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Headline News Comic Writer Tapped to Rework Just Cause Adaptation

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:56pm

Producers Adrian Askarieh and Eric Eisner have hired Bryan Edward Hill, who created the Image comic 7 DAYS FROM HELL, to rewrite their adaptation of Square Enix's videogame JUST CAUSE: SCORPION RISING, reports Heat Vision.

Headline News Digital Domain Institute Announces Licensing by Florida Department of Education

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:47pm

Florida is now home to a newly licensed, world-class animation and digital arts institute powered by Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), the parent company of Hollywood visual effects studio, Digital Domain.

Headline News Big Idea Presents New VeggieTales Live! Show

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:45pm

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will debut their all-new VeggieTales Live! God Made You Special tour in over 30 major markets nationwide—including Atlanta, Nashville, Jacksonville, Birmingham and more—beginning February 23, 2012.

Headline News Everything’s Rosie Runs Away With HTI

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:37pm

Wheeled toys featuring hit pre-school brand Everything’s Rosie will soon be spinning into parks, gardens and playgrounds across the UK thanks to a new agreement between producer V&S Entertainment and HTI - the UK’s largest privately-owned wheeled toy designer and manufacturer.

Headline News Animation Company General Gau Launches in Boston

Renowned character animator Anders Beer has teamed up with Brickyard VFX co-owners Dave Waller and Geoff McAuliffe to launch General Gau, a hybrid animation/production company dedicated to creating custom character-based content.

Headline News Rise of the Planet of Apes Swings Onto Blu-ray & DVD

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a battle unlike any other when RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on December 13th in North America and starting December 7th Internationally.

Headline News Digital Domain Creates Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Teaser

Activision Publishing, Inc and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the unexpected teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" that premiered December 10th during the 2011 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV.

Headline News Detective Dee Released on Blu-ray and DVD

Master genre director, Tusi Hark’s critically acclaimed action adventure masterpiece, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, staring legendary Hong Kong actor, Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, The House of Flying Daggers), Bingbing Li (Forbidden Kingdom), Carina Lau (2046), and Tony Leung Ka-fai (Bodyguards & Assassins), leaps on to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Video on Demand, this December 13 from Indomina Releasing.

Headline News Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Hits 61 IMAX Theatres in China Dec. 15

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Bona Film Group (Nasdaq: BONA), a leading film distributor in China, today announced that the 3D martial arts motion picture Flying Swords of Dragon Gate will be released in China, in the immersive IMAX 3D format beginning Thursday, December 15.

Headline News Original Force Accelerates its Render Pipeline with PipelineFX’s Qube

Rendering is always the most expensive part of any production. That is why savvy and expanding Chinese 3D animation outsourcing company, Original Force, chose the top full service render farm management company, PipelineFX, and their software, Qube!, to organize and optimize their rapidly growing rendering pipeline.

Headline News Stuttgart Calls for Entries

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – (May 08 – 13, 2012) was founded in 1982 and is one of the world’s largest and most important festivals for animated film.

Headline News Disney Channel to Crown New Preschool Princess

Disney will introduce a little girl princess to its celebrated legacy of princess fairytales in an animated television movie and series, "Sofia the First," premiering in fall 2012 and spring 2013 respectively, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior channels around the world.

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