Captain America: The First Avenger was released in the US on July 22nd 2011 and in the UK on July 29th. Based on the Marvel Comics character, Captain America, it is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, the Lucasfilm Ltd. production of Red Tails will launch on January 20, 2012, released by Twentieth Century Fox.
Bucking rumors that he was leaving the series, showrunner Alan Ball has signed on to a fifth season of HBO's TRUE BLOOD, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Pixar's Andrew Gordon and Michal Makerawicz have set up the workshop Animation Collaborative directly across the street from the famed studio.
Kevin Bacon (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) is in talks to take the bad guy role in Universal's R.I.P.D., reports Variety.
Willem Dafoe is in talks and Rob Kazinsky has signed onto Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM, reports Variety.
During SIGGRAPH 2011, Autodesk, Inc. will showcase its Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) technology both in Vancouver (booth #429, West Building), and on AREA at area.autodesk.com/siggraph2011.
NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, announced LightWave 10.1, the latest version of its Emmy Award-winning 3D modeling, animation, visual effects and rendering software, is now available.
In all honesty it's surprising this wasn't been done sooner. Beginning with STAR WARS, the sci-fi genre has been borrowing Western motifs. Jon Favreau's comic book adaptation puts sci-fi smack dab into a Western. Even the sci-fi has a Western tingle to it. The heart of this film is in the Wild West and most importantly with its characters.
Sir Elton John's Rocket Pictures and writer/director Kelly Asbury, who made the animated feature GNOMEO & JULIET, are reuniting for a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of WILL GALLOWS AND THE SNAKE BELLIED TROLL, reports Deadline.com.
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011.
Ron Howard, who brought Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS & DEMONS to the screen, will not direct the writer's next Robert Langdon tale, THE LOST SYMBOL, reports Deadline.com.
Director Robert Zemeckis and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL writer Brian Helgeland are sailing to the history/fantasy mash-up HERE THERE BE MONSTERS, reports The Wrap.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER has landed at FX as so many box office champs do, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Even in the analog era prior to the advent of affordable computer workstations, model making with pre-manufactured plastic kits of planes, cars and boats was a popular hobby. “Kitbashing” was the term used for the practice of creating one-of-a-kind models (often of elaborate spaceships) out of components taken from multiple commercial kits. Luxology’s new Model Bashing Kit provides modo users with a similar capability to quickly construct highly detailed virtual forms for science fiction or industrial visualization projects.
In the excerpt, artist Andreas Rocha talks about his initial exploratory phase of a painting in Corel Painter.
The main body of work for The Senate’s 170+ shots on Captain America: First Avenger (supervised by the company's Richard Higham) involved the Kruger Chase Sequence, a major action sequence near the beginning of the film, where Steve Rogers, having just taken the "Super Soldier Serum" that will transform him into Captain America, gives chase to Heinz Kruger, a man bent on stealing the serum for his own dastardly ends.
DreamWorks Animation was the victor in a Los Angeles jury case where the studio was accused of stealing the idea for KUNG FU PANDA, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Universal Pictures has picked up revamped version of THE NUTCRACKER from Jon Gunn and John Mann, reports Variety.