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D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Lucasfilm Unveils Upcoming Project Slate at D23

An embarrassment of riches - trailers, film stills, key art, and imagery were shared for ‘Andor,’ ‘Willow,’ ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi,’ ‘Ahsoka,’ ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Oscar Winner Joel Hynek to LA Talent

The 2-time Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor boasts over 40 years of industry experience; he’ll work from the company’s LA studio on a yet-to-be-named project.

The Epic Space Epic Returns VFXWorld

FuseFX Goes Big and Bold in ‘The Orville: New Horizons'

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:10pm

Led by VFX Supervisor Tommy Tran, the studio produced massively complex visuals on 1,827 shots in Season 3 of Seth MacFarlane and Hulu’s sci-fi comedy, including bigger and more complex planets, space battles, and an impressive, completely overhauled USS Orville.

Wakanda Eventually Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Reportedly Facing Reshoots

After a production rife with snags and endless setbacks, the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther’ sequel is reportedly facing reshoots two months before its November 11 theatrical premiere.

Alligator Wrestling with a Crocodile Headline News

There’s Wrestling and Singing in New ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Trailer

The live-action/CGI musical comedy, about a young boy who becomes fast friends with a singing crocodile living in the attic of his new house, is coming exclusively to theaters this October.

Live Long and Prosper Headline News

Trekkies Get Their Fill as Paramount+ Celebrates ‘Star Trek Day’ 2022

At today’s 3rd annual global live-streamed event, the streamer shared a slew of announcements about ALL things ‘Star Trek’ including sneak peaks, new cast members, and release dates across the storied franchise’s universe.

Zoom Zoom VFXWorld

The Fast and the Curious: DNEG Shoots the Works in ‘Bullet Train’ VFX

Visual effects supervisor Stephen James talks crashes, humor, LED walls, and layers of destruction as he takes us inside the studio’s wild and multi-faceted work on Sony Pictures’ comedy thriller, now playing in theaters.

Who Gets the DC Nod Headline News

Dan Lin No Longer in Talks to Rule the DCEU

The prolific producer exits negotiations on possible role to take charge of all things DC superhero; position would report directly to company CEO David Zaslav, effectively relieving current DC Films president Walter Hamada of his duties.

The Mechanical Dino Wrangler Returns VFXWorld

The Seamless Animatronics–CG Integration of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:51pm

John Nolan, a trainee 22 years ago on ‘Walking with Dinosaurs,’ returns to the world of mechanical saurians to produce 48 creatures from 12 species, including a 22-foot-high Giganotosaurus with a head the size of a transit van, in Colin Trevorrow and Universal’s latest dino epic.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Ups Its Game with Major Updates to Product Line

Cinema 4D, Redshift, Forger, Red Giant, Moves by Maxon, and Maxon Capsules see numerous improvements offering users advanced simulation, overall enhancements, and optimized workflows.

Get Your Fill of Fire and Blood! Headline News

Are Elizabeth Olsen and Henry Cavill Headed to ‘House of the Dragon?’

The ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Witcher’ stars are rumored to be in talks to join the second season of the twisted 'Game of Thrones' prequel on HBO Max.

Boo! Headline News

A ‘Spooky’ Fall Slate Led by Guillermo del Toro Anthology Set at Netflix

The streamer's Chills & Thrills lineup features new animated and VFX-heavy series and movies to get viewers ready for Halloween; ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ Season 2 returns along with the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ a collection of genre-defining stories challenging traditional notions of horror.

rumors Headline News

Rumor: Potential Cast of Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Leaked on Reddit?

A recent post on the controversial community platform seems to reveal the roster for the upcoming MCU Phase 5 film, featuring a team-up of former villains and anti-heroes looking for redemption.

Back to Spiderwick Headline News

Disney+ Reveals Lead Cast for ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

Christian Slater debuts as the evil ogre Mulgarath, while Joy Bryant joins as the loving matriarch Helen Grace, with Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell starring as the twins Jared and Simon.

Cat’s on the Move Headline News

Gore Verbinski’s ‘Cattywumpus’ Exits Netflix

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ director’s new animated film, featuring fuzzy space felines, will be shopped to other studios despite production being well underway at the streaming giant.

Feature Film FX VFXWorld

How ‘Prey’ Forged a New Look for an Iconic Sci-Fi Creature

In the Hulu Original film prequel to the classic ‘Predator’ movie franchise, filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg teams with effects veterans Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., and actor Dane DiLiegro to create an updated, and creepier version of the infamously deadly alien human hunter.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

The Sheer Enormity of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s Unprecedented VFX

Prime Video’s epic, $500 million fantasy series delivers its first-class ticket to middle earth with more 10,000 visual effects shots delivered by 20+ VFX studios and tech vendors.

Community Outreach Headline News

Netflix Animation Foundation Program Launches Session 3

Initiative pairs students and young professionals with Netflix Animation mentors to build equity and access for underrepresented early creatives; latest edition partners with LA-based Black N' Animated.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Releases V-Ray 6 for Maya

The award-winning renderer adds new systems and updates, including geometric tiling, procedural clouds, a new shader profiler, and USD support; numerous enhancements create a more complete toolset for monitoring and optimizing projects.

Business Headline News

Floating Rock Studios Ltd Nabs $1.5M NZ Investment

New Zealand-based creative studio secures support from new finance partner Hillfarrance Capital Venture to further its growth in high-end animaiton and VFX production.

Eggcellent News Headline News

Beloved Uncooked Egg ‘Gudetama’ Series Coming to Netflix

There’s a teaser trailer now for ‘Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure,’ which features the popular unmotivated character created by Sanrio in a mixed medium show with live-action and CGI elements, that’s slated to stream sometime in late 2022.

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