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Headline News Rio Version of Angry Birds Slingshots Online

ANGRY BIRDS, Rovio’s blockbuster smart phone and tablet game that has become a global cultural sensation, and RIO, one of the year’s most anticipated motion picture events, are joining forces to create a new game, ANGRY BIRDS RIO – representing a first-of-its-kind game development partnership between Rovio and Twentieth Century Fox.

Headline News Warners and Disney To Co-Finance Bird's 1906

Brad Bird, recent Oscar winner for Disney/Pixar's RATATOUILLE, will make his live-action feature directorial debut with the financial backing of both Warner Bros. and Disney/Pixar, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

The story is about a college student investigating his father's murder who discovers corruption that will prove devastating for the city of San Francisco when the Great Earthquake and subsequent fire hit in 1906 -- the title of the movie.

Bird is rewriting the script, originally written by John Logan.

Headline News Casino Royale Director Attacks The Birds

Star Naomi Watts and direct Martin Campbell are flocking to Universal's remake of THE BIRDS, reports the trades. The new film will be based on Daphne du Maurier's short story, which Alfred Hitchcock used as the basis for his 1963 version.

Platinum Dunes' trio -- Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller -- is producing. Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman of Mandalay Pictures are also producers.

Stiles White and Juliet Snowden penned the script, but new scribes might be brought in to retool the screenplay before the potential strike.

Headline News Fly to WIA’s Birds of a Feather Meet-N-Greet

To kick off the opening of the SIGGRAPH Exhibition, Women In Animation will host its 3rd annual Birds of a Feather Meet-n-Greet in the Convention Center, Room 506, starting at 9:30 am - 11:00 am on Aug. 2, 2005. The event is an opportunity to meet people from all over the U.S. and the world and learn more about WIA. For more information, contact info@womeninanimation.org.

Headline News Michael Bay To Produce The Birds Remake

Universal Pictures is set to remake Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1963 horror film, THE BIRDS, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is in talks with the studio to produce along with Peter Guber and his Mandalay Pictures. The new version will be based on the original short story by Daphne Du Maurier, which inspired the Hitchcock film. The story chronicles the events that transpire in a small Pacific Coast town after the birds begin attacking in mass for no reason.

Headline News Studio B Bats First Hit Into U.S. Ballpark

Canadian animation Studio B Productions has hit one into the U.S. network ballpark, scoring a slot on Kids' WB! for a toon about baseball-playing birds that will debut in September 2003. This original production by Vancouver-based Studio B, features the adventures of a team of birds who barnstorm the circuit of D'MYNA LEAGUES playing baseball, and learn a lesson or two along the way. "We're very excited to break into the U.S. with the first ever baseball cartoon series," says Blair Peters, creator and executive producer. "I think kids will really dig the unique combination of traditional 2D characters and 3D backgrounds that capture the exciting on-field action. And adults will get a kick out of the nostalgic tributes to the likes of Shoeless Joe Jackson, Harry Carey and Babe Ruth." D'MYNA LEAGUES already has a strong batting average in its home territory of Canada, with success on both CTV (it was the broadcaster's first venture into kids programming), and kids network YTV. The show, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television International globally, also airs in territories from Venezuela to Singapore.

Headline News Pigeons Perform For Cinesite

Visual effects company Cinesite photographed and composited specially bred and trained roller pigeons for the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film TRAINING DAY, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. In one scene, Hawke is driving down a street and sees pigeons out the window. The two birds separate and come tumbling down directly toward the camera and then catch themselves. In another scene, the camera angle is above, looking down at a street as the birds tumble down.

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