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Home Where Walt Disney Started His First Animation Studio Is Set for Demolition The Los Feliz bungalow where some of animation history’s most enduring characters were conceived may ... Continue Reading →
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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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Jeffrey Katzenberg Receives First Annecy Golden Ticket

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art and industry of animation, the organizers of the Annecy Film Festival presented DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Teams Up with Mikros for ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

London-based Rocket Pictures has tapped award-winning studio Mikros Image (a Technicolor company) to lead digital animation work for Paramount Animation and MGM Pictures’ Sherlock ... Continue Reading →
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The Creator of the Original Regal Cinemas Roller-Coaster Animation Has Died Portland, Oregon vfx animator John McLaughlin’s credits also include Shark Tale, Kung Fu Panda and ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Full Program Revealed

Taking place June 13-18, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (accompanied by the MIFA market, June 15-17) will once again offer the very best in animation from around the ... Continue Reading →
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Huayi Bros. Partner with Hollywood Vets for Animation Venture

Chinese film production company Huayi Brothers has announced plans to expand its international presence by setting up an animation outfit with the help of some Stateside industry veterans, ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Scraps ‘Little Prince’ U.S. Release

Strange news emerged just before the weekend as it was revealed that Paramount Pictures had dropped the international critics’ hit The Little Prince like a hot pomme de terre ... Continue Reading →