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MPC Opts for OptiTrack Mo-Cap

International vfx studio The Moving Picture Company (MPC), which recently lent movie magic to World War Z and Man of Steel, has revealed its reliance on its 18-camera OptiTrack motion-capture ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Launches Collectives Packages

U.K.-based software developer The Foundry is now offering Creation and Production Collectives — two packages of award-winning applications offering open, future-proof workflows ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top BAFTA Awards

Frozen walked away with another cool honor this weekend, nabbing the BAFTA for Best Animated Film at a ceremony in London. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck took home the honor ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Builds $50M Second Weekend

It was another great weekend for The LEGO Movie, which built on its already impressive debut last weekend with a $50 million domestic gross through Sunday. The muscular hit has grossed ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Animation Icon Murakami Dies

Jimmy Murakami, one of the founding fathers of Irish animation, died Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to a report from the Irish Film & Television Network. He was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Fox’ Returns in Criterion Edition

One of the most-acclaimed indie animated films of recent years gets the Criterion treatment this week with the release of Fantastic Mr. Fox: Criterion Collection Edition (Fox, $39.95 ... Continue Reading →
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Teasers Preview ‘Star Wars Rebels’

The buildup for the new animated series Star Wars Rebels is in full gear, as Disney XD releases two new 30-second teaser trailers offering a first look at the series. Take a look: What ... Continue Reading →
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The Past Ain’t What It Used to Be!

How Rob Minkoff and his team at DreamWorks assembled a ... Continue Reading →
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Minifigs Meet the Big Screen

How directors Phil ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the Shiny Future of Law Enforcement

VFX supe Jamie ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s Plucky Newcomers

Breadwinners pits two intrepid ducks against the perils of the bread delivery business. This month, Nickelodeon introduces viewers to ... Continue Reading →
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In Pursuit of Art and Quality Content

This year’s Cartoon Movie in France will highlight bold, new features which aren’t afraid to tackle tough, non-commercial subjects. If you are a firm believer that some ... Continue Reading →
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The Mixel Invasion Has Begun!

Cartoon Network and LEGO join forces to introduce the world to cute, collectible monsters called Mixels. Last summer, right around Comic-Con, ... Continue Reading →
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March 2014 Tech Reviews

Reallusion’s iClone iClone is now in its 5.5th iteration, with hundreds of animators, filmmakers and game designers not only using the software, but contributing to the Content ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #238

As head writers go, Baboon Animation team member Carin Greenberg is one of the busiest in the biz. An Emmy winner and eight-time nominee, Carin has masterfully helmed such hits as 101 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Flies to SPI Vancouver

Rovio Entertainment has chosen Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver as its primary animation house for the production of the Angry Birds movie, the upcoming animated film based on ... Continue Reading →
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Second iKids Awards Announce Winners

At a high-profile awards ceremony luncheon held during its annual iKids conference, Kidscreen announced the winners of the 2014 iKids Awards. Now in its second year, this annual set ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki, Ghibli Retrospective Returns to Hollywood

For the third year, the American Cinematheque presents a retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli that will screen Feb. 16 to March 20 at the Egyptian Theatre ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Movie’ Blooper Outtakes Arrive

Just in case you didn’t get enough laughs out of seeing The LEGO Movie last weekend, Warner Bros. has upped the ante with a new clip of outtakes and “bloopers” from ... Continue Reading →