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GoT to GeT Animated Headline News

George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nine Voyages’ Project Switches to Animation

In a surprise New Years Eve blog post, the author revealed the once live-action ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff, which has been in development since 2021, will now be animated due to budget constraints.

 

Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Phew! Warner Bros.' ‘Twisters’ Not a Reboot or Continuation of ‘Twister’

Lead Glen Powell reveals the upcoming film, set in the world created by the original 1996 disaster film, is a 'standalone story in the modern day;' the pic storms into theaters July 19, 2024.

Done Deal Headline News

Lionsgate Finalizes Acquisition of Hasbro’s eOne for $375 Million

The sale, first announced this past August, includes almost 6,500 titles, but notably omits popular franchises such as ‘Peppa Pig,’ ‘Transformers,’ ‘Dungeons & Dragons,’ ‘Magic: The Gathering,’ ‘My Little Pony,’ ‘Power Rangers,’ ‘Play-Doh,’ ‘Monopoly’ and ‘Clue,’ which will receive ‘significant development, production and financing capabilities.’

Going Rogue Headline News

Did ‘Andor’ Season 2 Premiere Get Pushed into 2025?

While the ‘Star Wars’ sci-fi franchise boasts many upcoming offerings, including ‘The Acolyte,’ ‘Skeleton Crew,’ and ‘The Bad Batch Season 3,’ Disney’s release slate for 2024 has one notable omission… 

No Heroes Only Rebels Headline News

Teaser Drops for Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver’

Watch the trailer for the second installment of the epic two-part science-fantasy that explores an original universe and lore; streams April 19 only on Netflix.

The Doctor is In Headline News

Painting Practice Shares ‘Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special’ Design Reel

Studio delivers concept design, hybrid virtual production previs, postvis, motion graphics, and VFX design and supervision across all three anniversary episodes - ‘The Star Beast,’ ‘Wild Blue Yonder,’ and ‘The Giggle;’ work includes creating the Doctor’s all-new Tardis interior virtual reality asset and graphic language for his new Sonic Screen.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares First Program News

The 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024 with a focus on ‘Connecting Ideas’ and the return of the ‘Lighting & Rendering” track; annual Animation Production Days is now accepting projects through February 6.

Answer the Call ANIMATIONWorld

Benjamin Renner ‘Draws’ on His 2D Background to Make the 3DCG ‘Migration’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10:40am

For the Oscar-nominated director, the move from small, intimate films like ‘Ernest & Celestine’ to a major studio production meant learning to rely on a much bigger team and find new ways to communicate story ideas, designs, gags, and creative sensibilities; produced by Illumination CEO and founder Chris Meledandri, the film hits theaters today, December 22.   

Facing a Facial Capture Verdict Headline News

Disney Loses MOVA VFX Technology Infringement Case

After over six years of litigation, an Oakland jury has awarded roughly $600,000 to Reardon’s Oscar-winning VFX software MOVA Contour, with a paltry $345,000 meant to represent the profits gained from the wrongful use of assets.

TV VFX Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Lights Up ‘Miss Minutes’ in ‘Loki’ Season 2

The VFX studio animates Disney+ series’ AI-driven character’s sinister transformation from friendly to deranged, delivering more than 125 shots, while also creating Loki’s green energy blasts and a digital extension to represent a blighted, working-class section of Chicago.

One Killer Drop Headline News

Marvel Studios Drops New ‘Echo’ Trailer, Premiere Date

The gritty, action-packed dramatic series that follows anti-hero Maya Lopez as she runs from a criminal empire debuts all its bingeable episodes at once January 9, 2024 on both Disney+ and Hulu. 

It’s Tough Being a Demigod VFXWorld

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: A Kid Demigod Takes the LED Stage

Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz’s reimagining of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, that tells the story of a 12-year-old with newfound divine powers and his journey to find a lightening bolt he’s accused of stealing, looked to ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White and the studio’s groundbreaking StageCraft LED Volume technology for live-action shoots integrating real-time animated environments. 

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 96th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 11:44am

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films; voting for nominations runs next month, January 11-16, with nomination announcements set for January 23.

New Year New Fear Headline News

Universal Pictures Drops Featurette for Thriller ‘Night Swim’

Based on the acclaimed 2014 short film, the new film from the producers of ‘M3GAN’ stars Wyatt Russell as Ray Waller, a former major league baseball player who discovers a dark secret tied to his new backyard swimming pool.

The End is Beginning Headline News

‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Set to Begin Production in January

After facing numerous delays due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, work resumes in the new year; the series' final season will now premiere sometime in 2025.

Answer the Call Headline News

Watch ‘Migration’ ScreenX Format Trailer

The first major animated feature releasing globally in CJ 4DPLEX’s Immersive, 270-Degree Panoramic ScreenX format gives audiences an all-new way to experience the funny, feathered family vacation like no other; in theaters December 22.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

It’s a Wrap: SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The annual conference concludes its latest edition, which ran December 12-15 in Sydney; 5,690 attendees from more than 40 countries gathered, including technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

Marvel Looks to Get it Write Headline News

Matthew Orton Joins ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ As Writer

Although principal photography was completed before both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, additional shoots have been expected, delaying the film multiple times with the premiere now set for February 14, 2025.

More High Seas Shenanigans Headline News

‘One Piece’ Anime Remake Coming to Netflix

After the success of the live-action adaptation, the streamer has teamed with franchise creator Eiichiro Oda, Shueisha, Fuji Television Network, Toei Animation Co., and WIT Studio to reboot the pirate tale following Monkey D. Luffy and his misfit crew.

The Addams Family Returns Headline News

‘Wednesday’ Spinoff Featuring Uncle Fester in Development at Netflix

Fred Armisen is set to star in a spinoff of the fan favorite supernatural mystery series chronicling Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, which has been greenlit for a second season.

We Want More Zombies VFXWorld

Grounding the Apocalyptic Visuals in ‘The Last of Us’

VFX supervisor Alex Wang talks the Infected, Bloaters, massive Bloaters, a giraffe, and a crashing airliner as he breaks down the production of 3,000 visual effects shots created by DNEG, Wētā FX, Distillery VFX, Zero VFX, Important Looking Pirates, beloFX, Storm Studios, Wylie Co., RVX, Assembly, Crafty Apes, UPP, RISE, Framestore, Digital Domain and MAS on HBO’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular series.

A Benevolent AI… Headline News

Gareth Edwards’ Epic Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Creator’ Coming to Hulu

The gripping adventure set amidst a future war between humans and the forces of AI debuts on the streamer December 20; also now available for purchase on digital and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Technology Leading Art Headline News

French Music Artist Jacques’ ‘Absolve’ Music Video - Where Art + AI Meet

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 18, 2023 at 11:23am

Created by Paul Trillo, the short follows a cosmic teardrop throughout the Musée Du Louvre; behind-the-scenes short illustrates how traditional VFX and AI tools help realize creative visions.

Third and Final Headline News

Prime Video Renews ‘Good Omens’ for Third and Final Season

The unlikely adventures of an angel and a demon, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, will conclude its run with an entirely original new season from co-creator Neil Gaiman.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Scanline VFX Creates the Perfect Storm in Netflix’s ‘NYAD’

VFX Supervisor Dann Tarmy breaks down his team’s extensive use of water sims, including how they tackled the huge, new challenge of replacing water in plates where the actor was shot in the water, on Netflix’s biographical sports drama of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad’s attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. 

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