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OddBot Partners with Tails of Whimsy on ‘Mackie McKeens’

Los Angeles-based animation studio options ‘The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens,’ from author & illustrator Daryl Slaton to develop the property as an animated television series

GBI Headline News

Genius Brands International Appoints Rebecca Hershinger CFO

Company’s growth to be driven by a multi-year distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and expansion of existing brands such as ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab,’ ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club’ and ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.’

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson Closes Post-MIPTV Licensing Deals

Strong global demand at MIPTV leads to slate of licensing deals signed for The Jim Henson Company’s preschool properties, including season four of the multiple award-winning ‘Dinosaur Train.’

Disney Headline News

Disney’s ‘The BFG’ to Receive Gala Screening at Cannes

Fantasy-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg will screen out of competition at the Palais des Festivals as part of this year's festival, which runs May 11-22, ahead of its July 1, 2016 release date.

School of Visual Arts Headline News

SVA Announces 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival Dates

Running Saturday, May 7 through Tuesday, May 10, four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from School of Visual Arts students graduating this spring.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5

Massive update boasts more than 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features, including major additions to the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, improved HDR support, and powerful new effects.

FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings

Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017 now available; new tools and improvements deliver innovation, productivity and efficiency.

HP Headline News

HP Packs Power and Performance into All-in-One Workstation

HP introduces its third generation of the HP Z1 Workstation, combining the simplicity of an all-in-one design with performance typically found in traditional towers.

ftrack Headline News

ftrack Announces Adobe Creative Cloud Integration

Project management platform now includes native integration support for Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC; live demonstrations to be held at NAB 2016.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Debuts On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing with Deadline 8

Updates Include third-party metered licensing with The Foundry’s NUKE and KATANA, and Chaos Group’s V-Ray; a new proxy server; and enhanced monitor features.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Announces Acquisition of Arnold Maker Solid Angle

Developers of Arnold, the 3D animation and visual effects ray-tracing image renderer used on VFX Oscar winner ‘Ex Machina,’ purchased for an undisclosed sum.

Short Films Headline News

New ‘Moom’ Trailer Showcases Feature Aspirations for Tonko House

New CG-animated short from ‘The Dam Keeper’ directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi is an adaptation of the popular Japanese children’s book by film producer Genki Kawamura.

Experimental Animation Headline News

Max Hattler vs. Bassnectar: Animator Receives Apology, Little Else

In another sad story about artists ripping off other artists, EDM performer acknowledges unauthorized use of animator and visual artist’s work during a series of live events in 2013-2015.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life with $291M Globally

Jon Favreau’s CG re-imagining of the animated classic swings past expectations to score the number-two opening of all time for the month of April, and is widely expected to cross $300 million mark on Monday.

NAB 2016 Headline News

ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH VR Suite at NAB 2016

First demos of the only end-to-end Virtual Reality toolset and workflow encompassing dailies, conform, color grading, composting, finishing and mastering to be showcased at the 2016 NAB Show.

NAB 2016 Headline News

GPL Technologies to Showcase NVIDIA Technology at NAB 2016

Full schedule of live virtualization and visualization demonstrations using NVIDIA GRIDTM technology, NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs, and the Quadro Visual Computing Appliance set for the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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