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The CGI! The CGI!

November 15, 2013, 05:43 AM

TOKYO – Stand by Me Doraemon, the latest in the hugely popular animated series, will be a 3D CG production directed by Takashi Yamazaki and 3D effects specialist and game creator Ryuichi Yagi, set for a summer 2014 release.

Below the Radar

November 15, 2013, 05:41 AM

Proving there is a solid second-tier market for children's 3D animated movies beyond the Pixar/DreamWorks/Blue Sky axis, Germany's Studio 100 has closed multiple territory deals for its kids titles Maya The Bee and Blinky Bill...

November Membership Meeting

November 15, 2013, 05:41 AM

The September meeting was a sizable one, but that's understandable. There were nominations for the Guild's Fall elections. I walked into the hall expecting to see every office contested, but the way it turned out, all the action was for slots on the executive board.

Oscar Frontrunners--Will Pixar Skip This Round?

November 5, 2013, 02:01 PM

Could this be an award season with no Pixar Oscar nominee? In a weak year for top animated features, enough have been officially submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration to likely make a race with five nominees, even though several of the films have yet to qualify via a required Los Angeles run. In the eventuality that five films don't nab high enough ratings from the animated feature screening committee of 7.5 (out of 6--poor--to 10--excellent), though, there could be fewer entries.

Digital Domain Promotes Barba to CCO

November 1, 2013, 04:05 PM

Venice-based studio Digital Domain 3.0 Oscar-winning vfx supervisor Eric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/senior vfx supervisor. In his expanded role, Barba, will help to drive the development of creative-side relationships for the company.

'Simpsons' Pays Tribute to Marcia Wallace

October 31, 2013, 06:04 PM

To honor the memory of recently deceased The Simpsons actress Marcia Wallace, who provided the voice of teacher Edna Krabappel, Fox is making a programming swap to Sunday's lineup, EW reports.

Aardman Launches Morph Kickstarter

October 31, 2013, 06:04 PM

Aardman Animation is hoping to bring back its early character Morph through a crowd-funding drive on Kickstarter. Aardman co-founder Peter Lord looks to raise £75,000 to film the plasticine-animated character in 12 new one-minute episodes.

Legend3D Convert you to Conversion?

October 31, 2013, 09:58 AM

At 3D Stereo MEDIA 2011, the late Ray Zone said that 2D cinema was a historical mistake, and that movies should never have been 2D in the first place! Fortunately, several bright people have rushed to the bedside of the flat patients to insufflate new life to them. Does it take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to do this? Definitely! Barry Sandrew indeed started as a neuroscientist in the science and technology Skunk Works of Boston.

3D Future Vision II, Inc. Announcement

October 31, 2013, 09:57 AM

3D Future Vision II, Inc. Offers its 506 Reg. D to Accredited Investors for Company's IZON Brand Glasses-Free 3D TV, 3D Commercial Advertising Screens, 2D to 3D Motion Picture Conversion Services.

Alexis Nelson to Speak at Summit

October 30, 2013, 04:35 AM

(Culver City, California--October 30, 2013) Alexis Nelson, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of HOAX Films will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Creating CG" and "VFX in Commercials" as part of The World Animation and VFX Summit on November 5th. Nelson will discuss HOAX Films’ recent work for Guess, NBC, Chevrolet, Absolut and other brands, and how a boutique visual effects house can thrive in the fiercely competitive world of advertising.

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