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Industry Gears Up for 41st Annie Awards

Are you ready for the 41st annual Annie Awards? The awards ceremony, set for Feb. 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, is one of the great nights for the entire animation industry, assembling ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Sets 2017 Dates for ‘Despicable 3,’ ‘Grinch’

Gru will be back — but not until 2017. Universal Pictures has set June 30, 2017, as the release date for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3. Gru’s lovable little ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Movies Get PGA Award Nods

Five movies were nominated for Best Animated Feature Producers Guild Awards this morning (Jan. 2). They are: The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell Despicable ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Helps Deliver Universal’s Best Year

Universal Pictures announced this week that the studio has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office with a total of $1.352 billion through ... Continue Reading →
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Bela Lugosi Meets a Hollywood Animator

Halloween is upon us once again, which set me thinking about Walter Lantz. What, you may ask, does the purveyor of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons have to do with Halloween? ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Expands Vancouver Studio With Leadership, Creative Talent

Digital Domain 3.0 is expanding its Vancouver studio with new leadership and creative talent. The company announced it has promoted veteran visual effects producer Kelly L’Estrange ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moshi Monsters’ Movie Arrives This Christmas

U.K.-based Mind Candy announced yesterday that its Moshi Monsters movie is set for theatrical release in the U.K. and Ireland on December 20. The project which is currently in production ... Continue Reading →
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Cinema 4D Aids Futuristic Vision of ‘Oblivion’

VFX and animation tech house Maxon has announced that the designers and animators charged with visualizing the complex in-camera and on-screen motion graphics sequences of Universal ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Floats Despicablimp Across the U.S.

The minions must have been working overtime. This weekend, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have launched a giant “Despicablimp” to promote this summer’s release ... Continue Reading →
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Eisner’s Tornante Seals Multi-Year Deal with Universal

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is back in the big studio features game. The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop this morning that Eisner’s Tornante Company has signed a multi-year ... Continue Reading →