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The CW to Reboot '80s Beauty and the Beast Series

Right on the heels of ABC announcing its own BEAUTY AND THE BEAST series, The CW has announced the development of a new version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, based on the 1980s series starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Studios Headline News

Pixeldust Creates Motion Graphics for MSNBC Special Day Of Destruction

Pixeldust Studios, an Emmy and Telly Award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio which creates innovative animations and motion graphics for major broadcast and cable television clients, produced the full graphics package, including the opening main title sequence, for the recently aired, two part MSNBC TV special “Day of Destruction, Decade of War.”

Animation Headline News

VIEW Conference Announces Details

Italy’s leading digital media conference has exceeded expectations once again with a line-up of outstanding filmmakers and computer graphics inventers, practitioners, and visionaries gathering in Italy for four days of inspirational talks, extraordinary educational workshops, and astounding visual and audio experiences.

Season Headline News

Moonscoop Enrolls Broadcasters In Second Term At Casper’s Scare School

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:25pm

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed a raft of pre-sales in advance of MIPCOM for the brand new CGI-animated second season of Casper’s Scare School (52x11’ or 26x22’).

Effects Headline News

GenArts To Provide VFX for PixelFish Local Business Advertising Service

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:16pm

GenArts, Inc., the global leader in visual effects (VFX) software, and, the leading provider of online video and marketing solutions for local businesses, today announced that GenArts will be the exclusive visual effects solution for PixelFish video advertising.

Animation Headline News

CelAction, TVPaint Développement Attending Ottawa's TAC

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:15pm

The two leading 2D animation software developers from Europe are sponsoring the Ottawa International Animation Festival and taking part in the prestigious Television Animation Conference. The United Kingdom’s CelAction and France’s TVPaint Développement re-affirmed today their commitment to supporting Canadian animation.

Wars Headline News

Lucasfilm Launches Initiative to Benefit Stand Up To Cancer

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:12pm

Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

Imax Headline News

Underworld Awakening to be Released in IMAX 3D

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:10pm

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Underworld Awakening, the fourth installment in the popular supernatural-action franchise produced by Lakeshore Entertainment along with creator Len Wiseman, will be released to IMAX digital theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release Jan. 20, 2012.

Studio Headline News

DAZ 3D Ships DAZ Studio 4 Advanced and Pro Versions

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:09pm

Typically, creating a professional-quality 3D model of a monster, superhero or diva could take a digital artist weeks to complete. Now it can be done in a matter of hours as today DAZ 3D announces the release of both DAZ Studio 4 Advanced and Pro – the latest versions of its character creation, art and animation tool.

Entertainment Headline News

Entertainment Games Signs Deal With CMG Worldwide to License Celebrity Images

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:07pm

Casual games developer and publisher Entertainment Games, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EGAM) announced today that it has signed a licensing deal with CMG Worldwide, a leading agency representing many of the most recognized names in sports, music and entertainment.

Game Headline News

Mortal Kombat Sells Over Three Million Units Worldwide

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:06pm

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Mortal Kombat, the latest iteration of the legendary fighting franchise, has sold over three million units worldwide, making it the highest-selling fighting game this year.

Film Headline News

Animaze Animation Film Festival Announces Its First Edition

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:04pm

Animaze Animation Film Festival is proud to present the schedule of its first edition to be held at Cinema du Parc (3575 Ave du Parc) and Concordia University's Hall Building Auditorium (1455 Ave de Maisonneuve W) from November 18 to November 20, 2011.

Series Headline News

Moi J’aime La Television Head To MIPCOM With Slate Of New Titles

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:00pm

Award-winning independent producer Moi j’aime la télévision (MJTV) is heading to MIPCOM 2011 with a brand new live action series Switch, new hybrid live action/CGI animation show Bleep and new partners on board for its Genie in the House movie.

Final Headline News

Dashwood Releases Stereo3D Toolbox LE V3.0

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:57am

Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of cutting-edge Mac-based stereoscopic 3D solutions, is pleased to announce the version 3.0 update to Stereo3D Toolbox LE — the light edition counterpart to Dashwood’s award-winning, professional Stereo3D Toolbox plug-in for stereoscopic 3D mastering.