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New ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Shows Destructive FX

Warner Bros. has unleashed a new trailer for its upcoming Godzilla reboot directed by Gareth Edwards and co-produced with Legendary Pictures, out May 16. The clips showcase epic amounts ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Opts for OptiTrack Mo-Cap

International vfx studio The Moving Picture Company (MPC), which recently lent movie magic to World War Z and Man of Steel, has revealed its reliance on its 18-camera OptiTrack motion-capture ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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Moves Like Jaegers

Led by John Knoll and Hal Hickel, the brilliant team at ILM helps create Pacific Rim‘s epic battle between giant robots and sea creatures. Pacific Rim is both something of a throwback ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Animation Getting ‘Monster Trucks’ in Gear

There’s some intriguing fresh grist for the Toon Town rumor mill this week: Deadline.com has heard hints that Paramount Animation is close to poaching Blue Sky Studios director/producer/co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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Here’s Your 4-Day Comic-Con Planner

Over the weekend, the full four-day schedule for Comic-Con in San Deigo was released. Here are some of the main highlights, broken down by movie-related and TV-centric programs: FEATURES THURSDAY, ... Continue Reading →
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IDW to Publish New ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Comics

Here is a wonderful new comic-book venture we can all get behind. Over the weekend, we got word that San Diego-based IDW Publishing will be launching a new series featuring Jay Ward’s ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →
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Darabont Offers Details About New ‘Godzilla’ Script

Oscar-nominated writer Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) has offered some details on Gareth Edwards’ upcoming reboot of the Godzilla franchise for the big ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Part 3

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →