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Imax Headline News

Where the Wild Things Are Posts Strong Opening Weekend in IMAX Theatres

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:48am

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) and produced by Playtone (Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman), opened with strong box office results, generating approximately $3.1 million from 145 IMAX(R) theatres domestically during the opening weekend from Friday, October 16, 2009 through Sunday, October 18.

Animation Headline News

Mary and Max Wins Ottawa

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with the highly anticipated closing ceremonies held this evening at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. Organizers announced the winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.

Features Blogs

Astro Boy: The Movie & Video Game

Regardless of possible complaints, this film will introduce Astro Boy to a new generation of fans. That is a good thing! And if they ultimately seek out and connect with Tezuka’s original creation, i.e. the original manga and anime, even better.

Version Headline News

Tim Burton Working on Stop-Motion Version of Frankenweenie

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:37pm

Although work is still underway on his current project, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Tim Burton is talking about his next feature-length project: a stop-motion version of his 1984 short, Frankenweenie, reports.

Kids Headline News

Science Kid Helps Battle Flu

Everyone's favorite preschool scientist, Sid, star of SID THE SCIENCE KID, is hearing a lot of talk this fall about how to stay healthy, which leads him to ask lots of questions about what can make a person sick and what he can do to keep from getting sick.

Headline News

London Production Studio Hits Stateside with Creative 3-D Commercial Campaign

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 2:44pm

Taylor James, the London-based creative production studio (, has released a cutting-edge one shot TV commercial combining striking photorealistic CGI with live-action.

Series Headline News

Two BRB International Series Win Kids' Jury Awards at MIPJUNIOR

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10:10am

Kambu and Suckers, two of BRB International‘s new series, were awarded two Kids’ Jury Prizes yesterday in Cannes by a panel of young viewers. During the closing ceremonies at MIPJUNIOR, 18 children of different ages from the International School of Nice chose the three best cartoon series set for release soon in their target-audience categories – from 3 to 14 years old.

Special Headline News

Special Agent Productions Opens Boutique Animation Studio in San Francisco

SPECIAL AGENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a new boutique animation studio in San Francisco offering a host of streamlined services to meet the production demands of the new economy and the digital age.

Headline News

Sony Pictures Imageworks Finds Success With NVIDIA Technology

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:31am

NVIDIA Corporation, the inventor of the graphics processing unit (GPU), announced today that Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) utilized NVIDIA® Quadro® processors to accelerate animation and visual effects production of their latest hit film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs".

Focus Headline News

Prime Focus Launches Global Rebrand

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:25am

Prime Focus, one of the world’s largest visual entertainment services groups, today announced the transformation of its global facilities - Prime Focus London, blue and Machine (UK), Post Logic and Frantic Films VFX (USA) and Prime Focus Group in India - into a single global company under a new Prime Focus brand.

Series Headline News

BRB Presents First Stereoscopic Animated TV Series

“Does it have a beak of a thousand colors? Are its ears enormous? Does it only eat rinds? What creature is hiding in the box? Guess and say ZOO-KA-BOO!” That is the narrative essence of the new series being prepared by BRB Internacional, set to become the first series to use 3D Stereoscopic technology -- visual effects through special glasses – for broadcast on TV, Low-Demand Internet Video and BluRay.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Expands Options for Mac Users

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and Parallels, a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software, announced that they have signed an agreement to make Parallels Desktop for Mac Autodesk's preferred Mac virtualization software.

Events Headline News

Voltron Ignites Legal Battle

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:34pm

Producers James Young, Ford Oelman and Mark Costa have filed a lawsuit in L.A. against St. Louis-based World Events and Kickstart Prods. alleging that they illegally worked out VOLTRON deals during their exclusive rights window, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Features Headline News

Battle for Terra, Superbeasto, Scooby-Doo, Hot Fuzz, Sarah Connor, Wallace & Gromit on DVD/Blu-ray

This week (9/22/09) offers the DVD/Blu-ray release of BATTLE FOR TERRA (Lionsgate, $12.99 and $19.99); THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO (Anchor Bay, $12.99 and $19.99); HOT FUZZ (Universal Home Ent., $18.99); SCOOBY-DOO! THE MYSTERY BEGINS (Warner Home Video, $19.99, $24.99); TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES -- THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Warner Home Video,$36.49, $44.99); and WALLACE & GROMIT: A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATH (Lionsgate, $9.99) and WALLACE & GROMIT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (Lionsgate/HIT, $21.99, 19.99).