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President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

Bob Lincoln August 30, 2012 47

French President François Hollande earlier today urged the Indian government to save everyone valuable time, energy and money by putting an end to the ridiculous practice of bringing really shitty animated content to MIPCOM.... 

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InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

Bob Lincoln August 24, 2012 2

California now finds itself sitting center stage in a global battle over visual effects production work.  The ancestral home of the industry is struggling against global VFX studio expansion fueled by film production cost-cutting... 

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Awesome Tsunami-Swept Anime Porn Stash Washes Ashore in Alaska

Awesome Tsunami-Swept Anime Porn Stash Washes Ashore in Alaska

Bob Lincoln August 23, 2012 1

A 14 year-old Japanese boy whose home was destroyed in last year’s tsunami was overjoyed to learn his prized possession survived: an unbelievably awesome anime porn collection, which washed ashore last week in Alaska.... 

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Red Cross Reports Over 1 Million Syrians Lack Access to Disney Channel

Red Cross Reports Over 1 Million Syrians Lack Access to Disney Channel

Bob Lincoln August 22, 2012 0

As civil unrest spreads across Syria, the Red Cross reported Wednesday that more than 1/3 of the country is without reliable cable, and over 1 million Syrians still lack access to the Disney Channel.... 

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North Korea Cuts Minimum Height for Animator-Conscripts After Famine

North Korea Cuts Minimum Height for Animator-Conscripts After Famine

Bob Lincoln August 19, 2012 0

A Seoul news outlet reported Friday that North Korea is filling the military’s cartoon studios with shorter workers because the current generation of animation producing conscripts was severely stunted by a deadly 1990s famine. ... 

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Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Bob Lincoln June 28, 2012 4

Oscar-winning movie star and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday to meet with refugees displaced by recent upheavals in the economically devastated California visual effects industry. This was Jolie’s first... 

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Israeli Conservative Movement Approves Harry Potter Cosplay

Israeli Conservative Movement Approves Harry Potter Cosplay

Bob Lincoln June 26, 2012 0

Reversing its 2006 ruling banning any witchcraft-related dress-up, Israel’s Conservative Movement on Monday agreed to allow Harry Potter-themed cosplay at key holidays and events such as Sukkot, Lag B’Omer and Mishnah-Con.  The move effectively... 

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Fake David Cameron Scrotum Appeared on ‘Game of Thrones’

Fake David Cameron Scrotum Appeared on ‘Game of Thrones’

Bob Lincoln June 25, 2012 0

In a repeat of the now infamous season one appearance of the likeness of ex-U.S. President George Bush’s head on a King’s Landing spike, reports have surfaced that HBO’s Game of Thrones has inadvertently... 

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Six Glasses of Wine a Day Improves Quality of Life for Animation Instructors

Six Glasses of Wine a Day Improves Quality of Life for Animation Instructors

Bob Lincoln June 25, 2012 0

A University of Michigan School of Medicine study of animation instructors has found that those who drink in moderation – no more than 42 glasses a week and no more than six per day... 

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U.S. Special Forces Take Control of Annecy Ticketing and Party Invite System

U.S. Special Forces Take Control of Annecy Ticketing and Party Invite System

Bob Lincoln June 7, 2012 0

In a daring surprise raid, U.S. Special Forces took over operations of the Annecy Animation Festival screening reservation and party invitation systems early Tuesday morning. Government officials said the operation, carried out by members... 

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The Week in Review – Friday, June 1, 2012

The Week in Review – Friday, June 1, 2012

Sabonis O'Brien June 1, 2012 0

A selection of the top animation industry headlines deemed too controversial, too shocking or too asinine for coverage by the mainstream press… NAMBLA and FX Team Up on New Animated Series, Catamite Shores FX... 

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World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

Bob Lincoln May 23, 2012 0

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council yesterday called on Iran to back up their claim that a suspected nuclear research site is nothing more than an animation studio by broadcasting a... 

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3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

Bob Lincoln May 22, 2012 1

The U.S. Dept. of Labor reported yesterday that last month, animation industry employers posted 3,800 really cool job openings, though only 17 were for paid positions. That number was virtually unchanged from March, when... 

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Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Bob Lincoln May 20, 2012 1

Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry. Vacationing... 

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Survey Finds Just 1 in 6 Flash Animators Find Themselves Attractive

Survey Finds Just 1 in 6 Flash Animators Find Themselves Attractive

Bob Lincoln May 4, 2012 0

It seems the pirate life may be taking its toll.  In a survey of over 1 million Flash animators using unlicensed software, only 16%, 1 in 6, have the courage to call themselves “attractive.”... 

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