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Image Engine Swings into Action with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ VFX

VFX supervisor Joern Grosshans and team tackle the Stark Jet, CG drones and satellites, tulip fields and a Spidey suit-building machine in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s action adventure hit.

Short Film VFX VFXWorld

Fresh Takes: The Psychedelic VFX of ‘Dog in the Woods’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:04pm

Directing duo Christian Chapman and Paul Jason Hoffman’s micro-budget film, their debut narrative short and first use of visual effects, envisions the wild sensory experiences of a German Shepherd’s late-night forest prowl.

Music Videos VFXWorld

Fresh Takes: The Stylized Vision of Giovanni Bucci’s ‘Disobey’ and ‘Sugar’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:55pm

In his latest projects, the LA-based Dutch-Italian director and musician integrates edgy design, provocative imagery and pulsating sound to produce two viscerally intense and distinct music videos.

SPA Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Bold, Expanded Production Slate at Annecy 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:04am

Two Genndy Tartakovsky films, including ‘Fixed,’ the studio’s first R-Rated film, plus a new ‘Boondocks’ TV series and anthology based on Anthony Bourdain graphic novel, among new projects just announced. 

Commercials VFXWorld

Method Studios Crashes Photoreal Train in AT&T Wild West Heist Spot

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:46pm

Studio provides elaborate VFX, including full CG derailment, previs, matte paintings and digital background replacements, for 90-second Western-themed “Train” commercial. 

Business ANIMATIONWorld

Toonz Media Group Acquires Majority Stake in Telegael

Strategic venture will allow India-based Toonz to increase in-house IP development as well as European production for global distribution.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Creating a Sense of Realism in ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

Framestore’s Jonathan Fawkner and MPC’s Pete Dionne discuss the various ways visual effects were produced to help director Rob Letterman bring the smart-aleck yellow cartoon sleuth to the screen.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon Reveals Human Versions of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Voice Cast

Voices behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton all play their real-life counterpart in ‘SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout’ live-action/animated special coming July 12. 

Production Deals Headline News

Lord & Miller Ink 9-Figure Production Deal with Sony Pictures TV

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:58pm

Duo behind Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ and ’21 Jump Street’ leave 20th Century Fox Television for new five-year deal.

MPC VFXWorld

How MPC Animated the High-Flying Elephant for Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

From defying gravity to expressing emotion in a believable way, reality was key for animation supervisor Catherine Mullan and the team of artists at MPC.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Initial Cast for Live-Action Reboot of ‘Cowboy Bebop’

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell join cast of the all-new live-action series based on the original Japanese anime series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe.

Duncan Studio Headline News

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Animation Studio Duncan Launches ‘Duncan Originals’

Inaugural development slate includes the fantasy/sci-fi adventure ‘Nature’s End’ and ‘R.E.D.,’ a science fiction anthology series inspired by the pulp novels of the 1950s.

Amazon Studios Headline News

JAM Media, Amazon Studios Co-Producing Hybrid Series ‘Jessy & Nessy’

New mixed-media preschool series is set to launch on Amazon Prime Video at the end of 2019, with new episodes into 2020 & 2021.

Disney Blogs

REVIEW: Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ Remake is ‘Pure Burton’

By Joe Strike | Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:25pm

In the absence of talking animals, director Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ works in plot points and references to the original film in very clever ways that fans of the original will recognize without feeling forced.

Tributes ANIMATIONWorld

Beautiful Maladies – The Uncanny World of Rosto

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares a previously unpublished 2015 Pimpcast interview with the iconic Dutch musician and director, who passed away at 50 on March 7.

Trailers Headline News

WATCH: Lord Danger Delivers New Trailer for Capcom’s ‘Devil May Cry 5’

Director Mike Diva blends stylized combat with dreary, absurdist notions of an anti-depressant commercial to announce availability of latest action series game installment.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years Of SpongeBob SquarePants With ‘Best Year Ever’

‘Best Year Ever’ kicks off July 12 with ‘SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,’ mixed live-action/animated special featuring voice cast playing human versions of their characters.

Netflix Headline News

‘Coco’ Producer Darla Anderson Signs Overall Deal with Netflix

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning producer will develop and produce new animated and live-action feature films and series aimed at a global family audience.

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