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Apple TV+ Unveils New Trailer for ‘Time Bandits’

Created for television by Jemaine Clement, Iain Morris and Taika Waititi, the live-action, comedic adventure series for all ages premieres with the first two episodes on July 24. 

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Sailing the LED Stage Seas of ‘Our Flag Means Death’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 30, 2023 at 4:02pm

For Production VFX Supervisor David Van Dyke, Season 2 of Taika Waititi’s hit Max series saw fewer visual effects shots but more efficient virtual production that included use of a library of panoramic background location and sky shots as well as a re-configured LED Volume, known as the ‘J.’ 

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Walt Disney Studios Dazzles at CinemaCon 2023

The star-studded presentation included highlights from an upcoming theatrical slate featuring titles from Disney Live Action, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and 20th Century Studios.

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Taika Waititi to Direct a Live-Action ‘Akira’ Film?

After the ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ director’s untitled film was notably absent at last week’s Star Wars Celebration, Deadline reporter Justin Kroll posits the adaptation of the ‘best anime of all time’ is next on the docket.

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Multiple ‘Star Wars’ Film Projects Now on Ice

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Rogue Squadron’ and Kevin Feige’s untitled effort have been shelved indefinitely during an uncertain era for the sci-fi franchise; all may be revealed at next month’s Star Wars Celebration convention in London.

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Oscar Shortlisted ‘Save Ralph’ Delivers an Emotional Punch About Animal Testing

Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

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Method Studios Drains all the Color from ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

VFX supervisor Pete Dionne and his team create the innovative black and white Moon of Shame sequence on Taika Waititi and Marvel Studios’ fourth entry in the hammer-wielding god’s film franchise.

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Rising Sun Pictures Delivers the Gods on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

The studio produced over 300 VFX for Taika Waititi and Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action-adventure, including the film’s impressive opening and closing sequences.

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Hammering Out the VFX in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Production VFX supervisor and cat enthusiast Jake Morrison talks lighting breakthroughs, VR magic, how to differentiate your shadow creatures, and how to make a dumpling god – all in a day’s work on Marvel Studios’ fourth outing in the Norse god franchise, now playing in theaters.

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Re-VIEW: ‘Lightyear’ – A Metatextual Odyssey

Angus MacLane and Pixar’s nostalgic space adventure celebrates the best of sci-fi cinema while also smartly embracing contemporary issues including representation.

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Disney and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Coming to Disney+

The original sci-fi animated space adventure about the legendary Space Ranger streams into living rooms next month; check out the just dropped spot and get ready to voyage ‘To infinity and beyond!’

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Mission Critical: ‘Lightyear’s Journey to Infinity and Beyond

With Disney-Pixar’s much-anticipated animated feature starring the beloved ‘Toy Story’ character now playing in theaters, director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman reflect on their title character’s journey to the screen.

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Behind the Tactile, Push-Button World of ‘Lightyear’

For Brad Peltz, Jeremy Lasky and Fran Kalal, Pixar’s new animated feature seamlessly - with lots of exposed seams - marries 70s sci-fi design with futuristic buildings, vehicles, suits, and models – complete with realistic screens, buttons, levers, and gadgets – for a chunky look that belies the ruggedness and coolness of space exploration.

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Walt Disney Studios Drops ‘Lightyear’ Trailer and Poster

Disney and Pixar’s spinoff of the iconic ‘Toy Story’ franchise follows Buzz Lightyear’s origin story, with Chris Evans voicing the legendary Space Ranger, joined by Keke Palmer, Dale Soules and Taika Waititi; the movie blasts off June 17, 2022.

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Halon Gets its Previs Game On for ‘Free Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3:56pm

Led by Ryan McCoy, the studio’s team provided previs, techvis, and postvis on Shawn Levy’s sci-fi comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he’s a character in an open-world video game.

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Netflix Acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

The streaming giant unwraps the golden ticket, joining forces with the famed author’s IP rights company to create a unique universe across animated and live-action films and TV, bringing Dahl’s iconic stories and characters to more audiences in new formats.

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Taika Waititi Hints ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ will Bring Major Romance

The Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ helmer describes his new ‘Thor’ franchise installment, coming February 11, 2022, as ‘so insane’ but also ‘very romantic.’

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Taika Waititi to Harness the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Feature

Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director to co-write and direct new movie franchise entry; new ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ series also announced during May the Fourth celebrations.

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Taika Waititi Taking on Two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Series at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:32am

Academy Award-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director will write, direct and executive product two original animated series based on the world and characters of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book.

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WATCH: Lucasfilm’s New ‘The Mandalorian’ Trailer and Character Art

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 8:11am

With Jon Favreau at the helm, the first ever ‘Star Wars’ live-action series, about a deadly gunfighter in the galaxy’s outer reaches, launches November 12 on the new Disney+ streaming service. 

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