Chris Meledandri to give keynote address at 2013 VES Summit; Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios, and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA, among highlighted Speakers.
Nvizible completes over 180 visual effects shots for Sony Pictures’ Captain Phillips, including CG helicopters, airplanes and seascapes.
Special will feature performances by Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul and an appearance by Kristen Bell, along with several performances by Lady Gaga from her new album, ARTPOP, including a duet with Kermit the Frog.
FOX gives a 13-episode series order for high-concept epic series featuring ancient Egypt as backdrop for palace intrigue, quests for power and the world of magic, gods and goddesses.
Based on the children’s novel by Adam Gidwitz, the live-action film to be directed by Henry Selick, A Tale Dark & Grimm, follows two children who escape their own dark story only to stumble into eight other twisted tales.
CafeFX co-founder Jeff Barnes partners with Portland-based digital production and animation studio Bent Image Lab to oversee the company’s new Digital Media Group.
Stan Lee’s first ever Indian superhero, Chakra: The Invincible, to premiere November 30 on Cartoon Network in India.
Avant-garde directing collective Dvein release Symbiosis, an experimental video interpretation of The Dismemberment Plan’s new hit, “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer,” and the latest installment in the New Music Weekly campaign on digital music service Rdio.
Disney XD adds another animated series to its slate, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero, from Jared Bush and Sam Levine.
A new animated short film set in the “Unseen University” of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld produced by the Ireland’s Animation Hub -- the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin and Giant Animation Studios -- launches at a special world premiere screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.
Athena Studios and the Bay Area chapter of the Visual Effects Society restore Black Angel, legendary Star Wars-era short film believed missing for over 30 years.
Athena Studios partners with Skywalker Sound on the stop-motion animation feature film Auntie Claus.
In honor of Superman’s 75th anniversary, ‘Man of Steel’director Zack Snyder and DC animated universe maestro Bruce Timm craft a two-minute animated short which blasts through the highlights of the character’s many incarnations, from comics to movies, video games and pop art.
The Visual Effects Society names Academy Award winner John Dykstra recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sofia the First’s first primetime special, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace premieres Sunday, November 24 on the Disney Channel.
Coolabi, CBeebies, Smallfilms and Sprout are partnering to bring back the British cult classic animated television show, Clangers.
The Department of Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College in Chicago partners with Design Ideas to launch a stop-motion competition featuring Adam the Doodles Man and Rover the Doodles Dog.
The UK’s Northumbria University produces a new animation to challenge stereotypes relating to welfare reforms to be screened at the House of Commons.
The preeminent post production organization honors technology developer Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award for a heritage of outstanding contributions.
‘Blade Runner’ concept artist Syd Mead returns to his auto design roots in an interview at the annual Woodward Cruise in Detroit.