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Headline News Superfad Creates Alternate Animated Universe for Cartoon Network “Toonix”

If you’ve ever wished the world behaved like it does in cartoons, you’ll love Superfad’s new promo for Cartoon Network’s “Toonix.”

Headline News Digital Domain Taps Virtual Production for Gears of War 3 “Dust to Dust”

For the new Gears of War 3 spot "Dust to Dust," twofifteenmccann, Epic Games, Director Adam Berg and digital production studio Digital Domain created an all-CG spot using an innovative virtual production technique that gave Berg complete camera control to shoot the spot like live action and deliver a cinematic showpiece for the trilogy’s final chapter – a single time-lapsed take that traverses all three Gears of War (GOW) worlds.

Headline News MPC NYC Teams With Nicola Formichetti For Fashion Week NY

MPC NYC recently teamed with Nicola Formichetti, fashion icon, Creative Director and Stylist to Lady Gaga, on his Untitled Video Portrait, a project especially created as part of his pop up shop at the world-famous New York Fashion Week.

Headline News Thinware Media Announces Partnerships with TVPaint and StudioEngine.com

Ottawa International Animation Festival—Thinware Media Ltd., developers of StudioCAP workflow automation and asset management for animation studios, and TVPaint Développment, France, makers of 2D bitmap-based animation software, today announced a new strategic partnership that will offer customers a seamless technology integration.

Headline News Animation Mentor Presents “Anatomy Of A Fight” with Dr. Stuart Sumida

Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, announced today that Dr. Stuart Sumida, professor of biology at California State University, San Bernardino, will be featured in the webinar Anatomy of a Fight on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Headline News Chuggington Leads Kid-Focused Traffic Safety Campaign

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:00am

Ludorum plc, creators of the popular animated television series Chuggington, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the government agency that works toward making roadways safer, announced at a press conference today at Tubman Elementary School a joint, multi-dimensional campaign designed to provide child transportation guidance to families with young children preschool-aged to third grade.

Headline News HIT Ent. Bolsters Asia TV Presence With Sales To CCTV & EBS

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:29am

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights-owners, today announced two significant broadcast deals serving to further the presence of popular preschool brands ‘Thomas & Friends’, ‘Bob the Builder’ and ‘Barney’ in two key Asian markets – China and Korea.

Headline News Johnny Cupcakes & Nick Bring SpongeBob SquarePants to Carnaby Street

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:26am

Johnny Cupcakes and Nickelodeon today announce the launch of an exclusive t-shirts collection featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and retro Nickelodeon properties Cat Dog, Aaahh! Real Monsters, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life and Rugrats.

Headline News Cartoon Network, Adult Swim Announce New York Comic Con Panel and Event Lineup

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:24am

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will host nine panels, two screenings and three autograph signings for fan-favorite series at New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Friday, October 14 through Sunday October 16, 2011.

Headline News Fringe Digital Comic Series Debuts

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:23am

Just in time for the start of its fourth season on September 23, critically acclaimed TV show FRINGE (Fridays 9/8c on FOX) debuted today a new digital comic series “Beyond the Fringe.”

Headline News Animaze Animation Film Festival Announces its First Edition

Animaze Animation Film Festival is proud to present the schedule of its first edition to be held at Cinema du Parc and Concordia University's Hall Building Auditorium from November 18 to November 20, 2011.

Headline News Spielberg's Lincoln Coming After Election, Adds Haley

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 11:34am

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Steven Spielberg from the Orlando Sentinel that he doesn't want his upcoming film LINCOLN to become "political fodder."

Headline News Visual Effects Society Issues Industry Bill of Rights

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 11:31am

Today the Visual Effects Society (“VES”), a member-driven organization of visual effects artists and practitioners, released a Bill of Rights designed to recognize and address numerous industry-wide issues affecting its membership and the visual effects industry as a whole.

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