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Headline News Disney Makes Room for Tiki

While not directly based on the Disneyland attraction the Tiki Room, Disney is in talks with Ahmet Zappa and Michael Wilson (MONSTER WITNESS RELOCATION PROGRAM) to acquire their spec script TIKI, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation Selects Nuke

Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk), today announced that CG animation studio, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) has purchased a site license of Nuke to enhance its in-house pipeline beginning in 2012.

Headline News Panda's Stevenson Joins Vanguard's Alien Rock Band

John Williams, the original producer of Shrek and President and CEO of Vanguard Films, announced today an overall producing/directing deal with Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson.

Headline News Winner Of The Angelina Ballerina Children’s Dance Award Announced

Tianna Marie Carter, 10, from May Bank, Newcastle, was today announced as the winner of the Angelina Ballerina Dance Award, in association with the National Dance Awards, following the final auditions at English National Ballet’s studios yesterday.

Blogs Movie Review: 'Megamind'

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 5, 2010 at 1:48am

If you’re looking to spend a couple hours sitting back and having a good time, then get yourself to the theatre this weekend and go see Megamind, DreamWorks’ latest animated feature. When I got to the press screening last Saturday, I put on my 3-D glasses in search of some good old fashioned entertainment and I’m happy to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Blogs Short film draws attention to plight of children in war

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 3:31pm

Frank Gladstone shot me a note about a short animated cg film called Mila being made by former Disney, DreamWorks and Imageworks animator Cinzia Angelini. Hoping to push the boundaries of non-photorealistic rendering to create a painterly aesthetic and character design, Cinzia is also striving to tell a socially relevant story about war’s most tragic collateral damage – the youngest civilians.

Blogs What are digital skills and why should you care about them?

What are digital skills and why should you care about them? You're an artist, right? Well, if you are and you are reading this from the AWN Web site, you're already tuned into digital skills in a big way whether or not you're aware of them. The truth is, to be an artist today and get paid for it, a working knowledge of computers is a necessity.

Headline News CMG Brings Two African Made 3D Animated Films to the AFM

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:55am

Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills based international sales company Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced that he’ll be bringing two 3D Animated films to their American Market lineup; Zambezia is set for release in June 2011 while Khumba is set for June 2012.

Headline News India's Vensat Launches U.S. Film / TV Production Services Company

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:41am

In an aggressive launch establishing a significant presence in the U.S. entertainment market for animation, visual effects, and 2D-to-3D conversion services, India’s VenSat Tech Services, Pvt. Ltd. (VenSat) today announced the formation of the media and entertainment company's new U.S. business entity, VenSat America.

Headline News Megamind in 3D Opens in Select IMAX Theatres This Friday

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:38am

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Animation and PDI/DreamWorks Production announce that Megamind, the animated film featuring the voice talent of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt and David Cross, will be released to digital IMAX 3D theatres this Friday, November 5.

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