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Jorge Gutierrez Clicks with LEGO ‘Billion Brick Race’ Flick

Warner Bros. has signed on The Book of Life helmer Jorge Gutierrez to build up its LEGO movie project The Billion Brick Race through development, and take over in the director’s chair. The ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Facial Animation Advances, Fabric Engine & the French Contingent

Adobe Research has built on its Project StyLit experiments to develop a new project called “Stylized Facial Animation” — a tool for automating rotoscopy which can apply any ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Shotgun Announces Pipeline Awards Winners

At SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Shotgun Software announced the winners of its fourth annual Pipeline Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in pipeline tool development. ... Continue Reading →
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Viacom, iQIYI & Zhejiang Unite for Chinese Original ‘Deer Run’

Viacom International Media Networks Asia has entered a partnership with iQIYI — China’s leading streaming service — and Zhejiang TV’s Zhejiang Blue Star Media to develop ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Goes Local for African Competition Shorts

Cartoon Network is boosting the future of African-produced animation content with the Imagination Studios initiative — created to inspire, motivate and celebrate the imaginations ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Announces 2017 Winners

Brooklyn’s 14th annual Animation Block Party wrapped up over the weekend, revealing the must-see shorts that earned awards. The 2017 Best in Show winner is My Man (Octopus) from French ... Continue Reading →
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Blumhouse Teams with DreamWorks for ‘Spooky Jack’

Jason Blum’s horror hit factory Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, The Purge) will make its first foray into animation, taking advantage of its connection to DreamWorks Animation through ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Plans 13-Title Anime Slate for Japan & Abroad

At a press event in Tokyo on Wednesday, Netflix made its clear that it is throwing its chips in with the global craving for anime content. Already home to titles like Knights of Sidonia, ... Continue Reading →
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31st Cinekid Festival Opens with ‘Next Door Spy’

The 31st Cinekid Festival is not long off, with the start date set for Wednesday, October 18. For two weeks over the fall holiday break, the largest film, TV and media event for children ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Autodesk’s Next, Virtual Studios, VR & Moving to Mars

See previous re-caps and announcements here. — Autodesk as ever has taken the opportunity of SIGGRAPH to highlight the next generation of its storytelling and collaboration tools. ... Continue Reading →