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Aardman Partnering on Canimals

Aardman Animation is teaming up with Korean animation house Voozclub and Spain's Screen 21 to produce the children's property, CANIMALS, reports VARIETY. Aardman will head up the writing of the 52 seven-minute episodes, as well as the voicing. Voozclub and Screen 21 will handle design, animation and sound production.

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Spain's Screen 21 Revamps Structure With New 3D TV And Internet Technology

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2010 at 8:20am

The Catalonian company, which oversees all BRB Internacional productions, will be incorporating advanced stereoscopic technology (rendering images that produce a real feeling of volume) and Hi-Def, and a 16:9 panoramic format for different applications (television, Blu Ray, VOD, IPTV -Internet Protocol Television- and mobile devices connected to the internet).

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Fox Follows the Magician’s Elephant

Fox is moving forward with a big screen adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s book, THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT.

Variety reports Martin Hynes (THE GO-GETTER) will be directing the project in a similar tone to THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Julia Pistor is producing.

The book, soon to be published, involves an orphan boy who is told by a fortune teller that an elephant will lead to his missing sister.

Screen Events

Sydney Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 3, 2009

The first films that will screen in this year's festival have been revealed, presenting a diverse selection of titles that will screen in Australia for the first time.

Amongst those in the official competition are animated features CORALINE, BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS and SUNSHINE BARRY AND THE DISCO WORMS.


Creative Headline News

Keyframe Helps Suzhou Light Up the Sky

On January 16, the new Sky Screen in Suzhou, China's new shopping center in Harmony Times Square, lit up for the public for the first time, including a five-minute animation created by Keyframe. The Harmony Group, a marketing agency heading up the project, contracted Keyframe to produce two five-minute animations and 18 30-second spots for the new LED display.

Screen Events

Los Campeones de la Lucha Libre to Screen at Egyptian

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 5, 2009

A feature-length animated action-comedy from FWAK! Animation, the creators of "MUCHA LUCHA!" will screen at the Egyptian Theater. Masked mayhem ensues when a team of wrestling heroes is caught in the middle of a struggle between a gang of barbarians right out of MAD MAX and a legion of monsters inspired by the golden age of Mexican horror films. A Spanish-language version of this film just ran in theaters throughout Mexico, but American Cinematheque will present the first public screening in Los Angeles of an English-language 35mm print.

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Blogs: RFP Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles (***)

From Rick's Flicks Picks

Based on the bestselling illustrated book series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Mark Water’s screen adaptation is a highlight reel of some of the best parts from the five-book adventure. Like the HARRY POTTER series, the screen adaptation pares down the material to fit the length of a feature film, some fans will not like this fact, but others unfamiliar with the books will just get caught up in the breakneck speed of the wonderment.

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Animation WebJam '08

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: May 22, 2008

Greetings Earthlings! You are invited to join HAPPY TREE FRIENDS, JIBJAB, 30 SECOND BUNNY THEATER, ODD TODD, JOE CARTOON, XETH, LOW MORALE, ITS JERRYTIME! and many more of your favorite animated webtoons, all together on the big screen for the very first time in WebJam 2008, the first film festival dedicated to animation on the Internet. You can see LOLtoons, ROFLtoons, OMGtoons and even WTFtoons.

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Papawa - Set To Conquer The Small Screen

PAPAWA is ready to take on the small screen hand-in-hand with BRB Internacional. The latest hilarious creation from the producers of BERNARD arrives complete with new touches for the current edition of MIP TV.

The avant-garde animated TV series has just finalized its pre-production phase and will show new episodes to the different prospective client channels in two commercial formats: 104 x 7 and 52 x 13.

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Screen Time and Da Vinci Revive Classic Cartoons

Chicago Superstation WGN's 50-year-old tradition of airing classic cartoons every Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve took on new life this year when Screen Time Images restored the shorts to their former glory. Using the da Vinci Revival image restoration system and other da Vinci color enhancement tools, the Schaumberg, Illinois-based company was able to complete the task in just two weeks.

Series Headline News

Singleton Takes A-Team Mission

John Singleton has confirmed rumors that he will helm the screen adaptation of '80s hit TV series THE A-TEAM, reports

Running from 1983 to 1987, the series that made Mr. T a household name chronicled a foursome of wrongly convicted Vietnam vets who escaped from prison to work in Los Angeles as soldiers of fortune. The silver screen adaptation will contemporize the setting.

Series creator Stephen J. Cannell is producing alongside Spike Seldin. Mark Silvestri is exec producer.

Friends Headline News

Thomas The Tank Engine on Track for Big Screen Event

THOMAS & FRIENDS, the popular childrens series, rolls into 50 movie theaters across the U.S. on Sept. 8, 2007, at 10:00 am with a special screening event, including five never-before-seen episodes from the THOMAS & FRIENDS series. "Thomas & Friends On The Big Screen" is presented by NCM Fathom, the entertainment division of National CineMedia and HIT Ent.

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The SIMS To Build New World on Big Screen

Electronic Arts' THE SIMS, the bestselling PC game of all time, is making its way to the big screen via 20th Century Fox and John Davis Prods., according to VARIETY. Fox's Steve Asbell and SIMS Studio head Rod Humble are shepherding the live-action project. Brian Lynch (SCARY MOVIE 3) is the writer.

"THE SIMS has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it's like to have infinite power and how do you deal with it," said Humble. "Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional storytelling."

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Neuromancer To Be Immortalized on the Big Screen

Producer Peter Hoffman is in works to bring William Gibson's groundbreaking sci-fi classic, NEUROMANCER, to the big screen, VARIETY reports. Joseph Kahn (TORQUE) has signs on to direct.

The novel follows the story of out-of-work computer hacker Henry Dorsett Case, who is hired by an anonymous individual to commit a nearly impossible caper. The novel examines the concepts of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, bio-engineering, multinational corporation abuse of power and immortality.

Films Headline News

Annecy Announces 2007 Selections

Annecy International Animation Festival has announced its list of selections in eight categories. For short films, 51 productions will screen in competition and exactly the same amount will screen in both the panorama and student categories. For TV, 34 series, nine specials, 20 advertising films and six music videos will be part of the prestigious event. Two educational, scientific and industrial films made the cut.

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Primal Screen Designs for Sundance & SAG

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 12:00am

Primal Screen recently contributed work to The Sundance Film Festival as an Official Provider as well as a spot for the SAG Awards.

This marks the third year in a row the Atlanta-based studio has been chosen by the Sundance to collaborate on various design projects. This year's work includes two ambient films, which play before every screening, and title packages for the Web-based Live@Sundance, Meet The Artist and the Short Film Series.