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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 →
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Your Essential SIGGRAPH ’11 Tip Sheet

There are probably hundreds of good reasons why you should check out this year’s SIGGRAPH Expo in Vancouver (Aug. 7-11), but we want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of ... Continue Reading →
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Another New ‘Tintin’ Poster Pops Up

Argentine website Cine1.com.ar has unveiled a new international poster for Paramount’s eagerly anticipated movie The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. The colorful ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana’s ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ Premieres on Cartoon Network

We’ve been covering the making of Nelvana’s fun animated comedy series Scaredy Squirrel for the past two year, and we’re happy to report that the show will finally make its U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Paley Fest Highlights Top Animated Shows

If you are in Los Angeles next weekend and looking for a fun toon-related activity, you should check out Paley Museum of Broadcasting’s special screenings, panels and autograph sessions ... Continue Reading →
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Leon Schlesinger in Dollars and Scents!

Animation corporate executives have not always been highly regarded by the artists who work for them, particularly during the Golden Age. One exception to that trend was Leon Schlesinger, ... Continue Reading →