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A Conversation with Kyle Balda: Bringing ‘Minions’ to the Big Screen

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:13pm

The co-director of Illumination Entertainment’s highly anticipated animated spin-off details the challenge of giving the loveable yellow sidekicks of ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ their own film.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Reports Second Quarter Losses of $38.6M

DWA head Jeffrey Katzenberg calls the studio’s second quarter financial results “solid,” bolstered by the theatrical release of ‘Home’ and expansion of the company’s television and new media businesses.

Peanuts Headline News

‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown’ TV Special Set for November

Holiday retrospective hosted by Kristen Bell marks the 50th anniversary of the Emmy-winning 1965 special, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’

Splash Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Lionsgate Unveils New ‘Norm of the North’ Trailer

Directed by Trevor Wall for Splash Entertainment, ‘Norm of the North’ features a voice cast including featuring Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy.

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Pixar Launching RenderMan Art & Science Fair at SIGGRAPH 2015

Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair to highlight latest updates on RenderMan’s connectivity to Blender, Cinema4D, Houdini, Katana and Maya, Pixar’s support of open interchange standards, a preview of metered licensing technology, new cloud features in Tractor, and more.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Launches Stingray Game Engine at GDC Europe 2015

Built on the Bitsquid engine, Stingray is a new platform for making 3D games with support for a host of industry-standard game development workflows and connectivity to Autodesk 3D animation tools.

Trunk Animation Headline News

Trunk Animation’s Alasdair + Jock Helps David Gilmour ‘Rattle That Lock’

Trunk Animation directorial duo teams with Hipgnosis to create an animated video for David Gilmour’s ‘Rattle That Lock’ based on Gustave Doré’s mid-19th century illustrations for John Milton’s epic poem, ‘Paradise Lost.’

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SIGGRAPH 2015: 2nd Annual Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors

Second annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors to feature a panel of experts addressing issues relevant to successfully navigating a career as a freelancer.

Short Films Headline News

3D Miyazaki Tribute Made with Open-Source Software

French 3D artist dono employs open-source 3D creation suite Blender, Photoshop alternative GIMP, 3D renderer Octane and free compositing software Natron to create stunning 3D backgrounds from legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved classic films.

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Xsens Boosts ‘The Inheritance’ Real-Time Live! Performance at SIGGRAPH 2015

Innovative visual sculpture piece to be shown for first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015 alongside presentations from Autodesk, Dynamixyz, Morph3d and Unity.

Nickelodeon Animation Studios Headline News

Nickelodeon to Debut ‘Shimmer and Shine’ August 24

Nickelodeon takes preschoolers on a magical genie adventure with animated preschool series ‘Shimmer and Shine,’ created by ‘Dora the Explorer’ production supervisor Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz.

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