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John Cho and Leslie Mann to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards Stars of Star Trek Beyond and The Comedian will take the stage Feb. 11 to present this year’s 18 awards to 34 individuals ... Continue Reading →
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DreamEast and Jetpack Ink ‘Valt the Wonder Deer’ Deal

Beijing- and Hollywood-based film and TV animation studio DreamEast Pictures has secured a global distribution deal with Jetpack Distribution for 2D adventure-comedy series, Valt the ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Osborne Receiving French Honor for ‘Little Prince’

In recognition of his work bringing the first animated feature adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novella The Little Prince to screens worldwide, director Mark Osborne ... Continue Reading →
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WB Throws Director Mark Osborne ‘Bone’

The feature animation adaptation of Jeff Smith’s Bone is finally picking up steam, with Warner Bros. tapping Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda and The Little Prince director Mark Osborne ... Continue Reading →
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Rodolphe Guenoden to Direct FDNY Animation ‘The Bravest’

Rodolphe Guenoden, a Gobelins graduate and longtime DreamWorks Animation artist, has been tapped to direct new animated feature The Bravest. The announcement was made by Main Journey ... Continue Reading →
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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 →