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When You Wish Upon a ‘Star Wars’

The big news in showbiz over for the last week has, of course, been the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm for some four-billion-dollars and change. In many quarters the ... Continue Reading →
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Will ‘Clone Wars’ Blast Off from CN?

One of Cartoon Network’s most popular series, the CG actioner Star Wars: The Clone Wars, may be packing up its light sabers and moving to a new home when its five-year run is ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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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 →