Becker Group, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will bring worldwide audiences "Harry Potter: The Exhibition," a state-of-the-art exhibition highlighting artifacts from the Warner Bros. films based on J.K. Rowling's book series. The 10,000 square foot experience will premiere in spring 2009 in a major market, and will appear in 10 or more cities around the world throughout a five-year span.
For the latest image in the portrait series of celebrities living out their Disney dreams, photographer Annie Leibovitz followed a simple recipe: Just add water.
Continuing the "Disney Dream Portrait Series" that has put stars in all kinds of Disney fantasies, Leibovitz trained her famous lens this time on the undersea world of Ariel, heroine of THE LITTLE MERMAID. To get there, she dressed actress Julianne Moore and American swimming icon Michael Phelps in tails and scales.
More than 125 hand-drawn artwork pieces from such classics as ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 101 DALMATIANS, and THE LION KING, will be showcased in "Ink & Paint: The Art of Hand-Drawn Animation," a new exhibition opening on Friday, May 16, in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.
The magic of an animated film depends on the ability to bring to life not only animated characters, but the worlds they inhabit.
Consistent with a company-wide initiative, creative teams at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando have employed a variety of technological innovations in the design and construction of The Simpsons Ride -- opening at both parks in May 2008 -- and are ushering in a new era of environmentally conscious theme park ride construction.
The Simpsons Ride is a new mega-attraction based on the blockbuster movie and TV series.
The home library of an action hero, the bedroom of a mother-to-be and the office of a police chief will be among the installations celebrating the set decorator's art in "Pulling Back the Drapes: Set Decoration Revealed," a new exhibition opening on Friday, May 16, in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Fourth Floor Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.
With the help of Mickey Mouse and his famous friends, the time-honored stories of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will spring from the storybooks and onto the stage in Disney Live! presents THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.
Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Group, and Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment made the announcement Tuesday.
Peter Plantec previews the speakers, presentations and parties that will make fmx/08 the most fun media conference of the year.
Six Flags announced this week plans to renew its partnership with Nintendo for the 2008 season.
As part of the agreement, Six Flags will feature and operate the Wii Experience in 10 of its theme parks across the country. Each Wii Experience will house 10 consoles and be operational April 5 - November 2.
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.
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.
The "Animation Show of Shows," a program of animated short films curated and hosted by Acme Filmworks Executive Producer and AWN co-founder Ron Diamond, received its first screening outside the U.S. Sunday in the Jerusalem Cinemateque in Israel.
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.
The day before the Oscars DreamWorks hosts a brunch at Campanile. Look at the animation who’s who gallery.
The night before the Big Night was a chance for the animation community to come together for the 18th annual Chocolate Fosca party, which was hosted by Marilyn Zornado and Libby Simon at the home of Renate Kempowski and Paul Demeyer.
Each year Alain Dudoit, the Consul General of Canada, Los Angeles, hosts a star-studded event to celebrate the Oscar nominees from Canada
After a long day at Disney, the evening of Feb. 20th was for fun. Check out the photos from the annual Acme/AWN Oscar party.
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.
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.
On the evening of Feb. 19th, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of the animated and live-action shorts. Check out the pictures from the star-studded event.
The second stop on the L.A. leg of the Oscar Showcase tour was on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 20th Century Fox. So here are some more pics.
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.
Congratulations to Oscar winners Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman, as well as Peter and the Wolf producer Alan Dewhurst.
At 20th Century Fox, I Met the Walrus producer Jerry Levitan talks about interviewing John Lennon when he was 14 years old.
At the Sony Pictures Animation lunch, Madame Tutli-Putli director Chris Lavis talks about how they worked with actress Laurie Maher to inform their stop-motion animation and provide the eyes for their puppets.