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Pixar Licenses NVIDIA Technology for Accelerating Film Production

Pixar Animation Studios licenses a suite of image rendering NVIDIA technologies to accelerate production of the studio’s computer-animated feature films and short film content.

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On the Show Floor: Preview New Tools & Technology at SIGGRAPH 2015

Check out the offerings from technology developers at SIGGRAPH 2015, including product demonstrations, Exhibitor Tech Talks & Sessions and User Group meetings taking place throughout the show.

Disney Headline News

Disney Launches ‘Descendants’ Short-Form Series

Animated short-form series executive-produced by ‘The Pirate Fairy’ producer Jennifer Magee-Cook and Aliki Grafft set in the fantastical world of Auradon and Isle of the Lost, is set to premiere September 18.

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Isotropix to Showcase Clarisse iFX 2.0 at SIGGRAPH 2015

Isotropix teams with Fabric Software on a full schedule of presentations and events for SIGGRAPH 2015 to showcase the latest developments and new features in the company’s next-gen look development, lighting and rendering tool.

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson’s ‘Dinosaur Train’ Travels to Boomerang Latin America

Produced by The Jim Henson Company and co-produced with Singapore-based Sparky Animation, ‘Dinosaur Train’ has been licensed in over 200 territories across the globe.

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OptiTrack VR Tracking Powers Interactive 3D Mural at SIGGRAPH 2015

‘Holojam’ virtual reality experience enables participants to collaborate on sculptural artwork in virtual space.

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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Germany’s LUXX Flies High with Production for ‘Manou the Swift’ Feature

German animation and VFX studio embarks on its first CG animated feature, 'Manou the Swift,' with a pipeline that includes Autodesk 3ds Max, The Foundry’s NUKE, Pixologic ZBrush, and Chaos Group’s V-Ray.

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