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Sylvain Chomet Directs New Commercial for th1ng

th1ng director Sylvain Chomet, best known for his Oscar-nominated feature films The Illusionist and The Triplets of Belleville, has directed a series of animated commercials for Lake District Cheese Company, which screen in cinemas across England and Scotland for the next four months.

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VICON House of Moves Creates Brand Identity Package for EA's Origin

VICON House of Moves (HOM), a leading motion capture and animation service company, was recently contracted by EA to create identity elements and promotional content for the launch of EA's new entertainment platform and online store, Origin.

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Academy Changes Oscars Rules for Animated/VFX Categories & More

The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday (6/14) to add a new twist to the 2011 Best Picture competition, and a new element of surprise to its annual nominations announcement.

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LAIKA's Paranorman Gets Composer, More Cast Members

Two-time Grammy Award-nominated composer Jon Brion has signed to create the original score for LAIKA and Focus Features’ animated comedy thriller ParaNorman, currently in production at LAIKA’s Oregon studios for nationwide release by Focus on Friday, August 17th, 2012.

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VIZ Media Brings Hero 108 To Mutliple Online Content Outlets

VIZ Media has just announced the release of their newest action adventure animation, Hero 108, on iTunes (, Playstation Network, Amazon Instant Video, and the Zune Marketplace on Xbox Live.