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VIDEO: SIGGRAPH Now ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Join Weta Visual Effects Supervisor Anders Langlands as he discusses the body and facial performance capture used to create ... Continue Reading →
Nanoha

Eleven Arts Sets NorAm Release for ‘NANOHA’

ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio has picked up North American distribution rights to Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA Reflection, a movie inspired by hit Japanese animated series which was released ... Continue Reading →
Arkie

Aussie-Canadian Flick ‘Arkie’ Picked Up for China

Vision Film Entertainment has snapped up animated feature Arkie for distribution in China across some 10,000 theaters. Produced by Passion Pictures (Australia) and Nitrogen Studios ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Animating ‘The Ray,’ ‘Simpsons’ Predicted Disney-Fox Deal, Patty Jenkins Receiving PSIFF Honor & More

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive PSIFF Award Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival will honor the first female recipient of its Creative Impact in Directing Award in ... Continue Reading →
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

‘Birdboy’: How to Make an Indie Angsty Critters Movie

It would be quite an understatement to say that Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero’s  acclaimed Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is unlike any movie you will see this year. After all, ... Continue Reading →
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

FCC Axes Net Neutrality

In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the US Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the net neutrality rules it enacted just two years ago, which barred internet providers ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Acquires Majority of Fox in $66 Billion Deal

The Walt Disney Co. has acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox in a deal valued at $66.1 billion, including assumption of debt, which gives the Hollywood landscape a major makeover. ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Birdboy’ Opens Friday, Syfy Gets ‘Happy!’, Image Engine Breeds ‘GoT’ Dragons & More

Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt on the Insane Syfy Series ‘Happy!’ Having just premiered to strong ratings, the hybrid series adaptation of Grant Morrison’s graphic novel ... Continue Reading →
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Legend 3D Expands into China with Fourth Facility

Leading 3D conversion, VFX, VR and animation studio Legend 3D, Inc. has finalized terms for expansion into China through a far-ranging deal involving multiple strategic partners, including ... Continue Reading →
Ethel & Ernest

An Ordinary Love: ‘Ethel & Ernest’ Opens in LA Friday

Lupus Films has announced that its award-winning, hand-drawn feature Ethel & Ernest will receive its Oscar-qualifying US theatrical debut this Friday, Dec. 15. The heartfelt graphic ... Continue Reading →