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Headline News Imageworks Strikes Tech Deal with Foundry

Sony Pictures Imageworks has struck a deal with The Foundry that would help standardize both toolsets by sharing technology, making the workflow easier and more cost-efficient for artists, which is essential during this economic downturn.

Headline News Scrat Ice Sculpture Breaks World Record

To coincide with the release of the Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs Blu-ray disc and DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Tallest Ice Sculpture at the opening of the ice skating rink, ICE at Santa Monica.

Headline News Virtual Production Committee Launched

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:20am

Having finished the successful Previs Committee, which spawned the new Previsualization Society, the ASC, ADG, VES and Previsualization Society will now embark on a new committee devoted to virtual production: an industry-wide working body that will explore how live-on-stage computer graphics will change future movie production.

Headline News Hathaway, Harris Heading to Rio

Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, Neil Patrick Harris (TV's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) and Rodrigo Santoro (300) are in talks to voice characters in Blue Sky and Fox Animation's next animated feature RIO from director Carlos Saldanha, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Headline News Computer Animation Festival Award Winners Announced

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:08am

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Computer Animation Festival, an internationally recognized world-class annual event for the world's most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and animation shorts has announced the festival award winners.

Blogs Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009: Day 4: Animation Hustle

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 8:32pm

Exhibitors including Walt Disney, Rainmaker, Nelvana, Pipeline Studios, Starz and Studio B, as well as such schools as Algonquin College, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Sheridan College, Carleton University Interactive Media and Design, Vancouver Film School and Durham College made the AniMarket a huge part of Day 4.

Headline News Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009: Day 4: Animation Hustle

OIAF’s Chez Ani Café was transformed from a peaceful koffeeklatch to the crowded, boisterous AniMarket as throngs of job-hungry animators jostled to get in line and chat up recruiting companies.

Headline News Mary and Max Wins Ottawa

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with the highly anticipated closing ceremonies held this evening at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. Organizers announced the winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.

Headline News Nickelodeon Introduces Its Latest Innovation in Animation for Its Hit Saturday

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 5:09am

Nickelodeon will premiere Fanboy and Chum Chum, a new CG animated comedy spin-off from the Nicktoons Network anthology series Random! Cartoons, on Friday, Nov. 6 at 9:00 p.m.

Blogs Astro Boy: The Movie & Video Game

Regardless of possible complaints, this film will introduce Astro Boy to a new generation of fans. That is a good thing! And if they ultimately seek out and connect with Tezuka’s original creation, i.e. the original manga and anime, even better.

Blogs Cartoon Forum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2009 at 12:21pm

The 20th annual Cartoon Forum took place September 22-25 in the beautiful town of Stavanger, Norway. Always marked by a convivial atmosphere, the event in this milestone year had an especially positive and cohesive vibe, with attendees seemingly enjoying simply being together to share their common enthusiasm.

Headline News Science Kid Helps Battle Flu

Everyone's favorite preschool scientist, Sid, star of SID THE SCIENCE KID, is hearing a lot of talk this fall about how to stay healthy, which leads him to ask lots of questions about what can make a person sick and what he can do to keep from getting sick.

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