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32TEN Studios Headline News

32TEN Studios Creates Practical Effects for ‘Jurassic World’

Under the supervision of model maker Mark Anderson, 32TEN Studios creates 19-foot “miniature” models of the massive gates that welcomed visitors to the prehistoric theme park Jurassic World.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Illumination Mac Guff’s Kyle Balda Talks ‘Minions’ at FMX 2015

Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

A Conversation with Kyle Balda: Bringing ‘Minions’ to the Big Screen

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:13pm

The co-director of Illumination Entertainment’s highly anticipated animated spin-off details the challenge of giving the loveable yellow sidekicks of ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ their own film.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Headline News

Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ Returning to Theaters

Director Brad Bird’s classic animated family film ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ comes back to theaters from Warner Bros. and Fathom Events remastered with new scenes.

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Review: ‘Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet’ Opens Annecy 2015

The new animated feature written and directed by ‘The Lion King’s Roger Allers, which includes work from nine of the biggest names in animation, wows the opening night audience at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Warner Bros. TV Announces 2015 Lineup for Comic Con International

See costumes from the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ film, two life-sized LEGO Mystery Machines, and an interactive social media sweepstakes photo op with ‘The LEGO Movie’s Wyldstyle.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Announces Submission Deadlines for 88th Oscars

Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.

Walt Disney Studios Headline News

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord to Helm Han Solo Anthology Film

Next adventure in the Anthology series of ‘Star Wars’ films to focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Animated Features Headline News

Fox Unveils New Trailer for ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’

Based on the characters created by Ross Bagdasarian, ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ is directed by Walt Becker and arrives in theaters everywhere on December 23, 2015.

Rodeo FX Headline News

Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for ‘Tomorrowland’

Montreal-based visual effects studio combines practical elements with CG to create a realistic look for Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland,’ including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Inside Out’ Top ‘Terminator Genisys’

Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the third weekend in a row; Paramount's ‘Terminator Genisys’ sees third place debut with $28.7 million from 3,758 locations.

s2015 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Announces 2015 Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Disney Celebrates Animation Legend Floyd Norman’s 80th Birthday

Celebration continues in San Diego at Comic-Con International with a panel on the upcoming feature-length documentary on legendary Disney and Hanna Barbera animator and story artist Floyd Norman.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: VFX Supe Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.