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Headline News Corus Celebrates Franklin’s 25th Anniversary

Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press, Nelvana Studio and Treehouse are pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Franklin, one of the world’s most adored preschool characters, with the release of a special edition of Franklin in the Dark, the re-release of 12 classic Franklin stories – available in stores today – and the Treehouse premiere of the new CGI-animated series Franklin and Friends on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. ET.

Headline News Tangled to be Released in IMAX 3D Throughout Asia

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced today that the Oscar-nominated hit Tangled will be released in IMAX 3D in key Asian territories day-and-date with the individual countries' wide release dates.

Headline News Vicon House of Moves Completes NHL/Stan Lee Superhero Franchise Debut

Vicon House of Moves (HOM), a leading motion capture and animation service company, was contracted by Guardian Media Entertainment (GME), a joint venture between the National Hockey League (NHL) and SLG Entertainment led by Stan Lee of POW! Entertainment, to develop a short film as part of their launch efforts for new superhero franchise titled The Guardian Project.

Headline News Rio Version of Angry Birds Slingshots Online

ANGRY BIRDS, Rovio’s blockbuster smart phone and tablet game that has become a global cultural sensation, and RIO, one of the year’s most anticipated motion picture events, are joining forces to create a new game, ANGRY BIRDS RIO – representing a first-of-its-kind game development partnership between Rovio and Twentieth Century Fox.

Headline News Animal Logic Understands Walking with Dinosaurs

Animal Logic has been picked as the lead animation and visual effects house on the BBC's WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D, based on the popular TV series and stage show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Benjamin Walker To Hunt Vamps as Abe Lincoln

Benjamin Walker, who made waves as another U.S. president in the off- and on-Broadway production BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, has been elected the lead in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, reports Variety.

Headline News Escape Studios Brings on VFX Training Legend Tad Leckman

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:51am

Today, Escape Studios, one of the most successful and well-respected CG academies in the world, announced the appointment of Lucasfilm training legend Tad Leckman, who created the Jedi Masters Program, as Academic Director for Escape Studios’ new Los Angeles campus.

Blogs Congrats to the 2011 Nominees!

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 5:01pm

AWN would like to congratulate all the animation and visual effects Oscar nominees. This is the place for exclusive coverage of AWN Oscar Tour, where the nominees for Best Animated Short tour studios in Los Angeles and the Bay area. Hear from the filmmakers about their Oscar-nominated work right here. For now find out the facts about all the animated nominees at the AWN Oscar Showcase.

Headline News Open Season 3 Blasts on DVD and Blu-ray

The loveable characters Boog, Elliot and their forest friends return for a third adventure, in Sony Pictures Animation’s comedy Open Season 3, making its debut on DVD and Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack January 25th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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