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Pixar’s RenderMan Studio 18 Is Here!

Pixar Animation Studios has announced the release of RenderMan Studio 18, incorporating all of the performance and feature advantages of RenderMan Pro Server 18 within an intuitive ... Continue Reading →
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PGA to Honor Jackson, Letteri and Weta Digital

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), vfx legend Joe Letteri (The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Star Wars) and Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) will receive the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Swings onto DVD/Blu ray on Feb. 11

Are you ready to dance to “The Bare Necessities” in high-def Blu-ray? Then you can mark Feb. 11th, 2014 as the release date for the Disney’s classic movie The Jungle ... Continue Reading →
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Hui Discusses the New World of ‘Xiaolin Chronicles’

Back in August, fans of the hugely popular Warner Bros. series Xiaolin Showdown (2003-2006) were thrilled to discover that Disney XD had picked up a sequel to their favorite toon. That’s ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Clip: Ghibli’s ‘Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’

While U.S. audiences are just beginning to get familiar with Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises as it’s playing in limited release to qualify for the Oscars, another Studio ... Continue Reading →
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A Squared Ent. Merges with Genius Brands

Genius Brands International and Andy Heyward’s A Squared Entertainment have joined forces to create an intellectual property and multimedia content creation and distribution company. ... Continue Reading →
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Sixteen South Develops New ‘Claude’ Preschool Toon

Belfast-based studio Sixteen South has announced today that it is developing a new 52 x 11′ animated pre-school series based on the Claude, popular picture books by Alex T. Smith. ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Feature Contenders

Although some naysayers were complaining about the quality of the animated features in contention this year, how can you really be grumpy about a year that had a wonderful 2D animated ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Short List

In early November, the Academy unveiled the ten short films that qualified to run in the Best Animated Short race. Surprisingly, Pixar’s Blue Umbrella didn’t make the cut–but ... Continue Reading →
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Mickey’s Fantastic 3-D Comeback

How director Lauren MacMullan and her team crafted the wonderful new Mickey Mouse short, showcasing a remarkable marriage of 2D and ... Continue Reading →