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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 →
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‘Hangover’ Handily Beats ‘Panda’ in Sequel Faceoff

The Memorial Day weekend box office totals set a record by selling a massive $280 million worth of tickets, but the numbers fell just short of expectations for Kung Fu Panda 2. Driving ... Continue Reading →
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A Classic Tale Gets a 21st Century Reboot

DQ Entertainment prepares a 3-D CG-animated version of Edith Nesbit’s family classic, Five Children and It. Indian animation powerhouse DQ Entertainment is one of many studios that ... Continue Reading →
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Six Things You Can’t Miss at Annecy This Year!

We all know that the true animation fan’s summer officially begins in June, when the Annecy International Festival opens its doors to fans of the art form from all over the world. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pirates’ 4 Finds Huge Treasure in Foreign Ports

The tide was high for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie this weekend, though perhaps not as high as the Walt Disney Co. would have liked — at least domestically. Pirates of ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Announces Animation Panels

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA), taking place in France June 6-11, has completed its lineup of animation industry panels. Highlights include making-of ... Continue Reading →