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A Century of Dinos

What is it about dinosaurs and animation? One could argue that animation is the perfect method of bringing them to life onscreen, which is why the love affair between animators and ... Continue Reading →
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The Jurassic Beasts Are Back!

Walking ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Helps Deliver Universal’s Best Year

Universal Pictures announced this week that the studio has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office with a total of $1.352 billion through ... Continue Reading →
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Lawrence Kasdan to Write New ‘Star Wars’ Script

Even Oscar-winning in-demand writers like Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) can be at the mercy of the whims and changes of studios and projects. It was just announced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Serves Up Second Helping of Laughs

Sony Pictures Animation delivers a delicious, second helping with its 3-D CG sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. This back-to-school season, kids may be treading through the ... Continue Reading →
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Athena Studios Nabs Film Rights to ‘Auntie Claus’

Emeryville, Calif.-based Athena Studios announced today that it is producing a stop-motion animated feature based on Elise Primavera’s book Auntie Claus. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Crosses $800 Mil. Milestone

Universal/Illumination’s huge blockbuster movie Despicable Me 2 had another record-breaking weekend at the box office worldwide as its cume crossed the $800 million barrier. The ... Continue Reading →
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Brice Parker is New Animation Producer at Athena

Emeryville, Calif-based Athena Studios has signed CG animation production manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of Producer. Parker will oversee development of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘G.I. Joe’ Knocks ‘The Croods’ Off the Top Spot

Hasbro’s durable action figure, first introduced to consumers in 1964, proved to be force to reckon with this Easter weekend. The new feature G.I. Joe: Retaliation made an estimated ... 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 →