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‘Alpha & Omega’ Follows Path to Home Video

The call of the wild will lead animation fans to the home video department and the release this week of Alpha & Omega, an indie release. Alpha & Omega (Lionsgate, $29.95 DVD, ... Continue Reading →
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VES Awards Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 9th annual Visual Effects Society Awards have been announced, with more than a few surprises. Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story 3, Shrek Forever After ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Honors 10 Scientific and Technical Achievements

The Scientific and Technical Achievements are one of the less-covered areas of the annual Academy Awards, generally because they go to people and companies few people know about for ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek: ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’ Season 2 Premiere

The Ricky Gervais Show returns for its second season on HBO Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and to promote the series the network is making the first episode available starting today on HBO.com ... Continue Reading →
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Peanuts Return For DVD of ‘Happiness is a Warm Blanket’

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang are coming back to animation in Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, an original DVD feature set to be released ... Continue Reading →
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All Six ‘Star Wars’ Films Coming to Blu-ray

The Force is finally with Blu-ray. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment made lots of Star Wars fans happy Thursday by announcing plans to release all six films in the saga ... Continue Reading →
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WGA Nominates 6 Video Games for Writing Award

Just when animation fans thought they could ignore the WGA Awards after they ruled Toy Story 3 ineligible for its feature film prize, the honors have our attention again with the nominees ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Promotes Damaschke to CCO

DreamWorks Animation has promoted executive Bill Damaschke to the post of chief creative officer, reports Variety. Damaschke previously was co-president of production for feature animation, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Advances 7 in VFX Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven films that remain in the race for the best visual effects Oscar. They are: Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Young Justice’ Debuts Jan. 7 on Cartoon Network

The heroes of the DC Universe have long stood against the forces of evil — and now its their sidekicks’ turn to step into the spotlight with Young Justice, a new animated series ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Signs with Mookie for ‘Jungle Book’ Toys in U.K.

DQ Entertainment’s worldwide hit The Jungle Book has found its way into the toy market, signing a deal with U.K.-based Mookie Toys. The exclusive deal gives Mookie toy licensing ... Continue Reading →
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VES Re-Signs Exec Director Roth Through 2013

Eric Roth is staying on as executive director of the Visual Effects Society Roth, who has been executive director of the group since 2004, is now set to stay in the job through December ... Continue Reading →
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‘Animating Reality’ Brings Global Short Docs to DVD

Indie distributor A Million Movies a Minute is bringing a unique collection of short animated documentaries to DVD as Animating Reality: A Collection of Short Documentaries. The collection ... Continue Reading →
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CN Locks Up Old, New ‘Dragon Ball’ Series for Latin America

Anime fans in Latin America have taken a shine to the Dragon Ball franchise, and Cartoon Network has stepped up to make sure they get their fix. Cartoon Network Latin America and Toei ... Continue Reading →
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Mediaset Licenses Hasbro Programs for Italy

Hasbro Studios’ animated series Transformers Prime, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, G.I. Joe: Renegades, The Adventures of Chuck and Friends and Pound Puppies are heading ... Continue Reading →
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Pixeldust Expands NYC Studio, Promotes Jernigan

East Coast-based animation studio Pixeldust is expanding, adding a new studio space in New York City and naming Nick Jernigan as visual effects supervisor. The company recently relocated ... Continue Reading →
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Legend3D Gives ‘Shrek’ Films a New Dimension

Legend3D has converted the original Shrek — as well as Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third — to stereoscopic 3D for a special Blu-ray set. The first three films in the series have been ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Ups Alonso to Editor in Chief

Marvel Entertainment has promoted Axel Alonso to the position of editor in chief of its publishing division, which includes comic books. Alonso will oversee all aspects of Marvel’s ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation, Toei to Stream ‘Dragon Ball Z’ to North America

Dragon Ball Z is set to stream to online fans in the United States and Canada under an agreement struck between FUNimation Entertainment and Toei Animation. The iconic show will begin ... Continue Reading →
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Gravity Drops in L.A. with Levinson in Charge

Gravity, a visual-effects house founded in Israel, is coming to California and putting in charge veteran producer Karin Levinson. The company’s new facility, located in Santa ... Continue Reading →