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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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OhMyDisney Offers ‘Hercules’ Side-by-Side Clip

Disney is cracking open the vault doors and revealing never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from the making of its 1997 animated feature Hercules, just in time for the anniversary ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bling’ Arrives in Select Theaters May 6

Entertainment One’s Momentum Pictures will release Korean-made CG animated feature Bling in select U.S. theaters starting May 6. The film is produced by animation studio Digiart in ... Continue Reading →
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Peilin Chou Named Head Creative at Oriental DreamWorks

Television and feature animation veteran Peilin Chou has been named Head of Creative for Feature Animation at Oriental DreamWorks, Variety reports. The production company is a co-venture ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Legend Eric Goldberg to Teach at USC

Veteran animator Eric Goldberg has joined the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts. Goldberg will teach classes on the fundamentals of ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Plans Extensive Disney Tribute

The Ottawa International Animation Festival will celebrate next month the world’s most beloved, successful and pioneering animation studio with a series of screenings, talks, ... Continue Reading →

‘Turtles,’ ‘Galaxy’ Rule; ‘Dragon’ a Hit in China

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ruled the box office for the second weekend, with fellow holdover Guardians of the Galaxy keeping a trio of new releases — Let’s Be Cops, The Expendables ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Sets August Opening Record

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved itself ruler of the box office universe with the biggest August release opening ever, by quite a stretch. The comic-book adaptation directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lucy’ Hands ‘Hercules’ Box Office Defeat

The Scarlett Johansson starrer Lucy blew away the Herculean competition at the box office this weekend with a $44 million opening. The thriller, directed by Luc Besson, won the weekend ... Continue Reading →
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Milk Shakes Up BAFTAs with ‘Doctor Who’

London based indie visual effects house Milk has won a British Academy Television Craft Award for its outstanding vfx work on the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: Day ... Continue Reading →