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Sony, ‘Smurfs’ Producer Plan Hybrid ‘ALF’ Movie

The Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac is plotting a comeback. Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to ALF, the iconic 1980s sitcom about a wisecracking alien who lives ... Continue Reading →
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WB Talks Directing ‘Justice League’ with Affleck

Warner Bros. is reportedly set to meet with actor/director Ben Affleck to discuss him possibly directing the studio’s planned Justice League superhero epic. According to a report ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Aims New Icehouse Imprint at Older Audience

Irish children’s animation studio Brown Bag Films is launching a new label called Icehouse that will make content for an older audience. “I grew up on a diet of comic books, ... Continue Reading →
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Hub’s ‘Pound Puppies’ Earns Humanitas Prize in Writing

The Hub’s animated series Pound Puppies has received the Humanitas Prize for excellence in writing for children’s television animation. Writer Joe Ansolabehere was honored ... Continue Reading →
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Brenda Chapman Leaves Pixar for Mystery Lucasfilm Project

Brenda Chapman, who was the original director on Pixar’s Brave before being removed from the project, has reportedly left Pixar and is working as a consultant for Lucasfilm Animation. According ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Set for Nov. 28-Dec.1 in Singapore

SIGGRAPH Asia will return to the city where it started, with the five-year-old confab scheduled to take place Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in Singapore. The annual convention for the best artists ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avengers’ Lifts Disney’s 3Q; Whedon Agrees to Helm Sequel

Avengers is turning out to be a gift to Disney shareholders — one that looks to keep on giving. The studio announced that Joss Whedon will return to write and direct the sequel to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja’ Debut Set on Disney XD

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, a new animated comedy series is set to premiere on Disney XD with a special preview episode on Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and the series premiere on ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk, Lightstorm, Weta Develop Tech for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Autodesk has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology. The three companies have been working to further ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm, SPI Update Alembic Exchange Formata

Alembic is getting an upgrade. Lucasfilm and Sony Pictures Imageworks announced improvements and updates to the open-source exchange format at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles. The new ... Continue Reading →