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Peters Named to VES Board for Northern California

Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more ... Continue Reading →
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Comic Dane Cook to Voice Planes’ Rusty

The final pieces are coming together for Disney’s upcoming summer feature Planes as the studio announced that comedian Dane Cook has signed to voice its central character Dusty. Cook ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Showcase Pixar, Cloud Computing and More

Germany’s FMX conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia—taking place in Stuttgart April 23-6 this year—has revealed further programming information, featuring highlights ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Life of Pi’ Win Oscars

After months of award season campaigns, Disney claimed the top two animation prizes on Sunday night with a win for Pixar’s Brave in the Best Animated Feature category and Paperman ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Reveals Key Films, Names

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will be opening its doors and presenting roughly 1,000 of the best animated films from around the world this April 23-28. ITFS this year ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gladiators of Rome’ to Open L.A. Italia Festival

Iginio Straffi’s much-anticipated CG-animated 3-D feature Gladiators of Rome is set to open the Los Angeles-Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival this Sunday (February 17). The Rainbow ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Blue Umbrella’ to Debut at SXSW

Pixar’s latest animated short The Blue Umbrella, which debuted this month at the Berlin Festival, will make its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and ... Continue Reading →
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Facebook and Pixar Animator to Reboot Emoticons

Facebook is teaming up with Pixar animator Matt Jones to come up with a new approach to online emoticons. Jones, who has also worked as storyboard artist on the Wallace and Gromit shorts. ... Continue Reading →
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Bullock, Brooks & Neeson Sign to Toon Projects

It’s a busy week for voice star announcements as a few studios have revealed key names for their upcoming projects. From Universal/Illumination comes the news that Sandra Bullock ... Continue Reading →
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Yup, It’s Time for a New ‘Monsters U.’ Trailer!

There are at least 14 new animated features heading our way in 2013, but Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has already generated a lot of pre-release buzz among toon fans. This week, ... Continue Reading →