Cloudy, sometimes rainy. Stuttgart, the capital of the German federal state of Baden Wüerrttemberg is once again for the next four days the global center of animation. The fmx conference opened its gates to the huge crowds of professionals, students, journalists and all enthusiasts.
Press Release from Explore-At-Bristol
Wallace and Gromit will join a host of other Aardman favourites at a new GBP 400,000 animation exhibition set to open at the popular Harbourside attraction, Explore-At-Bristol, on 18 July.
The interactive exhibition called Animate It! has been developed in association with Aardman Animations and will allow visitors to create their own animations and broadcast them via a new interactive website.
Press Release LEGOLAND, Windsor and RealD
LONDON & LOS ANGELES -- LEGOLAND Windsor and RealD have partnered to upgrade the park's Imagination Theatre with state-of-the-art RealD 3D technology. The theatre's dual projector system has been replaced with a single digital projector and RealD's award winning XL Cinema System. This marks RealD's first installation in a European theme park and the second partnership between RealD and LEGOLAND, with the initial pact incorporating RealD technology into LEGOLAND California at the theme park's Show Place Theater.
WALT DISNEY AND THE 1964 WORLD'S FAIR is a rare behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney's contribution to the 1964 World's Fair.
Wednesday was the opening day at Tokyo Disneyland for "Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek!," reports AFP.
Park operator Oriental Land Co. spent $100 million (10 billion yen) on the ride, which is the first to open at the park in five years. Panasonic sponsored the attraction, located in Tomorrowland.
Similar to the "Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!" ride at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., "Ride and Go Seek" takes guests through the world of the 2001 movie, only with more interactivity and sophistication.
Press Release from Fox Filmed Entertainment
LOS ANGELES -- Hugh Jackman and the character that launched him to superstardom -- the beloved mutant anti-hero Wolverine -- will be immortalized in wax at a gala event at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, on April 29, 2009.
Jackman joins a gallery of notable figures from the worlds of history, politics and pop culture -- including recent inductee Michelle Obama -- to receive the honor of seeing himself (and his on-screen alter ego Wolverine) transformed into a wax figure.
Cartoons on the Bay debuted in their new, more post-MIPTV friendly location. Now held in the three towns of Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, the festival is just one jaw-droppingly stunning ride away from Cannes. What a place!
Walt Disney's only surviving daughter, Diana Disney Miller, and other family members, are working to open a museum focused on the film legend's home life and artistic achievements, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES.
The $112 million museum, called The Walt Disney Family Museum, is set to open in the fall and will be run by the former deputy director of the Harvard University Art Museums, Richard Benefield.
The exhibition will show personal items, like never-before-seen home movies and Disney artifacts, like STEAMBOAT WILLIE animation cels.
WePOWER's Seahawk, one of the company's vertical axis wind turbines, is currently being featured in the House of Innoventions exhibit as part of the INNOVENTIONS attraction at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The House of Innoventions features breakthrough technologies available today, which help to make our homes greener, safer, cleaner, more fun and comfortable. WePOWER joins advanced products developed by leading innovators in home automation, green energy and technology.
Nickelodeon has assembled a week of non-stop activities, big talent and a dose of slime for everyone during the Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean, which sets sail this summer -- July 26-Aug. 9, on Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas, and Aug. 9-16, on Freedom of the Seas. Families will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 10th birthday bashes; interactive game shows; special screenings of Nickelodeon series; character meet-and-greets; and more.
T. Rowe Price, the global investment management organization, has signed a sponsorship agreement to create an innovative financial education and entertainment experience at Epcot. Designed in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure is scheduled to open this spring at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This interactive exhibit will bring basic saving and investing concepts to life in a fun and captivating way.
Each year Acme Filmworks and AWN host a party, bringing the animation community together to meet the nominees. This year it was an intimate affair at tour host Ron Diamond's home. Check out the festivities.
One of the highlights of the tour is always the public screening at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. This year the Academy not only hosted a night highlighting the shorts, but also the animated features. Check out the pics for both events.
ILM had a photographer follow the Oscar tour around their facilities and we'd like to share some of the great pics.
At the Dreamworks stop, Rick Farmiloe meets the filmmakers and hears about their thought process and methods of getting it on the screen. For him, this year the field was exceptionally strong, with every film being quite unique and different from the rest.
Universal Studios Dubailand and Sesame Workshop will develop and build three unique SESAME STREET-themed entertainment venues for the first Universal Studios theme park in the Middle East.
The Oscar Showcase tour came to an end on Friday with a visit to DreamWorks. The filmmakers were clearly tired from their long week and a half, but their excitement hasn't wavered. Ron invited Academy board member Rick Farmiloe to join us for the day to experience the tour with the filmmakers.
More amazing pics from the nominees experience at Disney's Animation Resource Library, where the history of Disney animation art is housed.
Time to take a quick trip back in time for some great additional pics from the Pixar visit in the Bay Area last week.
Award winning animation director Bill Kroyer shares his thoughts on his Oscar Tour day at Sony with the nominees.