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Eric Barba Joins ILM Vancouver as Creative Director

Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, is adding Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Eric Barba to its Vancouver studio team as Creative Director. In addition ... Continue Reading →
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Doc McStuffins Playset Named Toy of the Year

The 16th annual Toy of the Year Awards have wrapped up in New York City, and Disney Junior preschool hit Doc McStuffins took two top wins with the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Architects

Industrial Light and Magic has created pure movie wizardry for four decades — and we look back at some of the best animated moments from its vast archive of achievements. It’s been ... Continue Reading →
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Bandai Unveils Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory Toy Line Sequel-inspired playsets, interactive toys, figures, plush, bath toys and more hitting shelves in May. Star Wars: Behind the Visual ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Re-Dates ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and Next ‘Pirates’

Walt Disney Studios has announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises: Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. Star Wars: Episode VIII has been pushed ... Continue Reading →
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Star Wars Han Solo Spinoff: Actor Shortlist Revealed Variety reveals top dozen contenders for lead role in 2018 flick. The Not-So-Secret History of Comics Drawn by Women The Guardian’s ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Dates ‘Emoji,’ ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Peter Rabbit’

Sony Pictures Animation set release dates for three upcoming animated features to look forward to: The Emoji Movie will hit theaters August 11, 2017, followed by a new adaptation of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Force Awakens’ Rockets Past $1 Billion in Record Time

J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens continued to blast through box-office records at warp speed over the Christmas holiday, hitting the $1 billion milestone faster than ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – Mission to Mos Eisley’ Coming to XD

Disney XD will be premiering the third episode of its all-new series of LEGO minifig retellings of the Star Wars saga this Monday, September 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The latest, LEGO Star ... Continue Reading →