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Disney Headline News

Disney Showcases Live-Action Slate at D23 Expo 2017

Stars and filmmakers of upcoming Disney, Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios movies featured at Saturday’s live-action event; ‘Mulan,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’ and ‘Aladdin’ features confirmed.

Disney Headline News

First Look: Production Underway for Tim Burton’s Live-Action Remake of ‘Dumbo’

Live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1941 classic 2D-animated film stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Michael Keaton.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Academy Invites 774 New Members

Ninety-five new members are invited to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch; 63 new member are invited to the Visual Effects branch.

Rooster Teeth Headline News

Andy Serkis and Joe Letteri to Speak at RTX Austin 2017

Both the actor and the Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor for WETA Digital, respectively, will sit on the keynote panel and host an exclusive Q&A following an early screening of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ their recent collaboration.

Visual Effects Headline News

Godzilla Battles Iconic Rivals in Next Film

Director Michael Dougherty helms the next installment in the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures monsterverse, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi, with a planned March 2019 release.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Cars 3’ Speeds Past ‘Wonder Woman’ With $53.5M Domestic Debut

Pixar Animation Studios threequel makes $53.5 million for its domestic debut to beat director Patty Jenkins’ super hero movie; ‘Wonder Woman’ on track to overtake ‘Mama Mia!’ as the top-grossing female-directed live-action film of all time.

Motion-Capture Headline News

iPi Soft Announces iPi Motion Capture 3.5

Version 3.5 of the markerless mocap solution doubles tracking speed, increases calibration speed and accuracy and provides enhanced animation export functionality.

OptiTrack Headline News

OptiTrack Chooses Multidisciplinary Scholar to Lead Paris Office

The new office will offer enhanced support for OptiTrack’s expanded European customer base and distributors.

WIA World Summit Headline News

First-Ever ‘Women in Animation World Summit’ to be Held at Annecy International Animation Festival

Sponsored by The Walt Disney Studios, the symposium will feature presentations and panels spotlighting top executives and filmmakers from around the world discussing key topics affecting women working in the animation industry today.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Ed Hooks Talks the Need for Better Acting in Animation at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:41pm

The well-known and insightful acting coach and author discusses the fundamental principles of acting in animation, how acting intersects with performance capture as well as common acting mistakes.

Films Headline News

Paramount Releases Five-Minute Action-Packed Clip from ‘Ghost in the Shell’

New clip from the forthcoming sci-fi adaptation directed by Rupert Sanders showcases stunning production design and visual effects with a mind-boggling attention to detail.

Disney Headline News

Captain Jack Sparrow Returns in First Full-Length Trailer for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

First full-length trailer for the fifth installment of the popular Disney franchise showcases visual effects created by lead VFX house MPC alongside Atomic Fiction, Lola, Mr. X, and more.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:42am

Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’

Film Festival Events

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema WANTS YOUR FILMS!!

Begins: August 4, 2017

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is a non-profit organization established to support the development, and help expand the audiences, of independent cinema from around the globe.

Feature Animation Headline News

Austria’s NÖT Creates Animated Intro for ‘A Hologram for The King’

Vienna-based studio Neuer Österreichischer Trickfilm completes animation and editing on the highly-acclaimed intro to director Tom Tykwer’s ‘A Hologram For The King,’ featuring an animated Tom Hanks singing the iconic Talking Heads song, ‘Once in a Lifetime.’

Lucasfilm Headline News

Final ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Drops More Footage, Highlights Epic Scale

Final trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ forthcoming installment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga sets up a familiar story of a parent and child at ideological odds with glorious visuals that hint at the film’s epic scale.

Winter Film Awards Events

Winter Film Awards 2017 Indie Film Fest CALL FOR ENTRIES - Early Bird Deadline Sept 1

Begins: February 23, 2017

Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers.

Submit your latest work now and take advantage of Early Bird Rates! 

Early Bird Deadline September 1 - Regular Deadline October 15 - Late Deadline November 15

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