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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio

Academy Award and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design house Blur Studio has hired on Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in VFX, Akers has ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Re-Dates ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and Next ‘Pirates’

Walt Disney Studios has announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises: Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. Star Wars: Episode VIII has been pushed ... Continue Reading →
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Best of Animayo Fest Coming to L.A.

Highlights from the Animayo animation, VFX and videogames festival — which this year celebrated its tenth anniversary in Gran Canaria, Spain — will be presented in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival (gumbyfest.net) will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Rodriguez Tapped to Direct Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’

Warner Bros. has brought on action helmer Robert Rodriguez to co-write and direct its live-action feature adaptation of the cult hit Hanna-Barbera adventure toon Jonny Quest. Rodriguez ... Continue Reading →
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Digging Into World Building

Naturalistic and convincing environments form the canvass for the subjective storytelling of The Hunger Games: ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Dos Corazones’ ‘Max & Me’

Fans of animation say the medium can do anything live action can. And increasingly those arguments are being put to the test, as in the case of Max & Me, an animated feature in ... Continue Reading →
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Four Voices Added to ‘Norm of the North’ Cast

Splash Entertainment has announced that that it has signed Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Gabriel Iglesias (The Nut Job, Planes), Colm ... Continue Reading →
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ILM’s Knoll, Producer Hurd Join Academy Sci-Tech Council

ILM chief creative officer John Knoll and producer Gale Anne Hurd have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Science and Technology Council. Also accepting invitations ... Continue Reading →