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Disney Headline News

Jake And The Never Land Pirates Sails to DVD

A new soundtrack and DVD inspired by Disney Junior's #1 series Jake and the Never Land Pirates, are planned to set sail this September with Walt Disney Records' album release of eighteen hook-filled songs from the series on September 20 and The Walt Disney Studios "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away!" DVD release featuring seven episodes from the series on September 27.

Producers Headline News

The Help Breakout Joins Kosinski's Sci-Fier

Jessica Chastain, who has become the breakout star of 2011 with great performances in THE TREE OF LIFE, THE HELP and THE DEBT, has landed a plum role in TRON LEGACY director Joseph Kosinski's next film, reports Heat Vision.

Brickyard Headline News

Brickyard VFX Creates Box Set for ESPN

Brickyard VFX recently completed visual effects work for ESPN 2’s “Afternoon Block” campaign via agency Wong, Doody, Crandall, Wiener and director Robert Boocheck of Oil Factory collective Tomorrow’s Brightest Minds.

Games Headline News

Tag Games Uses Autodesk 3ds Max Software for “Funpark Friends” 3D Mobile Game

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), announced that Tag Games used Autodesk 3ds Max modeling, animation and rendering software to create striking 3D environments for “Funpark Friends”, a new build-your-own theme park simulator game for iPhone and iPod Touch mobile digital devices.

Headline News

3DVIA Mixes It Up with Animated 3D Characters from Mixamo

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a partnership between its 3DVIA brand and Mixamo, the online, 3D animation service.

Television Headline News

Sesame Workshop Promotes Renee Mascara To VP, Int'l Media Distribution

Sesame Workshop, the producers behind Sesame Street, has promoted Renee Mascara to Vice President, International Media Distribution, announced Scott Chambers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Media Distribution.

Digital Headline News

Pratt Institute Department Of Digital Arts To Present Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Pratt Institute's Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by five artists and writers as part of its fall 2011 lecture series, Wednesdays from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM in Myrtle Hall, Lecture Room 4E-3, 4th floor, on Pratt's Brooklyn Campus.

Digital Headline News

Darren Lamb Joins Crossroads Films UK as Head of Digital Content

Crossroads Films UK is delighted to announce Darren Lamb as their Head of Digital Content, underlining their expertise and commitment to the creation of on-line video content.

Color Headline News Meets the Grade Online

An innovative approach to providing professional color correction services to independent film productions has been launched by, according to Ryan Byrne, Founder and CEO of the Web-based service.

Netflix Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Films to Stream on Netflix

Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription television service for first-run feature films and select television specials from DreamWorks Animation, the award-winning creators of such beloved franchises as "Shrek," "Madagascar," "Kung Fu Panda" and "How to Train Your Dragon."

Festival Headline News

Nashville Animator Wins 3 Development Deals From NY TV Fest

The New York Television Festival was held September 19-24, 2011. Nashville animator Mike Salva left the festival with three development deals for his comedic animation work, more than any other artist received at the festival this year.

Animation Headline News

41 Ent. Named Worldwide Distributor for Pac-Man 3D

41 Entertainment LLC (“41e”), the New York, London and Barcelona based animation production and distribution company announced today that it has been appointed by Namco Bandai Games to distribute worldwide the brand new series entitled PAC-MAN 3D (26 x 26’) in time for a fall 2013 airing.

Series Headline News

Imira Acquires Rights to The Lighthouse Island

Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has acquired worldwide distribution and licensing rights to two brand new series aimed at preschool and older which will line up alongside Lucky Fred on its MIPCOM slate.