Search form

Category: Films

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Pulls Off Great ‘Fortress’ Escape in ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio delivers almost 250 shots, including digital doubles, CG cars, and an unforgettable race to elude capture in Marvel Studios’ thrilling new MCU adventure.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon Announce ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy’ Box Set

Coming December 14, the famed animation studio’s three critically-acclaimed Oscar-nominated animated films, ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Song of The Sea,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ will be released as the ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy,’ a 4-Disc Blu-ray pack loaded with special features.

Spend the Holidays with Mickey ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Embraces Themes of Family, Optimism and Love in 2 New Holiday Films

‘Mickey's Tale of Two Witches,’ premiering today on Disney Junior and tomorrow on Disney+, and ‘Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas,’ coming later this year, continue the company’s tradition of fun, festive, and heartwarming animated holiday offerings.

Anime Headline News

Funimation Drops ‘My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission’ Official Trailer

Special manga booklet created for opening weekend; the highly anticipated animated movie hits theaters in the U.S. and Canada on October 29; tickets are on sale now.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Halon Gets its Previs Game On for ‘Free Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3:56pm

Led by Ryan McCoy, the studio’s team provided previs, techvis, and postvis on Shawn Levy’s sci-fi comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he’s a character in an open-world video game.

Parking’s a Bitch Headline News

Lexus Taps Framestore and ‘Eternals’ Kingo for New Lexus Commercial

Kumail Nanjiani gets the keys in the 2-minute ‘Parking Spot’ advert, as the superhero from the upcoming MCU feature faces a real-life problem: safely parking his brand-new car when he heads downtown for work.

I Got a Rock! Headline News

All-New ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Special ‘For Auld Lang Syne’ Coming to Apple TV+

The Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10; Apple and PBS teaming up to offer classic ‘Peanuts’ specials ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ for ad-free viewing on PBS and PBS KIDS.

The Drac Pack is Back! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heads Exclusively to Prime Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:27am

The fourth film in Sony Pictures Animation’s successful ‘Hotel T’ franchise will bypass theaters, opting instead for a January 14, 2022 premiere in an exclusive global streaming deal with Amazon.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2021 Schedule Announced

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to be honored for Outstanding Achievement in Animation for ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines;’ hybrid event runs in-person and virtually October 23-30

Unlocking the Future Headline News

Autodesk Shares Vision of Cloud-Based M&E Workflows

Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.

Narration Rules... Sometimes! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Crafts its Message Through the Power of Narration

Narration in film doesn't need to be a context dump; LAIKA’s hit film exemplifies how narration can elevate storytelling in animation and beyond.

Anime Headline News

‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Story Arc and Movie NOW Streaming

Crunchyroll surprises subscribers with today’s release of the highly anticipated anime series ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc’ and ‘Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Warner Drops DC’s ‘Injustice’ Trailer and Images

Releasing October 19 on 4K Ultra HD Combo pack, Blu-Ray and Digital, the 2D animated action-packed adventure follows the Justice League in a dark alternate reality where the man of steel is driven mad and the heroes must pick sides.

Awards Headline News

‘Honekami,’ ‘Bob Spit-We Do Not Like People’ Take Top OIAF 2021 Honors

Honami Yano awarded the Grand Prize for animated short; Cesar Cabral awarded Grand Prize for animated feature as the 45th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival concludes.

Road Trip! ANIMATIONWorld

Cue the Finger Snaps! ‘The Addams Family 2’ Debuts

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:25pm

Directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan return to helm MGM’s CG animated sequel that sees the famously mysterious and spooky family set out on a miserable road trip across the U.S. in an attempt to reclaim its oddly special bond, released today in theaters and via PVOD.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

The Creative Harmony Behind Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, and co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith discuss their collaborative process and the making of a magical musical, opening in theaters November 24.

People Headline News

WarnerMedia Ups Brian Robillard for its Adult Swim and Kids & Family Business Operations

Newly promoted assistant GM and VP of business operations will also lead new music strategy arm for kids, Young Adults and Classics group; he is joined by new hire Michael Akiko who will run the new unit.

Theme Park Fun! Headline News

Gardaland’s ‘Jumanji – The Adventure’ Ride Launching in 2022

Sony Pictures’ blockbuster franchise’s first fully themed ride will open in early 2022 at the Ronchi, Italy park; hugely popular in the region, the movie franchise grossed over $26.7 million at the Italian box office.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll to Stream ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Story Arcs

Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge, ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc’ premieres October 10 with ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc’ coming December 5.

Newly Honored VFX Titans! Headline News

VES Announces 2021 Honorary Members and VES Fellows

This year’s group of distinguished VFX practitioners will be recognized at a special event this fall; also announced were VES 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees - legendary contributors to VFX and film including Roy Field, John P. Fulton, Phil Kellison, the Lumière brothers, and John Whitney, Sr.

Animated Features Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Official Trailer and Poster

The new animated musical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one; John Leguizamo joins the cast as Bruno, the uncle no one talks about – film opens in theaters November 24, 2021.

Pages

randomness