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Mattel and Bad Robot Launch Monster Plans for ‘Beastlies’

L.A.-based sculptor Leslie Levings’ charming monsters The Beastlies are coming to animated or hybrid life, thanks to a new plan launched by Mattel and Bad Robot. According to Deadline, ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Moves Lin-Manuel Miranda Project ‘Vivo’ Up

If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get the tunes from Moana out of your head, you’ll be pleased to hear that the animation world’s next dose of Lin-Manuel ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm & ILM Launch Open Source MaterialX Library

Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic announced the inaugural open source release of MaterialX Library, a CG tool developed by Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group and ... Continue Reading →
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FMX Adds ‘Valerian,’ ‘Rogue One’ to VFX Track; Plus ‘LEGO Batman,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Smurfs’

The audiovisual confab FMX is rapidly approaching, with the organizers announcing even more cutting edge additions to its informative tracks on animation, effects, VR, games and more. ... Continue Reading →
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Liz Laine Reps. Signs Tippett Studio to Roster

Liz Lain Reps, Inc. announces that acclaimed animation and VFX house Tippett Studio (www.tippett.com) has signed on to their roster of varied and talented production companies. “We ... Continue Reading →
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FMX 2017 Conference Spotlights Oscar Honorees

The international conference on animation, VFX, VR, games and transmedia known as FMX is gearing up for its 2017 edition, set for May 2-5 in Stuttgart. This year’s program, headlined ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo,’ ‘Moana’ & ‘Zootopia’ Nominated for ACE Eddie Award

American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the nominees for the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing the best editing of the year in film, television and documentaries. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Star Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

Actor, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher — known worldwide as the iconic Princess Leia (and now, General Organa) of Star Wars — died in Los Angeles on December 27 after ... Continue Reading →
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Walt Disney Studios Set to Hit Record $7B Box Office

As of Monday, The Walt Disney Studios is securely on track to become the first studio ever to reach $7 billion at the global box office, setting a new industry record. With the force-ful ... Continue Reading →
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‘Your Name’ LA Oscar Run Set for Dec. 2-8

Funimation Films will present the Oscar-qualifying theatrical run for Makoto Shinkai’s animated feature Your Name at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles, December 2-8. Advance ... Continue Reading →