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Stiller to Produce Animated Zoolander Web Series

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films has made a two-year, first-look deal with Paramount Digital Entertainment to develop live-action and animated webisodes and multi-platform social media ... Continue Reading →
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Pixeldust Moves Into Expanded Facility

Bethesda, Md.-based animation studio Pixeldust has announced an expansion that includes a move into a larger 6,000-square-foot facility. The company, which specializes in animation ... Continue Reading →
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Image Engine Picks Tweak Software’s RV

Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, announced today that Vancouver vfx house Image Engine has adopted RV as its ... Continue Reading →
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Director Chapman Off Pixar’s Brave

Brenda Chapman has reportedly left Pixar Animation Studios and is being replaced by Mark Andrews as director of the forthcoming feature film Brave. Directing Brave had earned significant ... Continue Reading →
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Appeal Stays WB Suit Against Superman Lawyer

The final legal fate of Superman was delayed this week when a judge put the case on hold pending an appeal of a procedural ruling in a related case. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s ... Continue Reading →
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DAZ 3D, Mixamo Integrate Products

DAZ 3D and Mixamo have announced a collaboration to integrate products more tightly to improve and accelerate the 3D modeling and animation pipeline. Under the deal, users of DAZ 3D’s ... Continue Reading →
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THQ Opens Montreal Studio; Desilets to Join

Video game giant THQ has opened a new studio in Montreal and announced that top developer Patrice Desilets will join the company next summer to run it. “The best way we can deliver ... Continue Reading →
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Scooby, Shaun the Sheep Race Home to Disc

Scooby-Doo is back with two classic DVD releases this week, while preschooler favorite Shaun the Sheep brings his entire first season of adventures home. Mystery fans will be hard-pressed ... Continue Reading →
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Disney buys Marvel Movies from Par

Disney has acquired from Paramount the distribution rights to the upcoming Marvel feature films The Avengers and Iron Man 3 for a guaranteed payment of at least $115 million. According ... Continue Reading →
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Five Feature Toons Up for Asia Pacific Screen Award

Five films, including three from Japan, have been nominated for the best animated feature honor at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The five nominated films are: Ibara no Ou (King of ... Continue Reading →
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Toy Story 3’s Arndt Gives Nicholl Keynote

Toy Story 3 screenplay writer Michael Arndt will give the keynote address at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 25th annual Don and Gee Nichol Fellowships in Screenwriting ... Continue Reading →
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THQ Continues to Play with SpongeBob

SpongeBob SquarePants is well established as a TV icon, and thanks to a new deal between THQ and Nickelodeon he also looks to be a gaming icon for years to come. The two companies announced ... Continue Reading →
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Panda Co-director Osborne To Direct Little Prince

Kung Fu Panda co-director Mark Osborne has signed on to direct a French stereoscopic 3D animated production of The Little Prince, Variety reports. Aton Soumache and Dmitri Rassam are ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Plans New Singapore Facility

Lucasfilm is building a new home for its animation, gaming and visual effects operations in Singapore, Variety reports. The new facility will feature eight storys with about 242,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Animatron Pays Out $17,000 to Winning Films

The jury at the Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival has awarded $17,000 in cash prizes at an awards ceremony Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The jury ... Continue Reading →
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Here Come the Waves to Kick Off 5th SFIAF

The San Francisco International Animation Festival has set the lineup for its fifth edition, set for Nov. 11-14, and will spotlight such films as Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD is going HD on Sky

The channel, which describes itself as “boy-focused, girl-inclusive,” will launch in a HD version Oct. 18 on Sky in the United Kingdom. The HD version will be available throughout ... Continue Reading →
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Classic Sells Tween Show My Life Me to Germany

Classic Media has struck a deal with German broadcaster KI.KA for the new animated tween series My Life Me. The series, produced by CarpeDiem Film & TV in Canada and Frog Box ... Continue Reading →
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More Suitors Line Up for Thomas Sale

Thomas the Tank Engine remains on the market, and while several suitors are interested in acquiring the property from Apax Partners, no deals are yet imminent. Recent rumors had kids ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse, Disney Begin Production on Motorcity

Production has begun on Motorcity, a new animated series from Titmouse that will air on Disney XD. Created by Chris Prynoski, the series is set in a futuristic Detroit in which a group ... Continue Reading →