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Explore the Kinda Sutra Through Animation

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu, who has been nominated for the Sundance Film Festival's prestigious Grand Jury Prize three times (for her feature documentaries PROTAGONIST, IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL and LIVING MUSEUM) returned to Park City for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with a humorous documentary short entitled THE KINDA SUTRA.

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Aardman And Rushes Can't Help Falling In Love With New Creature Comforts

Leonard Cheshire Disability unveiled six new Creature Discomforts characters on July 3, to launch a new campaign to change attitudes to disability.

The new animations hope to challenge people's expectations about what disabled people can do.

Following on from last year's campaign, the team at Aardman has created another six characters for the charity's campaign including a blind chameleon, an owl and a shrimp in wheelchairs, and a hearing-impaired Cheshire cat.

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Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles In For A Bloody Valentine's

SUPERNATURAL actor Jensen Ackles is in final negotiations to star in MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D for Lionsgate, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.Patrick Lussier will direct the remake of the 1981 slasher flick about a murderer who kills people for celebrating Valentine's Day.

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Crowd Shot The Challenge With Vantage Point

CIS Vancouver and CIS London (both formerly Rainmaker Visual Effects) completed 397 shots for the new Columbia Pictures' action thriller VANTAGE POINT, which opened No. 1 at the box office on Feb. 22.

The film revolves around eight strangers with eight different points of view who try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the President of the United States.

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Aardman Signs On for Creature Discomforts Campaign

U.K. charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has teamed up with Aardman Animations in a new campaign to challenge and change attitudes towards disability. Based on the much-loved CREATURE COMFORTS series, Creature Discomforts features the hallmark plasticine characters with disabilities, combined with the real voices and experiences of disabled people. New characters include a bull terrier in a wheelchair, a stick insect with a walking stick, and a tortoise on crutches.

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Exopolis Revives Edward Hopper-Inspired Promo for TCM

Exopolis was recently tapped by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to breath new life into the much-loved "Sunny Side of Life" promo that first aired on the network 13 years ago. Using modern-day animation techniques, Exopolis brought viewers into a moody Edward Hopper-esque cityscape. The :30 animated piece entitled "TCM Now Showing" introduces films on the classic movie channel.

While none of Hopper's actual paintings were used in the promo, Exopolis referenced several of his most well known works, including 1942's

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Criminal Charges Dropped Against Aqua Teen Duo

The criminal charges have been dropped against the two men who carried out the AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie's guerilla marketing campaign, which caused a bomb scare in Boston in January, reports THE BOSTON GLOBE.

Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens had taken a plea deal to save them from a sentence that could have been up to five years in jail. Berdovsky performed 80 hours and Stevens 60 hours of community service at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where they designed a mural and helped with repairs on the facility's Charles River sailing docks.