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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Preps Animated Nativity Flick ‘The Lamb’

Sony Pictures Animation is hopping on to the recent rising trend of faith-based flicks by developing The Lamb — an animated take on Christianity’s Nativity tale, according ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Tackle Ice Bucket Challenge

The animated contributions to the ALS Association’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease continue to trickle (to be fair, it takes ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Sets August Opening Record

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved itself ruler of the box office universe with the biggest August release opening ever, by quite a stretch. The comic-book adaptation directed ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Shuffles Management, Appoints New COO

DreamWorks Animation, which has been struggling with stock share drops since the beginning of the year, has named Mark Zoradi as its new Chief Operating Officer, as well as promoting ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: DreamWorks and ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is in full swing, with the animation events robust enough to excite even the most casual of toon fans. But, of course, with a show as big as Comic-Con, there’s no way ... Continue Reading →
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July 2014 Tech Reviews

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 There is a point in software development where a company must pivot on what they are focusing on. With Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite, I believe that ... Continue Reading →
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Dwarf Labs Launching In-House Academy

In September, Dwarf Labs (also Dwarf Animation Studio) will establish a new in-house training department called Dwarf Academy, under the direction of Pixar and DreamWorks vet Minhyung ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peg,’ ‘Panda,’ ‘Clone’ Top Daytime Creative Emmys

The PBS series Peg+Cat won three awards at the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards, including the award for Outstanding Preschool Animated Series. Meanwhile, DreamWorks/Nickelodeon’s ... Continue Reading →