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WATCH: Blue Sky Studios' Steve Martino Talks 'The Peanuts Movie' Challenges at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:52am

'The Peanuts Movie' director Steve Martino discusses the creative and production challenges he faced making the studio's hit animated feature.

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Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700 Million Worldwide

Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure brings in $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million internationally, roaring past the $700 million mark at the global box office on Monday for a global total of $708.6 million.

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Sony Joins Blue Sky in Settlement of Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Sony and other studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists via non-poaching agreements will see a payout of roughly $13 million to the initial plaintiffs and other class members.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Welcomes Walt Disney Animation Studios as First Corporate Sponsor

Studio partnerships to broaden reach of mission and programming for professional organization aimed at bringing together a global community of animation professionals to empower and support women in the art, science and business of animation.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

Sarofsky Headline News

Sarofsky Bolsters Talent Roster with Two Additions

Creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark join Chicago-based production company known for its design-driven work on commercials, brand films, title sequences and more.

Films Headline News

VFX Legion Delivers Seamless Effects for ‘Hardcore Henry’

Legion’s worldwide talent pool tackles more than 70 VFX shots for director Ilya Naishuller’s first-person action-thriller ‘Hardcore Henry,’ working to create the seamless illusion of a single take.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Arrives Home on June 7

Bonus features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind ‘Zootopia,’ an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes, and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Patrick Tubach Talks ‘Star Wars’ & More at FMX 2016

Industrial Light & Magic VFX supervisor Patrick Tubach discusses the blend of practical and digital effects created for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at FMX 2016.

Disney Headline News

Here Are 42 Amazing Pieces of Concept Art from Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

Check out some of the concept art behind Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure from talented artists, illustrators and sculptors including Jonathan Bach, Seth Engstrom, Vance Kovacs and more.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’ in Theaters Friday!

CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone secures global distribution, releases in North America on April 29.

Laika Headline News

Focus Features Unveils New Trailer & Art for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

New trailer and art work for the stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid feature unveils more of Kubo’s world, including the snowy tundra of The Ice Fields, the mysterious Garden of Eyes, The Hall of Bones, and The Far Lands.

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Academy Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn and director Gary Trousdale to participate in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ event on Monday, May 9.

Disney Headline News

Disney Unveils Details for Upcoming Live-Action Slate

Upcoming live-action features include ‘The Jungle Book 2,’ ‘Cruella,’ a ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel, and ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

Visual Effects Headline News

ZERO VFX Tackles Filmmaking from a New Perspective for ‘Hardcore Henry’

Boston and Santa Monica-based boutique VFX house delivers a plethora of CG effects for the action-packed chase sequence for ‘Hardcore Henry,’ the action-thriller from Russian director Ilya Naishuller.

annecy Headline News

Nine Features Selected to Compete at Annecy 2016

Ann Marie Fleming’s ‘Window Horses,’ Penny Lane’s ‘NUTS!’ and Sang-ho Yeon’s ‘Seoul Station’ among nine films selected to screen in competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Augenblick Studios Headline News

R-Rated ‘Adventures of Drunky’ Feature Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

New crowdfunding campaign for 2D-animated adult feature from Brooklyn-based Augenblick Studios and starring the voices of starring Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Dave Attell and Tyler The Creator launches on Indiegogo.

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