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25/07/2003

NXN Software behind Vanguard Animation's 'Valiant'

NXN Software have announced that Vanguard Animation is implementing NXN alienbrain VFX for the production of 'Valiant', the first fully-animated CG feature film to be made in the UK.
NXN alienbrain VFX, the only digital asset and production management system specifically designed for high-end computer graphics projects, will be used throughout the production lifecycle of this fast-paced project, due for completion in Autumn 2004.
"Valiant is a really exciting project, giving the UK its first opportunity to achieve a state-of-the-art CG feature. The scale of this project is unprecedented in Europe and NXN alienbrain VFX will play a vital role in ensuring our team successfully hits all our critical dates," said Tom Jacomb, UK Line Producer at Vanguard Animation.
Vanguard Animation, run by John Williams, creator of the Oscar-winning feature Shrek, will produce the $40 million CG feature about a heroic wartime carrier pigeon, which will be distributed by Walt Disney in North America.
Europe's first full-scale digital animation studio is being created in London to manage the project and will leverage NXN alienbrain VFX to track all digital assets throughout production.
"We are proud to be an integral part of this landmark production and look forward to working with the Valiant team to deliver this CG feature on time and within budget," commented Steve Tyson, Vice President of Sales, NXN Software Ltd.
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