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The Massive Creative Fellowship Behind ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

For 2 years, Production Designer Ramsey Avery and his team never slept, generating 38,000 pieces of concept art – illustrations, digital models, videos, sketches, and paintings – to support 9,500 VFX shots produced by 20 vendors and their 1,500 artists on Prime Video’s hugely ambitious Middle-earth saga.

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WATCH: Trailer for ‘Making of The Rings of Power’ BTS Bonus Content

Prime Video drops eight segments of bonus content for their epic Middle Earth fantasy adventure series, now available through X-Ray, which include unreleased footage, interviews with cast and crew, the creation of costumes, and much more.

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The Sheer Enormity of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s Unprecedented VFX

Prime Video’s epic, $500 million fantasy series delivers its first-class ticket to middle earth with more 10,000 visual effects shots delivered by 20+ VFX studios and tech vendors.

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Game Giant Embracer Snags Rights to Everything Tolkien

The Swedish video game conglomerate has purchased Middle Earth Enterprises, which holds the rights to all the famed author’s published works, including ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ and other properties.  

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Adobe Shares ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power’ Exclusive Clip

Teaming up with Prime Video, the creative tech giant launches fan art campaign ahead of next month’s epic series release; free customizable Adobe Express and Adobe Photoshop templates and a limited-edition TikTok lens allow users to remix and digitally share artwork.

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Prime Video Drops 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Trailer and Art

With Stephen Colbert leading the festivities, 6,500 fans at Comic-Con 2022 were treated to a 90-minute showcase featuring creatives and ensemble talent from the highly anticipated series inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium; the $400+ million series hits the streamer in September.

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New ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Teaser Unveiled

Footage gives fans a glimpse at the series’ Númenórean characters, and an early look at the many realms it will explore over its eight episodes.

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Gets Release Date

The forthcoming animated journey to Middle-earth, directed by ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ helmer Kenji Kamiyama, will hit theaters in 2024.

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Gets New Trailer and In-Depth First Look

New footage, photos, and plot details from the highly anticipated Prime Video series tease never-before-explored settings and storylines, and signal to fans that it won’t be going the route of ‘Game of Thrones.’

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‘The Spine of Night’: Redefining Fantasy and Animated Filmmaking

Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King resurrect an older, rotoscoped animation aesthetic, blending it with a blast of new creative storytelling and visual design energy in their epic, bloody, ‘swords and sorcerers’ tale about humanity’s battle between good and evil.

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It Finally Gets a Name: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:23pm

Watch the fiery, slow-motion molten metal ‘title birth’ of Prime Video’s highly anticipated, $500 million, 2-season at least series, set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ premiering September 2.

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Breaking Down the Elaborate Designs of ‘Maya and the Three’

Co-executive producer Jeff Ranjo and production designer Paul Sullivan share how creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s unique vision, where Rankin and Bass meet ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ served as their guide in developing and producing the epic worlds and characters of Netflix’s 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican warrior princess and her quest to save humanity.  

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Jorge R. Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua Talk ‘Maya and the Three’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:49pm

The creative team shares insights into their exciting, funny, and gorgeously designed 9-part CG animated series about a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess’ epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity, now playing on Netflix.

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Amazon Studios Reveals ‘Lord of the Rings’ First Look and Release Date

The highly anticipated, $500 million yet-to-be-named original ‘LOTR’ prequel series will debut September 2, 2022 exclusively on Prime Video

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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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The Spirit of Bakshi Returns in ‘The Spine of Night’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 3:28pm

Directors Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King’s raucous new rotoscoped fantasy epic takes us back to the days when animated tales of swords and sorcerers didn’t always have fairy tale endings.

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Register NOW! Sublime Jalisco 2020 Virtual Edition Runs December 8-10

Free registration is available for talks, conferences, and masterclasses on animation, video games, visual effects, and new media industries; guest speakers range from independent animators such as Jorge Gutiérrez (Book of Life, Maya and the Three) to strategic and creative managers from DreamWorks Animation TV and Sony Pictures Animation.

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Weta Goes All-in on AWS for Animation and VFX in the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:26am

Pioneering visual effects company, known for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ has chosen Amazon Web Services to create a new, cloud-based visual effects workflow.

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Cuteness Levels Over 9,000 with New ‘The Mandalorian’ Character

Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series features a mysterious infant fans have dubbed ‘Baby Yoda,’ and it’s the cutest thing since Ewoks.

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Caesar Begets Pogo: Weta Continues its Primate Mastery on ‘Umbrella Academy’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:23pm

VFX supervisor Chris White shares how New Zealand’s visual effects masters leveraged a decade of ‘Planet of the Apes’ digital character excellence for Netflix’s dysfunctional superhero family adventure series. 

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Epic Story Media Lands New Talent in Bid to Expand Global Licensing Reach

Former eOne exec Jessica Labi and Nickelodeon VP David Sztoser join company to head distribution, brand strategy, licensing and merchandising efforts. 

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