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Warner Bros. Jumpstarts Dormant ‘Akira’ Movie

Here’s some good news for diehard fans of the seminal 1988 anime feature Akira. Variety reports that director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) is in discussions to return to lead ... Continue Reading →
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Daniel Radcliffe to Visit ‘The Simpsons’

Well, it’s not actually Harry Potter. It’s Daniel Radcliffe, who played the hugely popular character in the eight feature adaptations who will be a voice guest on the upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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BinWeevils Appoints Henwood as CEO

U.K.-based digital social world BinWeevils, for kids 6-12, has appointed media veteran Rod Henwood as CEO, effective immediately. Henwood has been a board director at the company since ... Continue Reading →
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Buckinghamshire Re-Launches Animation & VFX Degree

Buckinghamshire New University, located in High Wycombe, England, is re-launching its Animation and VFX Degree (BA Hons) program, the content of which is in line with the Core Skills ... Continue Reading →
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Casting a Visual Spell

The new adaptation of young adult best-seller Beautiful Creatures aims for magical effects that don’t remind viewers of other movies about teens with special powers. If you’re plugged ... 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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Chernin Group Buys Stake in Graphic India

Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group has bought a large minority stake in comic-book and animation studio Graphic India, which also creates content for mobile and online platforms. Chernin ... Continue Reading →
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Reuters Says Prime Focus May Bid on Digital Domain

Reuters is reporting that Prime Focus World, a visual-effects house that worked on such hits as Avatar and the Harry Potter series, is considering a bid on Digital Domain Media Group, ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Kenny ‘Chucks’ It in School

To say that voice actor supreme Tom Kenny is perhaps best known as SpongeBob SquarePants is like saying Daniel Radcliffe is perhaps best known as Harry Potter. But like Radcliffe, Tom ... Continue Reading →
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Flashback to That First ‘Madagascar’ Journey

Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) animated features offered audiences original images, stories and characters that moviegoers could not see anywhere else. Similarly, ... Continue Reading →