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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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Wormholes & Scrappers: Double Negative Delivers Visual Feast for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 12:24pm

VFX supervisor Stuart Lashley oversees 200 shots for the third instalment of the God of Thunder franchise, including wormholes, fiery crashes and attacks, high-rise apartment views, and the vast wasteland of Skakaar.

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Assembling an Epic: The VFX of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Marvel Studios VFX supervisor Jake Morrison oversaw just under 2,700 shots contributed by Framestore, Digital Domain, Double Negative, Industrial Light & Magic, Rising Sun Pictures, Method Studios, Iloura and Luma Pictures for the third instalment of the God of Thunder franchise.

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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out Visual Effects for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Australian VFX studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene, leveraging its recently-expanded character animation department to create photoreal warriors, horses and digital characters.