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Dallas Animation Studio Creates the Perfect 3D Recipe for Bimbo Bakeries USA

In March of 2010, Janimation, Inc. was chosen to re-design the international brand standard for Mexico City based, Grupo Bimbo. The iconic Bimbo Bear came to life at the Dallas based production house with the loving hands of Animation Director, Greg Punchatz at the helm of the Janimation team.

Spot Headline News

Charged Studios Produces High-Impact Spot Targeting The Prevention Of Gun Violence

A new 30-second spot for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, produced by Charged Studios, challenges the phrase “Guns don’t kill people, people do.”

Series Headline News

Distribution360 Heads to LA Screenings with New Member, Vivian Miranda

Distribution360 will be at the LA Screenings from May 17-24 to meet with potential buyers from domestic and international markets. The company’s slate includes over 200 hours of content across all genres.

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Academy Announces Winners For 2011 Student Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:58pm

12 students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Brickyard Headline News

Brickyard VFX Teams Up with Deutsch LA for Volkswagen's Spring Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 11:48am

Artist owned and operated bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX recently worked on a new campaign for Volkswagen via Deutsch LA. Brickyard provided compositing, beauty work and color correction throughout the campaign.

Foundry Headline News

The Foundry Joins The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 100

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:54am

Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk), has ranked 54th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 100. Published May 8th, the second annual The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

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Motion Theory's Mark Kudsi Directs Branded Music Video for the Fiat 500

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:12am

As the Fiat 500 rolls off the assembly line and into US showrooms, director Mark Kudsi of commercial production company Motion Theory is upping the excitement with a kinetic branded music video that tells the story of Fiat owner and car preparing to meet each other.

Effects Headline News

Entity FX Soars With 'Smallville' Finale Visual Effects

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 8:53am

Entity FX has created visual effects for the series finale of Smallville. The work, which included nearly 80 visual effects to help bring the program's characters and story arc to a close, caps off Entity FX's nine consecutive years of developing and delivering all visual effects for the popular teen Superman-themed show.

Series Headline News

Fox Releases Trailer for Upcoming 'Napoleon Dynamite' Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:11am

Fox has released a teaser trailer for their midseason 2012 animated series Napoleon Dynamite. The series, based on the 2004 cult classic film of the same name, teams the original cast behind the lineup of odd-duck characters.

Software Headline News

Crater Software Releases CTP V2.0 Cartoon Animation Software for Windows

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:52am

CTP is software specifically designed for broadcast and film quality animated series production. To run the CTP just a standard Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer, a simple scanner and a graphics tablet are needed to produce animated series in broadcast-, high-definition- or film resolutions.

Films Headline News

Aardman’s 'Arthur Christmas' Highlights Annecy’s Work In Progress Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:36am

The upcoming Annecy animation festival has slated a series of meetings that will dig into heart of feature film production. Over four days, June 7-10, two daily meetings each will focus on a new, upcoming animated feature film production.

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