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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Imageworks Moving to Vancouver

Sony has revealed plans to move the headquarters for its Sony Pictures Imageworks visual-effects division from Culver City to Vancouver, Canada. The company plans to move into a new ... Continue Reading →
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‘Untitled Smurfs Movie’ Pushed to 2016

Director Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo & Juliet, Shrek 2, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron) announced on his official production blog this morning that the franchise-remodeling Untitled ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs’ Director Launches Production Blog

Sony Pictures Animation is making an all-animated Smurfs feature film, and now director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Goes Fully Animated for ‘Smurfs 3′

A lot of good tidbits can come out in earnings report calls. For example: Sony has confirmed it is putting a third Smurfs movie on the fast-track — and that the movie will be fully ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Rescue Rangers’ Due for Live Action Feature

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up a pitch for a live-action movie based on the ’80s-’90s animated TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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‘Randy Cunningham’ Season 2 Starts Production

Disney Europe Middle East & Africa has begun of production on a second series of the action-packed animated comedy, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. Set to return to screens from ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Guys Expected to See Major Green Worldwide

Sony’s The Smurfs 2 was the most popular movie on Wednesday with a $5.2 million opening day Stateside. Although the family pic’s numbers were slightly lower than DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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Previz House Proof Adds Katie Wells as Exec Producer

Leading pre-visualization house Proof Inc. has hired Katie Wells as executive producer. Wells will manage the company’s ongoing expansion and work closely with visual effects ... 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 →