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SoftBank Cools DreamWorks Talks, Invests in Legendary

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank’s acquisition plans DreamWorks Animation have cooled in the wake of the discussions being publicly disclosed. Now, SoftBank has announced a deal ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers,’ ‘Thunder,’ ‘Batman’ Arrive on Disc

Robots in disguise, cats on the loose and plenty of anime releases are set to brighten up the home video scene this week. One of the summer’s biggest hits arrives with the release ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Awards Scholarships to U.K., U.S. Students

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the names of 21 students in financial need who will receive scholarships to study in the U.K. or U.S. (Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park,’ ‘Godzilla’ Giants Among Video Releases

Two giants of animation and visual-effects stomp their way home today with major releases for Godzilla and the kids of South Park. South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season (Paramount, ... Continue Reading →
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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Brings the Fight Home

The star-spangled Avenger is ready to come home. Out today on home video is the Marvel-Disney mega blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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Market Showcase: Atomic Cartoons

Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District with a satellite studio in beautiful downtown Kelowna. Atomic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 3′ Falls Back to 2017

DreamWorks Animation will be pushing back the third installment of its smash-hit How to Train Your Dragon franchise a year, a clear reason is not evident at the moment. Meanwhile, Dragon ... Continue Reading →