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Somebody on Something: Pat Smith’s ‘Blank on Blank’

Director Pat Smith talks about animating lost and rare interviews with stars like Hunter S. Thompson and Lou Reed for his new web mini-series.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Now Third Top-Grossing Animated Feature Worldwide

Illumination Entertainment's ‘Minions’ beats the lifetime totals of ‘Despicable Me 2’ ($975.5 million) and ‘The Lion King’ ($987.5 million) to become the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Timed for a Killing: Double Negative Takes on ‘Terminator Genisys’

VFX supervisor Pete Bebb walks us through DNeg’s extensive work on robotic assassins, digital doubles and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Guardian in the latest ‘Terminator’ franchise flick.

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15 Years of Glorious Mayhem: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Says Peace Out!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2015 at 1:50pm

With the Adult Swim series finale set to air this week -- including a song from Rock legend Patti Smith -- creative studio Awesome Inc. reflects on the minimal animation and maximum fun of the beloved show.

VES Headline News

Visual Effects Society Releases Demo Material Guidelines

VES guidelines for the usage and release of work-for-hire materials presented as part of a demo reel portfolio by VFX facilities and practitioners are aimed at providing reasonable access for artists to showcase their work while protecting the ownership rights of studios and producers.

Animation Blogs


The motto of the FIKE International Short Film Festival is “Life is Short”, and the five day festival did seem to literally fly by.  FIKE is a showcase for short live action, animation, and documentary films.  I seldom have the opportunity to see short live action films and so it is a special treat for me.  Watching films coupled with the warm hospitality of festival director Joao Paulo Macedo made it five perfect days for me.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Makes $60.2M Debut

Universal's N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ leads the pack at the North American box office with a $60.2 million debut, helping to push Universal past the $2 billion mark domestically.

Disney Channel Headline News

‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’ to Premiere November 2015

Disney's 'Lion King' spinoff, 'The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,' starring Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union and James Earl Jones, will premiere in November on the Disney Channel.

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Box Office Report: ‘Fantastic Four’ Flops, ‘M:I5’ Wins Weekend

After being rejected by critics and audiences alike, 20th Century Fox's ‘Fantastic Four’ sees one of the lowest openings of all time for a big-budget studio super hero movie.

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On the Show Floor: Preview New Tools & Technology at SIGGRAPH 2015

Check out the offerings from technology developers at SIGGRAPH 2015, including product demonstrations, Exhibitor Tech Talks & Sessions and User Group meetings taking place throughout the show.