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Heading Down the Path of Vengeance Headline News

Disney + Drops ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Empire’ Trailer

The 2nd installment of the ‘Tales’ series journeys into the Galactic Empire through the eyes of two warriors on divergent paths set during different eras; debuts May 4 - ‘Star Wars Day.’

A Darkness Rises Headline News

‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Gets an Official Trailer and Premiere Date

The mystery-thriller, which take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era, debuts June 4 with its first 2 episodes exclusively on Disney+.

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‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Returns for a Third and Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:13pm

EPs Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett talk about the show’s epic, action-packed Season 3, which tests the limits of the Batch in the fight to reunite with Omega, now streaming its first 3 episodes on Disney+.

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California VFX Studio Whiskytree Expands to Georgia

New location doubles the company’s size and expands its scope and capabilities; updated pipeline taps AWS cloud computing for secure remote collaboration between both artists and clients.

Multi-Platform Entertainment Headline News

Catherine Winder Launches ‘Future Chicken’

New Canadian multi-platform digital resource teaches kids about climate change without ‘Doom and Gloom;’ fun short and long-form animated videos and immersive Roblox experiences star ‘Potato the Chicken: AKA the Future Chicken!’ 

One Last Batch Headline News

Disney+ Drops Trailer, Teaser Poster for ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Final Season

The epic third and last season, which tests the limits of the Batch in the fight to reunite with Omega, kicks off with the first three episodes February 21 on Disney+.

The Former Jedi Will Return Headline News

‘Ahsoka’ Season 2 Officially in Development

The ‘Star Wars’ series that follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to the galaxy will return under the guidance of creator Dave Filoni; Season 1 streams now on Disney+.

This is the Way… to Theaters Headline News

‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’ Headed to the Big Screen

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 9:35am

Jon Favreau will direct Lucasfilm’s first cinematic offering based on the hit Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian;' scheduled to enter production later this year, the film is being produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni.

Facing a Facial Capture Verdict Headline News

Disney Loses MOVA VFX Technology Infringement Case

After over six years of litigation, an Oakland jury has awarded roughly $600,000 to Reardon’s Oscar-winning VFX software MOVA Contour, with a paltry $345,000 meant to represent the profits gained from the wrongful use of assets.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Wētā FX’s Joe Letteri to Receive 2023 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:00am

The five-time Oscar winner, BAFTA winner, and senior VFX supervisor of James Cameron’s groundbreaking sci-fi sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, will be honored at the upcoming VIEW Conference, which runs October 15-20 in Torino, Italy. 

The Place to Be for Designers and Artists Headline News

LightBox Expo Coming to Pasadena

Running October 27-29, the 3-day event celebrates artists and creators behind acclaimed films, animation, games, TV shows, comics, and illustrations and features panels, talks, and presentations by industry leaders, including director Sam Fell, Aardman Animation co-founder Peter Lord, directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, and NYT Bestselling Graphic Novel author ND Stevenson.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2023 – Be There!

Italy’s premier international event promises an exceptional in-person program of talks, presentations, in-depth workshops, and masterclasses designed to inspire, inform, and educate; join industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts in a celebration of the latest in animation, VFX, and games - event runs October 15-20.

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Stellar Speaker Lineup Set for VIEW 2023

Italy’s premier international event boasts a roster of award-winning guests, including ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ co-director Joaquim Dos Santos, BAFTA Award winner and Oscar nominee Henry Selick, and Netflix’s ‘Nimona’ directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane; event runs October 15-20.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW 2023 Education Lineup Includes Andreas Deja, Doug Chiang

Focus on Education includes workshops and masterclasses by renowned industry masters such as famed Disney animator Deja on ‘Character Animation;’ Lucasfilm VP and executive creator Chiang on ‘Art and ‘Star Wars;’ and Cartoon Saloon production designer Almu Redondo on ‘Art Direction, Visual Development and Stylization;’ the VIEW Conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.

After the Fall of the Empire Headline News

Disney+ Celebrates ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ Debut with ‘Rebel Crew’ Featurette

The new video goes behind-the-scenes of the latest chapter in Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars’ Universe; episodes 1 and 2 are now streaming.

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Going ‘Rogue’ with the VFX of ‘Andor’

Production VFX supervisor Mohen Leo and Production VFX producer T.J. Falls picked up where they left off on Gareth Edward’s 2016 ‘Rogue One,’ helping deliver a whopping 3,843 visual effects shots, including the daring oceanic planet Narkina V prison escape, the Eye of Aldhani meteor shower, and the Fondor Haulcraft’s encounters with Fury-class Imperial interceptors, on the inaugural season of Lucasfilm and Disney+’s hit prequel series – nominated for an Outstanding Visual Effects Emmy.

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Upping the Virtual Production Ante in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3

Production VFX supervisor Grady Cofer and Co-Production Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel discuss how the most recent season of Lucasfilm and Disney+’s hit series – nominated for an Outstanding Visual Effects Emmy - took advantage of new digital tools and processes to better plan and capture more realistic acting performances in-camera, as well as animate their integration with CG characters and sequences.   

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Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic to Close in Singapore

Due to changes in the global entertainment industry, the studio known for ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ which began as Lucasfilm Animation Singapore in 2004, will soon shutter its doors, eliminating over 300 jobs. 

I Sense a Teeny Force in You Headline News

New ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ Episodes Head to Disney+, Disney Junior

The animated series, which follows Jedi Younglings as they study the ways of the Force and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi, will debut six new Season 1 episodes August 2, with more to air later this year.

After the Fall of the Empire Headline News

Disney+ Reveals New Trailer and Key Art for ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’

The streamer also announced that the series, which follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to the galaxy, will debut on August 23 with the first two episodes. 

After the Fall of the Empire Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ TV Spot, Release Date

Rosario Dawson stars in Lucasfilm’s next entry to the ‘Star Wars’ universe, set after the fall of the Empire, which debuts August 23; streamer showcases some major galactic girl power in the new teaser, ‘Begin.’  

The Road to Turin Headline News

‘Elemental’ Director Peter Sohn to Attend VIEW 2023

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 29, 2023 at 12:39am

Pixar’s VP / Creative Director will be there in-person at the upcoming conference, presenting the studio’s new 3DCG film that just premiered at Cannes and hits theaters June 16.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Henry Selick, Doug Chiang, and Hal Hickel to Speak at VIEW 2023

The stop-motion legend, Lucasfilm executive creative director, and senior ILM animation supervisor, respectively, will head to Turin to deliver a suite of in-person talks and workshops; Italy’s premier international event on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming, and VFX runs October 15-20.

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Cinesite Names Shawn Walsh Group Chief Operation Officer VFX

17+ year Image Engine veteran and general manager steps up to helm visual effects production across the company and its partner studios including Image Engine, FX3X, and Trixter.

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