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Athena Studios Starts Work on ‘Mermaids’ Short

Athena Studios has begun production on a new, stop-motion animated short film titled Mermaids on Mars. Jon V. Peters, founder of the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio, is director of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Attraction Set for Disney World

Disney is planning a major attraction based on its animated hit movie Frozen for its Epcot theme park at Disney World in Florida. “We’ve made Frozen a part of the guest ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Buys Fusion Maker Eyeon

Blackmagic Design has acquired Eyeon Software, maker of the widely used Fusion compositing software, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blackmagic has been expanding steadily into ... Continue Reading →
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HPA Announces Nominees in 3 VFX Categories

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors, including three categories for visual effects. The nominees ... Continue Reading →
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Video Profile of SPA’s Lauren Faust

We really enjoyed this video profile from Sony Pictures Animation of Lauren Faust, who is directing its upcoming feature film Medusa, and thought we’d share it with our readers. Enjoy, ... Continue Reading →
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Orders Set for ‘Toonmart Marty,’ ‘Wakfu,’ ‘Angelo Rules’

Montreal-based Sardine Productions has signed a deal with Teletoon to produce 40 11-minute episodes of the original series Toonmart Marty. Created by Robin Balzano, Pascale Beaulieu, ... Continue Reading →
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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 →