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Lucasfilm, Imageworks Release Alembic 1.0

The public release of Alembic 1.0, the open source project developed jointly by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm Ltd., was announced at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC yesterday. Alembic ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Screen Méliès’s ‘Trip to the Moon’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the original hand-colored version of Georges Méliès’s landmark 1902 film A Trip to the Moon on Tuesday, September ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Plans Smurfy Sequel for Summer of 2013

Give the success of Sony’s summer blockbuster The Smurfs, which has brought int $135 million worldwide since its release on August 29, it’s not surprising that the studio has greenlit ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Reveals Official Selection

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s award-winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the new Pixar short La Luna directed by Enrico Casarosa, Bill Plympton’s Guard ... Continue Reading →
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Factory Transmedia Takes Over Hullabaloo Studios

Factory Transmedia has launched its production company at the former facilities of  post-production house, Hullabaloo Studios. Based in Altrincham, Factory TM now employs over 30 ... Continue Reading →
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The Bakery Showcases Relight at SIGGRAPH

French software house The Bakery (www.bakery3d.com; stand 471) is setting out to dazzle the SIGGRAPH Vancouver crowds this week with the latest additions to their lighting, shading ... Continue Reading →
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Disney and Autodesk Sign XGen Agreement

At SIGGRAPH, which is taking place in Vancouver, B.C. this week, Walt Disney Pictures and Autodesk, Inc. (www.autodesk.com, stand 429) announced an agreement to bring the innovative ... Continue Reading →
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Animator, Illustrator and Teacher Corny Cole Dies at 81

We were saddened by the passing of beloved animator, illustrator, painter and teacher Cornelius “Corny” Cole who passed away this morning (Monday, Aug. 8th) at the age of 81 from ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Takes RenderMan for Maya 5.0 to SIGGRAPH

Pixar has unveiled the latest version of its RenderMan for Maya 5.0, featuring the latest technologies pioneered in RenderMan Pro Server 16.0, and scheduled for release in the fall ... Continue Reading →
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Tuesday DVD Rush: ‘The Fox and The Hound’ & ‘Mars Needs Moms’

There are several interesting new animated titles coming to DVD and Blu-ray today (Tuesday, August 9). Fans of traditional Disney animation can get their paws on a new 30th anniversary ... Continue Reading →
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Entertainment One Takes On Two ‘Babar’ Series

Indie distributor Entertainment One (eONe) has secured home entertainment and digital rights to the classic Babar animated series, as well as the new CG take Babar and the Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces Adds to 2011 Blu-ray 3-D Slate

Walt Disney Studios has announced a slew of family favorites set to join their slate of 3-D Blu-ray releases this year. The films will be available in DVD/Blu-ray combo packs to provide ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive: ‘Pound Puppies’ New Episode Clip

New episodes of Hasbro Studios’ Pound Puppies will begin airing on The Hub at the end of the week, following the week-long “Dog Days of Summer” primetime family film program ... Continue Reading →
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Garfield Creator Teams Up With Toon Boom

Garfield creator Jim Davis has joined forces with Montreal-based animation software house Toon Boom to introduce a new release titled Garfield’s Comic Boom. “Back in my day we had ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie Enters New Ratings Dimension

There’s no stopping Phineas and Ferb this summer. The show, which has been performing strongly this season, managed to set a new record this Friday: The TV movie Phineas and Ferb: ... Continue Reading →
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Stars Align for Fox’s Animation Domination Shows

Fox has announced an impressive list of guest voices for the new fall season of its Sunday night animation domination shows. The Simpsons, which will air its 500th episode during its ... Continue Reading →
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Moviegoers Go Bananas for ‘Apes’

Despite lower expectations, Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes managed to bring in close to $54 million this past weekend, thanks to positive reviews and good word of mouth. The ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Recruiters Hum ‘O, Canada’

A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab. SIGGRAPH may be the preeminent annual meeting of international computer graphics cognoscenti, but they typically need ... Continue Reading →
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Polish Animator’s Career Takes Flight

Damian Nenow’s Paths of Hate receives this year’s Jury Prize at SIGGRAPH. Damian Nenow’s lifelong obsession with flight and objects that traverse the sky has finally paid off ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH – The Quiet Revolution

A timely SIGGRAPH panel examines the pros and cons of distributed production. SIGGRAPH is always a showcase for whiz-bag images of digital destruction, virtual flames and flowing, photo-real ... Continue Reading →