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The 47 finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition were announced on Wednesday. The winners will come to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s [...]
As Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 crosses the $300 million line overseas—the pic has grossed over $307.7 million through Wednesday. The studio is expecting the Shane Black-directed pic to deliver huge numbers Stateside during its Thursday night and Friday shows. The movie’s Chinese opening day on Thursday brought in $21.5 million, [...]
Whereas once animation was the province of a small, but talented group of actors who specialized in voice work––Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler and Don Messick among others––today one is just as apt to see a major Hollywood A-lister taking a role in an animated project as not. This [...]
Wacom has released the new Cintiq 22HD touch, a state-of-the-art addition to its expanding interactive pen display portfolio, now featuring multi-touch. Combining multi-touch with Wacom’s renowned pen technology, the new Cintiq 22HD touch offers an immersive on-screen experience and a more intuitive and natural way to work. Additional features including [...]
Thinkbox Software has unveiled Stoke MX, a particle simulator plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max designed to simplify and accelerate the creation of high-volume particle clouds driven by velocity fields. Stoke MX supports a large number of emitter and velocity sources, and introduces new workflows. Previously unavailable capabilities include multi-threaded particle [...]
The British Film Institute has awarded 20 production companies a share of $4.3 million (£2.8 million) handed out separately from a cash pool from 170 applicants. The BFI provided its Vision Award for up to $310,000 (£200,000) to each selected applicant over two years for film development and company growth. [...]
British studio Mind Candy’s online world of adoptable pet creatures Moshi Monsters is celebrating its fifth birthday with a special event in London this week. The global brand for kids 6-12 will also be toasting key milestones including reaching 80 million registered users and achieving $250m USD in gross retail [...]
Though an official statement from either party has yet to emerge, tech blog All Things D and an LA Times entertainment blogger are reporting “two people familiar with the matter” have confirmed that DreamWorks Animation is in talks to acquire teens/tweens-targeted YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, a move that would expand DWA’s [...]
The Walter Lantz Foundation has upped its gift to Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television’s Animation Department to just over $1 million, making this one of the largest grants the Foundation has ever bestowed on a university animation program. The school was recently ranked one of the top [...]
The list of Daytime Emmy nominations were announced earlier this morning (Wednesday, May 1). Nickelodeon was the clear leader in the Children’s Animated Program race, with four out of five nominated shows (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Penguins of Madagascar, Robot and Monster, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) going [...]