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John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Offers ‘Pacific Rim’ Sneak Peek

Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim has generated a huge amount of interest in the fantasy fan community. The upcoming Warner Bros. picture is penned ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH to Spotlight ‘Monsters University,’ ‘Frozen’

This summer’s big computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. (July 21-25) will feature several hot sessions focusing on the vfx of big studio features, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Drops Day of the Dead Trademark Bid

Disney and Pixar learned yesterday that sometimes it’s not such a great idea to trademark the name of your movie. The studio got a huge backlash on Tuesday after trying to trademark ... Continue Reading →
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Bryan Cranston Joins Voice Cast of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3'

The third cinematic outing of DreamWorks’ blockbuster Kung Fu Panda announced three new voice cast members yesterday (April 9): Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) ... Continue Reading →
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Cornelia Funke to Deliver FMX Conference Keynote

Acclaimed children’s book author Cornelia Funke (The Thief Lord, Inkheart) has been confirmed to deliver the keynote at this year’s FMX Conference in Stuttgart. The best-selling ... Continue Reading →
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Shane Acker to Direct Reel FX’s ‘Beasts of Burden’

Reel FX announced today that Oscar nominee Shane Acker (9) will direct the studio’s upcoming untitled CG-animated feature based on the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden, written ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Writer Joel Cohen Keynotes Kidscreen Summit

Joel Cohen, veteran writer and producer for The Simpsons, offered a hilarious take on the iconic’s show approach to creativity during Kidscreen Summit’s opening keynote session ... Continue Reading →
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Aron Warner Hired as Reel FX’s President of Animation

Dallas-based animation and live-action studio Reel FX has announced that Aron Warner, the Oscar-winning producer the Shrek features has joined the company as president of animation. In ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Picks Up del Toro’s ‘Book of Life’

Fox Animation Studios will distribute Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming animated feature Book of Life, which was formerly titled Day of the Dead, says The Hollywood Reporter. The ... Continue Reading →