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Blogs NASA Hires ILM to Cut Costs by Animating Future Space Missions

Faced with a mandate to find less expensive ways to explore space following a series of massive budget cuts, NASA has hired pioneering visual effects studio ILM to animate upcoming Mars exploration efforts rather than actually build rockets and send astronauts to the Red Planet.

Blogs Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.

Blogs Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Studios must do more to curb obesity, as commissary operation costs and productivity losses from afternoon naps are rising at an alarming rate, a group of international health officials are warning.

Blogs Digital Domain Creates Holograms of Nine Old Men to Helm New Animated Feature

On the heels of their wildly popular digital resurrection of rapper Tupac Shakur, Digital Domain announced they have successfully “resurrected” Disney’s Nine Old Men as holograms with plans to have them co-direct a new animated feature film.

Blogs Screening of Films by Future Unemployed Animators Announced

Eastern Whittier State University will be screening a program of senior thesis films by graduating animation students, almost all of whom will never find jobs in animation.

Blogs Jason Statham Says No to 'Tiny Transporter Adventures' Animated Series

It looks as if the brainchild of director Luc Besson and the Sesame Workshop will have to proceed without the talents of action star Jason Statham, who this past Friday officially bowed out of a planned preschool animated series based on the Transporter movie franchise.

Blogs A&E Greenlights 'Animation Festival Jury Wars' Reality Series

A&E announced it has greenlit production on a new original unscripted real-life series, Animation Festival Jury Wars, a candid look into the vicious and cutthroat world of pre-selection jurying, where back-stabbing, chair throwing, hair pulling and name calling are common.

Blogs Studios Snatching Up Cookbooks after Success of 'Hunger Games'

The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature franchise hit machine.

Blogs Images Show Extensive No. Korean Preparations for Doctor Who Convention

Recent satellite images of a North Korean military complex show what appear to be rows of Tardises lined up next to a flatbed truck filled with Daleks, alongside other evidence of extensive and accelerated preparations for what Defense Dept. officials are calling a Doctor Who Convention.

Blogs Imagination Part 2

These days, when technology plays such a significant role in all aspects of our lives, and in much of what we do, there is a strong relationship between “IT” and our imagination: when they are not in balance, technology itself can overshadow imagination and seemingly become the ultimate answer to all. But when they are, technology empowers us, acting as our “magic wand”.

Blogs Exec Miraculously Rescued from Unscheduled MIPtv Pitch Meeting

A Canal + development exec, trapped against a hallway support beam for more than 15 minutes in conversation with a Bollywood producer pitching a kid’s TV special, was miraculously rescued yesterday.

Blogs Olbermann Joins Cartoon Network to Anchor New Primetime Nightly Newscast

In an unprecedented move sure to ripple throughout Hollywood, Cartoon Network has lured top controversial commentator Keith Olbermann to anchor their new nightly primetime national news broadcast.

Blogs Imagination Part 1

To share ideals and bring about meaningful transformations one needs a voice. Coming from a country where artists were the heralds of freedom and the voices for change against an oppressive system shaped by single-minded and intolerant ideology and resulting government, I have found mine through the power of imagination.

Blogs Encounter with Japan Part 3

Now, having observed Japanese society, the way it was taught to control their emotional and physical demeanor, I am un-startled by their adamantly unshaken, orderly, ongoing trust in authorities. It leads to a polite, restrained, reverently subdued reaction to what ensued due the corporate negligence, and a secretive, cunning cover up that continues to define what is being done to them.

Blogs Encounter With Japan Part 2

As I reflected in my previous blog, Japanese are true perfectionists, in all they do. Thus, when it comes to political correctness, over centuries, and elected isolation from the external world, they turned it into an art form, a nature, but at what cost? Bowing projects a wonderfully charming sense of politeness and respect, but it does not end on just one bow, it goes on, and on. It is very carefully and skillfully choreographed and, as such, not spontaneous.

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