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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‘Big Hero 6’ garners five awards; ‘Games of Thrones’ and SSE “Maya” lead in broadcast and commercial wins.
Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ named Best Action Feature; ‘Interstellar’ named Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie; Best Visual Effects goes to ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’
Nominees for Best Animated Feature are Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Song of the Sea,’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.’
Nominees for Best Animated Film are Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls’ and Warner Bros.’ ‘The LEGO Movie.’
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ receive awards for Outstanding Visual Effects along with GE’s “Childlike Imagination.”
In another victory for Marvel Studios, James Gunn's ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ opens to a record-breaking $94.3 million in North America, the top August debut of all time.
Despite the weekend’s new offerings, North American revenue is once again down, this time by nearly 12 percent from the same weekend a year ago (the summer continues to be down by more than 20 percent).
Fox's ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ remains at number one in its second weekend, bringing in $36 million for a domestic total of $139 million; Disney's animated family feature ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ comes in third with an $18 million debut.
Even with box office revenue down from last year, the debut of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ pushes Fox to become the first major Hollywood studio to cross the $1 billion mark in 2014 domestic ticket sales.
Twentieth Century Fox releases three short films documenting events during the 10 years that have passed between the ‘Rise’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ storylines.
Twentieth Century Fox releases a new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ exploring the performance capture technology used by WETA Digital to transform actors into apes.
Less than a month ahead of the film’s release, Fox unleashes the final trailer for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’