Jimmy Murakami

Remembering Jimmy Murakami

Every superhero has an origin story. As animators, however, we’re stuck firmly in the human world, but each of us can point to an event that shaped our lives, and pushed us down ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Heat Up Hit Release of ‘Catching Fire’

Catch up with Katniss Everdeen as she once again fights for her life in the home-video release of the VFX blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate, $29.95 DVD, $39.99 ... Continue Reading →
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A Century of Dinos

What is it about dinosaurs and animation? One could argue that animation is the perfect method of bringing them to life onscreen, which is why the love affair between animators and ... Continue Reading →
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Gagne’s ‘Saga of Rex’ Short Debuts on YouTube

We’ve been following the many ventures of animator, game designer and all-around talented artist Michel Gagne closely for the past few years. We are happy to announce that this ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Kickstarts Ninth Season of ‘Fairly OddParents’

Timmy and his troublesome godparents are back! Nickelodeon premieres the ninth season of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Fairly OddParents, on Saturday (May 4) at 9:30 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Chucky’ Movie Begins Photography in Winnipeg

It looks like Chucky, the homicidal ginger-haired doll of the Child’s Play film series has come out of retirement. Directed and written by original creator Don Mancini, the new direct-to-DVD ... Continue Reading →
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John Coates and the American Invasion

Twenty-twelve is shaping up to be such a year of plenty for high-profile animated features—originals, adaptations and franchise sequels—that it is starting to remind one of the ... Continue Reading →
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Effects Animator Dorse Lanpher Passes Away

The animation community lost another great talent this past Friday with the passing of effects animators Dorse Lanpher at the age of 76. Lanpher began his career at Disney in the late ... Continue Reading →