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Warner Bros. Pictures to Release Contagion in IMAX

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the global thriller Contagion, from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh, will be released to digital IMAX theatres worldwide day-and-date with the film's traditional release, starting September 9, 2011.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Announces New Art Toy Deal For SpongeBob SquarePants

Nickelodeon, Toynami, Inc. and successful designer vinyl toy brand UNKL have entered into a new licensing agreement to create a line of co-branded SpongeBob SquarePants urban vinyl toys modeled after UNKL’s successful UniPo figures.

Production Headline News

NZ's Park Road Post Entrusts SGO's Mistika for Stereo 3D & DI Post Production

With production now in motion on Peter Jackson's two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, SGO is delighted to confirm that Oscar award-winning New Zealand-based facility, Park Road Post Production has selected Mistika for the majority of Stereo and DI work for the production and post production workflows of the feature film.

Autodesk Headline News

NVIDIA to Showcase the Latest in Computer Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2011

NVIDIA, the company that awakened the industry to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999, will be at SIGGRAPH, being held this year from August 7th through 11th in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

World Headline News

Pocoyo Debuts In New Half-Hour Timeslot On Nick Jr.

The multi-award-winning animated television series Pocoyo will now be featured in a new half-hour timeslot during the weekends on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s 24-hour commercial-free, educational preschool network in the U.S.

Wild Headline News

Nicktoons Greenlights Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders

Professional skateboarder/entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV’s Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory) will bring the fun, fast-paced world of skateboarding to Nicktoons with an original, animated series, Wild Grinders, it was announced today by Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nicktoons and TeenNick.

Effects Headline News

Phosphene Receives Emmy Nod For VFX On Mildred Pierce

For “Mildred Pierce,” HBO’s five-part mini-series, Phosphene, an independent design and visual effects house led by Founders/Co-Owners John Bair and Vivian Connolly, garnered an EMMY nomination from the Academy of Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For a Mini-series, Movie or a Special - 2011.

Film Headline News

Indomina, Samuel L. Jackson Team For Live-Action Afro Samurai Film

It was announced today that The Indomina Group, the fast-growing U.S. and Dominican Republic based producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, is teaming with Samuel L. Jackson and Gonzo Studios to produce a new live action film based on the popular “Afro Samurai” animated series that has spawned an impressive franchise and a global following.

Series Headline News

Duopoly Announces U.S. Launch Of Yam Roll On Hulu

Duopoly announces the U.S. launch of the delightful animated family comedy series The Very Good Adventures of Yam Roll in Happy Kingdom, now streaming on the free, ad-supported and the Hulu Plus subscription service at

Dreamworks Headline News

Lima to Direct DreamWorks Animation's Monkeys of Mumbai

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. DWA today announced that Kevin Lima (Enchanted, Tarzan) will direct the upcoming feature film Monkeys of Mumbai(working title), the studio's first-ever Bollywood-style animated musical adventure.

Entertainment Headline News

Nickelodeon Acquires Monsuno Series

JAKKS Pacific, Inc., Dentsu Entertainment USA and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) announced today a global content distribution deal with leading children’s entertainment network Nickelodeon for worldwide broadcast rights to the new original animated entertainment franchise Monsuno.