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Awards Headline News

Mark Simon, Toon Boom Win Telly Award for ‘The Key’

Created to showcase the power and options of the Toon Boom suite of animation software tools, ‘The Key’ integrates 2D and 3D elements, atmospheric mist, fire, liquid, shadows and more.

Industrial Light & Magic Headline News

ILM’s Lynwen Brennan Named Lucasfilm General Manager

Sixteen-year ILM veteran will oversee all operational matters for Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker sound, reporting directly to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: Studio Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’

Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-nominated ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ lands on store shelves with this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Education & Training Headline News

Vancouver Animation School Launches New Digital Matte Painting Program

First-of-its-kind specialized diploma program features industry-standard curriculum implementing the process and pipeline used at MPC and other Vancouver-area visual effects studios.

Business Headline News

DQ Entertainment, iStory Teaming on New ‘Peg Heads’ Series

Laser Pegs spinoff iStory Animation teams with global entertainment production and distribution company DQ Entertainment to develop and produce CGI animated series ‘Peg Heads.’

CG Headline News

Iloura Brings CG Expertise to ‘The SpongeBob Movie’

Australian animation and visual effects studio completes 550 shots for the 3D/2D/live-action hybrid feature, including building and animating the SpongeBob entourage for their big-screen CG debut.

Awards Headline News

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Receives Cinema Audio Society Award

‘Birdman’ soars at CAS Awards; ‘Big Hero 6’ takes Animation Award; David Macmillan, CAS honored with CAS Career Achievement Award; Richard Linklater presented with CAS Filmmaker Award.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform

New Deadline feature simplifies the creation of cloud-based render farms; Beta access comes with $500 credit for Google Cloud Platform render resources.

Amazon Studios Headline News

Amazon Studios Developing ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’

Studio strikes deal with iconic television producers Sid and Marty Krofft to develop a reimagined pilot of classic ‘70s live-action children series ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.’

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