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Headline News Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ Gets Animated

Animator Matt Danner and comics writer/illustrator Tony Millionaire team up to create a first look at a CG/live-action hybrid film adaptation of ‘Sock Monkey: Into The Deep Woods.’

Headline News Royale Creates VFX for MTV France IDs

Motion design and production studio Royale completes a series of station IDs for “Pulse,” MTV France’s block of rock video programming, in a cinematic package that combines CG and live-action.

Headline News Artistic Image Creates National Spot for Hall of Game Awards

Cartoon Network and Artistic Image joined forces to create two national spots for presenting sponsor Kids Foot Locker for Cartoon Network’s 2012 Hall of Game Awards.

Headline News Capilano U Lit Prof to Pen Wedge's Live-Action Debut

Ryan Knighton, who is an author and contemporary literature teacher at Capilano University, has landed the job of adapting Paul Hoffman's WINGS OF MADNESS: ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT AND THE INVENTION OF FLIGHT, which will mark Chris Wedge's live-action directing debut, reports Variety.

Headline News Ghost in the Shell's Oshii Assaults Live-Action

Anime director Mamoru Oshii (GHOST IN THE SHELL) will helm another live-action film, according to VARIETY. Breaking an eight-year hiatus from live-action, Oshii will make ASSAULT GIRLS, starring Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi (BABEL), Meisa Kuroki (ONE MISSED CALL FINAL) and Hinako Saeki (THE RING 2: SPIRAL).

The three women will play post-apocalyptic hunters of gigantic morphing creatures called sand whales.

Headline News Cake Adds Live-Action to the Mix

Press Release from CAKE Entertainment

CAKE Entertainment is marking its strategic move into producing live-action with today's announcement of a live-action/CG hybrid tween comedy pilot for a series called CARTOON GENE (26 x 30"), co-produced with Galakids and TELETOON Canada. The move sees CAKE build on their existing experiences in this area, and reinforce their established position as a meeting place for a growing family of producers of high-end children's content.

Headline News Vivendi Buys Non-CGI 3-D Film

Vivendi Ent. has purchased the U.S. distribution rights to CALL OF THE WILD 3D, per VARIETY.

The live-action flick starring Christopher Lloyd is the first digital 3-D release made entirely with live-action photography with no CGI. It will open on 15 3-D screens in middle-American markets, but could expand if the film performs well. With UP doing well in 3-D and ICE AGE 3 on its way, extra 3-D screens are a precious commodity.

The film is a low-budget update of the Jack London story to modern-day Montana.

Headline News Brickyard VFX Creates CG World for LG's ViewtySmart

Press Release from Brickyard VFX

Santa Monica, CA (June 1, 2009) -- Artist owned-and-operated bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX provided visual effects for "Dandelion," a CG-intensive commercial for LG Electronics via ad agency Y&R NY. Directed by Filip Engstrom for prodco Smuggler, the spot began airing throughout Europe and Asia May 15.

Headline News Aqua Teen Goes Live-Action

AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis have developed the first-ever live-action episode of the series. Grammy-winning southern rapper T-Pain will portray Frylock, voice over actor Jon Benjamin will play Master Shake, Dave Long Jr. will make his TV debut as the Aqua Teen's obnoxious neighbor Carl. Meatwad will be played by an exercise ball.

The new season of AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE will conclude with this live-action episode on Sunday, May 31 at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT).

Headline News 3ality Digital Launches 3DIQ to Share Best Practices with Industry

Press Release from 3ality Digital, LLC

BURBANK, Calif., April 15 -- 3ality Digital, LLC (www.3alitydigital.com) today announced the company will launch the entertainment industry's first professional training and certification program in the field of live-action digital 3D. 3ality Digital Image Quality (3DIQ) will elevate 3D offerings industry-wide by sharing unrivaled expertise in the creation and distribution of pixel-perfect live-action 3D entertainment.

Headline News Cartoon Network Unveils 19 New Projects, Including Peter Chung Feature

At its upfront, Cartoon Network unveiled 19 new programming ventures, including three new action-adventure and four new comedy animated series; six live-action "alternative" half-hour series; three original live-action and one CG-animated movie special; and two hour-long original, scripted live-action pilots. Coupled with 164 new half-hour episodes of returning comedy and action-adventure animated series, today's announcements represent the largest commitment to new content development in Cartoon Network history.

New Comedy and Action-Adventure Animated Series include:

Headline News Live-Action Sorcerer's Apprentice Coming in 2010

Disney has set a date for uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer's live-action version of THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, reports VARIETY. The family adventure will hit screens July 16, 2010.

Based on the classic Mickey Mouse segment from FANTASIA, the modern day live-action film will star Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel. Jon Turteltaub is the director of the film, which begins filming this month.

For 2010, Disney has two other big tentpole films -- PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME on May 28 and TOY STORY 3 on July 18.

Headline News Stevenson to Helm Live-Action Masters of the Universe

KUNG FU PANDA co-director John Stevenson told AWN that he intends to follow-up his Oscar-nominated animated feature with a live-action version of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Meanwhile, VARIETY reported that Warner Bros. has made the deal to cinematically reboot the popular Mattel toy line, with Joel Silver producing and Mattel's Barry Waldo serving as exec producer.

Headline News Scooby-Doo Live-Action Prequel In 2009

Cartoon Network and Warner Premiere have announced the start of production on SCOOBY-DOO: IN THE BEGINNING, an all-new, live-action prequel that will be debut on the network fall 2009 to coincide with the DVD release. This original movie will commence principal photography on August 4, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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