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Headline News Pharrell Williams to Write Original Songs for Despicable Me

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:57am

It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me.

Headline News Ford Uses Hollywood Motion-Capture Software Behind Avatar to Improve Vehicle Designs

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:57am

Leaping into the world of virtual engineering, Ford Motor Company now employs the same type of motion-capture technology used to create films like “Avatar,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Shrek” to design vehicles that are more comfortable and enjoyable to drive.

ANIMATIONWorld Hot Spots Showcase 7: The Best in Animated & VFX Commercials

For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.

Headline News Pixel Liberation Front AMPs Up Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:29am

For AVATAR, PLF (Pixel Liberation Front) was charged with designing and animating the monitors and HUDs for the fleet of military aircraft, a handful of shots in the shack set and some set-extension composites. In all, they delivered more than 220 shots.

Headline News James Cameron's Avatar Posts Record Opening Weekend Results in IMAX Theatres

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 21, 2009 at 8:43am

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar grossed a record breaking $9.5 million from 178 IMAX(R) theatres domestically from December 18 through December 20, 2009, registering approximately 13% of the film's total domestic gross of $73 million on less than 3% of the screens.

Headline News Toy Story 3 to be Released in IMAX 3-D

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that Toy Story 3, the third installment of the blockbuster hit franchise Toy Story, will be released to IMAX(R) 3D theatres simultaneously with its wide release on June 18, 2010.

Headline News ArcLight Cinemas’ Cinerama Dome and XpanD to Present Avatar, The Ultimate 3-D Cinema Experience

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 8:46am

ArcLight Cinemas and XpanD look to set a record box office opening by showcasing James Cameron’s Avatar at the Cinerama Dome this week in Hollywood.

Headline News Structured Destruction The Previs for 2012

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 14, 2009 at 8:43am

The detail of the massive global destruction in 2012 is a reflection of the intense previs work done by Pixomondo for director Roland Emmerich and producers/visual effects supervisors Volker Engel and Marc Weigert.

Headline News McDonald's Big Mac Joins Fox's Avatar to Thrill Fans Nationwide

In anticipation of James Cameron's AVATAR hitting theaters December 18, McDonald's plans to create a flood of excitement prior to the movie's launch and the company's in-restaurant promotion with a special sweepstakes incentive for Twitter followers: the chance to win a Big Mac Lunch and private screening of the movie with Academy Award-winner Jon Landau, producer of AVATAR.

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