Animated film starring David Tennant, Hugh Laurie, and Emilia Clarke, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,’ nabs numerous international sales as part of its planned 2022 release.
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Company’s first dedicated VFX studio outside New Zealand kicks off with 75 artists, with more hires planned later this year; currently it has 12 unannounced projects in the pipeline, having recently completed work on ‘The Batman,’ Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight,’ and ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’
The real-time content development platform finalizes its US$1.625 billion purchase of the legendary VFX studio’s digital tools, pipeline and engineering talent; VFX teams now operating as standalone WetaFX under CEO Prem Akkaraju and majority owner Sir Peter Jackson.
Industry veteran in motion design, VFX supervision and direction shares advice for mid-level creatives; topics include running your own studio, international collaboration, compositing and VFX, learning 3D, working on title sequences, and reflection on the future.
Veteran Buck NY designer shares advice for mid-level creatives, including early career building; pitching, briefing & idea development; moodboards, storyboards, style frames & concept art; and reflection on the future.
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.
Konami Cross Media inks new streaming/digital agreements with UK-based Sky Kids and Australian-based anime streaming platform, AnimeLab.
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.
Veteran tech exec joins company from Carnegie Mellon University; will oversee technology initiatives for VFX work as well as at new animation division.
Based on the works of author Nahoko Uehashi, the show will be distributed on home video and select digital outlets.
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.
Preschool series, co-produced by Pukeko Pictures and Hengxin Shambala Kids, encourages kids to learn through play.
Cameron stands by film’s December 2021 release schedule as live-action pickups for his ‘Avatar’ sequels have resumed in New Zealand.
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.
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.
Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.
Animated series features the voices of Anya Chalotra, Jamie Chung, Tyler Posey and Aneurin Barnard, with guest star Joseph Fiennes.
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.
New show aims for a broader audience while building on the worldwide success of Pukeko Pictures’ original series.
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.
First two animated features to be produced under the new deal are ‘Wanhoo,’ a quirky comedy fantasy set in ancient China, and ‘Outlaws,’ a fast-paced comedy adventure that takes place in the Wild West.