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J.J. Abrams to Receive VES Visionary Award

J.J. Abrams will receive the Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Dominate at VES Awards

Disney’s Frozen won the top honor for animation along with three other honors and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity dominated the effects side with six wins at the 12th Annual VES ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity’ Has Strong Hold on VES Nominations

Gravity lead the nominations in motion picture categories for the 12th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, announced Tuesday. The film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, earned eight nominations. DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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Rhythm & Hues Declares Bankruptcy

We were sad to hear that legendary vfx and animation studio Rhythm & Hues has filed for bankruptcy after a deal for Indian-based Prime Focus to buy the Oscar-winning house fell ... Continue Reading →
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Digibook Reveals Behind the Scenes of ‘ParaNorman’

Just in time for the Academy Awards ramp-up, the acclaimed team of Oregon’s LAIKA Studios is offering an interactive, all-digital look behind the scenes of their Oscar nominated 3-D ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Sets New Release Date for ‘Cloudy’ Sequel

Sony has set September 27, 2013 as the release date for its much-anticipated sequel, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. This is roughly the same weekend that the studio released its ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Sequel Due in Two Years

Marvel fans, mark your calendars for April 4, 2014 — that’s when the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger is due to arrive in theaters. Disney announced the release ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ Win Big at VES Awards

Gore Verbinski’s underdog hero Rango continued its winning streak last night at the 10th Annual VES Awards. Only a few nights after taking home four Annie Awards, the Paramount/ILM ... Continue Reading →
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Anniversaries 2012

5 Years Still Loco for Toons It seems like just yesterday that we began hearing whisperings of the Latin American animation market’s emerging promise, and a certain Gothic-inspired ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico and Rita’ Wins Best Euro Animated Film Prize

As we’re waiting to hear about Annie Award nominations on Monday (Dec. 4), we can update you on some of the recent animation noms and wins that happened over the past few days. Over ... Continue Reading →