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‘G.I. Joe’ Knocks ‘The Croods’ Off the Top Spot

Hasbro’s durable action figure, first introduced to consumers in 1964, proved to be force to reckon with this Easter weekend. The new feature G.I. Joe: Retaliation made an estimated ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ Shrewd ‘Croods’ Looks Good at No. 1

After months of anticipation, DreamWorks watchers can sigh in relief this weekend as the studio’s first animated feature of 2013 proved to be a solid moneymaker at the box office. ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco

In theaters today, DreamWorks Animation’s latest feature The Croods goes back to the basics with a strong family comedy set in a magical, prehistoric period. The world will be watching ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Wedge Previews Vibrant New ‘Epic’

Blue Sky Studios co-founder and Oscar-winning animation director Chris Wedge took some time out of his busy schedule to show a few scenes from his upcoming feature Epic to members of ... Continue Reading →
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Gary Wang Launches New Toon Studio in Beijing

Gary Wang, the man behind on-line video venture Tudou has unveiled a new Beijing-based animation studio to focus on domestic feature projects. Wang, who sold his online venture to Youku, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Rises Amid Week’s DVDs

There’s a veritable olio of diverse DVDs simmering in the pot this week. Rising to the top of our list is DreamWorks’ magical adventure Rise of the Guardians (Paramount/DW, $29.99). ... Continue Reading →
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Peters Named to VES Board for Northern California

Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more ... Continue Reading →
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Comic Dane Cook to Voice Planes’ Rusty

The final pieces are coming together for Disney’s upcoming summer feature Planes as the studio announced that comedian Dane Cook has signed to voice its central character Dusty. Cook ... Continue Reading →
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Visual Effects Society Issues Calls to Action

To raise awareness of the plight of the visual effects industry and to create some changes in the way vfx artists are treated in the business, today Visual Effects Society exec director ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Takes $87 Mil. Write-Down on ‘Guardians’

It looks like Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy weren’t that nice to DreamWorks this year. The animation studio will take an $87 million write-down on its 2012 box-office ... Continue Reading →