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Microsoft Headline News

Microsoft’s Infinity Room Makes Big Data Beautiful

In collaboration with data journalist Simon Rogers and creative agency Roundhouse, technology studio Universal Everything creates an immersive data narrative experience exploring the power of big data.

s2014 Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2014 Announces New Augmented/Virtual Reality Contest

SIGGRAPH 2014 announces an augmented reality/virtual reality contest in order to showcase the best augmented/virtual reality experiences to date. 

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Channel to Debut New Worldwide Logo and On-Air Look

Disney Channel launches a vibrant new channel logo and overall on-air graphics design in the U.S. and on each of the other 42 Disney Channels worldwide, with all interstitial programming, identification spots and programming menus to feature the new logo, style and palette.

Disney Headline News

Disney’s ‘Planes’ Crew Teams with Smokey Bear

Disney joins the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters to launch a new series of public service advertisements featuring scenes and characters from Disneytoon Studios’ upcoming animated film ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue.’

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Sets U.S. Release Date for ‘Wrinkles’

Animation distributor GKIDS to release ‘Wrinkles,’ directed by Ignacio Ferreras and based on Paco Roca’s award-winning graphic novel, on July 4 at New York’s IFC Center; the theatrical release will be followed by a July 15 DVD and digital release.

OptiTrack Headline News

OptiTrack Mo-Cap Reinvents Live Stage Shows for Top Performers

On-stage performer tracking, projection mapping, and giant inflatables captivate audiences at Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz show, Cirque du Soleil, and other worldwide tours.

Trunk Animation Headline News

Trunk Animation Creates Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ Album Stream

Trunk Animation directors Alasdair + Jock create a 43-minute animation to accompany the album stream for Coldplay’s new album, ‘Ghost Stories.’ 

PGS Entertainment Headline News

PGS Secures New Deals for Zagtoon & Method Animation’s ‘LadyBug’

PGS Entertainment closes licensing deals on three continents for ‘LadyBug,’ a co-production from French animation companies Zagtoon and Method Animation with Japan’s Toei Animation.


Pixar Headline News

Pixar Releases New ‘Cars’ Short, ‘Radiator Springs 500 1/2′

Race into summer with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of Radiator Springs 500 1/2,’ an exciting first installment in the "Tales from Radiator Springs" series. 

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy to Present ‘The Art of Illustration’ June 4

In conjunction with the Society of Illustrator’s "Icons of Animation" exhibit, Bill Plympton, Peter de Seve and William Joyce participate in a panel discussion, “The Art of Illustration,” on June 4, 2014.