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Disney & News

A List Of Animated Features Currently In Development From Cartoon Brew

The list is not entirely accurate, but seems to be the only one of it’s kind out there. Alcon Entertainment Darkmouth (more) In development – cg feature Directors: David Pimentel, Doug Sweetland Writer: Lloyd Taylor Producers: Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove (Alcon), Simon Brooks (Canyon Creek Films), Kira Davis (8:38 Productions), Craig Peck Amazon Studios Emily the Strange (more) In development – cg feature Creator: Rob Reger Columbia/Sony Pictures Untitled Sony Pictures Animation Film In development – cg feature (Sony Pictures…

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Anim Talk & Animal Logic & Disney & Imagine Entertainment & News & The Biz

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment is getting into the booming, competitive animation business

From the LA Times by Ryan Faughnder Hollywood producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are stepping into the animated film business in hopes of taking advantage of the booming — and increasingly competitive — market for family movies. Grazer and Howard’s production company Imagine Entertainment has teamed with Australian animation firm Animal Logic to develop, produce and finance six movies during the next five years, they said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Animal Logic, based in Sydney with offices in Vancouver and…

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Disney & Jorge Gutierrez & News & VES Awards & VFX

15th Annual VES Award Nominees

Via Jeff Heusser,  FX Guide, January 10, 2017 Nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards were announced today by the Visual Effects Society. Nominating panels were held in the San Francisco Bay Area, London, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles. On-Line Viewing & Voting (Members Only) will commence January 21st, followed by the Awards to be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Congratulations to all the Nominees: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Doctor…

Behind the Scenes & Disney & Geek Stuff & Simulations & VFX

Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney’s ‘Moana’

UCLA mathematics professor Joseph Teran, a Walt Disney consultant on animated movies since 2007, is under no illusion that artists want lengthy mathematics lessons, but many of them realize that the success of animated movies often depends on advanced mathematics. “In general, the animators and artists at the studios want as little to do with mathematics and physics as possible, but the demands for realism in animated movies are so high,” Teran said. “Things are going to look fake if…