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Chaos Group Headline News

Chaos Group’s New V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max is Virtual Reality-Ready

Free update with Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 compatibility adds VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements including improved volume rendering, distributed rendering, and global illumination.

Animated Features Headline News

Animated Feature ‘Back to the Jurassic’ In Theaters June 12

Now available on disc, CJ Entertainment is releasing the new animated family adventure featuring the voices of Melanie Griffith, Jane Lynch, William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Rob Schneider in theaters on June 12.

Disney Headline News

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Celebrating Disney Shorts

LACO @ The Movies celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios in an evening of eye-popping animation with orchestral scores performed live by The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra led by Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Watters.

Short Films Headline News

The Animation Show of Shows Goes Non-Profit

Annual short film showcase establishes itself as a non-profit to preserve, restore and promote animated short films, and also announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign with an eye towards theatrical distribution.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Corus Greenlights Mainframe’s ‘Reboot: The Guardian Code’

Hybrid live-action/CG-animated reimagining of the classic series to be produced by Mainframe Entertainment, the television division of Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment.

Titmouse Headline News

New ‘Three Stooges’ Animated Series in the Works

CAKE, Titmouse AND C3 Entertainment bringing ‘The Three Stooges’ animation back to the international market with pilot episode directed by Christy Karacas; additional directors to be announced.

Shout! Factory Headline News

Shout! Factory Sets U.S. Theatrical Release for ‘The Seventh Dwarf’

Peyton List, Norm Macdonald, Nina Hagen and Joshua Graham lead all-star voice cast for highly anticipated CG-animated feature opening in Los Angeles and New York on July 31.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Company 3 Leverages DaVinci Resolve for ‘Tomorrowland’

Leading DI house colorist Stephen Nakamura employs Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for D-Cinema and Dolby Vision color grades for director Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure ‘Tomorrowland.’

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Announces Short Film Disc Collection

Twelve animated short films together for the first time -- including ‘Frozen Fever,’ ‘Paperman,’ and ‘Feast’ -- in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection available on Blu-ray on August 18.

Awards Headline News

Acme Filmworks’ Ron Diamond to be Honored at UCLA TFT’s 24th Annual Film Festival

Weeklong festival celebrating the outstanding achievements of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television students to honor producer Michael Deluca, screenwriter Graham Moore and Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Serious Lunch Named Global Rep for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ronja’

U.K. distributor Serious Lunch to handle international rollout of the Studio Ghibli animated series directed by Goro Miyazaki, ‘Ronja, the Robber's Daughter.’

Walt Disney Headline News

PBS Unveils New Two-Part Documentary on Walt Disney

New two-part, four-hour documentary, ‘American Experience: Walt Disney,’ offering an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers, premieres September 14-15.

Disney Headline News

Disney Planning Live-Action Feature Based on ‘Fantasia’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’

Project continues Disney's recent trend of remaking its animated classics into live-action films, beginning with ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and now including ‘Mulan,’ ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Dumbo’ and a new movie starring ‘Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell.

Previs Headline News

Previsualization Society Announces New Open Membership

Non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of previs across disciplines including feature film, television, commercials, games, visualization and architecture announces the first of many planned initiatives.

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