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Awards Headline News

‘Apes,’ ‘Coco’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Top 16th Annual VES Awards

‘Game of Thrones’ wins five awards; ‘Coco,’ ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ win four awards each; Samsung sweeps all three commercials categories; and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ wins a pair.

VR Headline News

The VOID Integrates IKinema into ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’

U.K. company’s animation middleware added to the realism of the hyper-reality experience, now open at three locations worldwide.

Business Headline News

Disney Buys Fox in $52 billion deal

Deal brings Fox’s movie and TV studios, and cable and international TV businesses together under a single roof.

In Passing Headline News

Disney Animation, Imagineering Legend X Atencio Dies at Age 98

Iconic artist worked on ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Fantasia,’ and played key roles in creating the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Haunted Mansion’ rides at Disneyland.

DHX Media Headline News

Technicolor’s ‘The Deep’ Diving into Aquariums in the U.K. & Germany

Technicolor partners with Merlin Entertainments Group to create dynamic experiences for the underwater adventure series ‘The Deep’ at over 20 sea life aquariums.

Awards Headline News

Australian Effects & Animation Festival Announces 2017 Winners

‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ receive awards for feature film VFX at 2017 Australian Effects & Animation Festival.

People Headline News

11 New Disney Legends Honored at D23 Expo 2017

Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Clyde ‘Gerry’ Geronimi, Wayne Jackson and other incredible talents honored at special 30th Anniversary Awards ceremony hosted by Disney Chairman & CEO Bob Iger.

Awards Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 15th Annual VES Awards

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ receives most feature film nominations; ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is top animated film contender; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field and scores most nominations overall.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

China Launching Probe Into DreamWorks Animation-Comcast Sale

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce is launching an anti-monopoly investigation into Comcast’s $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation following complaints that the deal could hurt competition in China.

Laika Headline News

‘From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience’ Launches August 5

Special event taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre August 5-14 will showcase the evolution of LAIKA’s unique blend of handcrafted stop-motion animation and visual effects magic in an extensive display of original sets, puppets and props.

theme parks Headline News

Disney Announces TV Special for Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort

Spectacular one-of-a-kind grand opening celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort to be presented as special telecast, Thursday, June 16 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD.

theme parks Headline News

New Details Unveiled for Cartoon Network Theme Park in Dubai

‘Ben 10,’ ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ to be brought to life through thrilling rides and entertainment; park’s official opening confirmed for August 15, 2016.

The Walt Disney Company Headline News

Disney COO Tom Staggs Exiting in May

Disney board to ‘broaden the scope of its succession planning process to identify and evaluate a robust slate of candidates for consideration’ to replace CEO Bob Iger, whose contract ends in June 2018.

theme parks Headline News

Universal Studios Launching ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park Attraction

‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ featuring the iconic Hogwarts Castle officially opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Nexus Headline News

Nexus and Red Bull Create Giant 3D Stroboscope for SBTRKT

Created by BAFTA-winning animator, director and leading zoetrope artist Jim Le Fevre, the eight-foot tall and six-foot wide stroboscope spins at 33.3rpm and is illuminated by a strobe-rig to create the optical illusion of animation.

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