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Smith Micro Debuts Animation Apps For Unity Game Devs

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
Smith Micro Software has announced new versions of its Poser and Anime Studio software designed to help Unity game developers create and integrate 2D and 3D content directly into their projects. New Poser Pro Game Dev allows content developers to quickly transform high resolution Poser 3D characters into efficient assets suitable for real-time gaming while […]
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Golden Globes Changes Animation Category Rules

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
The Hollywood Foreign Press – which operates the annual Golden Globe Awards – has changed the eligibility rules for its animation categories. The first major rule change was defining what constituted an “animated” movie and the Golden Globes settled on a film having to be at least 75% animated – where “the work is done […]

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Puss In Boots Goes To Singapore

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
In a deal with DreamWorks Animation, Universal Parks Singapore will be debuting a special Puss in Boots-themed rollercoaster and stage show at the theme park. The rollercoaster will be called Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and involve a magic beanstalk wrapped around a giant castle while the 20-minute stage show will be called “The Dance […]
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Sony Prepping Female Superhero Movie For 2017

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
Sony is preparing a female-themed superhero movie with the female superhero expected to come from the Spider-Man universe of characters. Candidates for who that might be range from Black Cat to Firestar to Spider-Woman with no clear-cut favorite at this point. Sony is expecting to have a 2017 release date for their female superhero movie. […]

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Disney Releasing Mary Poppins Legacy Collection CDs

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
In time for the 50th anniversary of the film, Disney is releasing the three-disc Mary Poppins Legacy Collection of collectible CDs. The Mary Poppins Collection will consist of more than 2.5 hours of the original soundtrack, demos, newly recorded versions, cast and filmmaker interviews and a 20-page booklet as well as audio of Mary Poppins’ […]
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Gotham Trailer- The Good. The Evil. The Beginning.

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
A new trailer for the upcoming Batman-themed television drama series “Gotham” [Debut date: September 22, 2014] on Fox gives glimpses of many of the villains who will be making appearances during th ecourse of the series…

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TomoNews Establishing A USA Office

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
TomoNews, the Taiwanese-based arm of the Next Media Animation company known for their animated versions of news events around the world is moving back into the USA for another attempt at establishing a base of operations after a failed 2011 attempt in New York City. The new attempt will also be in New York but […]

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New Totome Mobile Phone Game On The Way

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
Totome, a new mobile phone game for both Android and iPhone platforms, is on the way. The game allows you to play as a Totome [a totem-pole like creature composed of an eagle, fox and guardian] with legs and the object is to run as far as you can away from arrows being fired at […]
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It’s Official – Studio Ghibli Feature Films On Hiatus

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
As expected, Studio Ghibli made the announcement that they will be putting their feature film producing on temporary hiatus while concentrating on “restructuring and rebuilding” the famed animation studio. The high cost of the animation production process combined with the Studio Ghibli’s tradition of relying on its own workforce rather than sub-contracting studio work has […]