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“Cinesite, Image Engine Announce Merger”

Cinesite and Image Engine have announced a merger of their two companies, which now employ a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Sets Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH has announced the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Holland Cast as Next Spider-Man

Nineteen-year-old English actor Tom Holland has been cast as the lead in Sony’s next Spider-Man feature film, due in theaters July 28, 2017. The new feature will be a stand-along ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Opens to $91M, 2nd to ‘Jurassic’ Juggernaut

It’s rare that a Pixar film doesn’t open atop the weekend box office rankings, but Jurassic World is shaping up to be a rare phenomenon. Inside Out exceeded expectations ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jurassic World’ Posts Massive $512 Million Worldwide Opening

Jurassic World had a historic weekend as it racked up the second-highest-grossing opening weekend of all time. The Universal pic’s $205 million domestic gross was just shy of ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Creatives to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of creative to watch. They are: Cam Baity — animator, show creator, author Kelli Bixler and Drew ... Continue Reading →
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Man of Action Developing ‘Mega Man’ Series for Dentsu

Dentsu Entertainment USA has partnered with Man of Action Entertainment to develop a 26-episode animated series based on Capcom’s video game franchise Mega Man for the global ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tomorrowland’s’ Opening a Bit Soft at $41 Million

Tomorrowland handily topped the Memorial Day weekend box office even as it fell short of expectations for the live-action Disney feature directed by sometime-animator Brad Bird. Tomorrowland ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Posts Strong Profit Boost for 2nd Quarter

The Walt Disney Co. exceeded expectations in reporting a very profitable second fiscal quarter of 2015. The company reported earnings of $2.1 billion for the quarter, which ended March ... Continue Reading →
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‘Age of Ultron’ Domestic B.O. Debut Falls Short of First ‘Avengers’

To no one’s surprise, Avengers: Age of Ultron dominated the weekend box office fully and completely. What is a surprise — to some, at least — is that the movie’s $188 ... Continue Reading →