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Google Celebrates Eadweard Muybridge’s Birthday

The famous galloping horses of English photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904) are moving once again on Google’s homepage today in honor of his 182nd birthday. The famous photographer ... Continue Reading →
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Lantz Foundation Supports LMU Animation Lab

Thanks to a $540,000 grant from the Walter Lantz Foundation, Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television will be able to outfit its new Animation Lab with state-of-the-art ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Dumpling’s Geiger Named China 3D Consultant

Kevin Geiger, president and CEO of Magic Dumpling Entertainment, has accepted as position as a resident foreign consultant to the China 3D Film & Television Association, an organization ... Continue Reading →
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‘Numtums’ Count Down to CBeebies Premiere

A cuddly new educational children’s series is set to launch on the U.K.’s CBeebies channel this month. Starting Monday February 27 Numtums will broadcast twice a day, at 9 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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Laika Studio Opts for Shotgun Software

Portland, Oregon-based animation house Laika has purchased a site license of Shotgun software to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and vfx work throughout ... Continue Reading →
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Image Metrics Unveils Live Driver

3D facial animation tech developer Image Metrics announced the release of its Live Driver Software Development (SDK) today. Live Driver is described as a new real-time facial animation ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Releases ‘Snow Queen’ Movie Trailer

Moscow- and Voronezh-based CG animation studio Wizart has released a trailer for its upcoming 3-D feature The Snow Queen. Based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the ... Continue Reading →
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New Daffy Short to Debut with ‘Journey 2′

The new Looney Tunes 3-D toon Daffy’s Rhapsody will premiere before screenings of Warner Bros.’ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote ... Continue Reading →
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ZagToon Launches 3D Film Division

Paris-based French animation production company Univergroup is launching a film division, Zagtoon Pictures, and is partnering with leading Korean studio SamG, reports Variety. Headed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underworld,’ ‘Red Tails’ and ‘FMA’ Take on ‘Beauty’

A pair of visual-effects-heavy battle movies from completely different ends of the spectrum take on Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband and the 3D release of Beauty and the Beast at the ... Continue Reading →
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