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Lucasfilm Settles Justice Suit Over Hiring Practices

Lucasfilm has settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice over the company’s hiring practices, reports Variety. The suit sought to end the visual effects and animation ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 10 Arrives With New 3D Features

NewTek has announced an upgrade for its award-winning 3D software tool, LightWave. Version 10 of the application is shipping now, and offers interactive viewport rendering, real-time ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Upgrades Nuke, NukeX

Compositing software packages Nuke and NukeX are getting an upgrade, with version 6.2 of each shipping now from The Foundry. The new version of Nuke includes the timeline feature Dope ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Picks Up ‘Fugget About It’ From Pilot Program

The Teletoon at Night Pilot Project has produced its first series order, as the Canadian animation channel orders 13 episodes of the comedy series Fugget About It from 9 Story Entertainment. Series ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Names Three to Diverse Writing Fellowship

Nickelodeon has chosen three writers to join its 11th annual fellowship for diverse writers. The program offers participants hands-on writing experience on the channel’s live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Must-watch video: JibJab’s ‘So Long to Ya, 2010!’

2010 was a great year for animation — but it was a bit more volatile in the world of current affairs. And bringing the two together is, as always, JibJab, with another fantastic bit ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Options ‘Maintenence’ Comic Series

DreamWorks Animation has turned to comic books for inspiration — optioning the graphic novel series Maintenance, about a pair of janitors who clean up the messes left behind by their ... Continue Reading →
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Barbie and Ken to Star in ‘Toy Story’ Short

That perfect couple of toydom — the always-fabulous Barbie and her beau Ken — are coming back to the big screen in a new Toy Story short Pixar is producing for next summer. According ... Continue Reading →
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‘Family Guy’ Springs Jedi ‘Trap’; ‘Futurama Vol. 5′ Arrives

It’s a battle of the sci-fi funny bones this week in home entertainment, as  Seth MacFarlane and company parody Return of the Jedi while the most-recent volume of Matt Groening’s ... Continue Reading →
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Goro Miyazaki to Direct ‘Kokuriko-zaka kara’ for Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli has set Kokuriko-zaka kara (From Kokuriko Hill) as its next animated feature film release, with Goro Miyazaki set to direct. Due to be released next summer, the feature ... Continue Reading →
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Gilliam to Oversee Retro Sci-Fi Toon ’1884′

Terry Gilliam is returning to his animation roots, overseeing a retro sci-fi fantasy feature film called 1884. Tim Ollive is directing the picture, with Gilliam – who began by animating ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tron: Legacy’ Racks Up $43 Million Opening

Disney’s Tron: Legacy handily topped the weekend box office charts as expected, though its $43.5 million opening weekend gross leaves unclear whether the film is an unabashed ... Continue Reading →
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Bugs, Scoob, Optimus, Bats and Spidey Make Teletoon Retro Hall of Fame

Canadian cartoon fans have picked Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Optimus Prime, Batman and Spider-Man as the first five inductees in the Teletoon Retro Hall of Fame. The selection was determined ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dead Space’ Gets Animated Sequel in Time for Sequel Game

When the Electronic Arts video game Dead Space 2 hits on Jan. 25, it will do so alongside Dead Space: Aftermath, an animated feature on DVD and Blu-ray, reports Variety. The project ... Continue Reading →
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Must-watch: ‘Tangled’ Animators Make Video for ‘Something That I Want’

The folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios have made a fantastic music video spotlighting the crew that made Tangled and set to the tune of Something That I Want, performed by Grace ... Continue Reading →
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3D Challenge Offers Animators Credits Spot on ‘Holy Night!’

Want to see your animations appear over the end credits of an animated feature film? Then you’ll definitely want to enter Dygra Films’ 3D Challenge contest because the winners’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tron: Legacy,’ ‘Yogi Bear’ Fight For Holiday B.O. Bucks

More than 28 years after Disney rolled out its videogame adventure pic Tron, it’s revving up the lightcycles again for the long-awaited sequel, Tron: Legacy, opening this weekend. The ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of December 15 2010

A while back, Disney announced that Tangled may be one of its last animated fairy tales. How do you think the studio will proceed now that the feature has done extremely well at the ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Johnson to Direct Vanguard’s ‘Oz Wars’

Vanguard Films has tapped Mike Johnson to direct Oz Wars, an animated feature film that will mix CG-animation with stop-motion techniques. Johnson previously co-directed with Tim Burton ... Continue Reading →
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Reynolds to Write, Franck to Direct Sony-Gotham Group Feature

A crew — but not yet a title or story description — have been set for the first of four animated feature film collaborations between Sony Pictures Animation and The Gotham Group. David ... Continue Reading →