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ILM’s Knoll, Producer Hurd Join Academy Sci-Tech Council

ILM chief creative officer John Knoll and producer Gale Anne Hurd have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Science and Technology Council. Also accepting invitations ... Continue Reading →
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Sony’s ‘Smurfs’ Sequel Ready to Dominate Theaters

The Smurfs 2 director Raja Gosnell and animation director spill the beans on the trials and tribulations of bringing the little blue creatures’ second big cinematic adventure ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Publicist Denise Greenawalt Dies at 52

We were saddened by the recent death of longtime Disney publicity exec Denise Greenawalt who passed away in her sleep following a long illness May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. ... Continue Reading →
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Valhalla, Toei, ANEW to Produce ‘Gaiking’ Pic

Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) will be producing a new live-action feature based on Toei’s popular anime property ... Continue Reading →
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How to Build a Better Teddy Bear!

We shed light on how a seasoned team of vfx pros brought Seth MacFarlane’s misbehavin’ toy bear to animated life in the new comedy, Ted. Fans of Fox-TV’s Family Guy and American ... Continue Reading →