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A Zany Return to Area 51

Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Continues to Draw Auds to Theaters

No animated movies made the U.S. top 10 this weekend, but several of 2012’s popular toons are still continuing to deliver strong numbers both stateside and overseas. Peter Jackson’s ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Studios Swims with ‘Sole Mates’

Vancouver-based Bron Studios’ will begin production in 2013 on Sole Mates, its first CG-animated feature film, based on an original concept created by Deon Taylor. Bron managing director, ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Hefferon Named President of Rainmaker Ent.

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed veteran feature film and television executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, it was announced by Craig Graham, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Escape From Planet Earth’ Gets a Weinstein Screening

The case of writer-director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfeld against the Weinstein company over the studio’s handling of the CG-animated movie Escape From Planet Earth seems ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Xing Xing Digital Buys Canada’s Rainmaker Ent.

Only a couple of days after the departure of president Catherine Winder from Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment, the company was sold to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. The assets ... Continue Reading →
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Winder to Leave Rainmaker Entertainment

Catherine Winder, the president and exec producer at Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment is expected to leave her post on June 30, says The Hollywood Reporter. The former Lucasfilm ... Continue Reading →
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Acker Dives into New Animated Feature ‘Deep’

Brown Bag Films’ co-founder Darragh O’Connell announced the launch of a new animated feature called Deep, about a post-apocalyptic undersea adventure, at the Annecy Festival on ... Continue Reading →
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Weinstein Tags 3 Toons for Theaters

2013 is going to be a busy year for The Weinstein Company as the studio focuses on multiple family-friendly toons set for theatrical release next year. In addition to the much-buzzed ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Cast Set for ‘Escape From Planet Earth’

The Weinstein Company and Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment announced today that the voice cast of their 2012 animated movie Escape from Planet Earth will include Brendan Fraser, ... Continue Reading →