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Disney Taps Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After the incredible success of The Jungle Book this year — both at the box office and in terms of creative tech wizardry — Disney is teaming back up with director Jon Favreau ... Continue Reading →
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Aww, A Game about Lonely Robots Evokes the Best Children’s Animation Grant&Bert Studios’ Abi is a story-driven puzzle game centered on a caretaker bot and industrial unit that ... Continue Reading →
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’Moana’: How Disney Animation Vets Created a Badass Polynesian Princess IndieWire’s Bill Desowitz gets the inside scoop on the magical new CG feat getting ready to set sail from ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Watch the Magic Come to Life in ‘Kubo’ Time-Lapse

Focus Features and the fastidious, fantastically creative crew at LAIKA have released another gob-smacking glimpse behind the scenes of original stop-motion animated feature Kubo and ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Renner Joins ‘Arctic Justice’ Cast

Two-time Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) has signed on to voice the lead character “Swifty” ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Blink Ink, Disney/ABC, FuseFX, marblemedia, Post Factory, ZDF

• Academy Award nominated animator PES has signed on to Blinkink following recent spots for Honda and Android. Known for his ability to reimagine everyday objects in wholly new ... Continue Reading →
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Emily Hubley Among UCLA Film Fest Honorees

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will honor veteran animator Emily Hubley along with six-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse ... Continue Reading →
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Job, Joris & Marieke’s ‘Otto’ Arrives Online

The latest film from Academy Award-nominated Dutch studio Job, Joris & Marieke has arrived online through The New Yorker Screening Room. The heartfelt 10-minute short, Otto, tells ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio

Academy Award and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design house Blur Studio has hired on Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in VFX, Akers has ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Film Pioneer Colin Low Dies Age 89

Colin Low, a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking career with the National Film Board of Canada spanned over six decades, died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. “The ... Continue Reading →