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Give Us More Ethan Hunt! VFXWorld

Declassifying the VFX of ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’

ILM, led by Simone Coco and Jeff Sutherland, delivered between 1,100-1,200 shots on the Christopher McQuarrie spy thriller, including a gunfight in an Abu Dhabi desert sandstorm, a Rome car chase, and fight atop a speeding train, and star Tom Cruise’s famed motorbike cliff jump.

Creative King Headline News

Chad Stahelski to Oversee ‘Highlander,’ ‘John Wick’ Franchises

Lionsgate has named the director/stunt master as the creative overseer of its two action franchises across film, TV and all multimedia platforms.

A Century of Entertainment Headline News

Columbia Pictures’ Centennial Logo Debuts with ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Re-Release

Studio celebrates 100-year legacy with theatrical release of Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing film, coming to theaters January 19.

Awards Headline News

71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominees Revealed

Sound editing work on Pixar’s ‘Elemental,’ Illumination’s ‘Migration,’ Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and Universal’s ‘The Super Mario Bros Movie’ nabs animated feature noms; the annual awards ceremony to be held March 3.

The Scariest Ballerina Headline News

Radio Silence Drops First Trailer for Horror Feature ‘Abigail’

From Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directing team behind ‘Ready or Not,’ 2022’s ‘Scream,’ and ‘Scream VI,’ comes a blood-thirsty new vision for vampire flicks featuring a monstrous little girl. 

We Will Be Entertained Headline News

Harry Gregson-Williams to Score Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator 2’

The film is the seventh collaboration between the director and composer, with previous projects including ‘The Martian,’ ‘Prometheus,’ and ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings;’ the bloody sequel that follows Lucilla’s son Lucius hits theaters on November 22, 2024.

All You Need is Glitter! Headline News

Watch: Exclusive ‘Trolls Band Together’ ‘Clay and Floyd’ Clip

Meet BroZone Bros Clay and Floyd, performed by Grammy winners Kid Cudi and Troye Sivan, as the ‘Sing-Along-Edition’ of the hit 3DCG comedy releases today on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD, from Universal Home Entertainment.

Awards Headline News

‘The Creator’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:22am

Gareth Edwards' sci-fi thriller tops all feature film contenders, while the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel leads all animation contenders and 'The Last of Us' tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 21 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

The Need for Speed… Again! Headline News

‘Top Gun 3’ in Development, Tom Cruise Set to Return

‘Maverick’ co-writer Ehren Kruger will also return to pen the script alongside director Joe Kosinski, with Miles Teller and Glen Powell rumored to reprise their roles as Lt Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw and Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin. 

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

ILM Wages VFX War on Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Simone Coco’s team took on the French general’s famous Battle of Austerlitz, stitching together three different locations, as well as creating thousands of unique, accurately outfitted CG soldiers and horses.

Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ Win at Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 15, 2024 at 12:02pm

The two heavily favored features took home coveted Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects awards, respectively, with Christopher Nolan’s hit biopic taking home 8 awards in all, and Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ taking home 6, at last night’ 29th Annual awards ceremony.

Boosting Innovation in Animation Headline News

4th Edition of Next Lab Generation Selections Announced

20 projects are chosen from 91 submissions from 26 countries; the annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective. 

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Emmy-Nominated Producers Ron Ames and Jesse Kobayashi

Company taps the pair to advance and improve its service offerings and provide creative technological solutions to filmmaking challenges.

Animation First Festival 2024 Events

Animation First Festival 2024

Begins: January 23, 2024

FIAF presents the seventh edition of its annual festival dedicated to showcasing the enduring legacy of and innovation of French and Francophone animation, January 23 – January 28.

Stop-Motion at its Best! ANIMATIONWorld

Sam Fell Talks ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’

The director of Aardman and Netflix’s acclaimed ‘Chicken Run’ sequel discusses why the ‘heart is in hand-made’ and how the vibrant medium of stop-motion animation, like no other, helps visualize the fun, heartfelt story of Ginger, Rocky, their daughter Molly, and where nuggets really come from.

Fear the Public Domain! Headline News

Nostalgic Horror Flick ‘Oswald Down the Rabbit Hole’ to Begin Filming this Spring

It’s ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ meets ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ as Lilton Stewart III and Lucinda Bruce team up to capture the magic of iconic cartoon characters through the lens of horror.

Honoring Tech That Makes Movies Great Headline News

16 Scientific & Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Ceremony, to be held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on February 23, celebrates individuals and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to the motion picture industry.

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