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18 Films Submitted in Animated Feature Oscar Race

Eighteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards. The 18 submitted features are: The Adventures of Tintin Alois ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s VIEW Confab Offers ‘Tintin’ Sneak Peek

Turin’s VIEW Conference, the Italian digital and computer animation event (Oct. 25-28) has added a special program devoted to the art and technology of Steven Spielberg’s highly ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s View Conference Unveils Stellar Program

Turin’s leading digital technology confab View Conference (and sister festival ViewFest) have announced the impressive plans for this year’s edition, which takes place Oct. 25-28. Among ... Continue Reading →
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Roaming Deeper into ‘The Lion King’

Disney’s beloved classic gets a stereoscopic 3-D makeover and theatrical release in advance of its October Blu-ray release. Although movie audiences have grown accustomed to seeing ... Continue Reading →
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Harry Potter Dethroned by Smurfs Overseas

It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Recruiters Hum ‘O, Canada’

A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab. SIGGRAPH may be the preeminent annual meeting of international computer graphics cognoscenti, but they typically need ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Rio’ and ‘Angry Birds’ Toys Hit the Market

The Rio and Angry Birds partnership continues this week as Fox Consumer Products and Rovio debut their new merchandise based on the Angry Birds Rio app, which has now been downloaded ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ and ‘My Dog Tulip’ Take Flight on DVD

Two well-received but very different animated features make their DVD debut today (Tuesday, August 2). Fans of Rio, director Carlos Saldanha’s 3-D ode to his home country of Brazil ... Continue Reading →
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‘Super 8′ Develops Box Office Lead; ‘Panda 2′ Holds Up Well

Super 8 posted decent numbers at the domestic box office this weekend — good enough for the top spot — while the foreign returns continued to give a boost to such animated fare ... Continue Reading →
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‘X-Men’ Tops Box Office; ‘Panda’ Crosses $100M Mark

The VFX-driven superhero film X-Men: First Class handily outclassed the competition at the box office this weekend, thanks to strong reviews and good word of mouth, while DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →