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Sharon Calahan Talks Lighting and Visual Development on ‘The Good Dinosaur’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:32pm

Veteran Pixar DP explains how complex lighting studies and concept paintings done in Wyoming’s Big Sky country helped her capture the beauty of the outdoors in new ways never before seen at the studio.

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ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 43rd Annie Award Nominations

This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include Starburns Industry’s ‘Anomalisa,’ Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep the Movie,’ and Blue Sky’s ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

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New Coldplay Video Features Motion Capture by Andy Serkis’s The Imaginarium

Directed by Mat Whitecross and produced by My Accomplice’s Hannah Clark, new video employs performance capture by Andy Serkis’s The Imaginarium and animation and VFX by Paris-based Mathematic.

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Claude Cloutier’s ‘Carface’ Wins at 2015 Sommets du cinéma d’animation

Produced by Julie Roy for the National Film Board of Canada, ‘Carface’ is one of the 10 shortlisted films in consideration for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

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Box Office Report: Pixar’s ‘Good Dinosaur’ Uncovers $56M Thanksgiving Debut

Disney and Pixar’s CG-animated feature performs below expectations, bringing in $39.2 million for the three-day weekend, the lowest debut for a Pixar film since the $33.3 million take of ‘A Bug's Life’ in 1998.

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ITFS Issues Final Call for Entries for 2016 Edition

Deadline for the International Competition at the 23rd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is December 1; Animated Com Award deadline is January 15.

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WATCH: New Holiday-Themed Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Secret Lives of Pets’

New trailer introduces the full cast of four-legged characters including Louis C.K. as Max the terrier, Hannibal Buress as Buddy the dachshund, Lake Bell as Chloe the cat, and Jenny Slate as Gidget the Pomeranian, as they pose for a holiday greeting card.

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VFX Legion Taps cineSync and Shotgun for Remote Workflows

World’s first fully remote visual effects studio leverages integration of Shotgun with Cospective’s synchronized review-and-approval tool cineSync to ensure a harmonious workflow.

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New Season of Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ Premieres Dec. 11

Emmy-winning original preschool series from Amazon Studios executive produced by Drew Hodges and Kelli Bixler of Bix Pix Entertainment earned the Jury Award for a TV series at the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

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Animateka Fest to Host Rosto Retrospective

Dutch filmmaker and artist Rosto to present an overview program of his work, ‘Mind My Gap - So Far So Evil,’ at the Animateka Animated International Film Festival running December 7-13 in Ljubljana, Slovania.