New Aardman short Pythagasaurus unveiled!

Aardman, the celebrated animation company responsible for Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Flushed Away, have unveiled their latest short film Pythagasaurus!  It’s set in the prehistoric Dawn Of Man, with the dim but resourceful lead characters Ig and Uk.

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Meryl Streep’s ‘Iron Lady’ opens in US on 30 December

Meryl Streep’s much-anticipated performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady will debut on US sceens on 30 December. Films eligible for the Oscars, scheduled for 26 February 2012, must have been released by 30 December 2011.

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Defending the data: loaders become data wranglers

In Digital filmmaking, protecting the data from each shot is now a key responsibility of the camera department. Instead of loading film stock, the second assistant cameraman’s primary function is now of data wrangler.

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18 Animated movies submitted for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – which awards the Oscars – has received 18 qualifying submissions for best animated feature.  Amongst the qualifying rules are that the  films must have a majority of animated characters;  animation must factor into 75% of the film; and the films must run for a minimum of seven consecutive…

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