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Animal Logic Headline News

Animal Logic’s Recruiting Drive Heads to SIGGRAPH 2015

Annual SIGGRAPH conference offers potential candidates an opportunity to meet with Animal Logic’s recruitment team to work on ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel,’ scheduled to start production at Animal Logic Vancouver in January 2016.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Sets Records with $115.2M Domestic Debut

Taking first place at the North American box office with a $115.2 million debut, Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff scores the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated title.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

32TEN Studios Headline News

32TEN Studios Creates Practical Effects for ‘Jurassic World’

Under the supervision of model maker Mark Anderson, 32TEN Studios creates 19-foot “miniature” models of the massive gates that welcomed visitors to the prehistoric theme park Jurassic World.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.

Milk Headline News

Milk Delivers VFX for the BBC’s ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell’

London-based VFX house delivers 1,000 VFX shots for BBC mini-series ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,’ including 3D environments, crowd simulations, water, mud and sand effects simulation, modelling and texturing, matte painting, animation and 2D work.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Warner Bros. TV Announces 2015 Lineup for Comic Con International

See costumes from the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ film, two life-sized LEGO Mystery Machines, and an interactive social media sweepstakes photo op with ‘The LEGO Movie’s Wyldstyle.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Announces Submission Deadlines for 88th Oscars

Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.

Walt Disney Studios Headline News

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord to Helm Han Solo Anthology Film

Next adventure in the Anthology series of ‘Star Wars’ films to focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Rodeo FX Headline News

Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for ‘Tomorrowland’

Montreal-based visual effects studio combines practical elements with CG to create a realistic look for Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland,’ including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Inside Out’ Top ‘Terminator Genisys’

Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the third weekend in a row; Paramount's ‘Terminator Genisys’ sees third place debut with $28.7 million from 3,758 locations.

s2015 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Announces 2015 Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.