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Festivals Headline News

Slamdance Unveils 2016 Short Film Competition Lineup

Fourteen animated shorts are selected to screen in competition, as well as U.K. filmmaker Ainslie Henderson’s stop-motion animated documentary short, ‘Stems,’ and Australia’s experimental VFX short, ‘Double-Blind No.1.’

Visual Effects Headline News

New ‘Gods of Egypt’ Trailer Showcases Stunning VFX Work

New trailer populated by gods and mortals aplenty, showcases stunning digital backdrops and other visual effects from Cinesite, Iloura, Raynault VFX, Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX and Tippett Studio.

Awards Headline News

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Leads Critics’ Choice Awards with 13 Nominations

‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Walk’ nominated for best visual effects, ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘The Peanuts Movie’ and ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ nominated for best animated feature.

Nexus Headline News

Nexus Director Nicolas Ménard Unveils Ray-Ban Collaboration

Running December 16-30 in New York City, 30-second looping animation celebrating the eyewear brand will be projected on to the sides of two prominent buildings on Lafayette and Columbus Circle.

Visual Effects Headline News

Oblique FX Delivers Visual Effects for ‘Sicario’

Montreal-based VFX studio creates subtle effects for the latest film from director Denis Villeneuve, delivering 123 shots including CG vehicles and bodies, set extensions and digital matte paintings, and blood and wound effects.

Adobe Headline News

Kelli Anderson Creates New Stop-Motion Video for They Might Be Giants

Adobe Creative Resident Kelli Anderson uses a combination of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator to create a new stop-motion animated video for TMBG’s holiday cut, ‘Long White Beard.’

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar’s Mary Coleman to Keynote Kidscreen Summit 2016

Head of creative development at Pixar Animation Studios to illustrate the special relationship between narrative and technological innovation that has produced some of the best animated films of all time.

Cinema 4D Headline News

Cantina Creative Fires Up VFX Workflow on ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

Acclaimed 3D toolset MAXON Cinema 4D delivers powerful capabilities for key hologram sequences in blockbuster sci-fi film finale.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ Headed to DVD

Genius Brands International and NCircle Entertainment debut first ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ DVD at Walmart stores nationwide; ‘Secret Lab Meeting’ also available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Hoopla.

Laika Headline News

LAIKA Celebrates a Decade of Filmmaking with New 10-Year Anniversary Reel

Acclaimed animation studio behind ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ ‘The Boxtrolls’ and 2016’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ celebrates a decade of achievement; President and CEO Travis Knight renews pledge to push animated art form beyond expectations.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Bunsen is a Beast!’

Original animated comedy is created by animation veteran Butch Hartman; network also picks up seven additional episodes for season 10 of Hartman’s long-running hit, ‘The Fairly OddParents.’

Motion Graphics Headline News

Art Directors Club Announces Design and Motion Juries for ADC 95th Annual Awards

Nineteen creative jury members from seven countries to judge the best global work in Motion Graphics, Animation and Production based on excellence in idea and craft.

Double Negative Headline News

WATCH: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Teaser Now Online

First theatrical trailer for the new ‘Star Trek’ movie to be attached to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ alongside trailers for ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney’s ‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’ Lands on DVD Feb. 23

Directed by Howy Parkins of ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ fame, the ‘Lion King’ spinoff movie first premiered on the Disney Channel on November 22.

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