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Can Three Caesars Add Up to One More Oscar for Joe Letteri?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 2:24pm

Weta’s four-time Oscar-winning senior VFX supervisor talks about the complexities of creating believable digital ape performances in the final film in Fox’s ‘Apes’ trilogy reboot, director Matt Reeves’ futuristic action adventure ‘War for the Planet of the Apes.’

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The 2018 VFX Nominees: Doubling Down on Digital Effects

Group of 20 nominees draws on two decades of experience and technological advances, delivering shots that were previously unimaginable.

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Backstage at the 89th Academy Awards

AWN celebrates Hollywood’s biggest night out backstage at the 89th Academy Awards, gathering remarks from the Oscar-winning teams behind best animated feature ‘Zootopia,’ best animated short ‘Piper,’ and best visual effects for ‘The Jungle Book.’

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‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper’ & ‘The Jungle Book’ Win Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ wins Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s ‘Piper’ wins Best Animated Short, and Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Jungle Book’ wins Best Visual Effects at the 89th Academy Awards.

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LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Wins Animated Feature BAFTA Award

LAIKA head and ‘Kubo’ director and producer Travis Knight receives the studio’s first BAFTA Award; Disney’s The Jungle Book awarded for Special Visual Effects.

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89th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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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.’

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2017 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Finding the Five Motion Picture Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:40pm

From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.

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