Ted Field's Radar Pictureshas acquired a minority stake in Toronto-based visual effects group C.O.R.E. ina move to boost his production company into the forefront of computer-generatedfeature animation. C.O.R.E, which is currently creating an animated film for amajor studio under tight security, is considered one of North America's leadersin visual effects. Its work appears in such films as Fox's Dr. Dolittle and Universal's TheNutty Professor as well as the Radar-produced They.

Field, who produced The Last Samurai, Runaway Bride, and Jumanji, said in a statement thatRadar's natural evolution is to move into feature animation and build a NorthAmerican animation studio.