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Phil Tippett Prepares a New Stop-Motion Movie

Visual effects visionary Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Robocop, Twilight series) is working on a new passion project called Mad God. In an interview with the San Francisco Gate, he said ... Continue Reading →
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Clockwork VFX Powers Up ‘Star Wars’ Pod Campaign

VFX, 3D animation studio Clockwork VFX recently wrapped work on Hasbro’s Star Wars Fighter Pods campaign, which introduces the new toy line with a series of five funny webisodes. “It ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Lands Top Licensing Honor

Rovio Entertainment’s terribly addictive game Angry Birds won the Best Licensed Program of the Year award at this week’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The game, which has spawned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Motorcity’ Ready to Burn Rubber on Disney XD

The futuristic Motorcity explores a bizarro car culture on Disney XD. Die-hard animation fans who have been watching cool shows such as Metalocalypse, Megas XLR and MTV Downtown have ... Continue Reading →
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The Red Planet Revisited!

Pixar alum Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature John Carter delivers a stunning blend of cutting-edge CG visual effects and gritty images that are grounded in the real world. Edgar ... Continue Reading →
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Preview: Darth Maul Returns in ‘Clone Wars’ Season Finale

When audiences last saw Darth Maul, he was plunging down a reactor shaft in pieces at the end of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. But the Dark Side of the Force is strong ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Designer McQuarrie Passes Away

Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underworld,’ ‘Red Tails’ and ‘FMA’ Take on ‘Beauty’

A pair of visual-effects-heavy battle movies from completely different ends of the spectrum take on Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband and the 3D release of Beauty and the Beast at the ... Continue Reading →
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32TEN Studios Opens in Historic ILM, Kerner Site

A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new visual effects company, 32TEN Studios,which will be based at the former site of ILM in San Rafael, ... Continue Reading →
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Fox to Release Bakshi’s ‘Wizards’ Blu-Ray in March

Fox Home Ent. will release Ralph Bakshi’s influential animated feature Wizards in a special 35th Edition Blu-ray and book tie-in package on March 13. This “epic fantasy of peace ... Continue Reading →