Venice, CA-based, Blur Studio, a leader in 3D animation, effects anddesign, has spawned a new theme park and special venue division. The new venture will behelmed by veteran ride film director Yas Takata. The new studio comes off theheels of Blur's success with the creation of last year's METEOR ATTACK, acustom film attraction for the Tobu Zoo Park in Tokyo, Japan co-directed by Takata andBlur co-founder Tim Miller. The film has since been licensed by IwerksEntertainment to play at venues around the globe. Takata has directedand/or produced films for Iwerks Entertainment, Imax Corp., Busch Gardens,Busch Entertainment's Sea World of Florida and San Diego, and The MGM Grandover the past 10 years. Currently, the Blur team is working on RIDE THERECORDS, another large format film directed by Takata for Guinness WorldRecords attractions. Blur has done ride films for the Novellus Corp. andfor Viacom's STAR TREK WORLD TOUR scheduled to open at Suntec City inSingapore on December 5, 1999.