One would be glad to know that Shaun the Sheep and his farmyard friends are coming back. It is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. Yes, the beloved series of Aardman Animations is coming back in a new collection of adventures called Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics. The collection of seven slapstick episodes is being brought in the form of DVDs and Digital HD on June 13 by Lionsgate. The comical episodes include Shaun trying to outfox a fox, Bitzer discovering his jazzy side and the sheep auctioning off everything on the farm. The home video release also includes a special Building-a-Pig video and Timmy’s Tune #3 music video.
Kilkenny, Ireland-Based Studio to Create 140 Jobs and develop Animated Children’s and Family Television Entertainment, for Multiplatform Global Distribution Significantly bolstering animation production in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada's most prolific independent animation studios, has joined forces with acclaimed Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, Lighthouse Studios. The joint venture, supported by Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland will create over 140 jobs in the next three years. In the coming weeks, Lighthouse Studios plans to announce development and production projects, as well as a hiring initiative encompassing production management, designers, animato
Bollywood came together to raise a toast to the best in the industry at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017, held on January 14 at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai. VFX is the most neglected yet the most important part of the movie and this year Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies bagged the Best Visual Effects honour for "Fan". This award marked the third time Red Chillies VFX winning for the best VFX category. Earlier named as Dreamz Unlimited, later Christened as Red Chillies VFX, the unit handles the special effects of all his home productions and of some other movies as well. The division has won accolades for its work in India and abroad. Don: The Chase Begins Again won European accolades for Best Special Effects in 2006. A year later, Om Shanti Om won best visual effects from Fil
Continuing its long-standing support for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York helped to prepare a combined 10 features and documentaries for screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The facility provided services including editorial conforming, color grading, deliverables and sound mixing for films premiering in the U.S. Narrative and Documentary competitions and other programs. Sundance films serviced by Technicolor PostWorks include: Band Aid, U.S. Narrative Competition, Director and Screenwriter Zoe Lister-Jones’ story of a couple who can't stop fighting and embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. Technicolor PostWorks provided editorial conforming, color grading and deliverables; Allie Ames, colorist/online editor. Before I Fall, Premieres, Dire
As part of the technology event announcements of CES 2017, Disney announced that it will soon be launching a streaming box that will have the ability to run video games of the Android operating system. The box, developed by Snakebyte, arrives pre-loaded with movies, shows and games and was unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in the US. The full content line-up for The Disney Kids TV streaming box has not yet been announced, but it does arrive with a $99 price tag. The Disney Kids TV box will feature everything a Disney fan would want like Disney themes, streamlined menus, ad-free experience and a Disney-branded game controller will also be available. The Disney Kids TV box is slated to go on sale in 2017.
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery. “This new stage keeps us at the forefront in immersive sound, providing an ideal workflow and environment for mastering for ho
ARRIS International plc. announced the promotion of Dan Whalen to President, Network & Cloud, effective immediately. Whalen will oversee the development and delivery of the company's leading portfolio of broadband and video network infrastructure technologies and cloud-based software solutions. He will report to ARRIS CEO Bruce McClelland. Whalen brings extensive technology leadership experience. Since 2013, he served as ARRIS's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Services. "Dan played an instrumental role in scaling ARRIS's Global Services business into a key enabler of complex customer deployments around the world," said Bruce McClelland, CEO ARRIS. "His proven track record of success, breadth of customer leadership, and strategic insights provide an excellent fo
AMD Unveils Two New Cinematic VR experiences with Legendary International Cinema Franchise Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, AMD Radeon Technologies Group will showcase new technologies to create immersive VR experiences for cinematographers, and two new cutting-edge VR experiences at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. He will also share the stage with SS Rajamouli, the director of Baahubali: The Conclusion to showcase the technology used to make VR experiences surrounding the upcoming film. AMD will preview new technology to rapidly capture and create cinematic quality 360-degree video. This will include a prototype of an AMD-developed VR capture camera and the world’s most robust video stitching software - Project Loom. The new technologies are being used initia
Motion Capture Now Possible Anywhere There’s Wi-Fi, Including Mobile Device Functionality A new update to Xsens’ popular data analysis MVN Studio software brings unprecedented freedom of movement to motion capture, all by utilizing a common Wi-Fi network and a mobile device. When paired with Xsens MVN or MVN BIOMECH, update 4.3 allows users to transmit data from any location with Wi-Fi, and use a mobile device to control the recording. (more…)
ADB's state of the art user experience solution is selected to deliver seamless experiences on any device. While GraphyneTV solution will unify access to Transvision content across broadcast and on-demand. ADB, a leading provider of solutions and services for multimedia convergence, today announces that its award winning pay-TV middleware and user experience software, GraphyneTV, has been selected by Transvision, one of the leading Direct-to-Home (DTH) service providers in Indonesia. (more…)