UK visual effects house Nvizible completes 350 VFX shots for Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted.
UK Visual effects house Nvizible completed a substantial amount of the VFX for Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which opened in the U.S. on March 21, and opened today, March 28, across the U.K.
Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine -- the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit, and his dastardly sidekick Dominic.
Directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stroller, Muppets Most Wanted is a sequel to 2011’s The Muppets and stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey.
Key sequences provided by Nvizible included the iconic theatre performance and the Muppets train, with crowd replication for the theatre audiences, interior train environments as well as poster additions to the building frontages.
Nvizible were called upon to provide 350 VFX shots for this project. “This is the fourth time we’ve worked on a Disney film and we were delighted to be awarded such a large proportion of the VFX on this project,” said Nvizible Managing Director Kris Wright. “Our VFX Supervisor, Hugh Macdonald, VFX Producer, Lisa Kelly and their team really did work tirelessly on this project and achieved a fantastic result.”
The Ngroup (Nvizage, Nvizible, Ncam and Nhance), launched in London’s Soho district in 2003. A privately held venture formed by its directors, the group is one of the fastest growing facilities in London. Run by a talented, creative and award-winning team of visual effects artists, supervisors and producers they have the capacity and experience to produce the full spectrum of digital effects. Projects currently in-house include: Trash (Working Title), Robot Overlords (Embankment Films), Edge of Tomorrow (Warner Bros.) and The Secret Service (Marv Films).
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.