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Blogs Oscar Tour LA Day 2: A Dreamy Day at DreamWorks

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:19am

Every year for more than a decade we’ve toured DreamWorks’ expansive Glendale campus with either the Animation Show of Shows, our Oscar Showcase tour, or both. We’re always greeted with open arms and we’re always shown tasty morsels of upcoming films – last year, for example, Simon Otto showed us 20 minutes of How To Train Your Dragon well before it was released. This year did not disappoint.

Blogs Oscar Tour Day 3: A Pixar Tour de Force!

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 9:58pm

If it’s Friday, it must be Pixar. And as most would attest, a visit to Pixar is pretty special. In no particular order, we met John Lasseter, crawled around the infamous Love Lounge, drank Scotch with Andrew Gordon in the Lucky 7 Lounge, met up with Oscar-winner Ralph Eggleston and his mending broken finger, had lunch with Roger Gould, screened the nominated films for 235+ staff, saw concept art, original models and other visual goodies from several films and talked to Bob Peterson. And, we bought Girl Scout cookies in the Pixar lobby. Quite the day indeed.

Blogs More Oscar Tour Day 2: The Fantastic Digs of Tippett Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 8:10am

Tippett Studio is a well-known cg studio that specializes in feature film visual effects and creature animation. Legendary founder Phil Tippett is the creative force behind some of the most iconic animated creatures and characters in cinematic history. Our second day ended with a screening and highly anticipated tour of their main production facilities. We were not disappointed.

Blogs Oscar Tour Day 1: The Walt Disney Family Museum and Skywalker Ranch

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:24am

Like intrepid but warmly dressed explorers venturing into mysterious but GPS-identified territory, our group set forth into the crisp morning air in search of our first tour stop, the new Walt Disney Family Museum. We caught a break – the rain had stopped, at least for a few hours, leaving behind a beautiful sunny sky. We weren't so lucky later in the day - we were pounded by rain and hail.

Headline News Stan Lee Media Lawsuit Resurfaces in California

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 1:58pm

Now following a second New York ruling tossing out their claims, the owners of Stan Lee Media have won the right to pursue a new suit against Stan Lee in California, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Blogs Day 1 of the 2011 Oscar Tour Brings Clear Blue San Francisco Skies

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:39am

In a couple hours we’re off to the Disney Museum and then over to Skywalker Ranch for the rest of the day and evening. It’s funny – in all the years we’ve been doing this annual tour and get-together with the animated short nominees, this is the first year I’ve gone on the northern California leg. One thing or another has always kept me in LA. I’m excited, though my room is freezing. I should drag this room heater back home – it would make a great air conditioner for my office.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 21

Special Guest: Ottawa International Animation Festival - Part 2

The Big Bang, Opposable Thumbs, Fire, the Wheel, Chop-Sticks, Animal Husbandry, The Mona Lisa, Gigli, Head-On, the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum. Now, the most exciting conclusion to the most anticipated part 2 part of the most recorded audio podcast by the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 2010...

Headline News UTV Ignition Entertainment Consolidates US Offices with UTV True Games

UTV Ignition Entertainment Ltd., A leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, announced today that it has consolidated its West and East Coast operations to a central office in Austin, Texas with on line micro transaction gaming studio, UTV True Games.

Headline News MAXON Computer, IM Innovations to Establish MAXON ASEAN Competence Centre in Singapore

MAXON Computer GmbH, Germany, the software developer and manufacturer of CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, intends to expand its presence in Singapore and ASEAN countries by establishing a new MAXON ASEAN Competence Centre in Singapore in partnership with its existing distributor, IM Innovations Pte Ltd.

Headline News Disney’s D23 Expands Member Discounts and Benefits for 2011

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, today announced a host of new and continuing money-saving discounts and special offers, all designed to bring fantastic opportunities to D23 Members throughout the coming year.

Headline News I'VE SEEN FILMS Announces the 2011 Call for Entries!

After the very successful 2010 Edition, I'VE SEEN FILMS International Film Festival announced, along with its founder, international artist Rutger Hauer, that the Festival’s 4th Edition will be held from October 5 to 14, 2011 in Milan, Italy.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 20

Special Guest: Ottawa International Animation Festival - Part 1. Full laurels, keys to capitals, and banks of international accolades might weigh down other comedy podcast journaltarians of animation, but never for the lion-hearted, docu-brave, master news-making martyrs (and hyperbolically humble) Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman. Join them as they interview animation's brightest and best about books, inappropriate cartoons, competing podcasts, pirates, and pumpkins - live from North America's largest festival of international animation in Ottawa, ON in 2010 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010.

Headline News NFB Mediatheque Winter Wonderland! Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

The National Film Board of Canada is offering fun, creative and wallet-friendly daily activities for families at its downtown Toronto Mediatheque this holiday season.

Headline News Nickelodeon Presents Series Premiere of T.U.F.F. Puppy and Planet Sheen

Corus Entertainment’s Nickelodeon (Canada) is giving kids two new reasons to tune into Nick as the network welcomes T.U.F.F. Puppy, a new 2D animated comedy from hit-maker Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents) and the new CGI animated comedy series Planet Sheen this January.

Headline News NAMA Explained in a Nutshell by Igloo Animations

Dublin based animation company, Igloo Animations, launched their latest product GimmeTheShortVersion.com. The award winning animators have created a website to explain seemingly complex issues relating to the Government, Finance and the Environment.

Headline News 2011 Edition of CITIA's Forum Blanc in January

2 and half days of information, training, reflection and discussions between professionals for a complete overview of all animation and cross-media issues.

Headline News BATMAN LIVE Worldwide Arena Tour

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment and Nick Grace of Water Lane Productions Ltd (WLP) announced today that BATMAN LIVE – a unique action-packed live show - will tour arenas for the first time ever across the UK and Europe, beginning in summer 2011 and arriving in North America by summer 2012.

Blogs Who Knew Nepal Likes Animated Shorts?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11:21pm

As reported on the Republica website, Nepal’s first annual Animation Short Film Festival will be held tomorrow, Friday, October 29 by the Independent Film Society (IFS), in association with Artistic Alliance Nepal (AAN). 18 films from 9 countries will be screened. The event will be held at the Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road. Oxygen tanks must be checked at the door. And in a related story...

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