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    Immersed in Movies: Getting Animated About Toon-Shaded Previs

    Previs for VFX-intensive movies is not only getting more sophisticated but also more graphic as well, further blurring the line between live-action and animation. Check out these clips from The Green Hornet previs, animated in XSI and rendered using the mental ray toon shader.

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    Immersed In Movies: Bibo Bergeron discusses "A Monster In Paris"

    A Monster in Paris comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week from Shout Factory, a gorgeous ode to early 20th century cabaret music and The Phantom of the Opera. I interviewed director Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) about returning to Paris after DreamWorks to make this labor of love.

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    Immersed in Movies: Recreating Iconic Ebbets Field for Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    Getting Ebbets Field just right as the legendary home of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the greatest challenge for production designer Richard Hoover on "42," the stirring biopic about Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) as Major League Baseball's first African-American. It's both an arena and a battle...

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    Immersed in Movies: Disney Animation Lays Off Hand-Drawn 2D Vets

    How sad and ironic: A week after the wonderful "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" 25th anniversary celebration at the Academy, Disney lays off some key hand-drawn 2D animation vets as part of its studio-wide downsizing.

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    Indiewire Adds Two Stars to Blog Network: Jerry Beck and Jon Friedman

    Welcome to two members of the Indiewire Blog Network. Animation expert Jerry Beck and co-founder of Cartoon Brew, which he left in February, will keep us posted on daily doings in the animation world via Animation Scoop, while Media Web columnist Jon Friedman, who recently left Marketwatch after 14 ...

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    Immersed in Movies UPDATE: 'Elysium' Trailer Lands, Plus Previewing Blomkamp's Dystopian Sci-Fi Film

    At a Comic-Con-style presentation this morning at The Grove, we finally caught a glimpse of Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium," the ambitious sci-fi follow-up to his acclaimed indie hit, "District 9," which opens August 9. The trailer (watch below) and additional 10 minutes of socially-conscious, high-octan...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Turns 25

    Contributing Editor Bill Desowitz gives a full report on last night's 25th Anniversary screening and Roger Rabbit crew reunion at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Adriano Goldman Keeps 'Company' with Redford and Streep

    For Adriano Goldman ("Jane Eyre," "Sin Nombre"), it's definitely about the company you keep. The Brazilian director of photography has shot Robert Redford as a former '70s Weather Underground radical on the run in "The Company You Keep," as well as Meryl Streep as the dysfunctional Midwestern matri...

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    Disney Shuts Down LucasArts and Star Wars 1313, Lays Off 150 Employees

    After buying Lucasfilm 154 days ago, Disney has closed LucasArts, laying off 150 employees. This is on the heels of cancelling The Clone Wars animated TV series on Cartoon Network and laying off animators at Lucasfilm. This means we will not be seeing the darker and edgier next-gen shooter game, Sta...

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    Immersed in Movies: Stepping Up the VFX for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

    After viewing the bang-bang antics of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," it made perfect sense that Jon Chu became the director. His dance experience with "Step Up 2: The Streets" and "Step Up 3D" provided the perfect training for the choreographed action he devised for the "G.I. Joe" sequel starring newcomer...

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