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Gimme More Rings! Headline News

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Films Coming from Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis

Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav confirms they are ‘now in the early stages of script development’ for multiple new ‘Lord of the Rings’ films set to begin ‘releasing in 2026,’ with ‘Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum’ (wt) coming first.

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‘War is Over’ Highlights Brotherhood and Brutality in Protest for Peace

Dave Mullins and Brad Booker’s Oscar-shortlisted animated short, inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1971 song, ‘Happy X-Mas (War is Over), and animated in Unreal Engine at Wētā FX, showcases a game of chess, set on a battlefield, with a carrier pigeon delivering instructions on next moves - on the board and in the trenches - leading to a forgone conclusion: there are no winners in war.

Gimme More Rings! Headline News

Warner Bros. to Develop Multiple Tolkien Film Adaptations

After the successful acquisition of Middle-earth Enterprises, which holds adaptive film rights for many of the famed author’s books, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit,’ the media giant is set to create an entire new generation of films through the WB label New Line Cinema.

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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.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

Behind the Scenes: ‘Lost in Oz’s Triumphant Return

A new short, ‘Packing Magic,’ features beloved characters from the Emmy Award-winning animated series; see how the Bureau of Magic is using Bluescape to create the next thrilling chapters of the ‘Lost in Oz’ story.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

The Return of ‘Lost in Oz’: Q&A with the Creators

The Emmy Award-winning animated series returns with a new short, featuring its most beloved characters, that answers lingering questions about the newest Dorothy Gale: will she return to Kansas, or stay in Oz with her new magical friends?

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

New Animated Short: Find Out What’s Next for ‘Lost in Oz’

The team behind the Emmy Award-winning series shares its latest film, ‘Packing Magic,’ that picks up the story of Dorothy Gale, answering fan’s questions whether she’d return home to Kansas or start a new life among her magical friends and foes in the legendary world of Oz.

Disney Tackles the King of the Apes Headline News

‘King Kong’ Series in the Works at Disney+

A new live-action series featuring the famous ‘king of the apes’ is in early production with ‘Paper Girls’ creator Stephany Folsom set as writer and executive producer.

Image Curation Tools Headline News

Bluescape Launches Popsync Image Tool

The visual collaboration platform to provide new curated search and curation features that access premium images, including Getty Images, iStock, and Unsplash; teams can quickly find, share and discuss content, simplifying collaborative workflows.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story Headline News

Bluescape Partners with Bureau of Magic to Create ‘Passport to Oz’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:46am

Leading technology company’s real-time visual collaboration platform provides the magic for new innovative storytelling experience from Emmy Award-winning creators of ‘Lost in Oz’ series.

9 Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

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.  

9 Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

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.

Awards Headline News

‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Take Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:47pm

Star-studded virtual ceremony, hosted by barb-slinging Patton Oswalt, included 25 category awards and special honors for VFX supervisor Rob Legato and director Sir Peter Jackson.

Awards Headline News

Sir Peter Jackson to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.

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.                                                                                           

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FMX Spotlight - Making Monsters: Framestore’s VFX for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ on Oct 7

Don’t miss Grant Walker and Stephen Nixon from the hit horror series’ VFX team present their visual effects wizardry, streaming live via FMX on October 7.

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.

SVOD Headline News

‘Lord of the Rings’ Spin-off Series Gets Second Season to Rule Them All

Amazon Prime’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel has already been renewed for a second season, ahead of its 2021 Season One release.

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.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Headed to Blu-ray

The final film in Peter Jackson's epic ‘Hobbit’ trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 17; extended edition features a 20-minute longer cut and more than nine hours of new special features.

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