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Software Behind Futurama and Princess Mononoke Is Going Open Source

When it comes to software these days there are always options for you to choose from. The big decision is often based on your budget. If you were interested in making your own anime then you might…

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Matt Groening to Create Animated Comedy Show For Netflix

Simpsons co-creator, Matt Groening revolutionized television and made it acceptable for adult audiences to watch cartoons. The Simpsons became renowned for its lovable characters, emotional storylines and remarkable comedy. While the show hasn’t been that great in…

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Watch Disney Animator Glen Keane Work and Talk About VR

Disney’s animators have always been considered some of the best in the world and now one of them, Glen Keane, is showing us how to embrace the future in form of Virtual Reality for that kind…

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Japanese Company Wants to Build a Stunning 3D Holographic Display

We’ve been talking about holograms like something out of sci-fi movies, but with today’s technology, it really is possible to make a holographic display. We’ve previously seen this as a DIY project, where a guy showed…

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Remembering Robin Williams 1yr On

Yesterday (August 11th) marked the one year anniversary since the passing of Robin Williams, who was a beloved, charismatic and exciting comedian, actor and personality. Uniqueness is overused within today’s generic saturation of celebrity; Robin Williams…

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Love Pixel Art? Check out These Stunning 8-bit GIFs of Japan

Japan has evolved to a somewhat juxtaposition within today’s fast moving tech world but has still kept its identity and influences from the past. It’s difficult to quantify how life moves within a new direction considering…

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Miyamoto Shares How He Designed Super Mario Bros

Oh Mario, that cheeky Italian plumber has graced our consciousness for nearly 30 years. To celebrate this anniversary, Nintendo have both released the original drawings when designing the first Super Mario Bros and also talked about their…

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Sega and Relic Want to Revive the Company of Heroes 2 With a New Expansion

It’s been a long time since I heard about any news regarding the Company of Heroes title. The hype around it suddenly died soon after it got released, though the expansions that came after it did…

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Batman vs. Superman Trailer Recreated With Lego is Epic

I love a little bit of Lego animation from time to time, mostly because you’re never too old for Lego, but also because I appreciate the time and effort people put into these fun little projects,…

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Brad Bird Starts Writing The Incredibles 2

Writer/director Brad Bird has revealed that he has recently started work on the script for Disney-Pixar’s sequel to 2004’s animated action comedy The Incredibles. Bird told NPR’s Ask Me Another, “It’s percolating. I mean, I’m just…

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Father and Daughter Built Jurassic Park Out of $100,000 of LEGO

A father and daughter have not only recreated Jurassic Park – the dinosaur-filled theme park from the eponymously-titled 1993 Spielberg film – from over $100,000 worth of LEGO bricks, they, with the help of some animator friends, recreated some…

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Pixar Releases New Trailer for ‘Inside Out’

Pixar are preparing to dazzle us once again with their upcoming movie Inside Out. While we’ve known about this film for some time now, details have been fairly limited. The latest trailer gives us a much…

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Artists Recreate Animation Frame-by-Frame with 3D Printing Technology

Have you ever wondered how beautiful an animation can be? Well, now you can view it at its best, frame-by-frame, in the real world. The MOVE ON…! exhibition in Netherlands is apparently hosting a CGI animation…

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Unity 5 Released, Including Fully Featured Free Version!

Unity 5 is finally here! This has proven to be a quick response to Epic’s shocking shift in making Unreal Engine 4 free last weekend. Unity 5 brings “over a thousand” improvements, including making the engine…

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London Eye and Big Ben Become Animated in Apple Maps Update

A few curious users of Apple’s Maps application on iOS and the Mac, have noticed that the London Eye and Big Ben have suddenly become animated. Yes, when users look at the two popular attractions in…

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Take a Psychedelic Trip With The Simpsons in Pixel Art

Pixel Art is becoming increasingly popular these days. We’re always seeing music videos, entire movies and nostalgic video games created in this unique style. Paul Robertson, creator of the Scott Pilgrim video game and Ivan Dixon have created this masterful…

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Imgur Introduces New GIF Format

The popular image sharing website, Imgur, has introduced its new GIF format. The company announced last year that it had a plan to reinvent the GIF, and now it has, sort of. The company’s format is called GIFV,…

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Animator Turns Nintendo Power Glove into a Stop-Motion Controller

Nintendo’s ostentatious NES controller the Power Glove may not have taken off after its 1989 release, but, a quarter-of a-century later, animator Dillon Markey has given the wearable a new lease of life. Markey has converted…

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The Simpsons Are Coming to Minecraft on Xbox

Microsoft announced today that everybody’s favourite yellow family is coming to Minecraft. From late February the whole Simpsons family will be available alongside 19 other characters from the animated series as part of a downloadable skin…

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Disney Renders Its New CGI Film on a 55,000-Core Supercomputer.

Prepare your CPU’s – the new bad boy in computer animation processing has arrived at Disney’s studio – a 55,000-core monster supercomputer, and it’s pumping out over 400,000 high level computations per day. What’s it currently at…

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Google’s Web Designer Updated with Animation Tools and More

It’s been almost a year since Google introduced us to their HTML5 Web Designer, a free tool for all major platforms created to make it easy for any one to create interactive HTML5 sites and advertising.…

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DreamWorksTV Aims to Build Following For Future Characters

Popular animation studio DreamWorks has launched the DreamWorks TV video channel geared towards children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old.  The movie studio hopes to build a following behind characters in both live…

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First-ever Fully Computer-Animated Series “Reboot” Making A Comeback

If you’re old enough to remember Reboot it was the first full computer animated cartoon series on TV, if you’re not sure how old that makes you feel let’s keep in mind that it is about…