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Oscar-Qualified ‘Dragonfly’ Recounts the Devastating 1945 Tokyo Firebombing

For filmmaker Julia Morizawa, learning about her grandparents she’d only seen in a black and white photo meant coming face-to-face with the horrors of the single most destructive bombing raid in human history, and how asking questions and confronting the past is the only way to keep tragic events from being lost to history and possibly happening again.

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Illuminated Film Shares ‘A Bear Named Wojtek’ Trailer

The 30-minute 2D animated film chronicles the journey of an orphaned bear adopted by Polish soldiers during WWII; it is a ‘profound story of identity, of belonging, of home’ - coming to BBC ALBA in the U.K. and TVP in Poland next year.

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Watch: Union VFX ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4:45am

Innovative visual effects add drama and authenticity to John Madden’s WWII thriller; historically accurate shots using countless matte paintings and a fully CG sub recreate a 1943 backdrop; starring Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew MacFadyen and Penelope, the film hits theaters May 6.

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Toonz Media Group Announces ‘Bartali’s Bicycle’ Co-Production

Inspired by the cyclist Gino Bartali’s acts of bravery in saving Jewish lives during the Nazi occupation of Italy during World War II, the 2D animated film is set for release in early 2023.

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Juice Releases ‘The Liberator’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 19, 2021 at 3:08pm

Polish VFX studio shares a video of their work using revolutionary Trioscope EHA live-action / CGI hybrid animation technology in Netflix and Trioscope Studios’ gripping four-episode WWII miniseries.

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Hand-Drawn ‘Minor Accident of War’ Tells Harrowing Personal WWII Story

The Oscar-qualified short combines 2D animation with contemporary artistry to adapt a poem about the true-life experiences of poet and World War II veteran Edward Field.