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It’s Finally Coming! Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Trailer and Images are as Cool as we Expected

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 9, 2022 at 10:57am

More adventures await on Pandora when James Cameron’s long-awaited follow-up to his groundbreaking ‘Avatar’ comes to theaters December 16; fans can see the original movie again when it’s re-released in theaters September 23.

Awards Headline News

‘Bestia’ and ‘Flee’ Take Top Honors at ITFS 2022

The festival wrapped with its May 8 award ceremony honoring winners of the main competitions; the Trickstar Professional Awards were presented May 7, with the Tricks for Kids Awards on May 4.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Releases Q1 Earnings report

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:04am

MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games each saw significant revenue increases despite continued pandemic-related impacts; strong overall growth was reported, largely driven by demand for original content.

Judgment Day is Coming Headline News

Annecy 2022 Juries Announced

Judging at this year’s festival will be handled by 18 notable industry experts from 13 countries; awards will be revealed at the event’s June 18 closing ceremony.

Business Headline News

Tippett Studio Opens New VFX/Animation Production Office in Toronto

The new facility will be run by company veteran Gary Mundell, and will utilize a full-service post studio to deliver for its marquee clients.

Happy Star Wars Day! Headline News

Disney+ Drops Official ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer and New Images

The streamer marks ‘Star Wars Day’ by more teasing of the highly anticipated series that begins 10 years after the saga of ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith;’ mark your calendar for the May 27 premiere.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch: Union VFX ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4:45am

Innovative visual effects add drama and authenticity to John Madden’s WWII thriller; historically accurate shots using countless matte paintings and a fully CG sub recreate a 1943 backdrop; starring Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew MacFadyen and Penelope, the film hits theaters May 6.

Get Ready for the Tentpoles! Headline News

Disney Shares New Footage and Release Dates for Major Upcoming Films

At last week’s CinemaCon, the studio unveiled its theatrical calendar for highly anticipated features from Pixar, Marvel, and 20th Century Studios, and offered an early look at some scenes.

Annecy 2022 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2022 Official Feature Film Selections Revealed

10 animated features have been selected in competition at this year's event, including ‘Charlotte’ by Eric Warin and Tahir Rana, ‘Nayola’ by José Miguel Ribeiro and ‘The Island’ by Anca Damian; the 46th edition of the festival runs June 13-18.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Pompo the Cinephile’ Goes Deep into the Messy Minds of Filmmakers

Takayuki Hirao’s new animated film is an ode to the power of movies and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process; movie now playing in select theaters across the U.S.

The Scarlet Witch Returns Headline News

The Spotlight’s on Wanda in New ‘Doctor Strange’ Featurette

In ‘Wanda Returns,’ Kevin Feige, Elizabeth Olsen, Sam Raimi, and Benedict Cumberbatch discuss the Multiverse’s effect on Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch following the events of ‘Wanda Vision;’ Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ opens in U.S. theaters May 6.

Oceans of Sand Headline News

DNEG Helps ‘Dune’ Come Alive with NVIDIA RTX Technology

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:40pm

VFX studio contributed to over 1,000 shots across 28 sequences on the Oscar-winning film, with artists working from multiple locations using NVIDIA’s virtual workstation software and hardware.

Autodesk at FMX 2022 Headline News

Autodesk Announces ‘Virtual Vision Series’ for FMX 2022

Industry leaders join the software giant to provide insights on modern production challenges; sessions include ‘Emerging Trends in M&E: What Students Need to Know,’ ‘Bringing the Characters of ‘Magic: The Gathering’ to Life,’ and ‘Modeling Madness: Experimenting in 3ds Max.’

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Universal Drops New ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:59am

We learn some dinosaurs don’t like people on scooters, and that Jeff Goldblum remains the master of ironic humor, in multi-billion-dollar ‘Jurassic Park’ film franchise’s epic, action-packed conclusion, hitting theaters June 10.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Turning Red’ - Embracing the Animal Spirit Within Us

Transformation lies at the heart of Pixar’s latest hit film, a coming-of-age story about a young Chinese girl in Toronto who must break away from all she has known to either accept, or reject, the actual beast inside her.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

Final FMX 2022 Program Additions Update

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:40pm

With the conference starting next Tuesday, a final selection of new program highlights includes a showcase of an LED Wall and Unreal Engine in a virtual production stage, ‘Real vs. Unreal’ real-time graphics panel, and The World to Come - A look ahead at Metaverse.’

It’s All Happening in Stuttgart Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces More Festival Highlights

Nominees revealed for the Trickstar Business Award, the German Animation Screenplay Award, and the Animated Games Award Germany; 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs May 3-8, onsite and online.

People Headline News

‘Chernobyl’ Director to Helm First 2 Episodes of ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

Emmy Award winner Johan Renck will replace ‘Dune’ film director Denis Villeneuve, who exited the HBO Max project due to scheduling conflicts.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Greenlights ‘Takeover’ Animated Feature Starring Quavo

Studio behind ‘The Liberator’ is teaming up with Quality Films on feature-length action-thriller, to film in Atlanta, that will dive into the hotbed of street takeover car culture.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

Float Away! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Attack on Titan’ Director Uses Parkour to Illustrate Love in ‘Bubble'

Tetsuro Araki, known for often violent, action-filled anime, shifts gears to tell an emotional coming-of-age story set in a mostly underwater Tokyo encased in a large bubble and cut-off from the outside world; film hits Netflix April 28.

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