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Govind Nihalani talked to Shana Maria Verghis about Kamlu, a kid’s animation flick about dreaming the impossible, set in Rajasthan, featuring a baby camel. He said it will be free of his trademark dark storytelling style and also discussed the state of Indian animation films.

Courtesy: The HinduAfter making gritty, angsty movies on heroic adults facing their nemesis, in a variety of environments polluted by people whose mamas didn’t spank their bottoms hard when they were kids, Govind Nihalani has turned his ideas to creating a kid’s animation film about a baby camel who wants to fly.

For the First Time Ever, All Four Films from the Biggest Animated Film Franchise in History Arrive Together on Blu-ray Disc Incl

The wait is finally ogre as audiences celebrate the arrival of Shrek Forever After the final chapter of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: DWA | PowerRating) legendary Shrek franchise on Tuesday, December 7th. The beloved green ogre will go on to live happily ever after as all four films debut together for the first time ever on dazzling Blu-ray in Shrek: The Whole Story with a special introductory price as low as $44.99 for a very limited time--making the box set an ideal and affordable holiday gift for everyone on your list.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the animated features that have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature category of the Academy Awards.

The 15 features are:

  • Alpha and Omega
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Despicable Me
  • The Dreams of Jinsha
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Idiots and Angels
  • The Illusionist
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • Megamind
  • My Dog Tulip
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Summer Wars
  • Tangled
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Toy Story 3

Pixar Announces Major Price Restructure for RenderMan Pro Server

Pixar Animation Studios today announced a new price for its Academy Award®-winning RenderMan Pro Server software. Over the last two decades, Pixar's RenderMan has led the revolution in rendering visual effects and animation, and is today the standard for creating the outstanding levels of photorealism that audiences now demand. With RenderMan Pro Server's new price, studios and artists everywhere can access the highest levels of rendered visual quality at new levels of affordability.

nextMEDIA Toronto Announces 2010 Digital Hot List Finalists
DHL represents hottest media for video content, online property, and technology

nextMEDIA Toronto is proud to announce finalists for the 2010 Digital Hot List. Winners will be revealed at the nextMEDIA conference taking place November 29th – 30th at the Design Exchange in Toronto. nextMEDIA’s Digital Hot List has been the launching pad for outstanding cross-platform and online communities, including Bitchin’ Kitchen, ChickAdvisor and More than just a competition, the Digital Hot List is a partnering program that connects the hottest Canadian digital producers, emerging entertainment brands, mobile applications, games and 360 degree entertainment properties together with top ad agencies and online broadcasters.