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What ‘IF’ They Were Real? VFXWorld

The Stellar Visuals in ‘IF’ Are Anything but Imaginary

From an enormous blue guy to talking bananas and slime balls, VFX Supervisor Chris Lawrence and Animation Supervisor Arslan Elver break down their work on John Krasinski and Paramount Pictures’ live-action/3DCG hybrid comedy adventure.

Skadoosh! Headline News

Exclusive: Master Shifu ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 11:25am

Out on DVD and Blu-ray today, May 28, as well as on Digital, Jack Black returns as Po and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman as his Kung Fu master in chapter 4 of DreamWorks Animation’s action-packed animated comedy.

Skadoosh! Headline News

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Now on Digital

Jack Black is back as everyone’s favorite, skadooshiest panda in the latest chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s popular franchise; all-new never-before-released animated short ‘Dueling Dumplings’ included on select digital platforms.

What ‘IF’ They Were Real? Headline News

Paramount Pictures Drops ‘IF’ Final Trailer and Slew of Posters

Ryan Reynolds is at his cheekiest in writer/director John Krasinski’s live-action/3DCG feature that follows a young girl who suddenly realizes she can see everyone’s imaginary friends; in theaters May 17. 

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Jack Black and Awkwafina Talk ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’

The award-winning actors behind the film’s eventual dynamic duo of Po and Zhen discuss the appeal of voice acting, their creative process, and what was most challenging in the booth; DreamWorks Animation’s all-new ‘Kung Fu Panda’ adventure hit theaters today, March 8. 

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Exclusive: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Behind the Animation Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:08am

It’s the biggest, most action-packed ‘Kung Fu Panda’ movie ever seen! Watch director Mike Mitchell, co-director Stephanie Ma Stine, and their team talk paint splashes; all-new character designs; creepy, supernatural shape-shifting transformations; terrifying kid bunnies with no social inhibitors; and a Chameleon rig with 8,130 controls! DreamWorks Animation's gorgeous new film hits theaters March 8, 2024.  

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Exclusive: ‘Migration – How the Animation is Designed’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 11:18am

Director Benjamin Renner, production designer Colin Stimpson, and other members of the creative team share insights into the animation design and how 2D art transforms onto the big-screen in Illumination’s 3DCG animated comedy, available today, February 27, on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

We Want More Po Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Sand and Spice Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 26, 2024 at 11:49am

He who controls the spice… controls the Skadoosh! It's possible that consuming properly spiced dim sum will lead you down the path of even greater destiny – or maybe just into battle with the greatest, and smallest, foe you’ve ever faced; Jack Black returns as Po, coming to theaters March 8, 2024.

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Benjamin Renner ‘Draws’ on His 2D Background to Make the 3DCG ‘Migration’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10:40am

For the Oscar-nominated director, the move from small, intimate films like ‘Ernest & Celestine’ to a major studio production meant learning to rely on a much bigger team and find new ways to communicate story ideas, designs, gags, and creative sensibilities; produced by Illumination CEO and founder Chris Meledandri, the film hits theaters today, December 22.   

Answer the Call Headline News

Watch ‘Migration’ ScreenX Format Trailer

The first major animated feature releasing globally in CJ 4DPLEX’s Immersive, 270-Degree Panoramic ScreenX format gives audiences an all-new way to experience the funny, feathered family vacation like no other; in theaters December 22.

What ‘IF’ They Were Real? Headline News

Imaginary Friends ARE Real in ‘IF’ Teaser Trailer

From writer, director, producer and star John Krasinski, the live-action/3DCG hybrid film about a girl whose superpower lets her see everyone’s imaginary friend, and her magical adventure to reconnect forgotten ‘IFs’ with their kids, hit theaters in May 2024.

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It’s the Second Biggest Skadoosh Ever in First ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 8:46am

Jack Black returns as Po, called upon by destiny – and Master Shifu - to become the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, only to find a wicked, powerful, shapeshifting sorceress, Chameleon, with greedy eyes on the powerful Staff of Wisdom, standing in his way and threatening to unleash every master villain ever vanquished to the spirit realm; from DreamWorks Animation, coming to theaters March 8, 2024.

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Illumination Shares ‘Migration: A Look Inside’ Featurette

Awkwafina, Carol Kane, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell and Danny DeVito star in the animated family adventure about a feathered family vacation gone awry; flying into theaters December 22.

The Moon Will Never Be The Same Headline News

Illumination Reminds Us – Vector is Still Up There in ‘Mooned’ Short

Get your popcorn, find your seat early - the studio’s 3DCG animated feature Migration flies into theaters December 22, preceded by the all-new film starring everyone’s favorite ‘Despicable’ bad guy.

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Illumination Shares New ‘Migration’ Official Trailer

Here we are together... we're on an adventure... seeing what life has to offer… what could possibly go wrong? Illumination has just dropped an all-new trailer for 'Migration,' about a feathered family vacation gone awry, which flies into theaters December 22.

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New ‘Migration’ Trailer Features Taylor Swift’s ‘Out of the Woods’

From Illumination, the house that brought us ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Minions’ franchises, comes a new original comedy that follows a feathered family vacation from New York City to tropical Jamaica that manages to go awry, flying into theaters December 22. 

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Illumination Drops ‘Migration’ Trailer

From the house that brought us ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Minions’ franchises comes a new original comedy that follows a feathered family vacation from New York City to tropical Jamaica, hitting theaters December 22. 

Fangs for the Previs Headline News

Proof Shares a Biting ‘Renfield’ Visualization Reel

The leading visualization studio did extensive previs, techvis, and postvis for Universal Pictures' horror/comedy starring Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage; sequences included the massacre of goons, Dracula transformations, and the film’s final battle. 

Winning the ‘Golden Ticket’ at Annecy 2023 Headline News

Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri Presents ‘Migration’ First Look at Annecy 2023

In a surprise appearance, global superstar Pharrell Williams presented Meledandri with the Festival’s distinguished honor, a ‘Golden Ticket’ lifetime accreditation; Oscar-nominated filmmaker Benjamin Renner joined the studio chief in the footage reveal of their upcoming December animated comedy adventure release.

Favorable Tides Headline News

Official Character Posters Revealed for ‘The Little Mermaid’

Check out the first official still images of Flounder, Scuttle, Sebastian, Prince Eric, King Triton, Ursula and Ariel just in time to grab pre-sale tickets before the film swims into theaters May 26, 2023.

Think Your Boss Is Bad? Headline News

Watch the ‘Sucky’ New Trailer for ‘Renfield’

We get our latest glimpse at the modern retelling of the infamous 'Dracula' vampire tale, where the loyal yet tortured servant Renfield attempts a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness.

The Ship Finally Sails Headline News

‘The Little Mermaid’ Official Trailer Makes Oscar Telecast Debut

Witness the impressive shot-for-shot trailer for the faithful upcoming adaptation of Disney’s classic animated musical starring Halle Bailey as Ariel; the film swims into theaters May 26.

And Your Crab Can Sing! Headline News

Was First Look at Sebastian Discovered by Eagle-Eyed ‘The Little Mermaid’ Fans?

The feisty crab with a Jamaican accent appears to be modeled after his real-life counterpart in the live-action adaptation, departing from the cartoony style of the animated film.

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