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Canadian Animator Whimpering Claims Rise Slightly in August

Canadian Animator Whimpering Claims Rise Slightly in August

Bob Lincoln September 28, 2012 2

Labor force data released Wednesday show Canadian animator whimpering claims increased slightly in August, with more than 115 new instances of insufferable Molson-fueled whining filed compared to 109 new claims filed the previous month..... 

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InfoGraphic: What’s Next for Ousted Digital Domain CEO John Textor?

InfoGraphic: What’s Next for Ousted Digital Domain CEO John Textor?

Bob Lincoln September 9, 2012 1

With the sudden resignation of CEO John Textor, closure of their brand new Port St. Lucie production studio, layoff of 280 employees and the complete collapse of their stock price, venerable visual effects studio.... 

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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 2

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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InfoGraphic: How Canadian Animators Spend Their Time

InfoGraphic: How Canadian Animators Spend Their Time

Bob Lincoln April 28, 2012 2

Just how are Canadian animators spending their time? Canada has a rich animation tradition dating back to Charlie Thorson and Norman McLaren.  Canadian animators are known for their wry sense of humor and passion.... 

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Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

Bob Lincoln April 27, 2012 2

In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.  The group.... 

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Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Bob Lincoln April 26, 2012 1

Studios must do more to curb obesity, as commissary operation costs and productivity losses from afternoon naps are rising at an alarming rate, a group of international health officials are warning.  While some studios.... 

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InfoGraphic: Factors Leading to Rich Ross’ Sudden Resignation from Disney

InfoGraphic: Factors Leading to Rich Ross’ Sudden Resignation from Disney

Bob Lincoln April 20, 2012 0

Rich Ross’ sudden resignation earlier today as Disney Studio chairman sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry and ends speculation as to the possible fallout from recent film disasters Mars Needs Moms and John Carter. .... 

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Digital Domain Creates Holograms of Nine Old Men to Helm New Animated Feature

Digital Domain Creates Holograms of Nine Old Men to Helm New Animated Feature

Bob Lincoln April 19, 2012 0

On the heels of their wildly popular digital resurrection last weekend of rapper Tupac Shakur, Digital Domain announced today they have successfully “resurrected” Disney’s Nine Old Men as holograms with plans to have them.... 

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Jason Statham Says No to ‘Tiny Transporter Adventures’ Animated Series

Jason Statham Says No to ‘Tiny Transporter Adventures’ Animated Series

Bob Lincoln April 15, 2012 0

It looks as if the brainchild of director Luc Besson and the Sesame Workshop will have to proceed without the talents of action star Jason Statham, who this past Friday officially bowed out of.... 

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Freelance Modeler Killed in Transformers Toy Shelf Collapse

Freelance Modeler Killed in Transformers Toy Shelf Collapse

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 0

Lance “BumbleBee” McGowan, a 29 year old freelance 3D modeler and comic book artist, was tragically killed last Friday, when his entire Transformers toy collection, housed on several 5-foot glass shelves, fell on him.... 

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Syfy Appoints Noted CryptoZoologist as Head of Original Movie Naming

Syfy Appoints Noted CryptoZoologist as Head of Original Movie Naming

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 0

Reflecting the successful convergence of Syfy’s original movie production programming and the fantastic world of cryptid legendry, the channel this past Wednesday named world-renown cryptozoologist Dr. Colin Kraken-Daft to the newly created development position.... 

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Animators-Only Dating Website Signs Up 45th Subscriber

Animators-Only Dating Website Signs Up 45th Subscriber

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 1

Specialized dating websites come and go all the time.  Now, the brainchild of two former animators, IOnlyDateAnimators.com, has reached a milestone, claiming to have signed up its 45th subscriber after only 6 months online..... 

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21 Warning Signs it’s Time to Dump Your Animator Boy

21 Warning Signs it’s Time to Dump Your Animator Boy

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 6

As you sit alone with your thoughts on yet another lonely, miserable Friday night, a half-empty Chardonnay bottle at your side, while your main squeeze and two of his work buds giggle through another.... 

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Nobel Peace Laureates Say No to Anime

Nobel Peace Laureates Say No to Anime

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

The Dalai Lama and 40 other Nobel laureates gathered near ground zero of the bombing of Hiroshima to call on people from around the world to support an end to Anime. The inaugural 2-day.... 

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