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FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

Short Films Headline News

New ‘Moom’ Trailer Showcases Feature Aspirations for Tonko House

New CG-animated short from ‘The Dam Keeper’ directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi is an adaptation of the popular Japanese children’s book by film producer Genki Kawamura.

Experimental Animation Headline News

Max Hattler vs. Bassnectar: Animator Receives Apology, Little Else

In another sad story about artists ripping off other artists, EDM performer acknowledges unauthorized use of animator and visual artist’s work during a series of live events in 2013-2015.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life with $291M Globally

Jon Favreau’s CG re-imagining of the animated classic swings past expectations to score the number-two opening of all time for the month of April, and is widely expected to cross $300 million mark on Monday.

annecy Headline News

Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’ to Premiere at Annecy 2016

World premiere of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ latest collaboration to be held at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Thursday, June 16 with director Chris Renaud and co-director Yarrow Cheney in attendance.

Visual Effects Headline News

Trixter Unveils Shot Breakdown from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Munich-based visual effects studio delivered 294 shots for key sequences and characters for the Marvel blockbuster and another 106 shots for film trailers for a total of 400 shots.

Visual Effects Headline News

Delve into the VFX of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

VFX supervisor Joe Bauer and VFX producer Steve Kullback present the visual effects work for the upcoming season of the hit HBO fantasy series in a new featurette with lots of breakdowns and behind the scenes footage.

20th Century Fox Headline News

Fox Officially Announces ‘Deadpool’ Sequel

It’s a big day for movie sequels as 20th Century Fox officially announces ‘Deadpool 2’ and unveils footage from Blue Sky’s ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Rounds Out Voice Cast for ‘Trolls’

Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Quvenzhané Wallis and John Cleese join Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake in DWA’s November 4 release.

Sony Headline News

Story Details Revealed in New ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Trailer

New trailer delivers a storyline straight from the game, with a tranquil tropical island populated by flightless birds who become wildly distressed when their eggs are stolen by a boatload of piggies.

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Adds Ben Hibon to Vancouver-Based Team

Award-winning director signs with Psyop Film and Television, joining their Vancouver office as the company continues its expansion into visual development, creative direction, and visual effects for feature films and television.

virtual production Headline News

Lytro Cinema Brings Revolutionary Light Field Technology to Film and TV Production

World’s first light field solution for cinema allows breakthrough creative capabilities and unparalleled flexibility on set and in post-production; first Virtual Reality short produced with Robert Stromberg, DGA and David Stump, ASC set to premiere at NAB on April 19.

Illumination Entertainment Headline News

The Cat is Out of the Bag in New Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’

New, full-length trailer unveils plot details for the forthcoming CG-animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures starring comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker Appoints Gregory R. Little Sr. VP, Content

Animation studio behind ‘Ratchet & Clank’ feature appoints veteran content executive to the newly-created position overseeing creative development, content strategy and sales.

Commercials Headline News

Click 3X Adds Animator Hayley Morris to Directorial Roster

Commercial director brings focus on traditional animation techniques to tell stories that unfold through layered textures, hand-crafted details and inventive storytelling.

Commercials Headline News

Not To Scale Adds Mate Steinforth to Directorial Roster

Internationally recognized director has created interactive films for Nike, interstitials for MTV, and a dystopian interactive VR music video for electronic artists MODERAT.

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