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Weta Digital and Autodesk Team on WetaM Creative Cloud Service

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:37am

New subscription service productizes Weta’s Oscar-winning Maya-based proprietary VFX tools, providing artists access to one complete stage to screen Maya-based pipeline.

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Now Underway

Acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama to direct an original film that tells the untold story of Helm’s Deep and the life and blood-soaked times of King Rohan; Sola Entertainment to animate, with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation producing.

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Sir Peter Jackson to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.

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Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.

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Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

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Driving ‘Mortal Engines’: Weta Crafts a Dystopian World for Universal’s YA Adaptation

VFX supervisor Ken McGaugh and animation supervisor Dennis Yoo face the challenges of creating a steampunk-inflected dystopian world inhabited by giant, predator cities on wheels for Oscar-winning VFX artist-turned-director Christian Rivers’ feature adaptation.

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Our Jungle Lush Tangles with the Lush Jungles of ‘Archer: Danger Island’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:46pm

Our hero, sporting an eye patch and pressed khakis, crashes, splashes, slashes and drinks his way through the treacherous 1939 South Pacific tropics in the brand-new season of FXX’s hit animated series.

animago AWARD & CONFERENCE Headline News

animago CONFERENCE Announces 2015 Program Highlights

Animation Experts and VFX Luminaries behind ‘Minions,’ ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Paddington,’ ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E,’ and more will be guests at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE running October 15 & 16, 2015.

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SIGGRAPH Announces 2015 Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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