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Annecy 2016 Hosting Disney Art Challenge & ‘Finding Dory’ Preview

Deadline for submissions to the Disney Art Challenge is April 15; public voting for 10 shortlisted entries takes place July 4-23.

Films Headline News

‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Gets Harrison Ford & Official Release Date

Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, ‘Blade Runner 2’ arrives in theaters on January 12, 2018 with original director Ridley Scott on board as an executive producer.

Games Headline News

Live Indie Gaming Event Orbyt Play Kicks off Feb. 20

Free online celebration of independent games streaming exclusively on YouTube and YouTube Gaming to provide a sneak peak of a new VR game for HTC Vive from ‘Rick and Morty’ creator Justin Roiland.

Television Headline News

‘Ice Age’ Easter Special Migrating to FOX Television

FOX puts a prehistoric spin on the world’s first Easter egg hunt in the all-new animated special ‘Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade’ on Sunday, March 20; exclusive sneak peek at all-new animated feature film ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ to air during special.

Business Headline News

Nimble Collective Launches Animation Cloud Services Startup

Nimble to develop first cloud-based platform to serve 10 million professional and aspiring animators globally with $8.5 million investment from New Enterprise Associates; NEA venture partner Greg Papadopoulos joins Nimble Collective board alongside three high-profile advisors from the animated film industry.

Television Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers Live!’ Returns to Los Angeles April 29th

Ultimate fan experience brings animated series to life with stand-up performances and a table read by the cast, audience Q&A, an exclusive sneak-peek at upcoming footage, and surprise celebrity guest appearance.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic Design Contributes to 2016 Oscar Nominated Films

An array of products from Blackmagic Design were used in 2016 Oscar-nominated films including Blackmagic Cinema Cameras on ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio on ‘The Martian.’

motion capture Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ to Tap Motion Capture for Live Broadcast

Homer Simpson will speak live to viewers, commenting on the day's news as well as answering fans’ questions, in a new episode set to broadcast on Sunday, May 15.

Music Videos Headline News

OK Go’s ‘Upside Down & Inside Out’ is the First Music Video Shot Entirely in Zero Gravity

Therapy Studios and Visual Creatures team with production company Bob Industries to help Grammy-winning musical artists create their most ambitious music video yet.

Education & Training Headline News

Cartoon Art Museum Presenting ‘Just Draw’ Workshop with Mark Badger

Five-week workshop for older teens, adults and seniors meets weekly from 7-9pm every Thursday in March in the Cartoon Art Museum’s temporary educational space in the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.

Business Headline News

Playmates Named Master Toy Licensee for DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Voltron’

Playmates Toys and DreamWorks Animation announce plans for a new toy line set to launch in Spring 2017 based on the new series reimagining the classic property, ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender.’

Illumination Entertainment Headline News

Illumination Brings Out the Hits for New ‘Sing’ Trailer

Illumination Entertainment brings out a whole menagerie of animals -- and hit songs -- for its first trailer for the forthcoming musical animated comedy in theaters on December 21, 2016.

Cartoon Network Headline News

WATCH: CN Unveils New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Clip and Theme Song

New theme song performed by Tacocat reacquaints fans with the superheroes who fight crime ‘to save the world before bedtime.’

Cinesite Headline News

Cinesite Creates Classic VFX for ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’

Cinesite delivers digital environments, digital make-up and prosthetics, decapitation and limb removal, crowds of computer generated rampaging zombies, and flashbacks to London burning during an attack for zombie-themed reimagined classic.

Rodeo FX Headline News

Rodeo FX Brings Maximum Effort to ‘Deadpool’

Led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, Montreal studio delivers grotesque skin transformation, Helicarrier crash sequence, set extensions, and complex sequences requiring fire and embers for Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero.

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