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Disney Headline News

Here Are 42 Amazing Pieces of Concept Art from Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

Check out some of the concept art behind Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure from talented artists, illustrators and sculptors including Jonathan Bach, Seth Engstrom, Vance Kovacs and more.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’ in Theaters Friday!

CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone secures global distribution, releases in North America on April 29.

Laika Headline News

Focus Features Unveils New Trailer & Art for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

New trailer and art work for the stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid feature unveils more of Kubo’s world, including the snowy tundra of The Ice Fields, the mysterious Garden of Eyes, The Hall of Bones, and The Far Lands.

Films Headline News

Academy Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn and director Gary Trousdale to participate in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ event on Monday, May 9.

Disney Headline News

Disney Unveils Details for Upcoming Live-Action Slate

Upcoming live-action features include ‘The Jungle Book 2,’ ‘Cruella,’ a ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel, and ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

Visual Effects Headline News

ZERO VFX Tackles Filmmaking from a New Perspective for ‘Hardcore Henry’

Boston and Santa Monica-based boutique VFX house delivers a plethora of CG effects for the action-packed chase sequence for ‘Hardcore Henry,’ the action-thriller from Russian director Ilya Naishuller.

Augenblick Studios Headline News

R-Rated ‘Adventures of Drunky’ Feature Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

New crowdfunding campaign for 2D-animated adult feature from Brooklyn-based Augenblick Studios and starring the voices of starring Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Dave Attell and Tyler The Creator launches on Indiegogo.

Visual Effects Headline News

Union Helps Build Tension in New Idris Elba Thriller ‘Bastille Day’

Abstract: London-based boutique VFX studio completes more than 350 shots employing a range of ‘invisible effects’ for StudioCanal’s new action thriller directed by James Watkins.

Portfolio Entertainment Headline News

Portfolio Entertainment Racks Up First Round of Sales for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Toronto-based distributor announces international sales for its three new one-hour PBS-commissioned ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!’ movies.

Art Headline News

LCAD Announces Art of Story Animation Exhibition

Laguna College of Art and Design to present a rare exhibition showcasing storyboard works by Tom Owens, Sean Bishop and Kelly Hobby-Bishop, with work from films and TV series including ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Sophia the First,’ ‘Shrek,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ ‘The Tigger Movie’ and ‘House of Mouse.’

Disney Headline News

Disney’s ‘The BFG’ to Receive Gala Screening at Cannes

Fantasy-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg will screen out of competition at the Palais des Festivals as part of this year's festival, which runs May 11-22, ahead of its July 1, 2016 release date.

FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life with $291M Globally

Jon Favreau’s CG re-imagining of the animated classic swings past expectations to score the number-two opening of all time for the month of April, and is widely expected to cross $300 million mark on Monday.

call for entries Headline News

Bridging The Gap Extends 2016 Submission Deadline

New deadline to submit animated feature film, series and short film projects in development, preproduction, or production to international animation laboratory is April 25.

NAB 2016 Headline News

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host ‘Star Wars’ Presentation at NAB 2016

The sound and visual effects team behind’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the movie in a Creative Master Series session at the 2016 NAB Show.

Visual Effects Headline News

Trixter Unveils Shot Breakdown from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Munich-based visual effects studio delivered 294 shots for key sequences and characters for the Marvel blockbuster and another 106 shots for film trailers for a total of 400 shots.

20th Century Fox Headline News

Fox Officially Announces ‘Deadpool’ Sequel

It’s a big day for movie sequels as 20th Century Fox officially announces ‘Deadpool 2’ and unveils footage from Blue Sky’s ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Adds Ben Hibon to Vancouver-Based Team

Award-winning director signs with Psyop Film and Television, joining their Vancouver office as the company continues its expansion into visual development, creative direction, and visual effects for feature films and television.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker Appoints Gregory R. Little Sr. VP, Content

Animation studio behind ‘Ratchet & Clank’ feature appoints veteran content executive to the newly-created position overseeing creative development, content strategy and sales.

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