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Visual Effects Society Headline News

Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed filmmaker-producer Ridley Scott named recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; master visual futurist and iconic artist Syd Mead to receive VES Visionary Award.

Voice Acting Headline News

Disney Unveils ‘Zootopia’ Voice Cast & Images

Voice cast for Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming film includes Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Tiny Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John DiMaggio.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Announces 2015 Children's Awards Nominations

Three nominations for ‘Horrible Histories’; ‘Harriet’s Army,’ ‘The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm,’ ‘Operation Ouch!,’ ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up’ each receive two nominations.

Visual Effects Headline News

Zoic Studios Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa

CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson and his team at Zoic Studios used Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa plug-in to generate large quantities of particles for effects for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

Business Headline News

Reel FX Lawsuit Alleges Studio Co-Founder Pocketed $2.6M

Lawsuit accuses Reel FX co-founder Dale Carmen and other former employees of stealing Virtual Reality-related business opportunities and pocketing more than $2.6 million in revenue.

Awards Headline News

British Animation Awards Announce 2016 Award Categories

Categories include Best Animation in a Commercial, Best New Director: Commercials, Best Film/TV Graphics, Best Long Form Animation, Best Voice Performance, Best Use of Sound, Best Music Video, Best Short Film, Best Children’s Pre School Series, Best Children’s Series and Best Student Film.

Awards Headline News

Cordell Barker’s ‘If I Was God’ Tops Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

Steve Boot’s ‘Once Upon a Blue Moon’ awarded as best independent film; Anni Oja’s ‘Viikset’ (‘The Moustache’) named best student film.

call for entries Headline News

Stuttgart Fest Opens Call for Entries for 23rd Edition

The 23rd edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs April 26 - May 1, 2016; deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Pixar’s ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ Arrives on Blu-ray Nov. 3

Blu-ray release is loaded with all-new, never-before-seen bonus features including behind-the-scenes featurettes, sing-alongs and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes.

Business Headline News

‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ Expanding into Film, TV

Veteran producer and originator of the Batman film franchise, Michael Uslan, to lead Chinese studio’s initial foray into super hero movies, TV and games using celebrated 50-year comic book as centerpiece.

Ralph Bakshi Headline News

WATCH: Ralph Bakshi Unveils New Trailer for ‘Last Days of Coney Island’

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi returns to film with Vimeo On Demand exclusive release of his new 22-minute film, ‘Last Days of Coney Island,’ on October 29.

Stereoscopic-3D Headline News

Prime Focus Helps Create Native Looks for ‘The Martian’

Prime Focus World delivers 15 minutes of stereo footage for Ridley Scott’s space epic with the help of its View-D conversion pipeline and Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio.

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