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Peters Named to VES Board for Northern California

Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more ... Continue Reading →
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An Aardvark’s Road to Animated Success

To paraphrase Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, there remains one fixed point in an ever-changing world of television animation: the desire to sell a show. Those (you know who you are) who are ... Continue Reading →
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Will ‘Oz’ Prove Great and Powerful at the Box Office?

Disney is looking to heat up a so-far tepid year at the box office with its VFX-heavy reimagining Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi, who turned Spider-Man into a billion-dollar ... Continue Reading →
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Iger: No 2D Features in Disney’s Immediate Future

An overall strong year for Disney did little to quell questions at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting this week, including the future of 2D animated features. When ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Greenlights Daron Nefcy’s Teenage Princess Series

Disney has ordered a new animated series tentatively called Star and the Forces of Evil, created by Daron Nefcy and with Eden Sher of the sitcom The Middle on board to voice the lead, ... Continue Reading →
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R&H Needs Buyer Before Loans Run Out Mid-March

Financially troubled visual effects company Rhythm & Hues has said it needs to find a buyer by mid-March to have a shot at emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is currently ... Continue Reading →
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BFX Festival Adds Competition for VFX, Animation Students

Brits looking to break into the visual effects industry, take note: The BFX Festival set for this summer in Bournemouth in the south of England has announced a student competition. The ... Continue Reading →
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March 2013 Tech Reviews

The Foundry’s Nuke 7.0 U.K.-based vfx software tool designer The Foundry has certainly carved out a nice niche for itself in the world. After buying out Digital Domain’s internal ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Studios Picks Up Animated Pilot ‘Sara Solves It’

Amazon Studios has greenlit a test pilot for the original animated children’s series Sara Solves It, co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises. Sara Solves It is created ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sid the Science Kid: The Movie’ Coming to PBS, Video

A feature-length outing for the popular Sid the Science Kid series is set to debut March 25 on PBS Kids! followed by a DVD and iTunes release on April 2. The movie is a co-production ... Continue Reading →