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Veteran Animator Jim Hiltz Dies at 85

The Animation Guild Blog reports that veteran animator, director and teacher Jim Hiltz has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for directing Jay Ward’s Rocky and His Friends, ... Continue Reading →
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Your Co-Star Will Be Added in Post

What exactly is “animation acting” these days? As the industry continues to evolve in the digital age, so does the definition of what constitutes animation and what does not. Once, ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Plans Smurfy Sequel for Summer of 2013

Give the success of Sony’s summer blockbuster The Smurfs, which has brought int $135 million worldwide since its release on August 29, it’s not surprising that the studio has greenlit ... Continue Reading →
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Smurfs and the City – ‘The Smurfs’ in 3D

Peyo’s beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony’s Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza. It’s been 53 years since Belgian artist Pierre “Peyo” Culliford came ... Continue Reading →