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Thomas Land Opens In The UK

HIT Ent. and Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire have opened Europe's first Thomas Land in the UK.

Set within three acres of beautiful parkland, Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park features twelve themed rides including a 600 meter Thomas train ride, an indoor play centre, cafe and a Thomas retail shop.

Speed Headline News

See Speed Racer's Car In Person

The thunderous Mach 5, Speed Racer's supercharged race car featured in Warner Bros. Pictures' new live-action film SPEED RACER, will be on display at the 2008 New York International Auto Show.

The public can view Mach 5 from March 21-30, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, at 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets in New York City.

See the Mach 5 in action when SPEED RACER opens in theatres nationwide on May 9, 2008.

Design Headline News

Explore The Fifth Dimension at 5D - The Future of Immersive Design

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) and the University Art Museum (UAM) of California State University, Long Beach will host an innovative two-day conference called 5D - The Future of Immersive Design.

It will be the first-ever conference dealing with the convergence of visual storytelling and design technology across all narrative media and will take place October 4-5.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Thirty-Foot SpongeBob Marks Nickelodeon Universe Ride

Amid the construction bringing Nickelodeon Universe to life, a 30-foot SpongeBob SquarePants sculpture was installed at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday at the entrance to the new ride, SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge.

Local Minnesota manufacture TivoliToo Inc. created the giant 3D sculpture.

Only three weeks away, the grand opening of Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America promises to offer family fun and excitement as 20 new rides whirl in motion.

Headline News

Kabillion Launches New Promotion With Interactive uWink Restaurant

Kabillion, the multi-platform kidsâ entertainment service, has launched a new cross-promotion with uWink, the popular new interactive restaurant that allows customers to order food, drinks, games and other digital media at their table through proprietary touch screen terminals.

Software Headline News

Power Integration Tour for Maxon

MAXON Computer, the developers of CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, announced Monday the 2008 schedule of its highly anticipated Power Integration Tour.

The tour is a joint road show with Adobe Systems that highlights the ease of integrating MAXON CINEMA 4D 3D software with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium for a powerful 2D/3D cross platform solution.


Screenings Come to a Close at ICM

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 10:10am

When the agents cringed at the time it takes, tour host Ron Diamond said, “Animation is a painful process and this brings it to a new low.” Hugh added that he would have liked more time to finish Peter, but they had already sold out the Royal Albert Hall for the premiere and they wanted to continue working in the U.K., so they had to keep the debut date.