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‘Good Dinosaur’ Delay Leads to Layoffs at Pixar

Pixar has laid off an undisclosed number of employees at its Emeryville, Calif. headquarters, says The Los Angeles Times. The layoffs, which have affected less than 5% of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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President Obama to Visit DreamWorks Animation

It looks like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Toothless the Dragon are going to find out the details of the Affordable Healthcare Act next week. You see, President Obama is scheduled to visit ... Continue Reading →
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iam8bit Adds New Twist to Machinima Fest

The second annual Machinima Interactive Film Festival (MIFF), coming to L.A. November 22-24, will offer a unique video art installation aiming to highlight the most talented creators ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio 2096′ Arrives in L.A. for Oscar-Qualifying Run

The acclaimed Brazilian animated movie Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, which won the top prize at Annecy in June, will begins its Oscar-qualifying run in L.A. this Friday (Nov. ... Continue Reading →
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Original Cut of ‘Thief and the Cobbler’ to Screen at Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the rarely seen, director’s cut of Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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Australia’s Zac Media and Vue Announce Chinese Co-Pros

Australia’s Zac Media Group and Vue Group announced recently that they have partnered with Shanghai Hippo Animation Design and several other Chinese studios to produce seven animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Helps Deliver Universal’s Best Year

Universal Pictures announced this week that the studio has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office with a total of $1.352 billion through ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Sam Simon to Receive WGA Award

Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon, who co-developed Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons and has been a writer, producer, and director on Taxi, Cheers, The ... Continue Reading →
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Heritage to Auction Off Rare ‘Peanuts’ Art

Rare original animation art from the first TV appearance by Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters will be offered at the Beverly Hills’ Heritage Auctions on Wednesday (Nov. ... Continue Reading →
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3D Society to Honor Pixar Studio in January

Pixar Animation Studios is set to receive the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for creative excellence at the society’s 5th ... Continue Reading →