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Watch Monkey King: Hero Is Back on DIRECTV Before It Hits Theaters The smash-hit Chinese animated feature written and directed by Tian Xiao Peng is available in its English dub version ... Continue Reading →
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‘Secret Life of Pets’ Enjoys Smashing Opening at $103M

Illumination Entertainment’s latest CG flick The Secret Life of Pets took in a staggering $103 million at the box office over its opening weekend. As Forbes‘ film biz expert ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Returns in 2018

Disney Animation has announced that an all-new adventure in the arcade is coming March 9, 2018 in an untitled sequel to the Oscar-nominated feature Wreck-It Ralph. Stars John C. Reilly ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Sets Making-Of Sessions for Films, Games and Beyond

SIGGRAPH 2016 will run its world-leading conference and exhibition at the Anaheim Convention Center in SoCal this July 24-28. Under the banner of “Render the Possibilities,” the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zootopia’ Hits $1B Worldwide

Disney’s animated feature Zootopia crossed the $1 billion mark this weekend, making it the studio’s second billion-dollar release of 2016 (and 11th ever). Zootopia is so ... Continue Reading →
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Neoglyphic Launches NeoFur Tool for Unreal Engine

Neoglyphic Entertainment has unveiled NeoFur — a cross-platform, real-time fur and fiber technology for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. A fast, dynamic and reasonably priced solution, ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Named in LA Times AMPAS Diversity Nominees

The Los Angeles Times has released a multimedia report listing 100 people making a difference in increasing diversity in Hollywood, submitting the names to the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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2016 CalArts Animation Showcases Attract Hundreds

Hundred of CalArts students, faculty and alumni as well as entertainment industry executives convened at two events to screen and celebrate the latest batch of student films from the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700M Worldwide

Disney’s game-changing “live-action” Jungle Book adaptation has surpassed another global box office milestone, totting up $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million ... Continue Reading →