Theater, across the street there was a very different show going on. Members of the visual effects (VFX) industry gathered on Hollywood Boulevard to raise awareness about the financial hardships… » 2/26/13 2:10pm 2/26/13 2:10pm

Meet Your New Robot Overlord: The Autonomous Mining Truck

Click to view » 9/11/08 10:22am 9/11/08 10:22amSo 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…