Source: Vulture

Mike Myers will provide the voice of debonair skunk Pepé Le Pew in a live action/CGI film that is being housed at Warner Bros. The studio is obviously ready to start bringing back a lot of old cartoon properties. Yogi Bear opens against Tron Legacy on December 17. It's only a matter of time before Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other return to the big screen.

Myers is coming off the $730 million+ worldwide performance of Shrek Forever After, which is supposedly the last film in the series. Pepé Le Pew could be the beginning of a new franchise for the comedic actor.

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LOS ANGELES -- The International 3D Society will be continuing its "3D University" educational series for 3D professionals in association with the Entertainment Technology Center at USC. The class is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sony Pictures Imageworks and will focus on 3D Postproduction Planning; 2D to 3D Conversion; 3D Writing; 3D Live Events; and Previsualization.

A blue-ribbon panel of experts in the educational series will include Buzz Hays, International 3D Society chair and Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer for the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America, Tim Sassoon, President and Creative Director, Sassoon Film Design, Ray Zone, President, 3D Zone, Catherine Owens, Director, U2 3D and Ken Schafer, Lead Program Architect, Innoventive Software, LLC.

The 3D University series is an immersive, ongoing, stereoscopic 3D education and training program created to improve the core competencies of professional participants. Past speakers include Phil McNally, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Lenny Lipton, Oculus 3D, Steve Schklair, 3ailty Digital and John Nicolard, Fotokem. The courses are offered to 3D Society, Cinematographers Guild, BAFTA-LA and PGA members for free with live demonstrations and discussions.

"We are proud to offer Society members the opportunity to learn from industry experts in a forum such as this. The International 3D Society stands alone in providing a comprehensive continuing education program for tomorrow's 3D creative professionals," said Jim Mainard, International 3D Society Vice-Chair and Head of Production Development of DreamWorks Animation (DWA).

Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society, added, "The Society's mission is to guide professionals to 3D expertise by sharing "Best Practices" from our 3D leaders at 3DU. The response to the program has been very strong."

The International 3D Society provides community, education, and recognition to its membership and is dedicated to the advancement of Stereoscopic 3D arts and technology. The Society is the producer of the 3D Technology Awards on October 19, as well as educational programs throughout the year, including the 3D University series.

International 3D Society sponsors include Signature Sponsor XpanD and Founding Sponsors MasterImage 3D, Panasonic Hollywood Lab, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), The Walt Disney Studios, PIXAR, Dolby Laboratories, Sony Corporation of America, IMAX, and Member Sponsors, Discovery Communications, DirecTV and Autodesk. For membership or to RSVP, please visit info@international3dsociety.com.

 

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Centennial, CO -- National CineMedia, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: NCMI) operating subsidiary National CineMedia, LLC (NCM), and its founding member theater circuits AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), have agreed to an amendment of its existing long-term Exhibitor Services Agreements (ESAs) to allow for the connection of NCM's national advertising and Fathom Events networks to the founding members' new, higher quality digital cinema projection systems.

These new systems will not only provide higher quality 2-D images, they will also expand NCM's capability to provide 3-D advertising and 3-D live and pre-recorded events. It is expected that over the next 36 months the vast majority of NCM's 15,230 founding member screens will be equipped with the new digital cinema equipment. These founding member installations, combined with the digital cinema installations of NCM's network affiliates, are expected to provide an enhanced digital cinema presentation for approximately 90% of NCM's approximately 700 million annual theater attendance.

"This new digital cinema agreement with our three founding member theater circuits is the next evolution of our cinema network, once again raising the industry standard for pre-feature advertising and entertainment programming in cinemas," said Kurt Hall, NCM's chairman and CEO. "This new technology will provide a better experience for theater patrons, a unique and more impactful marketing platform for our advertising clients and a more effective distribution network for NCM Fathom content owners."

Mr. Hall concluded, "While the theater access fees that are paid to NCM's founding member circuits will increase over time as our cinema network is connected to their new digital cinema equipment, this increased cost is expected to be more than offset by the benefits associated with the improved presentation, including the ability to more broadly distribute 3-D advertising and alternative content."

 

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Toronto, ON - October 6, 2010 (CGX.UN): Cineplex Entertainment is very pleased to introduce the next evolution of the audio visual entertainment experience in Canada - Cineplex® UltraAVXTM ("UltraAVX") an Ultra Audio Visual ExperienceTM to Edmonton residents.

"UltraAVX will immerse you in the action on screen and surround you in pure digital sound for an experience that is not to be missed. It really is the next level of cinema entertainment," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Cineplex is the leader in out-of-home entertainment in Canada and we continue to enhance the entertainment experience with the launch of UltraAVX," said Marshall.

UltraAVX was designed to create one of the most immersive entertainment experiences possible for Cineplex guests. UltraAVX auditoriums feature screens that are significantly larger on average than our traditional screens and extend wall-to-wall. Adding to the experience is a superb digital surround sound system utilizing the latest in Dolby digital sound technology. Christie Solaria 2230 DLP Cinema® projectors will provide a superior digital presentation projecting visually stunning, crystal clear images onto the giant screen. The system is further enhanced with the addition of RealD 3D technology enabling us to also present the latest 3D movies in the UltraAVX auditorium. Guests will love the new reserved seating option especially when they settle in to the extra wide high back rocker seats.

UltraAVX makes its debut in Edmonton on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas and at Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas. UltraAVX will be added to seven other Cineplex Entertainment theatres by the end of 2010 with many more locations to be added in 2011.

Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas is located at 1525-99th Street NW, and Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas is located at 14231-137th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB. For more information or to purchase tickets and get your reserved seat in the UltraAVX auditorium, please go to cineplex.com

 

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darrenaronofsky.pngSource: Deadline.com

Darren Aronofsky is reportedly entering into talks with 20th Century Fox to take over directing duties on the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The director is currently winning rave reviews for Black Swan, a ballet drama that Fox Searchlight will send out on December 1.

It certainly helps that Aronofsky has worked with Wolverine star Hugh Jackman in the past. The pair teamed up for The Fountain, which received mixed reviews and landed with a thud at the box office.

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