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Hires, Promotions at CN, Henson, 9 Story, Guru

A flurry of hires and promotions has put a bunch of new faces in new roles at various animation-related companies. Here’s the latest: Michael Ouweleen Michael Ouweleen has been ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Has 2 Premieres, 17 Films Set for Ottawa

Seventeen films from the National Film Board of Canada ― including two world premieres ― have been selected to this year’s festival. Premiering in the Official Competition ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Brings the Fight Home

The star-spangled Avenger is ready to come home. Out today on home video is the Marvel-Disney mega blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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VES Updates Visual Effects Handbook

The Visual Effects Society has announced the second edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices ... Continue Reading →
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Image Comics’ ‘Saga’ Tops Harvey Awards

Image Comics titles Saga and Sex Criminals — as well as graphic novels about former Beatles manager Brian Epstein and a collection of Marvel Comics’ 1970s foray into undergrounds ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Palin to Narrate New ‘Clangers’ Series

Award winning comedian, actor, writer and Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin has been confirmed as the narrator for a new version of the classic BBC animated series Clangers. The stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians,’ ‘TMNT’ Top Slow Weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were once again the top two films at the domestic box office this weekend — one of the slowest in recent years. Marvel’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Witch’s Night Out,’ ‘Gift of Winter’ Coming to DVD

Two Canadian holiday specials from the 1970s featuring the voices of Gilda Radner, Catherine O’Hara and Dan Aykroyd are coming at long last to DVD. Mill Creek Entertainment will ... Continue Reading →