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Shane Acker to Direct Reel FX’s ‘Beasts of Burden’

Reel FX announced today that Oscar nominee Shane Acker (9) will direct the studio’s upcoming untitled CG-animated feature based on the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden, written ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Takes the Top Prize at the Annies

Disney’s underdog hero Wreck-It Ralph had a sweet night at the Annie Awards on Saturday (February 2) as it took home the prize for Best Animated Feature. The film’s helmer Richard ... Continue Reading →
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Aron Warner Hired as Reel FX’s President of Animation

Dallas-based animation and live-action studio Reel FX has announced that Aron Warner, the Oscar-winning producer the Shrek features has joined the company as president of animation. In ... Continue Reading →
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Evil Eye Shines on Cirque Du Soleil Pic

Evil Eye Pictures delivered the lion’s share of the vfx for the 3D feature Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away. The film, written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Picks Up del Toro’s ‘Book of Life’

Fox Animation Studios will distribute Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming animated feature Book of Life, which was formerly titled Day of the Dead, says The Hollywood Reporter. The ... Continue Reading →
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Dates Announced for ‘Popeye,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2'

Sony Animation has announced the release date for two eagerly anticipated projects. First up, Genndy Tartakovksy will be helming a new 3-D, CG-animated version of Popeye. The new pic ... Continue Reading →
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Relativity and Reel FX Raise ‘Turkeys’ in 2014

Relativity Media and Dallas and Santa Monica-based Reel FX have announced they will jointly produce and finance the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys, slated for a 2014 release. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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Reel FX Acquires Deep Ellum Headquarters

Dallas-based animation and vfx house Reel FX has acquired the 73,200 square foot property that has served as its headquarters for the past seven years at 301 N. Crowdus St.. The studio, ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro, Gutierrez Collaborate on ‘Day of the Dead’ Pic

Guillermo del Toro will produce a new CG-animated feature, directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the creator of Nickelodeon’s series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. The movie, which ... Continue Reading →