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Italy’s View Conference Unveils Stellar Program

Turin’s leading digital technology confab View Conference (and sister festival ViewFest) have announced the impressive plans for this year’s edition, which takes place Oct. 25-28. Among ... Continue Reading →
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Roaming Deeper into ‘The Lion King’

Disney’s beloved classic gets a stereoscopic 3-D makeover and theatrical release in advance of its October Blu-ray release. Although movie audiences have grown accustomed to seeing ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Good-Luck Charm

Okay, so Cars 2 was the first film from Pixar Animation Studios that was greeted by the critics with less than Messianic reviews.  Was it bound to happen, given that critics are allowed ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Air Mater’ Short Included with Cars 2 DVD/Blu-ray

Disney Home Ent. will make Pixar’s Cars 2 available on Blu-ray, Combo pack, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and for movie download on Nov. 1, 2011. Among the many bonus features packed with the movie ... Continue Reading →
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The Return of ‘Fright Night,’ Conan’ and ‘Spy Kids’

While there are no animated features debuting in theaters this weekend, there are plenty of CG-laden summer thrills to go around that will spell competition for returning titles such ... Continue Reading →
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Harry Potter Dethroned by Smurfs Overseas

It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 ... Continue Reading →
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Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams to Direct ‘Tembo’

Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios has enlisted Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams to direct its first CG-animated feature The Legend of Tembo. According to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Takes RenderMan for Maya 5.0 to SIGGRAPH

Pixar has unveiled the latest version of its RenderMan for Maya 5.0, featuring the latest technologies pioneered in RenderMan Pro Server 16.0, and scheduled for release in the fall ... Continue Reading →
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Mighty ‘Smurfs’ Ties with ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Sony’s 3-D feature hybrid The Smurfs proved to be a much stronger contender than expected this past weekend, bringing in $36.2 million and tying with DreamWorks/Universal’s Western/sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’s’ $68M Beats Still-Strong ‘Potter’ Finale

The fighting prowess of Marvel’s star-spangled superhero lead a strong charge at the weekend box office, handily deflecting the magic of Harry Potter to second place. Captain ... Continue Reading →