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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.

Headline News

Family Guy Hits The Big Screen In 10 Cities For A One Night Only

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:02am

Fox’s hit animated TV show, Family Guy, is taking the Griffin family on the road in celebration of its 10th anniversary for a 10 city, one night only, exclusive midnight viewing on September 15, 2011.

Series Headline News

V&S Ent. Makes Sure Everything’s Rosie In Spain

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:54am

V&S Entertainment, a leading UK independent children’s media company has sold series two of its international animated hit, Everything’s Rosie to Spain’s public service broadcaster RTVE, it was announced today by V&S Entertainment Managing Director Vickie Corner.

Headline News

Where’s Wally? Sells Over 1 Million Greeting Cards in U.K.

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:50am

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading entertainment brands, and Woodmansterne, the No.1 publisher of greeting cards to independent retailers in the UK, are pleased to announce that Woodmansterne’s Where’s Wally? greeting card range has sold more than 1 million cards in the UK!

Design Headline News

3D Systems Brings Affordable 3D Content-to-Print to Maker Faire New York

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:47am

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will showcase its latest Makers' tool, the BotMill 3D printer, together with its best-in-class BFB printers and Alibre design productivity tools that make better design happen at the New York World Maker Faire, September 17th -- 18th, 2011, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY.

Marvel Headline News

Animated Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers Hits Stores

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:55am

Get ready to experience one of THOR’s most popular stories in comic history through cutting edge animation and captivating storylines when Marvel Knights Animation’s THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS debuts for the first time on DVD shelves nationwide on September 13, 2011 from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation.