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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Gets Early Raves from Critics

The first reviews of Wreck-It Ralph are in, and everybody seems to be in love with Disney’s charming pic about an 8-bit video game bad guy who decides to make some changes in his ... Continue Reading →
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Visual Effects Society Inducts Seven New Fellows

The Visual Effects Society announced today that it has inducted seven Fellows based on their contributions to the art and science of visual effects. The new Fellows include visual effects ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Lost Oswald Short Surfaces at Telluride

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Launches Open-Source BRDF Explorer

Walt Disney Animation Studios is making its BRDF Explorer, a shading and rendering toolset, available to the industry through a new open-source site. BDRF stands for bidirectional ... Continue Reading →
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Siggraph Movie Panels Announced

CG-animated and vfx-packed blockbusters will have a big presence at this year’s Siggraph confab, taking place in the L.A. convention center August 5-9. The show organizers have released ... Continue Reading →
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Veteran Animator Glen Keane to Depart From Disney

Glen Keane, one of the leading animated talents of the past 40 years, announced on Friday that he is leaving Disney. Keane, whose many credits at the studio include The Little Mermaid, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney and Autodesk Sign XGen Agreement

At SIGGRAPH, which is taking place in Vancouver, B.C. this week, Walt Disney Pictures and Autodesk, Inc. (www.autodesk.com, stand 429) announced an agreement to bring the innovative ... Continue Reading →
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On the Autobahn of Fun

John Lasseter and his A-Team at Pixar up the ante for Lightning McQueen, Mater and the rest of their four-wheel buddies in the summer’s highly anticipated sequel, Cars 2. Far ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Launches Business Symposium

There’s one more reason to check out this summer’s hot SIGGRAPH event in Vancouver (August 7-11). The organizers are preparing a one-day event for August 7 featuring industry leaders ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sets Cast, Release Details for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the official title and the names of key creatives and cast members for the theatrical CG-animated adventure film, Wreck-it Ralph. The film ... Continue Reading →