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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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‘Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Coming Home Sept. 6

Brad Bird’s iconic animated feature The Iron Giant will be back on the home entertainment market this fall, and better than ever. Available September 6 from Warner Bros. Home ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Giacchino Composing for Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino is embarking on his first-ever collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios to produce the score for the upcoming CG feature Zootopia, out ... Continue Reading →
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WB Unveils ‘Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Trailer

Warner Bros. and Fathom Events will present two showings of the remastered The Iron Giant: Signature Edition in select theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. local ... Continue Reading →
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J.J. Abrams to Receive VES Visionary Award

J.J. Abrams will receive the Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual ... Continue Reading →
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Leno Helps ‘Phineas and Ferb Save Summer’

Jay Leno has been added as a guest voice actor to Phineas and Ferb Save Summer, a special one-hour episode set to premiere June 9 at 10 a.m. on Disney XD. The episode kicks off the ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Star Wars’ Pic Will Be Out on Dec. 18, 2015

So yesterday, after much fanfare, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official ... Continue Reading →
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The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →
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Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Starts Shooting in Vancouver

Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland. Directed and co-written by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) the mysterious movie centers on ... Continue Reading →
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Moves Like Jaegers

Led by John Knoll and Hal Hickel, the brilliant team at ILM helps create Pacific Rim‘s epic battle between giant robots and sea creatures. Pacific Rim is both something of a throwback ... Continue Reading →