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MARA3D Introduces First Mobile Art Reference App

Montreal-based MARA3D has put its first mobile application: MARA3D: David Giraud Male Anatomy on the Apple iTunes App Store this week. This mobile app introduces artists to a new way ... Continue Reading →
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The Island of Lost Chipmunks

The CG-animated singing critters are back and in excellent form in the new family movie Chipwrecked. The Chipmunks first rose to international fame in December of 1958 with their  ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide

We all know the trials of finding the right holiday gift for your loved ones can make December a horrible, ulcer-inducing time of the year. That’s why we’ve put together a list ... Continue Reading →
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Acting 101 with Don Bluth

How many of these blogs have begun with the phrase, or even the thought: As hard as it may be to imagine today, back then it was like this…? And “back then” wasn’t all that ... Continue Reading →
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Kavaleer Animations to Create 30 New Jobs in 2012

Dublin-based Kavaleer Animations recently announced that it will create 30 new animation jobs in 2012 to keep up with its international projects. The shop, which celebrates its 10th ... Continue Reading →
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NFB’s Hothouse Program Adds Digital Focus

For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Crimson Forest Plants Epic ‘Ginseng’ Series

China’s animation and vfx studio Crimson Forest has announced the production of an epic, 100-part animated series titled Ginseng vs. Aliens. “Each episode deals with the Ginseng ... Continue Reading →
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Kickstand Kickstarts Open-Source 3D Software Campaign

Kickstand, creators of the StretchMesh plug-in for Autodesk Maya software, has launched a campaign to evolve StretchMesh Surface Deformation software into Open Source technology. ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toons Land Golden Globe Nominations

The five Golden Globe nominees in the Best Animated Feature category were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. They are: Among the well-reviewed movies that didn’t make the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Gets Directors

Sony Animation has tapped Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs artists Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn to direct the studio’s sequel to the popular CG film, Variety reports. The project ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Expands into China

Leading digital animation/vfx production company Digital Domain Media Group has launched its expansion into the Chinese film market with the announcement of a new strategic partnership ... Continue Reading →
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Academy’s Tech Council Adds Four New Members

Denny Clairmont, John Hora, Bob Lambert and Milt Shefter have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing ... Continue Reading →
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‘Octonauts’ to Make a Splash on Disney Jr.

Disney Junior announced today that it will premiere the hit animated preschool show Octonauts on Monday, Jan. 9. At 11:30 a.m. The BAFTA-nominated series is based on a series of books ... Continue Reading →
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Hosoda to Helm ‘Wolf Children’ Movie

We have more details about popular anime director Mamoru Hosoda’s next movie. The helmer of acclaimed hits Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is working on Okami Kodomo ... Continue Reading →
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Alphanim Puts ‘Santa’s Apprentice’ App to Work

Paris-based animation house Alphanim has launched four new bilingual holiday apps based on its popular Santa’s Apprentice franchise. Become Santa Claus in 24 days is a free interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Method’s ‘Chaplin’ Ready to Roll in Primetime

The new stereoscopic 3-D, CG-animated take on the world of beloved silent film icon Charlie Chaplin will premiere in primetime in various territories during the holiday season. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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Sentai to Distribute Ghibli’s ‘Grave of the Fireflies’

Isao Takahata’s celebrated anime 1988 film Grave of the Fireflies will be re-released by North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks on DVD in 2012. Digital distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Annies’ Facebook Contest Offers Super Pixar Prize

Do you think you can guess the winners of the upcoming Annie Awards? The folks at ASIFA-Hollywood, the org behind the annual Annie Awards have launched the perfect contest for toon ... Continue Reading →
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A New Trailer for ‘ParaNorman’ Surfaces

There seems to be a lot of instant buzz surrounding LAIKA’s 2012 feature ParaNorman. The new international trailer, which surfaced on the web this week, seems to confirm everyone’s ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak’s ‘Redakai’ Gains More Global Power

Zodiak Kids has announced new sales for its hit animated series Redakai, Conquer the Kairu. The 52 x 30” series, which is produced by Zodiak Kids/Marathon and Spin Master, has been ... Continue Reading →