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Open Season 2 Contest -- Win the DVD and Art Book

OPEN SEASON 2 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on January 27, so AWN and Sony Picutres Home Ent. is sponsoring a giveaway for AWN readers. To win a copy of the DVD and art book THE ART OF OPEN SEASON 2, reply to the answer to...

What is the name of the town where the animals of OPEN SEASON reside?

U.S. readers only, please.

Open Headline News

Big Machine Design Takes Manhattan With New Show Open For Live!

Big Machine Design (BMD), a full-service creative services studio, has completed a new show open for the hit, nationally syndicated program LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY.

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E-on Software Releases Free Vue 7 Pioneer Open Beta

e-on software, maker of Vue, the leading solution for natural 3D environments announced that the Open Beta of Vue 7 Pioneer is immediately available for download, free of charge.

Users of the Free Vue 7 Pioneer Open Beta will get a full license of Vue 7 Pioneer when it is released, at no additional cost. Pre-release versions of Vue 7 Esprit, Vue 7 Pro Studio and Vue 7 Complete are also immediately available for purchase from e-on software.

Season Headline News

Open Season Sequel Direct To Video In January

Boog, Elliot, Mr. Weenie and all the rebellious woodland creatures are back in Sony Pictures Animation's OPEN SEASON 2, available on DVD, Blu-ray High Def and PSP January 27, 2009 from Sony Pictures Home Ent.

The all-CG animated follow-up to the $190 million box office hit OPEN SEASON, OPEN SEASON 2 features the voice talents of Joel McHale (E!'s THE SOUP), Mike Epps (THE HONEYMOONERS), Jane Krakowski (TV's 30 ROCK), Billy Connolly (X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE), Crispin Glover (BACK TO THE FUTURE) and Steven Schirripa (TV's THE SOPRANOS).

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The Syndicate Gets Rowdy For ESPN Monday Night Football

Creative design and digital production studio The Syndicate reteamed with ESPN to create a rollicking, high energy open to kick off the new season of Monday Night Football (MNF).

Legendary singer Hank Williams Jr. performs ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS ARE COMING OVER MONDAY NIGHT and welcomes a colorful montage of amped-up partygoers to his weekly HOUSE PARTY, where they crank up the volume to dangerously high levels, launching the iconic NFL double helmets into space and into America's football stadiums.

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SGO'S Mistika Version 4.0 With Stereoscopic Capabilities At IBC 2008

London-based S.G.O., a developer of solutions for the post production and broadcast industries, has announced that the new version 4 of Mistika, including powerful 3-D stereoscopic capability will be demonstrated on stand C11, hall 7 at IBC. 3-D footage courtesy of Concrete, Axis Films and Can Communicate will be used to demonstrate Mistika's extensive toolset.

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Open Season Goes Hunting on DVD

OPEN SEASON, the debut feature from Sony Pictures Pictures Animation, makes its way to DVD, Blu-ray Disc and PSP on Jan. 30, 2007 (Sony Pictures Home Ent., $28.95, $38.95 and $28.95, respectively).

Included on the DVD is a brand new short, BOOG AND ELLIOT'S MIDNIGHT RUN, directed by Jill Culton, who helmed OPEN SEASON with Roger Allers and co-director Anthony Stacchi. In BOOG AND ELLIOT'S MIDNIGHT RUN, which reunites Boog (Martin Lawrence), the domesticated bear, and Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), the one-antlered mule deer, as they try to steal some sweet rolls.

Imax Headline News

Open Season Hits $1.45 Million Opening in IMAX 3-D

IMAX Corp. and Sony Pictures Ent. announced that OPEN SEASON: AN IMAX 3-D EXPERIENCE earned estimated grosses of $1.45 million in 66 domestic IMAX theaters, delivering a per-screen average of approximately $22,000 over the three-day period ending Oct. 1. The debut feature from Sony Pictures Animation was directed by Roger Allers (THE LION KING) and Jill Culton (TOY STORY 2, MONSTERS, INC.) and co-directed by Anthony Stacchi (ANTZ),

Open Events

Entertainment Art Academy Open House

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 11:00am
Begins: September 7, 2006

Entertainment Art Academy is holding an open house. Here is a chance to meet the instructors, students and enjoy some food and beverages. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and watch demos by the faculty and learn about EAA's philosophy. The open house will run from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, visit

Season Headline News

Ubisoft to Offer Interactive Open Season Videogame

Ubisoft announced that the OPEN SEASON videogame, based on Sony Pictures Animation's first feature-length 3D-animated movie (opening Sept. 29), will ship mid-September on all available videogame platforms. Developed by Ubisoft's award-winning Montreal studio, OPEN SEASON will allow gamers to relive the humor and adventure of the movie by creating a fun and immersive interactive world that conveys the same comedic storyline, zany characters and artistic images projected in the animated film.

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Slamdance's Mirvish Strikes Videogame Deal

Culver City-based Bugeater Films announced the first Park City deal ever of a videogame based on an independent film. Slamdance co-founder and OPEN HOUSE director Dan Mirvish struck a deal with Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition (GGC) winners Joe Bourrie and Patrick Hackett. Bourrie and Hackett, whose game RUMBLE BOX won this year's award for innovation in programming, will design a web-based java game for Mirvish's real estate musical, OPEN HOUSE, which Wellspring Media recently released on DVD.

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Da Vinci Code To Open Cannes

Ron Howard's THE DA VINCI CODE will open the 59th Festival de Cannes on May 17, 2006. Howards films that previously screened as Cannes include WILLOW, FAR AND AWAY and ED TV.

Based on Dan Browns best-selling thriller, the story chronicles the conspiracy developed to cover-up the true meaning of the Holy Grail. Many historians and religious leaders have criticized the book as pure fiction.

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By Guest (not verified) | Friday, September 9, 2005 at 11:00am
Begins: September 9, 2005

NLESYSTEMS is hosting an open house to preview Matrox Axio, a realtime engine for HD and SD editing. Matrox Axio features no-render HD and SD finishing in compressed and uncompressed formats, superior color correction tools, advanced realtime effects and a full range of analog and digital audio and video inputs and outputs. It incorporates Matrox Flex 3D and Power of X technologies to leverage scalable CPU power. On the Friday, Sept. 9, the open house will run from 1:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. NLESYSTEMS is located at 434 W.

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Will Vinton Exhibit Arrives in Santa Monica

The art and design from Will Vintons Animation Art Collection is now on view at The Art Institute of California Los Angeles from July 11 Aug. 31, 2005. The groundbreaking animation producer/director Will Vinton and his teams have memorable animated characters, such as the California Raisins, the PJs, and the lovable dinosaurs, Herb & Rex. The Artists reception is July 21 and will open to the public at 6:00 pm.

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Radiant Media to Create HypeFest 2005 Open

Radiant Media has been selected to create the HypeFest festival's 2005 show open that will run prior to each screening at the event, which takes place in Hollywood, July 29-31, 2005.

"HypeFest links independent ideas with commercial creativity and Radiant's concept and company attitude reflects that idea in a truly complementary fashion," said HypeFest Festival co-director Jessie Nagel. "Choosing the right creative team for our open is always a fun and difficult challenge. Each year we see such great work, and Radiant's concept is no exception."

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ASC Open House & Online Internet Chat

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 11:00am
Begins: February 12, 2005

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will host its annual open house and live Internet chat with many of the world's most talented filmmakers prior to the 19th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The ASC Clubhouse will be open for visitors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (PST). The Internet chat ( will originate from that same site from noon to 3:00 pm (PST).

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SVG.Open 2004, 3rd Annual Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: September 7, 2004

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an exciting World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) open standard enabling high-quality, dynamic, interactive, stylable graphics to be delivered over the Web using accessible, human-readable XML. SVG can be delivered to mobile phones, PDAs, and desktop computers.