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It’s Official: Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars’ Pic

While the news was leaked on Thursday, Lucasfilm and Disney both confirmed that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) will direct the next episode of the beloved sci-fi franchise Star Wars: ... Continue Reading →
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Trey Parker, Matt Stone to Launch Own Studio

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have launched their own production studio, Important Studios, in order to pursue film, TV and theater projects. Their upcoming slate ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Clone Wars’ Celebrates 100th Episode

Star Wars: The Clone Wars celebrates its 100th episodes with a new installment that uncovers an elite Republic clone commando who has gone “Missing in Action,” airing Saturday, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount to Unleash ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in IMAX

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ timeless adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will get a special one-week release in select IMAX theaters beginning September 7. The film has ... Continue Reading →
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Coleman is Animal Logic’s New Head of Animation

VFX and CG animation veteran Rob Coleman has been tapped as the new head of animation at Sydney and Los Angeles studio Animal Logic. The two-time Oscar nominee (Star Wars: The Phantom ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Designer McQuarrie Passes Away

Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underworld,’ ‘Red Tails’ and ‘FMA’ Take on ‘Beauty’

A pair of visual-effects-heavy battle movies from completely different ends of the spectrum take on Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband and the 3D release of Beauty and the Beast at the ... Continue Reading →
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Anniversaries 2012

5 Years Still Loco for Toons It seems like just yesterday that we began hearing whisperings of the Latin American animation market’s emerging promise, and a certain Gothic-inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Stan Lee to Receive Producers Guild’s Vanguard Award

Iconic comic-book and animation creator Stan Lee will be receiving the Producers Guild’s 2012 Vanguard Award this January. The award is designed to recognized achievements in new ... Continue Reading →