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Day Two's Evening Screening with ASIFA-SF

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 3:56pm

SF’s Dolby Laboratories in Potrero Hill hosts tonights screening of the Oscar-nominated shorts for SF’s ASIFA chapter. As if I’d had any doubts that I was among serious animation fans, chapter president Karl Cohen’s next announcement, that the Balboa Theater will be screening some Gumby shorts in honor of the recently-deceased Art Clokey earns an audible gasp from the audience. This group loves animation, and lives animation.


More Day Two Travels: ILM in SF’s Historic Presidio

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 3:32pm

Film history is a subject near and dear to the heart of George Lucas, which was evident in every aspect of ILM’s headquarters. The lobby itself can keep a film buff entertained for hours, with an extensive library of Star Wars books and magazines, life-size replicas of Darth Vader and Boba Fett, and an incredibly cool life-size statue of legendary special effects artist Willis O’Brien posing a model King Kong atop the Empire State Building.

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Captain Eo Returns to Disneyland

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 22, 2010 at 2:37pm

The 3-D Michael Jackson event movie, CAPTAIN EO, is coming back for a limited run at Disneyland's Tomorrowland theater starting Tuesday, according to MOVIELINE.COM.

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Avatar Passes $200 Million Milestone in 263 IMAX Theatres

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 22, 2010 at 1:17pm

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar, recipient of Golden Globe(R) awards for Best Picture and Best Director as well as nine Academy Award(R) nominations, has crossed the $200 million mark at IMAX(R) theatres worldwide during the weekend from Friday, February 19, 2010 through Sunday, February 21.

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Avatar Animation Technical Director and Virtual Art Department Supervisor Joins NewTek

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 22, 2010 at 6:57am

NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced that Rob Powers has joined the company as Director of Entertainment and Media Development.


Crunchyroll Honors Makoto Shinkai

Shinkai simply reminds us of how anime’s kanji-inscribed vision miraculously penetrates the eyes and ears of the gaijin, as if some midnight doctor from the X-Files had sewn a translator chip into our cerebral flesh. We just know we get it. We know we love it.