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SIGGRAPH Asia Reveals Sessions, Speakers

The 2012 SIGGRAPH Asia event, set to take place in Singapore this November 28 thru December 1, will bring together leading names from the animation, graphics, digital art and tech worlds ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Lego Star Wars’ Special Airs Sept. 26 on CN

Lego Star Wars is back with a new half-hour animated special set to air Sept. 26 on Cartoon Network. The second such special, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out takes a humorous ... Continue Reading →
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7 Scientific Achievements Considered for Oscars

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that seven scientific and technical achievements have been selected ... Continue Reading →
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Brenda Chapman Leaves Pixar for Mystery Lucasfilm Project

Brenda Chapman, who was the original director on Pixar’s Brave before being removed from the project, has reportedly left Pixar and is working as a consultant for Lucasfilm Animation. According ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm, SPI Update Alembic Exchange Formata

Alembic is getting an upgrade. Lucasfilm and Sony Pictures Imageworks announced improvements and updates to the open-source exchange format at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles. The new ... Continue Reading →
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Winder to Leave Rainmaker Entertainment

Catherine Winder, the president and exec producer at Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment is expected to leave her post on June 30, says The Hollywood Reporter. The former Lucasfilm ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Duo Opens New Toon Shop

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and exec producers of Adult Swim’s popular Robot Chicken series, have launched their own stop-motion animation studio with Buddy System’s ... Continue Reading →
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Indiana Jones Swings into Zynga Adventure

Grab your bullwhips, kids! Swarthy archeologist/adventurer Indiana Jones is debuting in the latest title from social gaming masters Zynga, Adventure World, via a new chapter titled ... Continue Reading →
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Images and Clips from New Episode of ‘Clone Wars’

Lucasfilm has released two images and two clips previewing this week’s episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars titled “The General.” Here’s how the studio described ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Jobs in Animation

Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. ... Continue Reading →