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Image Engine Hires Bolster Artistic Leadership

Oscar-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine is expanding its talent base with the hiring of three additional senior staff at its Vancouver headquarters: Visual Effects Supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator, Ezrin Hirsh & Rainmaker Merge as Wow! Unlimited

Fred Seibert’s New York-based Frederator Network has been acquired by Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment (Escape from Planet Earth) in a share purchase deal, forming ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Surf’s Up 2’ Enters the Ring

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has debuted a brand-new trailer for Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania. The CG sequel to the Oscar-winning 2007 animated comedy is a coproduction with WWE Studios, ... Continue Reading →
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Playing to Win

Rainmaker and Blockade hope animation smarts turn the PlayStation game series into a hit movie. Adapting any ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Appoints Gregory Little SVP of Content

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment — the studio behind the first-ever CG animated TV series, ReBoot — has appointed veteran content exec Gregory R. Little to the newly ... Continue Reading →
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Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian Head Gaumont Animation Biz

Gaumont Vice-CEO Christophe Riandee has announced that the company is expanding its animation activities in the U.S., growing its animated feature division and increasing activity for ... Continue Reading →
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SPA, WWE Hang Ten for ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios are collaborating on a sequel to SPA’s 2007 CG film Surf’s Up — an Oscar-nominated comedy about surfing penguins. The companies ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Open Season: Scared Silly’ on Disc March 8

In the mood for some frightfully funny forest shenanigans? Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has got you covered, with the latest installment of Boog and Elliot’s crazy adventures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ratchet & Clank’ Writer Joins ‘Popeye’

Sony Pictures Animation’s belabored CG Popeye project finally looks to be moving forward with the studio announced that T.J. Fixman has signed on to draft a new screenplay. Fixman ... Continue Reading →
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‘Open Season: Scared Silly’ Set for March

Just in time for Open Season’s 10th anniversary, Sony Pictures Animation will release a new CG feature for the franchise on disc and digital platforms. Open Season: Scared Silly will ... Continue Reading →
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