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‘X-Men ‘97’ Reanimates an Iconic ‘90s Series

Supervising Producer and head director Jake Castorena talks about the tricky business of reviving a beloved and acclaimed series while bringing the world of the pre-MCU X-Men to a new generation of fans.

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The Newton Brothers Reflect on ‘X-Men ’97,’ Their First Animation Project

Andrew ‘Andy’ Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart jumped from composing for horror director Mike Flanagan to Marvel’s latest animated series, starting with retro synthesizer sounds of the late 80s and early 90s in the show’s first episodes before including more modern instrumentation and techniques, with care placed on the large number of handoffs between scenes that can feel jolting if the music isn’t done right.

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‘X-Men ’97’ Creator Beau DeMayo Fired Ahead of Series Debut

The writer / producer, known for his work on ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Blade,’ will no longer promote the project or participate on future seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Marvel had no comment on the firing.

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Disney+ Drops ‘X-Men ‘97’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:39am

It's finally here... the all-new animated series that takes us back to the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future; streaming starts March 20.

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Watch: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' VFX Breakdown Reel - The Orgoscope

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:17pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks has just shared with AWN and VFXWorld a look at how their team, led by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor Theo Bialek, were tasked with building the planet-sized organic structure known as the Orgoscope.

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Marvel Studios Drops New ‘Echo’ Trailer, Premiere Date

The gritty, action-packed dramatic series that follows anti-hero Maya Lopez as she runs from a criminal empire debuts all its bingeable episodes at once January 9, 2024 on both Disney+ and Hulu. 

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Marvel Studios Drops ‘Echo’ Trailer, Poster

The gritty, action-packed dramatic series that follows anti-hero Maya Lopez as she runs from a criminal empire debuts all its bingeable episodes at once January 10, 2024 on both Disney+ and Hulu. 

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Marvel Teases ‘The Marvels’ Featurette

In ‘Journey to The Marvels’ see Caption Marvel journey to team up with Captain Rambeau, Ms. Marvel, as the unlikely trio must team up to save the universe… of course; the movie hits theaters in November.  

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Marvel Studios Drops ‘The Marvels’ Official Trailer and Images

The unlikely trio - Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and Captain Rambeau - must team up to save the universe… of course; the movie hits theaters this fall.  

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Framestore Takes the Road to ‘Knowhere’ on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Led by VFX Supervisor Stephane Naze, the company’s Montreal studio, alongside its London and Vancouver facilities, created Groot, Cosmo, their severed Celestial head HQ known as Knowhere, and the fight with Adam Warlock on Marvel Studios’ smash sci-fi adventure hit.

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Wētā FX Brings a ‘Universe’ of Visuals to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

From giant red spaceships to tentacled, toothy Abilisks, the studio’s VFX and animation teams, led by VFX supervisor Guy Williams and animation supervisor Michael Cozens, pull out all the stops for the final chapter of James Gunn’s MCU trilogy.

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Disney + Shares MCU’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Trailer and Poster

Last night, during ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, the streamer treated fans to a look at the new live-action espionage thriller starring Samuel Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, and Martin Freeman, premiering this June.

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New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Trailer Teases End of Franchise

Promising ‘one last ride,’ the trailer takes us inside the team’s battle against the High Evolutionary, but more importantly, we get to see baby Rocket!

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Luma Pictures Helps Grow a ‘Groot’

Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kirsten Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

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Stoopid Buddy Tops ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ With a Touch of Nostalgia

Recalling late-20th-century pop culture, the hand-drawn, rotoscoped animation bookends the newest ‘Guardians’ adventure - now streaming on Disney+

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Marvel Drops ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Behind-the-Scenes Breakdown

Visual Effects supervisors Shannon Justison and Dadi Einarsson reveal how the stunning visuals were brought to life on the studio’s first CG character-led series.

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Disney+ Drops ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Trailer

The Guardians are determined to make Christmas unforgettable by finding the perfect gift for Quill, which can only be found on Earth; Marvel’s holiday special hits the streamer next month.

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RISE FX Shares ‘Ms. Marvel’ VFX Breakdown Reel and Images

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 1, 2022 at 2:58pm

German visual effects studio's highlight reel showcases their work on the new Marvel Studios and Disney+ series, including sonic blast weapons, smashing glass, and various ‘Hard Light’ and ‘embiggen’ effects.

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Disney+ Reveals Upcoming Marvel Animation Line-Up at Comic-Con 2022

Streamer drops ‘I Am Groot’ trailer to tease shorts series launching next month; Season 2 of ‘What If…?’ returns in early 2023 with new Marvel series ‘X-MEN ’97’ coming later in 2023, followed by ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year’ in 2024.

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Disney+ Reveals ‘I Am Groot’ Shorts Key Art and Launch Date

Van Diesel voices the mischievous toddler, Baby Groot, in Marvel Studios’ latest addition to the streamer’s summer lineup; the collection of 5 original films debuts August 10.

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