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FMX ’12 to Highlight VFX, Virtual Production

The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual ... Continue Reading →
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Avast! Aardman’s ‘Pirates’ to Attack Theaters This Friday!

With The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peter Lord and his team have outdone themselves with another delightful, beautifully crafted animated movie. We’ve all seen stop-motion family pictures, ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Joins Wal-Mart’s Disc-to-Digital Service

DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon) has signed up with Wal-Mart Stores’ plan to help home audiences convert their DVD collections to online film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror’ No Match for ‘Hunger Games’

Perseus and Snow White were no match for Katniss Everdeen, as The Hunger Games held on to the top spot against the VFX-heavy sequel Wrath of the Titans and Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror. Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lorax’ Rakes in $70.7 mil. Worth of Green

An overwhelming marketing campaign and familiarity with the Dr. Seuss brand pushed Universal/Illumination’s animated feature The Lorax to the top of the U.S. box-office chart with ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s ‘The Lorax’ Expected to Top the Charts

How the team at Illumination Entertainment put a shiny new 3-D polish on Dr. Seuss’ cautionary, environmentally themed The Lorax. More than 40 years after Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s Spider-Man Attraction Gets Animation Upgrade

Universal Orlando Resort is adding major visual enhancements to its Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction. The popular ride will soon feature all-new 4K digital high definition ... Continue Reading →
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Dobbs Says ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Lorax’ are Liberal Propaganda

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs is accusing animated movies such as Disney/Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax of trying ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arrietty’ Has an $8 Million Weekend

Although The Secret World of Arrietty landed on the No. 8 Spot at the box-office chart for the long President’s Day weekend, the very well-reviewed Disney release of the Studio Ghibli ... Continue Reading →
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Al Pacino to Voice New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Universal/Illumination’s sequel to Despicable Me just added more star power to its voice lineup. Deadline reported that master thespian Al Pacino has signed to play the new villain ... Continue Reading →