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Blogs Computer Workstation Self-Destructs in Protest Over Use on 'Carrie' Remake

A fully configured HP Z820 workstation tragically self-destructed Wednesday by short circuiting and bursting into flames in a desperate act of protest against being forced to work on a remake of the film Carrie.

Blogs 3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

The U.S. Depart of Labor reported yesterday that last month, animation industry employers posted 3,800 really cool job openings, though only 17 were for paid positions.

Blogs Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry.

Blogs NASA Hires ILM to Cut Costs by Animating Future Space Missions

Faced with a mandate to find less expensive ways to explore space following a series of massive budget cuts, NASA has hired pioneering visual effects studio ILM to animate upcoming Mars exploration efforts rather than actually build rockets and send astronauts to the Red Planet.

Blogs Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.

Blogs Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Studios must do more to curb obesity, as commissary operation costs and productivity losses from afternoon naps are rising at an alarming rate, a group of international health officials are warning.

Blogs Digital Domain Creates Holograms of Nine Old Men to Helm New Animated Feature

On the heels of their wildly popular digital resurrection of rapper Tupac Shakur, Digital Domain announced they have successfully “resurrected” Disney’s Nine Old Men as holograms with plans to have them co-direct a new animated feature film.

Blogs Screening of Films by Future Unemployed Animators Announced

Eastern Whittier State University will be screening a program of senior thesis films by graduating animation students, almost all of whom will never find jobs in animation.

Blogs Jason Statham Says No to 'Tiny Transporter Adventures' Animated Series

It looks as if the brainchild of director Luc Besson and the Sesame Workshop will have to proceed without the talents of action star Jason Statham, who this past Friday officially bowed out of a planned preschool animated series based on the Transporter movie franchise.

Blogs A&E Greenlights 'Animation Festival Jury Wars' Reality Series

A&E announced it has greenlit production on a new original unscripted real-life series, Animation Festival Jury Wars, a candid look into the vicious and cutthroat world of pre-selection jurying, where back-stabbing, chair throwing, hair pulling and name calling are common.

Blogs Studios Snatching Up Cookbooks after Success of 'Hunger Games'

The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature franchise hit machine.

Blogs Images Show Extensive No. Korean Preparations for Doctor Who Convention

Recent satellite images of a North Korean military complex show what appear to be rows of Tardises lined up next to a flatbed truck filled with Daleks, alongside other evidence of extensive and accelerated preparations for what Defense Dept. officials are calling a Doctor Who Convention.

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