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Blacklist & Studio AKA Tell the Sweetest Story Ever Told About Salt

Blacklist and Studio AKA craft a 90-second short film for Morton Salt that provides a dog’s eye view of the changing winter landscape and how it affects family pets and their backyard best-friendships.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney Launches Signature Collection with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Available on Digital HD January 19th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack February 2nd; digital bonus materials include a rare 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short, ‘Hungry Hobos.’

In Passing Headline News

Paul Tibbett Talks About That Time David Bowie Did Voice Work for ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

David Bowie voiced The King of Atlantis, otherwise known as Lord Royal Highness, in the 2007 one-hour ‘Atlantis SquarePantis’ TV special that kicked off season five.

Toei Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Launches Remastered Versions of ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Saint Seiya’ in Latin America

‘Dragon Ball Z’ licensed to Corporacion Ecuatoriana de TV.S.A. in Ecuador and Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua; Saint Seiya sold to Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua.

Awards Headline News

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Wins Big at 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ wins nine critics’ awards, including best director and best visual effects; Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature; Netflix series ‘BoJack Horseman’ wins best animation series.

Aardman Nathan Love Headline News

Aardman Nathan Love Animates Revved Up Intro for New Camaro App

Animation entertainment studio infuses its trademark flourish in an all-digital intro film that showcases the multi-hued models in the mysterious confines of a hangar space.

virtual reality Headline News

MPC Creative Creates Faraday Future Film and VR Experience for CES 2016

MPC’s content production arm produces a film and VR experience for CES 2016 highlighting the performance of Faraday Future’s technology platform with the FFZERO1 high-performance electric dream car.

Visual Effects Headline News

Hammerhead Taps Redshift to Render Cameron Crowe's ‘Aloha’

Creative studio harnesses the power of GPU-accelerated, biased renderer to deliver high-quality visuals at a fraction of the time compared to traditional render solutions.

motion capture Headline News

Pioneering Performance Capture Companies to Host Los Angeles Open House Event

Leading motion- and facial-capture companies Animatrik Film Design, Dimensional Imaging (DI4D), and Technoprops to host Open House events January 19-22 in Del Rey, CA.

Television Headline News

Union Media Appointed Worldwide Distributor for ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Lupus Films and Walker Productions appoint Union Media as the worldwide distributor for animated television special based on the children’s book written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury and published by Walker Books.

Awards Headline News

Cinesite Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘The Revenant’

Under the lead of VFX supervisor Nicolas Chevallier, Cinesite provides digital matte paintings and set extensions, fluid and particle simulations, character animation, lighting, compositing and more for director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant.’

call for entries Headline News

Cross Channel Film Lab Now Accepting Applications

Open to 20 selected applicants, six-month program designed to train to train filmmakers from the U.K. and France in VFX and Stereo 3D techniques runs June through November 2016; deadline for submissions is March 1.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Scores Two Oscar Noms for Best Animated Feature at 2016 Academy Awards

Independent animation distributor garners double Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature with Alê Abreu’s ‘Boy and the World’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There.’

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