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Nick’s ‘Penguins,’ ‘Fanboy’ Win Daytime Emmys Honors

Penguins of Madagascar was a huge hit for Nickelodeon at the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, taking home a half-dozen awards. The show, spun off of the popular DreamWorks Animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Green Lantern’ Lights the B.O. Lamp with $52M Opening

The superhero visual-effects 3D extravaganza Green Lantern won the top spot at the box office this weekend even as the big-screen debut of the DC Comics hero fell slightly short of ... Continue Reading →
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13 Animators, 12 VFX Artists Invited to Join AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 13 animators, 12 visual effects artists and a total of 178 filmmakers and film industry executives to join its ranks. Animators ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Launches Business Symposium

There’s one more reason to check out this summer’s hot SIGGRAPH event in Vancouver (August 7-11). The organizers are preparing a one-day event for August 7 featuring industry leaders ... Continue Reading →
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‘Canimals’ to Pounce in France This Fall

The new 3-D stereoscopic, CG-animated series Canimals will premiere on Canal+ Family and Télétoon+ in France this October. Produced by BRB Internacional, Aardman and Vooz Club, the ... Continue Reading →
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Seeing the (Green) Light!

Sony Imageworks vfx supervisor Jim Berney and his team revisit the classic comic book and use real-world references to construct the luminous world of Green Lantern. The summer of ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Ready to Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25

Sony Pictures Animation is looking to make this the Smurfiest summer ever, releasing July 29 a major 3D Smurfs movie and declaring June 25 Global Smurfs Day. Global Smurfs Day celebrates ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ PSA Lifts Dads for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day this weekend, Disney has lent the characters and footage from The Lion King to a public-service announcement for fatherhood.gov, the National Responsible Fatherhood ... Continue Reading →
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WB Seeks Bright Debut for ‘Green Lantern’

After years of waiting, Green Lantern arrives in theaters this weekend as Warner Bros. looks to turn DC Comics’ emerald warrior into a major tentpole franchise. Green Lantern ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Top Licensing Award of 2010

Toy Story 3 was presented the Best Licensed Program of the Year Award by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association at the Licensing International Expo 2011 in ... Continue Reading →
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Cast, Composer Added to Laika and Focus’ ‘ParaNorman’

ParaNorman, the next 3D stop-motion animated feature from Laika and Focus Features, has added composer Jon Brion to its ranks, as well as cast members Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein ... Continue Reading →
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First Look: ‘John Carter of Mars’ Poster

Disney has released a teaser poster that offers the first look at John Carter of Mars. Here it is: John Carter of Mars is directed by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, from a script he ... Continue Reading →
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Cohen Spills the Beans on ‘Futurama’s’ New Season

Since the new season of Futurama will kick off with two new episodes on Thursday, June 23, on Comedy Central, we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with the show’s brilliant ... Continue Reading →
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Rule Revisions Affect Animation, VFX Oscar Noms

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revised its rules for animated features, visual effects and best picture for the 84th annual Oscars ceremony. In the animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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June 2011 Tech Reviews

Red Giant’s Trapcode Particular Usually creating particle systems requires a 3D package with an fx geek behind the controls spinning spinners on turbulence, wind, gravity, etc. to ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Orders ‘Fugget About It,’ ‘Rocket Monkeys’

The animated series Fugget About It and Rocket Monkeys were among the four new Canadian original programs announced as recently green-lit or in production by Teletoon Canada. The network ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Survey Reports Royalties Stabilized in 2010

As the Licensing Expo kicks off today in Las Vegas, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association reported that year-to-year royalties generated from the sale ... Continue Reading →
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Sean Astin Cast as Raphael in Nick’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ Series

From saving Frodo to “Cowabunga!,” actor Sean Astin has joined the voice cast of Nickelodeon’s all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. Astin, who is ... Continue Reading →
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Rights Sold for New ‘Cabbage Patch Kids’ TV Special

Producer Galen Walker has acquired the rights to animated the beloved toys The Cabbage Patch Kids for a new TV special, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The producer, who is producing ... Continue Reading →
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Adamson on Board for Dark Horse’s ‘Beasts of Burden’

DreamWorks Animation alumnus Andrew Adamson is set to adapt the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden into a CG-animated feature film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Adamson ... Continue Reading →