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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.

Home Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

REVIEW: ‘Adventure Time - The Complete Fifth Season’

Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time - The Complete Fifth Season’ offers a window looking back onto the 1,000-year history of the Land of Ooo and expanding our understanding of Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline and other members of the AT multiverse.

Festivals Headline News

Best of the NW Animation Festival Set For Sept. 11

Selected from the largest showcase of short animations in the U.S., The Northwest Animation Fest is set to present 14 of this year’s best animated shorts from around the world.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Pinky Malinky’ Series

Animated comedy co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (‘The Amazing World of Gumball’) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’) set to premiere in 2016.

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell Student Apps Named Finalists in Google’s Project Tango Contest

‘Room Modes Calculator’ and ‘We Are Cubed’ among 48 finalists for Google’s 2015 Project Tango developer contest.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Orders New Season of ‘Fairly OddParents’

Nickelodeon greenlights season 10 of Emmy Award-winning animated series; joining the cast of characters is Chloe Carmichael, an enthusiastic, funny and over-achieving little girl with whom Timmy will have to share his fairies.

Haptic Animation Headline News

Haptic Animation Launches Non-Profit Amplifier Program

Seattle-based Haptic Animation Amplifier will include a historical timeline of Pacific Northwest animation and a database of every animated film ever made in the region, as well as touring short film theatrical programs.

Stop-motion Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Creates Stopmo Trailer for Ubisoft’s ‘Toy Soldiers’

‘Robot Chicken’ creators Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners with Ubisoft to create a hybrid stop-motion live-action launch trailer for ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest.’

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.

Pixar Headline News

John Lasseter Reveals Details from Disney & Pixar’s Upcoming Feature Slate

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief welcomes filmmakers and voice talent to D23 EXPO 2015 stage to reveal new details about ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Gigantic,’ ‘Coco,’ and more.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Debuts ‘Inside Out’ Short at D23 EXPO

New short film, ‘Riley’s First Date?,’ will be included as a bonus feature in the digital HD & Blu-ray releases of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ available digitally October 13 and on Blu-ray November 3, 2015.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney’s ‘Moana’ Rocks D23 EXPO 2015

Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, Disney’s ‘Moana’ to feature music from Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’I, founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Gigantic’ Animated Feature

Disney reveals plans for an animated feature based on the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story to be directed by Nathan Greno (‘Tangled’) and produced by ‘Get A Horse!’ producer Dorothy McKim.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Shakira Shaking Up Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

International pop star Shakira lends her Grammy-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia, teasing the all-new original song for the film, ‘Try Everything.’

Bill Plympton Headline News

Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ Available on Blu-ray

Plympton recently contributed to the new compilation animated feature, ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ based on the world-famous book by the Lebanese poet; his latest short, ‘The Loneliest Stoplight,’ is also now in theaters.

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