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SDCC 2015 Headline News

Crackle’s ‘Supermansion’ Makes its San Diego Comic-Con Debut

Executive producers Bryan Cranston and Seth Green, along with co-creators Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells, offer fans a first look at Crackle’s upcoming super hero stop-motion animated comedy series.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

Aardman Headline News

Aardman’s Peter Lord Honored with Gold Badge from Blue Peter

CBBC’s ‘Blue Peter’ presents Morph co-creator Peter Lord with the show’s highest accolade, the gold Blue Peter badge, in an animation special that aired on Thursday, July 9.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

WATCH: New Trailer for ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’

From filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ examines the prolific animator and story artist’s life from growing up in Santa Barbara, CA to his years working as an animator at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Pixar and beyond.

32TEN Studios Headline News

32TEN Studios Creates Practical Effects for ‘Jurassic World’

Under the supervision of model maker Mark Anderson, 32TEN Studios creates 19-foot “miniature” models of the massive gates that welcomed visitors to the prehistoric theme park Jurassic World.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.

Shotgun Software Headline News

The Mill Develops Shotgun RV Custom Shader for Justin Lin’s ‘HELP’

Shotgun RV custom shader developed by The Mill enables filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Illumination Mac Guff’s Kyle Balda Talks ‘Minions’ at FMX 2015

Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Headline News

Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ Returning to Theaters

Director Brad Bird’s classic animated family film ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ comes back to theaters from Warner Bros. and Fathom Events remastered with new scenes.

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

André Picard Appointed Director General of the NFB

As Director General of the NFB’s French Program, Picard spearheaded digital creation and interactivity by implementing new narrative forms and citizen participation through such projects as the new ‘Parole citoyenne’ website and the ‘Community Mediator’ DVD.

Milk Headline News

Milk Delivers VFX for the BBC’s ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell’

London-based VFX house delivers 1,000 VFX shots for BBC mini-series ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,’ including 3D environments, crowd simulations, water, mud and sand effects simulation, modelling and texturing, matte painting, animation and 2D work.

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