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Headline News Vancouver Film School Named School of the Year

The Computer Graphics Student Awards have named Vancouver Film School (VFS) School of the Year for 2010 and VFS’s acclaimed one-year 3D Animation & Visual Effects program has dominated the individual awards.

Headline News VES to Present the 2nd Entertainment Industry Production Summit on Oct. 23

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the world's premiere visual effects organization, announced today that it will hold its second annual Production Summit for the greater entertainment industry on October 23rd.

Headline News Disney's Toy Story 3 Opens Strong in IMAX Theatres

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that Toy Story 3, the third installment of the blockbuster Toy Story franchise, posted record-shattering opening weekend results, with 180 domestic IMAX theatres contributing $8.4 million of the film's overall opening weekend gross of $109 million from Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20.

Headline News Avatara.com Offers New Pro Soccer Animation and Clothing Options for 3D Avatars

Darwin Dimensions, creator of Evolver, the world's first web based tool for building custom 3D character models, and Avatara, a 3D avatar generator designed specifically for social media enthusiasts, has upgraded its content library to include pro soccer apparel and realistic soccer animations for 3D characters created on the site.

Headline News E-on Software Announces Authorized Training Center Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 8:17am

Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced today the formation of a new program aimed at promoting the use and instruction of Vue

Headline News Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

/The Wizarding World of Harry Potter/ at Universal Orlando Resort celebrates its grand opening today with help from Harry Potter film actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis and thousands of excited fans -- officially becoming the only place in the world where the adventures of Harry Potter come to life.

Blogs Movie Review: 'Toy Story 3'

Toy Story 3 is the best of the series with few flaws. It is about the connection between toys, their owners, and each other. It is also about friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and moving on with one’s life. One lesson learned is that the past can affect the future in a major way. The film is rated G. I urge everyone to see this “Perrific” movie!

Headline News THQ Unveils Slate of Games Based on Megamind

THQ Inc. announced today that a slate of video games based on DreamWorks' Megamind, the forthcoming feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., are currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Wii and Nintendo DS.

Blogs DAY & NIGHT (2010) (****)

This endlessly clever short is one of the best produced by Pixar. Teddy Newton’s film features two 2D characters with a CG world alive in their bodies. One represents day and the other night. When Night sees the beautiful women sunbathing by the pool inside Day, a howl of jealousy bellows from him. He tries to take what day has, but every attempt shows that things that go on in the light are not the same in the dark.

Blogs TOY STORY 3 (2010) (****)

Director Lee Unkrich and the entire Pixar team have found a fitting conclusion to the TOY STORY trilogy. It is worthy to stand by the masterpieces that came before it. The story deals with many of the same issues the previous films did, but extends them organically. The first film was Woody dealing with the possibility of being replaced as owner Andy's favorite. The second film was about what it means to be a toy. Now the third film deals with the existential question of what does it mean to be the toy of a child who has outgrown toys.

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