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Virtual Reality Headline News

Epic MegaGrant Recipient Conical Launches ‘The Green Fairy’ VR Short

Available for download June 24, the interactive studio’s fantasy adventure will be supported on Valve’s Steam VR, Oculus Rift, and Quest by Facebook; 9-part Vlog series will also be released.

Business Headline News

Weta Digital Opens L.A. and San Francisco Offices, Adds to Board of Directors

Former Disney COO Tom Staggs, former Google executive Jeff Huber, and Peter Jackson’s longtime partner Ken Kamins appointed as part of company’s continuing expansion.                                                                                           

Business Headline News

Weta, Streamliner and Avalon Studios Launch Virtual Production Business

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:59pm

New service, based in New Zealand, brings together LED live stage expertise and real-time game engine-based workflows to expand what can be done safely and creatively on set.

People Headline News

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.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The ‘Eyes’ Have It: Stuart Adcock Talks Will Smith at 23 and 50 in ‘Gemini Man’

Weta Digital’s facial modeling and performance capture animation expert discusses the difficulties and challenges of creating one of the most convincing digital humans ever seen on film.

Business Headline News

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.

Lotus Entertainment Headline News

Lotus Entertainment Unveils First Trailer for ‘Mosley’

With a voice cast featuring Rhys Darby, John Rhys Davies, Temuera Morrison and Lucy Lawless, New Zealand-China co-production is directed by Kirby Atkins and produced by Daniel Story.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

Keep it in Motion - Classic Animation Revisited: The Frog, The Dog, and The Devil

Every Thursday, Chris Robinson takes a look at films from animation’s past. This week he screens a golden oldie from 1986, The Frog, The Dog, and The Devil.

Asian Animation Summit Headline News

26 New Projects To Be Unveiled at the 2016 Asian Animation Summit

Representing the very best kids animated TV development work across Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand, the new projects will be presented live at the event to an audience of broadcasters, co-producers, distributors and investors from Asia and the international marketplace.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment Headline News

ITV Takes ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ to New Zealand

Thunderbirds Are Go’ is the new CGI-animated remake of the classic 1960s TV series co-produced between ITV Studios, New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures and  Weta Workshop.

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