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VFX Pioneer Petro Vlahos Dies at 96

Special effects pioneer Petro Vlahos passed away at 96 on February 10. Vlahos, who improved the composite-image process known as the blue-screen effect for the 1959 epic Ben Hur also ... Continue Reading →
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Calon & Telegael Co-produce 2nd Season of ‘Igam Ogam’

Irish company Telegael has set up a brand new stop motion studio, Beochan, in Casla in Connemara to create the second series of  the prehistoric pre-school animation Igam Ogam for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Tops Saturn Award Nominees List

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has revealed the list of nominees for the 39th annual Saturn Awards, with Peter Jackson’s vfx blockbuster The Hobbit: ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’ Apps Now on Kindle Fire, Amazon

Sesame Workshop has announced the launch of three of its most popular Sesame Street apps on the Amazon Appstore for Android; Elmo Loves 123s, Another Monster at the End of This Book ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Fires Up Marketing Blitz for Toonami in Asia

Turner is launching a major marketing campaign for its Toonami brand in the Asia Pacific region. As part of the launch campaign for the block, which officially premiered on Dec. 1, ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, ... Continue Reading →
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Stadermann to Direct ‘Maya the Bee’ Movie

Flying Bark Productions’ managing director Jim Ballantine has announced the director, producer and line producer for the CG-animated feature, Maya the Bee. Alexs Stadermann has been ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Media Signs VOD Deal with HOOPLA

Toronto and L.A.-based children’s entertainment producer and distributor DHX Media has signed a major new VOD deal with Midwest Tape-owned digital platform HOOPLA. This is the first ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Kicks Off ‘Gwen & Dave’ Animation Contest

Autodesk is calling on artists/aspiring travel agents to design the ultimate animated getaway for Gwen and Dave–stars of the new short from Autodesk and Hatch Studios–for ... Continue Reading →
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LCAD Announces Stephen Chiodo Master Class

Laguna College of Art & Design has announced the Animation Master Class for Summer 2013 will feature stop-motion maestro Stephen Chiodo (Vincent, Team America, Elf, The Simpsons, ... Continue Reading →