The co-director of Illumination Entertainment’s highly anticipated animated spin-off details the challenge of giving the loveable yellow sidekicks of ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ their own film.
Director Brad Bird’s classic animated family film ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ comes back to theaters from Warner Bros. and Fathom Events remastered with new scenes.
The new animated feature written and directed by ‘The Lion King’s Roger Allers, which includes work from nine of the biggest names in animation, wows the opening night audience at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
See costumes from the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ film, two life-sized LEGO Mystery Machines, and an interactive social media sweepstakes photo op with ‘The LEGO Movie’s Wyldstyle.
Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.
Next adventure in the Anthology series of ‘Star Wars’ films to focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.
Based on the characters created by Ross Bagdasarian, ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ is directed by Walt Becker and arrives in theaters everywhere on December 23, 2015.
Montreal-based visual effects studio combines practical elements with CG to create a realistic look for Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland,’ including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation.
IATSE Animation Guild Local 839 reaches deal on new three-year contract with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the third weekend in a row; Paramount's ‘Terminator Genisys’ sees third place debut with $28.7 million from 3,758 locations.
MPC VFX Supervisor Sheldon Stopsack examines the ins and outs of digitally recreating an iconic action hero for Paramount’s ‘Terminator’ franchise reboot.
SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
ILM VFX supervisor Ben Snow discusses the enormity, complexity and challenges of the work his team wrestled with on Marvel’s latest superhero adventure.
Celebration continues in San Diego at Comic-Con International with a panel on the upcoming feature-length documentary on legendary Disney and Hanna Barbera animator and story artist Floyd Norman.
New alliance gives the two VFX houses a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal.
Former Fox communications executive Dan Berger fills the void left by Chip Sullivan, who departed DWA in April for a job at NBC.
Led by VFX Supervisor Seth Maury and VFX Producer Laura Schultz, MPC Vancouver completed 250 shots for Shawn Levy’s ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.’
Pixar’s new film is the best animation film this year so far, and their best release since ‘Toy Story 3.’
Lightweight inertial capture suits allow production company MRC to lay down Ted’s performance live on set.
In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.
Australian animation and visual effects studio completes more than 1,000 shots for Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy sequel, ‘Ted 2.’
In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.
With an extensive list of credits including ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘White House Down’ and ‘Underworld Awakening,’ Marc A. Rousseau joins Cinesite’s Montréal Studio as VFX Executive Producer.
New animation studio on Vancouver Island will serve Bron’s production needs on ‘Henchmen,’ the company’s first full-length animated feature film.