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‘Monsters U’ DVD/Blu-ray Arrives for Halloween

The folks at Disney Home Ent. have prepared the perfect Halloween DVD/Blu-ray for animation fans. This past summer’s blockbuster hit Monsters University arrives on Tuesday (Oct. ... Continue Reading →
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iam8bit Studio To Host Ben Butcher Exhibit

L.A.-based iam8bit studios is hosting “Part of a Complete Breakfast,” the first-ever solo exhibition by former Pixar artist Ben Butcher. The exhibit will open Thursday, Nov. 7 (7-11 ... Continue Reading →
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Athena Studios Nabs Film Rights to ‘Auntie Claus’

Emeryville, Calif.-based Athena Studios announced today that it is producing a stop-motion animated feature based on Elise Primavera’s book Auntie Claus. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Releases List of Possible Sci-Tech Honorees

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday (August 16) that 14 scientific and technical achievements have been ... Continue Reading →
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Two Disney Infinity Mobile Apps Hit the Market

Disney Interactive has unveiled two Disney Infinity mobile apps, Disney Infinity: Action! and Disney Infinity: Toy Box, which will provide connected extensions of the console experience. The ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo to Offer Peeks at ‘Frozen,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’

Forget Comic-Con. The big toon fan experience will be happening at Disney’s D23 Expo, planned for August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event will feature a special ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: The Foundry Announces Collabs, Developments

Amid all the buzz-worthy happenings at the SIGGRAPH confab in Anaheim, software developer The Foundry has a number of exciting announcements for animators and visual effects artists. ... Continue Reading →
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A Non-Technical Chat with Ed Catmull

In Tom Sito’s excellent and exhaustively researched new book, Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation, no one has quite as many index listings as Dr. Ed Catmull, current ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases RenderMan Pro Server 18

Pixar Animation Studios announced the release of RenderMan Pro Server 18, continuing the studio’s commitment to advancing the state of the art in cinematic quality rendering. This ... Continue Reading →
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The Making of Pixar’s ‘Blue Umbrella’

Director Saschka Unseld awakens hidden characters and tells a unique love story in Pixar’s latest short, The Blue Umbrella. Pixar Animation Studios has a long history of bringing ... Continue Reading →