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Academy Announces Sci-Tech Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has announced 21 scientific and technical achievements, and 16 distinct investigations ... Continue Reading →
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‘Spidey 2,’ ‘Brony Tale,’ ‘Gilligan’ Top Week’s Discs

It’s a web of wild home video releases this week, with the latest from Marvel’s arachnid superstar, a documentary on men who love pony toons and some vintage and new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Merchant Hired as DreamWorks CFO

DreamWorks Animation has hired Fazal Merchant as its new chief financial officer, a role he will take over from the company’s new vice-chairman Lew Coleman effective Sept. 15. Merchant ... Continue Reading →
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‘Space Jam’ Producer Tippe Dies at 63

Longtime animation producer Ron Tippe, whose credits include Space Jam and the short Runaway Brain, died Aug. 1 after a lengthy bout with brain cancer. He was 63. Tippe’s career ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Sued Over Homer Simpson Hologram

Hologram USA has filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox violating its patents in exhibiting a 3D representation of Homer Simpson during a panel at last month’s Comic-Con. According ... Continue Reading →

‘Turtles,’ ‘Galaxy’ Rule; ‘Dragon’ a Hit in China

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ruled the box office for the second weekend, with fellow holdover Guardians of the Galaxy keeping a trio of new releases — Let’s Be Cops, The Expendables ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Tastes Emmy Victory

Bob’s Burgers won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys, presented Aug. 16 in Los Angeles. Bob’s Burgers won for the episode “Mazel ... Continue Reading →
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Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to ‘Turtles’

ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →
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Saddle Up!

Netflix gets animated with BoJack Horseman, a comic take on a washed-up former sitcom star that is the streaming service’s first ... Continue Reading →