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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 →
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SIGGRAPH Recruiters Hum ‘O, Canada’

A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab. SIGGRAPH may be the preeminent annual meeting of international computer graphics cognoscenti, but they typically need ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phantom Menace’ Kicks Off 3D ‘Star Wars’ Re-releases on Feb. 10, 2012

Get ready to experience a new dimension of The Force. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have announced a Feb. 10, 2012, release date for the stereoscopic 3D version of Star Wars: Episode ... Continue Reading →
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Leckman to Direct Escape Studios’ L.A. VFX Campus

The CG academy Escape Studios has appointed Lucasfilm training legend Tad Leckman as academic director for the company’s new Los Angeles campus. Leckman ,who created the Jedi ... Continue Reading →
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All Six ‘Star Wars’ Films Coming to Blu-ray

The Force is finally with Blu-ray. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment made lots of Star Wars fans happy Thursday by announcing plans to release all six films in the saga ... Continue Reading →