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HPA Announces Nominees in 3 VFX Categories

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors, including three categories for visual effects. The nominees ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen Fever’ Returns to Arendelle in 2015

Disney has announced that it is slating a new short film titled Frozen Fever for theaters next spring, which will reunite the beloved stars of the 2013 Oscar winning hit, according ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 3′ Falls Back to 2017

DreamWorks Animation will be pushing back the third installment of its smash-hit How to Train Your Dragon franchise a year, a clear reason is not evident at the moment. Meanwhile, Dragon ... Continue Reading →
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First Clip From Pixar’s Next Short, ‘Lava’

Pixar has no features coming out in 2014, but next year sees the release of the feature Inside Out and the short film Lava — and we’ve got an early peek at Lava. Take a look: The ... Continue Reading →
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Smith, Keane, McGrath to Keynote VIEW

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, longtime Disney animator Glen Keane and Madagascar director Tom McGrath have been announced as keynote speakers for the 2014 VIEW Conference set for ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Canada Strikes Disney Deal

Netflix streaming service in Canada has reached a multiyear exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring first-run live-action and animated feature titles to subscribers ... Continue Reading →
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Meet Uku, Star of Next Year’s Pixar Short ‘Lava’

We wrote a while back about the Pixar short Lava, which will screen in front of next summer’s feature Inside Out. Now the first image from the film itself has cropped up, featuring ... Continue Reading →
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Dwarf Labs Launching In-House Academy

In September, Dwarf Labs (also Dwarf Animation Studio) will establish a new in-house training department called Dwarf Academy, under the direction of Pixar and DreamWorks vet Minhyung ... Continue Reading →