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eOne’s ‘Zak Storm’ Gets Greenlight

Entertainment One (eOne)’s latest animated kids’ series Zak Storm has been greenlit for production, and is set to air on France’s leading kids network Gulli starting ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel, Kirby Heirs Settle Copyright Dispute

Marvel and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over the creation of many of the company’s most popular characters. The ... Continue Reading →
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PGS, OuiDO! Team up for ‘Smiley’ Series

Iconic logo character Smiley, the originator of the now ubiquitous emoticon, is gearing up for its TV debut. International brand manager PGS Entertainment and animation house OuiDO! ... Continue Reading →
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Voice of Animated Alfred, Dies

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., best known as a suave leading man of 1950s-1970s television who also provided the voice of Alfred in Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series (1992-95) ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Restructures Partner Studio Method

Indian animation producer/distributor/licensor DQ Entertainment has reorganized its French sister company Method Animation, in which it holds a 20% equity stake. Method has joined with ... Continue Reading →
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Favreau in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’

In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has No New Ideas,” we find out that Disney is planning a live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved The Jungle Book. Actor/director ... Continue Reading →
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Lights! Camera! Summer Eye Candy!

How two of this season’s biggest blockbusters Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness delivered their spectacular CG visuals. Time was the biggest challenge facing two of 2013′s ... Continue Reading →
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Forgotten Planet

Jonathan Rothbart and his vfx teams recreate a world long abandoned by humans for M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi adventure After Earth. What would our planet look like a thousand ... Continue Reading →
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Sony to Distribute CG Angry Birds Movie

Sony Pictures Entertainment has nabbed the worldwide distribution rights for Rovio’s upcoming CG-animate feature based on its Angry Birds franchise. The 3D film is being developed, ... Continue Reading →
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Cinema 4D Aids Futuristic Vision of ‘Oblivion’

VFX and animation tech house Maxon has announced that the designers and animators charged with visualizing the complex in-camera and on-screen motion graphics sequences of Universal ... Continue Reading →