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Beatles Catalogue on Next Rock Band Release

Multiple news sources are reporting that the next release of Harmonix's ROCK BAND will feature music from The Beatles.

VARIETY reports that Beatles management said Thursday that a version of the game with Beatles music will debut in September, along with accompanying instruments modeled after the ones used by George, Paul, John and Ringo.

Longtime Beatles producer George Martin's son, Giles Martin, is developing the game. The band's management, Apple Corps Ltd, is partnering on the project with MTV Games and Harmonix.

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SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2009 Call for Entries

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2009 Call for SubmissionsDeadline: March 4, 2009

The SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival call for Submissions are here.

For the Computer Animation Festival's Multicultural Representations and Visualizations call for submissions they are seeking works that showcase the wealth of cultures and diversity through the use of computer graphics. A unique medium that is able to reach beyond boarders, beyond languages to audiences, filmmakers, students and researchers worldwide.

-- Feature Films

Music Headline News

Swedish VFX Firm Opens in Gothenburg

haymaker fx, located in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden and founded by Alex Hansson and Daniel Tegeland, has officially open its doors to the international commercial, broadcast, music video and film industries.

With its small but creative and efficient team of talented artists who work in a broad range of applications, haymaker fx is looking to take the next step up the ladder. Working together for the past 10 years, Hansson and Tegeland have been involved in creating some of the more memorable music videos, game intros, brand logos and launch films produced in Sweden.

Music Headline News

Expanded SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival in 2009

In response to a successful expanded format in 2008, the SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival will again be open to the public and feature a comprehensive collection of juried and invited screenings that will showcase the most recent advances in computer-generated imagery. In addition, the festival will feature presentations and panels that focus on the art, science, and technology that are used to create the latest advances in production and projection of digital cinema and visualizations.

Disney Headline News

WALL-E Grabs Grammy Nominations

As part of the 100-plus Grammy nominations announced Wednesday, WALL-E earned three nominations. The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be given out Feb. 8, 2009.

In the category of Best Score Soundtrack for Motion Picture or Film, THE DARK KNIGHT, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, IRON MAN and THERE WILL BE BLOOD were nominated alongside the Disney-Pixar animated feature.

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media:

THE DARK KNIGHTJames Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer, composers

Music Headline News

VFX Artist Andy McKenna Joins a52 as Lead Flame Artist

Santa Monica vfx boutique a52 has added award-winning vfx supervisor and artist Andy McKenna to its full-time staff.

At a52, which is well known for its artful contributions to major commercial, music video and television projects, McKenna joins a team that includes the talents of Flame artist/VFX supervisor Patrick Murphy, 3D/VFX supervisor Andrew Hall, and others.

Music Headline News

The Gnomon Workshop Announces The Making of Worms

This week The Gnomon Workshop released a DVD set unlike any you have seen before. Sil van der Woerd, a talented music video director from the Netherlands, has reconstructed the steps he took to produce and direct a music video for the Dutch singer Lolly Jane Blue.

Film Headline News

Portable Film Fest Indulging In Visual Feast

The Portable Film Festival is reaching out for viewers to indulge in an online visual feast of short film, music video, documentary and animation content. Every day a new film is featured on the site for masses to view free of charge. These films can additionally be uploaded onto any digital device -- iPod, 3G phone or PSP -- for your portable viewing pleasure. Traffic jams, malfunctioning elevators and Trans Siberian railways never looked so good.

Music Headline News

CRASH+SUES Highlight Grizzlies + Otters

You can't find two animals more different than a fierce grizzly bear and a cuddly-cute sea otter. So CRASH+SUES and Echo Boys were challenged to craft a pair of spots for the Minnesota Zoo from Preston Kelly/Minneapolis that reflected the polar-opposite personalities of the beasts, which are part of the Russia's Grizzly Coast exhibit.

Music Headline News

MTV Networks Int'l Launches First Music/Kids International HD Service

MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has launched first international high definition service dedicated to music and kids, MTVNHD (MTV Networks High Definition). The 24-hour English-language channel will premiere on Monday, 15 September 2008 and will be available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden.

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Next GTA Title On DS, Other Big Nintendo Announcements

At the E3 Media & Business Summit today, Nintendo unveiled the next GTA title from Rockstar Games, GRAND THEFT AUTO: CHINATOWN WARS, will be published exclusively on Nintendo DS. It's the first time the GTA series will be available on the handheld console.

Music Headline News

E3 News: Rocking The World Again With Rock Band 2

Harmonix, MTV Games and distributor Electronic Arts revealed at E3 Media & Business Summit new features for the next evolution of the groundbreaking music platform, ROCK BAND 2.

With the original ROCK BAND title providing millions of players with a new way to interact with the music and artists they love, ROCK BAND 2 builds upon its core band foundation to offer an unparalleled, deeper, dynamic gameplay experience.

ROCK BAND 2 raises the bar in music gaming innovation with new features to rock the world:

Music Headline News

Concrete Post Produces Stylish New David Jordan Music Video

Concrete, a high-end post-production facility based in London's Soho and the first to host Europe's first 3-D Stereoscopic DI Suite, recently worked on the latest David Jordan music video for Mercury Records. The stunning video titled SET THE MOOD for his debut album was directed by Tom Bird at Mercury and produced by Hannah Cooper.

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The Ultimate Music Game Is Back For An Encore

Harmonix, MTV Games and Electronic Arts are taking the groundbreaking music platform that forever changed the face of music video games to the next level this September with the release of ROCK BAND 2.

With the original providing millions of players a new way to interact with the music and artists they love, ROCK BAND 2 is the next evolution of the franchise that redefined the standard for music games.

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Take Your Inner Rock Star Around The World With Guitar Hero World Tour

When the house lights go down this fall, a new generation of axe shredders, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock with Activision's GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR.

Kids Headline News

PBS KIDS Engages With New Spanish Content And Original Music

To kick off its third season on May 19, PBS KIDS' preschool destination invites kids to discover new cultures and build language skills through Spanish language content and new original music. Spanish language content will be introduced by Miss Rosa, played by teacher and actress Jennifer Pena, to encourage children to explore new cultures and experiences.

Music Headline News

Jazz And Animation Collaboration

Equipped with the latest in animation, and a large jazz ensemble, students at Parsons the New School for Design and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music will take the stage at The New School's Theresa Lang Community and Student Center on May 4 to present "visual music works," where music and animation come together in new and compelling ways.

The event marks the culmination of the university's first studio course in Jazz and Animation, in which students created original work through an unusually high level of collaboration.

Music Headline News

X1FX Re-Creates Classic Album Covers For Music Vid

X1FX, a leading visual effects design and production company specializing in FX for feature films, TV commercials and music videos, has completed dozens of unique visual effects for the just released music video entitled HONEY from singer Erykah Badu.

The video is viewable on YouTube.

The announcement was made Monday by X1FX co-founders Mark Larranaga, Visual Effects Supervisor, and Edy Enriquez, founder and Executive Producer

Music Headline News

DIC Launches Production Music Site

DIC Music, a subsidiary of global brand management company DIC Ent., is launching a new online production music business,

The new venture will serve as a one-stop, royalty free music source for film and television professionals, independent film producers, instructors and students to purchase quality, affordable production music for all premium media productions, including station themes, news and commercial music, animation, live action, home video, Webisodes, demo reels, video games, student projects and temp tracks.

Series Headline News

Yo Gabba Gabba! Products Licensed

Animation and entertainment company W!LDBRAIN announced Wednesday a multi-million dollar licensing program for the children's series YO GABBA GABBA!

Magazine-style music series YO GABBA GABBA! was recognized by TIME magazine in 2007 as one of the top 10 new television series.

It airs domestically on Nick Jr. weekdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT).

W!LDBRAIN has signed key licensees to create and distribute extensive merchandise in 2008, including apparel, accessories, books, games and toys.