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In Passing Headline News

Comedian and Looney Tunes Voice Actor Stan Freberg Dies at 88

Satirist, comedian and voice actor Stan Freberg voiced characters for the now-classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons, working with the genre’s king, Mel Blanc.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: TeamTO’s ‘Yellowbird’

The first feature produced by Paris-based TeamTO, ‘Yellowbird’ is directed by Christian De Vita and designed by art director Benjamin Renner.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water Headline News

‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water’ Heads Home June 2

Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray combo packs from Paramount Home Media Distribution include three exclusive sing-along music videos, eight featurettes, deleted scenes and more.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Sony Taps Tim Reckart to Direct ‘The Lamb’ Feature

Director of the Oscar-nominated short film ‘Head Over Heels’ will develop and make his feature directorial debut with Sony Picture Animation’s ‘The Lamb.’

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

Wondercon 2015: DreamWorks Animation Showcases New Netflix Series

Thirteen-episode run of ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’ will serve as a prequel to the second installment of the beloved ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Furious 7’ Races to the Top

The widest release in Universal’s history, ‘Furious 7’ races to a $146.5 million debut at the North American box office and $240.4 million overseas for a massive worldwide launch of $387 million. 

Disney Headline News

Disney Planning Live-Action ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘Mulan’ Features

Indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry set to write the script for the live-action adaption of ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ while Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek are hired to write the script for the adaptation of ‘Mulan.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 to Host Virtual Reality Pioneer Mark Bolas

FMX 2015 conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to spotlight ‘Minions’ and ‘Assassin's Creed 4.’

Nvizible Headline News

Nvizible Creates Stunning Visuals for ‘Robot Overlords’

UK VFX house creates fully CG animated robots, environments and explosions, as well as flying vehicles, a Spitfire plane, a castle fight sequence and dramatic climax involving a giant CG robot spaceship.

Steve Parish Blogs

Practical Magic: The State of the VFX Industry in 2015, Part 2 - Hug a VFX Artist

Despite many great VFX-driven films ahead, Steve bemoans the state of the VFX “business” responsible for their visual magic.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: DreamWorks Animation Heads ‘Home’ with $54M Debut

Tim Johnson’s ‘Home’ marks the best opening for a DWA film since ‘Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted,’ in 2012, and the third-best showing ever for an original DWA title after ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Monsters vs. Aliens.’

Reel FX Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Chuck Peil

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:34pm

Chuck Peil, co-founder of Reel FX, talks about his studio’s evolution from animation and visual effects service house to mainstream animated feature film studio, the recently released ‘The Book of Life’ and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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