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Framestore Strengthens Commercials Dept With Bumble Davis & James Alexander

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:55am

Framestore’s busy commercials production department is expanding, taking on two new producers: Bumble Davis (formerly head of production at Golden Square) and James Alexander (hailing from Envy).

Home Headline News

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Melts onto Blu-ray & DVD

A perfect family gift for the holidays, ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS lands on Blu-ray and DVD November 26 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and features the original voice talents of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Sean William Scott.

Company Headline News

Lionsgate & Summit Enter Merger Talks

Summit Ent., the house that TWILIGHT built, and Lionsgate Ent., which is wrapping production on what is hoped to be the next TWILIGHT-like franchise THE HUNGER GAMES, have resumed merger discussions, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Visual Headline News

Visual Effects Veteran Art Repola Joins Gener8's Advisory Board

Gener8 Digital Media Corp., a rapidly growing company that is redefining the landscape of 3D film production, is pleased to welcome visual effects veteran and producer Art Repola to its advisory board.

Software Headline News

E-on Ships Vue 10 Digital Nature Solutions

Following the release of its Vue 10 Digital Nature solutions for CG Professionals, e-on software announced today the immediate availability of its full line of Vue 10 products for 3D Enthusiasts and 3D Artists: Vue 10 Pioneer and Theme-Packs, Vue 3D SuperHero, Vue 10 Frontier, Vue 10 Esprit, Vue 10 Studio and Vue 10 Complete.

Moonscoop Headline News

Moonscoop Partners With Lexibook

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company, has signed a far-reaching deal with Lexibook, the European leader in kids consumer electronic devices, which will see Lexibook’s kids-targeted Android tablets featuring Moonscoop’s animated content exclusively.

Imax Headline News

IMAX Signs Revenue Sharing Agreement in the UK With Cineworld Group

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Cineworld Group PLC, one of the UK's leading cinema groups, today announced a revenue sharing agreement to install three new digital IMAX theatre systems in England and Scotland.

Animation Headline News

Spanish Animation Chico & Rita Goes After Oscars & Int'l Market

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 9:19am

The recent pre-selection of two Spanish feature-length films for the 2011 Oscars, set for February, is yet more confirmation of the sweet moment the Spanish animation sector is currently enjoying. “Chico & Rita” and “Arrugas” are thus repeating the pre-selection success of “Planet 51” and “El Lince Perdido” (The Lost Lynx) two years ago.