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The Magic Behind the Magic of 'Star Wars: Episode IX’

Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The ‘Eyes’ Have It: Stuart Adcock Talks Will Smith at 23 and 50 in ‘Gemini Man’

Weta Digital’s facial modeling and performance capture animation expert discusses the difficulties and challenges of creating one of the most convincing digital humans ever seen on film.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for James Bond 25 - ‘No Time to Die’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:07pm

With DB5 miniguns blazing, Daniel Craig reprises his role, possibly / maybe / probably for the last time, as iconic Agent 007, in MGM’s upcoming action-adventure spy-thriller, arriving in theatres April 8, 2020.

Voice Acting Headline News

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Takes Home Two Top VoiceArts Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:22am

F. Murray Abraham awarded Best Voiceover – Best Animation Character, while the film’s all-star cast, led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, awarded Outstanding Voiceover for a cast/ensemble, at the 6th annual Society of Voice Arts & Sciences event.

DC Comics Headline News

McConaughey, Farrell and Serkis in Talks to Join ‘The Batman’

Two-Face, the Penguin, and Alfred Pennyworth rumored additions to Warner Bros’ newest Gotham City installment, set to swoop into theaters on June 25, 2021.

call for entries Events

Call For Entries: Festival of Cinema NYC

Begins: August 7, 2020

Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, the festival is currently seeking films of all lengths and genres - including animation! Save 10% off your submission fee when you use code AWNFCNYC on FilmFreeway.com.

In Passing Headline News

Russi Taylor, Voice of Minnie Mouse, Dies at 75

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7:43am

The Disney Legend lent her voice talents to hundreds of Disney film, TV and theme park projects as well as characters on ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Babe.’

Netflix VFXWorld

Caesar Begets Pogo: Weta Continues its Primate Mastery on ‘Umbrella Academy’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:23pm

VFX supervisor Chris White shares how New Zealand’s visual effects masters leveraged a decade of ‘Planet of the Apes’ digital character excellence for Netflix’s dysfunctional superhero family adventure series. 

Lucasfilm Headline News

Disney Unveils Title, Teaser & Images for the Final Installment of the ‘Star Wars’ Saga

Opening in U.S. theaters on December 20, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will include previously unused footage of Carrie Fisher as General Organa.

MPC VFXWorld

How MPC Animated the High-Flying Elephant for Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

From defying gravity to expressing emotion in a believable way, reality was key for animation supervisor Catherine Mullan and the team of artists at MPC.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Initial Cast for Live-Action Reboot of ‘Cowboy Bebop’

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell join cast of the all-new live-action series based on the original Japanese anime series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe.

Disney Blogs

REVIEW: Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ Remake is ‘Pure Burton’

By Joe Strike | Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:25pm

In the absence of talking animals, director Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ works in plot points and references to the original film in very clever ways that fans of the original will recognize without feeling forced.

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