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April Headline News

Academy to Spotlight VFX Game-Changers

The Academy launches a slate of events focused on the breakthroughs in visual effects, beginning with a special advance screening of “Jurassic Park 3D” on April 2, and concluding with an exploration of the groundbreaking VFX techniques used in “Life of Pi” on May 6.

Animation Events

Animate This! Animation workshop for children aged 6 to 13

Begins: April 2, 2011

$5 per child; an adult must accompany children at no extra charge. Call 416-973-3012 to register.

April showers bring . . . April flowers! Spring into Daffodil Month by creating your own garden (2-D animation)!  Preceded by a complimentary screening program at 12 PM.

NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Animation Events

Can’t Sit Still: Animation workshop for children aged 3 to 5

Begins: April 2, 2011

Saturday, April 2– Can’t Sit Still: Animation workshop for children aged 3 to 5

10:30 AM

$5 per child; an adult must accompany children at no extra charge. Call 416-973-3012 to register.

April showers bring . . . April flowers! Spring into Daffodil Month by creating your own garden (2-D animation)! Followed by a complimentary screening program at 12 PM.

NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

April Headline News

Titanic 3-D Coming in Time for Tragedy's 100th Anniversary

In a LOS ANGELES TIMES article on Gloria Stuart's 100th birthday celebration, the newspaper reports that James Cameron has a target for the release of the 3-D version of TITANIC.

Movie Headline News

'The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie' Released on DVD and Download-to-Own

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:15am

The entire original cast and Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane, as the voice of I.S.R.A.E.L, get drawn into the brand new animated feature film, which is now available on DVD and download-to-own.

April Headline News

Fox Announces Avatar Blu-Ray Disc & DVD Global Release Dates

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced that it will launch director James Cameron’s history-making motion picture AVATAR on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Thursday, April 22.

Total Headline News

Nick Leads Basic Cable in April

Nickelodeon is basic cable's top total day network for April, posting double-digit leads with its kid 2-11 target audience over competitors for the month, as well as year to date. Nickelodeon also owned the top three kid-targeted programs (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, ICARLY) on basic cable among total viewers in April -- and placed those three shows among all of basic cable's top five programs with total viewers for the month.

April Events

CalArts Showcase 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 25, 2009

The California Institute of the Arts School of Film/Video will present their annual student showcase between April 25 and May 15.

Character Animation Open Shows: Saturday, April 25, 2 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Main Gallery at CalArts. Sunday, April 26, 2 to 10 p.m., The Bijou Theater at CalArts.

Film Directing Program and Program in Film and Video Long-Form Screening: Thursday, April 30, 8 p.m. REDCAT, Los Angeles.

Film Directing Program: Friday, May 1, 8 p.m. at REDCAT.

Program in Film and Video: Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m., REDCAT.

April Events

Luxology Hosts modo 401 Roadshow Across Germany

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 24, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 24, 2009

Luxology LLC, in collaboration with maconcept and the SAE Institute, will be showcasing the newest version of modo 401, its innovative 3D modeling, painting and rendering software, at the modo 401 German Roadshow from April 24 through April 30, 2009. The demonstrations will be conducted by Luxology's Training Division Manager, Andy Brown, who will provide tips and explore modo's new asset-based workflow, followed by a question and answer period after each session.

Roadshow dates and locations are as follows:

Friday, April 24, 2009 SAE Institute Berlin Soltauer Str. 18-22

April Headline News

Fox Aims High for Spring 2010

20th Century Fox will debut three major titles next year in off-peak times: January, February and April, reports VARIETY.

The studio will push back the release of THE TOOTH FAIRY (starring Dwayne Johnson and Ashley Judd) from November 13 to January 22. Comedy DATE NIGHT with Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg and James Franco is set for April 9.

Fox recently announced fantasy adventure PERCY JACKSON will debut February 12.

College Events

Hudson Valley College Tour Featuring Bill Plympton

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 20, 2009

Bill Plympton will be presenting a selection of some of his favorite work and following each screeening with a Q&A. Screenings are free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to his many shorts, Plympton has made seven feature films, (five of them animated) including THE TUNE, MONDO PLYMPTON, I MARRIED A STRANGE PERSON, MUTANT ALIENS and HAIR HIGH. His most recent feature IDIOTS AND ANGELS won two prizes at the Fantasporto Festival in Oporto, Portugal for Best Film and Best Screenplay. Visit www.plymptoons.com for more information.

April Headline News

Artbeats Offers 30 Percent Savings on All Footage During NAB Week

Press Release from Artbeats

Myrtle Creek, Ore. -- April 17, 2009 -- From aerials and CG backgrounds, time-lapse clips to lifestyle collections, now is the perfect time to build your stock footage library. Artbeats, the industry's leading creative stock footage resource, has announced its NAB 2009 Site-wide Footage Sale. Beginning today, April 17, and running through April 24, visitors to the Artbeats Web site will receive 30 percent off all purchases of royalty-free single clips and collections.

April Headline News

Disney Channel Marks Earth Day With Green-Themed Programming

Through eco-conscious storytelling, Disney Channel marks Earth Day with episodes conveying the importance of conservation, recycling and using natural resources beginning Friday, April 17.

PlayhouseDisney.com will launch the new "Handy Manny Gets Handy with the Earth" mini site, which includes "Manny's Mini Garden," where kids can create their own online garden on Friday, April 3. Disney.com will offer a preview of "Handy Manny's" new recycling episode, "Home Sweet Home/ Jackie's Old Shed," beginning Saturday, April 11.

New green episodes include:

April Headline News

April Fool's Day Programming on Boomerang

This April 1, spend a primate-packed day with Boomerang as the commercial-free network celebrates "Ape-Reel Fool's Day." The big star of the day is everyone's favorite fun-loving (and well-dressed) gorilla, Magilla. Debuting in 1964, THE MAGILLA GORILLA SHOW chronicles Magilla's antics in Mr. Peeble's Pet Shop. This classic cartoon will air in three-hour blocks on Wednesday, April 1, at 9 a.m. (ET) and 5 p.m. (ET), and again overnight at 2 a.m. (ET).

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