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‘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.

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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.’

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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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Nominations for 88th Academy Awards Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:32am

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

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ASC Announces 2016 Spotlight Award Nominees

American Society of Cinematographers nominates ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Son of Saul’ for Spotlight Award recognizing outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release.

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Pam Lifford Named President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Disney veteran to succeed Brad Globe, who will step down in February after more than a decade overseeing WBCP.

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‘Dragon’s Lair’ Feature Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal

Legendary animator Don Bluth and producer Gary Goldman join forces to bring a classically animated ‘Dragon's Lair: The Movie’ to the big screen, raising more than $390,000 to produce a four-minute pitch presentation video.

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Inaugural 2016 VR/AR Summit Announces Vision Award Finalists

Competition judges include Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality luminaries from Microsoft, Oculus, Sony, PTC Unity Technologies, University of Southern California and UploadVR.

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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ leads feature film nominations; ‘The Peanuts Movie’ is top animated film contender; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field and scores most nominations overall.

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Guillermo Del Toro, Ang Lee to Announce Oscar Nominations

Filmmakers join John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscar Nominations in 24 Categories, including short animation, feature animation and visual effects.

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Click 3X Adds Juan Delcan and Tyler Greco to Directorial Roster

Accomplished directors join live-action division; company adds Roxanneanco as East Coast rep for live action, design and animation.

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2016 Academy VFX Bake-off: 10 Oscar Hopefuls Vie for Nominations

Annual voting event showcases visual effects for the Academy’s shortlisted films: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘The Walk.’

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Academy Announces 11 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards

Sci-tech Oscars are awarded to Airwall, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Image Shaker, ILM, LAIKA Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Foundry and Tweak Software.

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Named Best Animated Feature at 2016 Golden Globes

Award is the seventh win for Pixar Animation Studios from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in the 10 years since the category was created.

China Headline News

China’s ‘Monster Hunt’ Set for North American Release

Directed by ‘Shrek the Third’ co-director Raman Hui, live-action/CG-animated hybrid feature will open in 3D on January 22 in all major North American markets.

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