#214 September 2011



September ’11 Highlights – Issue 214

Smurfs and the City.
Peyo’s beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony’s Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza.

Not Your Grampa’s Campfire Story.
Industrial Light & Magic helps intergalactic creatures invade the Wild West in Universal’s Cowboys & Aliens.

Polish Animator’s Career Takes Flight.
Damian Nenow’s Paths of Hate receives this year’s Jury Prize at SIGGRAPH.

Tail-Waggingly Terrific.
Hasbro Studios and The Hub let the fresh new dogs out in the charming reboot of Pound Puppies.

Student Academy Awards Defy Conventions.
This year’s winners up the technical ante and pave the way for more collaborative projects.

Vancouver Ups the Voltage.
Inspiring CG shorts, inventive exhibits and eye-opening panels are only some of the reasons why this year’s SIGGRAPH is a real winner.

The Quiet Revolution.
A timely SIGGRAPH panel examines the pros and cons of distributed production.