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Art Show Offers Exclusive Preview of ‘Book of Life’

20th Century Fox hosted a private art show Monday night in Beverly Hills to show off art from The Book of Life, an animated feature film in production at Reel FX Creative Studios in ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Animation Magazine’ names Veteran Toon, VFX, and Film Journalist Thomas J. McLean as Editor-In-Chief

Animation Magazine, the leading online and print publication covering the business, technology and art of animation and VFX, has tapped veteran film journalist Thomas J. McLean as editor-in-chief. McLean ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia Reveals Final Lineup for 2013 Edition

The organizers of this year’s SIGGRAPH Asia confab have announced the final lineup for the international CG and tech confab, which takes place Nov. 19-22 in Hong Kong. Now in ... Continue Reading →
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Star-Studded Awards Soiree Launches Animation Summit

This year’s edition of Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit began on a high note on Sunday night with a star-studded awards ceremony that featured voice legend ... Continue Reading →
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Final Days to Pick Up Animation Summit Tickets

Animation Magazine has announced its full lineup of guests and events for next month’s three-day event (Nov. 3-5). Sony Pictures Imageworks’ award-winning vfx supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Summit Announces Full Lineup of Events, Guests

Animation Magazine has announced its full lineup of guests and events for next month’s three-day event (Nov. 3-5). Sony Pictures Imageworks’ award-winning vfx supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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Tatum, Saldana Join ‘Book of Life’ Voice Cast

The voice cast for Reel FX Animation’s next feature The Book of Life has been announced: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo ... Continue Reading →
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Get Ready for a Real Turkey Feast!

The creative forces behind Reel FX’s new animated feature Free ... Continue Reading →
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The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →