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GDC 2016: The New World of Audio for VR

VR audio started with military simulations such as DARPA’s SIMNET, the $240 million project in the 1990s that pioneered VR and massively multiplayer online games. At a time when graphics ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: Creating Films and Content for VR

In addition to pure single- or multiplayer games in virtual reality, several studios are also producing movies and “experiences” for this new medium. One of the most promising ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ BD Clip: Learn to Draw Oh!

DreamWorks Animation’s unlikely road trip buddy comedy Home can come home with you when it hits Blu-ray and DVD shelves on July 28. Until then, you can check out this exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Feathered Weapons

  The Penguin of Madagascar The Penguin of Madagascar The Penguin of Madagascar The ... Continue Reading →
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First Impressions of DreamWorks’ ‘Home’

It’s still got about five or six weeks before wrapping animation, but that didn’t stop director Tim Johnson and DreamWorks Animation from screening for the first time some ... Continue Reading →
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‘Panda’s’ Stevenson Directs United’s Ark Tale

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson has been tapped to direct a CG-animated feature inspired by the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark for United Pictures. Slated for completion in ... Continue Reading →
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The Other Animated Bugs

With so much discussion of border crossings in the news lately, I could not help but be reminded of one of the more unusual Saturday morning cartoon shows of the last two decades: Klasky-Csupo’s ... Continue Reading →
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SPA Buys ‘Medusa’; Lauren Faust to Director

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden, titled Medusa, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #239

The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed [Abrams, $50] In celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary, DreamWorks Animation and Abram Books have put together an unprecedented, ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →