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‘The Hobbit’ Passes the $500 Million Benchmark

Warner Bros. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has surpassed the $500 million benchmark at the worldwide box office in less than two weeks at the box office. To date, the blockbuster ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tad, the Lost Explorer’ Becomes Spain’s Top Animated Film

In 2012, while American animation fans were enjoying the usual handiworks of DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney, Sony and Fox, Spanish audiences chose to take in a home-grown feature about a ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Belfry and DeZerlin Reboot ‘Treasure Island’

Chinese studios Belfry Animation and DeZerlin Media have joined forces to produce a new CG-animated version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The new take on the classic ... Continue Reading →
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The Top 12 Tech Tools of 2012

Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):       Continue Reading →
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Pixologic Releases ZBrush 4R5

Pixologic has released the latest version of its ZBrush line, the 4R5, which includes usability upgrades such as Dynamic Brush Size control, Mouse Wheel support and Quick/Auto Save ... Continue Reading →
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A Bill Melendez Christmas

What would the holidays be without A Charlie Brown Christmas, which, believe it or not, premiered 47 years ago? And what would any Charlie Brown special be without the late, great Bill ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thunderbirds’ Creator Gerry Anderson Dies at 83

British puppetry pioneer Gerry Anderson died peacefully at a nursing home near Oxfordshire, England this Wednesday (December 25). The creator of the sci-fi hit Thunderbirds died at ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Planes’ to Take Off in Theaters in August

Disney has announced that it will release Planes, a new CG-animated feature “inspired by” the world of Pixar’s Cars in theaters on August 9, 2013. Produced by DisneyToon Studios, ... Continue Reading →
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New Quay Brothers Movie to Screen at MoMA

The latest animated feature by the Quay Brothers, titled The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka will screen at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on January 6 and 7. The closing event ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Plans New Year’s Day ‘SpongeBob’ Marathon

Nickelodeon has planned an awesome New Year’s Day SpongeBob SquarePants marathon this year. On Jan. 1, Nick will air back-to-back episodes of the popular animated series from 2 p.m. ... Continue Reading →