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A New Star Wars Chapter Headline News

Disney+ Reveals ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Premiere Date and Poster

The studio readies its new ‘Star Wars’ series for an exclusive run on the streaming platform, sharing a stirring new one-sheet to tease the occasion.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 94th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:06am

‘Dune’ receives 10 nominations including Best Visual Effects and Best Picture; ‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ are nominated for Best Animated Feature; ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ are nominated for Best Animated Short.

Festivals Events

OIAF 2022 Happening this Fall in Person

Begins: September 21, 2022

Scheduled for September 21 – September 25, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

Just Take the Pill VFXWorld

Framestore Has a Blast with ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ VFX

Studio delivers 443 shots, including 3rd act mayhem involving a high-octane motorcycle chase, an explosive helicopter encounter, and human torpedoes dropping from San Francisco high-rises, in the highly anticipated fourth ‘The Matrix’ franchise installment.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:00am

‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Dune,’ ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ and ‘No Time To Die’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Nate and Sully! Headline News

Sony Unleashes Final ‘Uncharted’ Trailer

The last preview of the upcoming prequel of Naughty Dog’s smash PlayStation game franchise, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, gives us a glimpse of its epic action set pieces before it’s released exclusively in theaters.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Weta FX Delivers a Monstrous 3rd Act for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio creates the mythical Great Protector dragon, demonic Dweller-in-Darkness, and an army of little demons for Marvel Studios’ first film to feature an Asian super hero. 

Engage! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Trailer

Also announced, Whoopi Goldberg guest stars, reprising her role as Guinan from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation;’ the all-new season premieres March 3 exclusively on Paramount+.

A Best Friend Out of the Box! ANIMATIONWorld

Producing Animation the Right Way on ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:37am

DNEG’s feature animation division drew on years of cutting-edge VFX production experience to build the pipeline needed to help Locksmith Animation bring Barney and Ron the B*Bot to life.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch East Side Effects’ Noir-Inspired Visuals on ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The New York-based VFX studio produced matte paintings, smoke and fog, and other digital elements to give Joel Coen’s new film its stark, minimalist look and feel.

Gimmie More Trek! Headline News

Paramount+ Renews Practically Everything ‘Star Trek’ It’s Got

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:57pm

Streamer announces new seasons and upcoming premiere dates for ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ and ‘Star Trek: Prodigy.’

Badass Game Adaptations Headline News

HBO Sets Storm Reid to Star as Riley Abel in ‘The Last of Us’ Series Adaptation

The ‘Euphoria’ star will play the role of an orphaned girl with scrappy, survivalist instincts in the upcoming series; DNEG set as lead VFX vendor.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

A ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Anime is in the Works - Here’s Everything We Know So Far

An animated series adaption is being cooked up at Netflix and Universal Studio Group’s UCP division, and though not yet greenlit, a wealth of talent is lined up if it moves forward.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 4 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 3:27pm

The live-action hybrid preschool series returns to Netflix February 1 with 8 ‘cat-tastic’ new episodes; show invites kids to turn missteps and mistakes into something creative.

Danger Will Robinson! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Solve an Alien Mystery in ‘Lost in Space’ Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning VFX studio creates a hostile planet, battling robots, and a lost civilization for Netflix’s hit sci-fi series about the inter-galactic adventures of the Robinson family… that’s always in danger!

Bond is Back VFXWorld

Framestore Lends Its Invisible Touch to ‘No Time To Die’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:29pm

Leading visual effects studio delivered nearly 400 shots, adding CG elements to everything from icy lakes to forests and high-speed car chases, in MGM’s latest action-packed James Bond spy thriller.

Kids Will Be Kids VFXWorld

Framestore Helps ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’ Visualize a Serial Killer’s Childhood

Leading VFX studio delivers carefully crafted animation sequence where Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady correspond through a series of letters depicting the notorious villain’s early memories.

The Dark Knight Returns! Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops ‘The Batman’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 9:19am

Billed as ‘vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat,’ the Dark Knight – and Catwoman - return in the latest DC version of its famed Gotham City vigilante detective, with Robert Pattinson as the caped and rather moody crusader, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise director Matt Reeves at the helm; film hits theaters March 4, 2022.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘DC’s Stargirl: The Complete Second Season’ Coming Home February 8

High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s first Superhero team, the Justice Society of America; all 13 episodes, plus a featurette and gag reel, hit the same day on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ Coming to Digital and Blu-Ray

See the MCU’s newest team of superheroes, immortal beings forced out from the shadows to reunite and protect humanity against their oldest enemy; film hits all major digital platforms January 12, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD February 15, complete with gag reel and deleted scenes.

Nothing Up My Sleeve! Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Trailer and Poster

The MCU expands further into the dark arts with Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen up to old, and new tricks; the highly anticipated sequel to studio’s 2016 hit, ‘Doctor Strange,’ makes its way to U.S. theaters May 6, 2022.

GoT Meets Invaders from Mars Headline News

George R.R. Martin and Trioscope Release ‘Night of the Cooters’ Trailer

The new short, directed by and starring Vincent D’Onofrio, employs the studio’s unique hybrid live-action/animation process where the visuals immerse the viewer in what feels like a moving graphic novel.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

It’s No Day at the Beach for Weta Digital on ‘Eternals’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:07am

The leading VFX studio delivers 552 visual effects shots on Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao’s MCU Phase 4 adventure, including the 3rd act beach fight scenes and planet-sized Celestial Tiamut.

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