Companion ‘Hayao Miyazaki Encores’ film series showcases the director’s work where it is most impactful – on the big screen; catch the last 2 screenings - ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ on May 13 and ‘Ponyo’ on May 27 at the David Geffen Theater.
Category: Theme Parks - Installations
The co-producer on ‘StarDog and TurboCat’ passes suddenly during production on Sky’s ‘The Amazing Maurice;’ the life-long Sir Terry Pratchett fan worked tirelessly to ensure the ‘Discworld’ novel adaptation lived up to the author’s vision and his own affection for the source material.
Conference confirms more talks, presentations, and masterclasses including a look at rendering challenges behind ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ creation of Mixed Reality with Microsoft’s Darren Cosker, and Machine Learning with Foundry’s Mairéad Grogan; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.
Designed by Nintendo and Universal Creative, the game-inspired theme park is set to raise its ‘M’-embroidered flag in Hollywood next year.
The two-week showcase features such treasured classics as ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya,’ as well as rarities, including the director’s first and only documentary.
Nominees in 25 categories across film, TV, real-time, and special venue projects represent the top visual effects and animation work produced over the past year; ceremony format and venue yet to be revealed due to the ongoing pandemic.
A series of projects will soon arrive based on the celebrated, award-winning 2D short about the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.
For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.
The former director, technology studio at Walt Disney Imagineering is a proven leader in the implementation of cutting-edge technology; he'll be tasked with driving the company’s global strategy and R&D across real-time, machine learning and cloud-based technology.
Sony Pictures’ blockbuster franchise’s first fully themed ride will open in early 2022 at the Ronchi, Italy park; hugely popular in the region, the movie franchise grossed over $26.7 million at the Italian box office.
The exhibition highlights the iconic characters created by Finnish author Tove Jansson and their evolution in animation through the decades; installation runs through January 9, 2022.
New form of programable narrative installation uses Unity game engine’s real-time tools with AI-mediated ‘world wiki,’ allowing viewers to experience the work at their own pace; exhibition’s North America debut runs September 10 – December 19.
Popular family vacation brand from Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Mallorca, Spain reveals expansive plans to grow its IP universe across animated films, episodic series, consumer products, and gaming.
The family vacation brand forms Great Wolf Entertainment, revealing slate of animated projects based on its popular signature woodland characters; first animated film due in early 2022.
The free virtual event, running April 26-28, brings together over 150 speakers from a diverse set of industries; featured topics include Cloud/Pixel streaming in Real-Time; digital humans/virtual agents; virtual production; and how real-time is transforming animation.
Dream Island Theme Park partnered with Sony on new attraction that offers visitors an authentic ‘scary’ experience worthy of the franchise; ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,’ the film franchise’s final entry, hits theaters Summer 2021.
Hugely popular animated preschool series will see fresh content through at least 2027; Astley Baker Davies passes the production torch to British animation studio Karrot, with director Andrea Tran at the helm.
Silvergate Media and Merlin Entertainment launch themed attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai; ‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ spin-off series coming in fall of 2021.
Senior technologist brings vast experience in delivering innovative solutions for theme parks, broadcasting, production, gaming, mobile, and big data analytics in mission-critical environments.
Company to focus on streaming and direct-to-consumer strategies; Kareem Daniel named Chairman of newly created M&E division.
The COVID-19 pandemic's economic toll continues to grow, as Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro breaks the bad news.
Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously announced Walt Disney Company move begins as employees whose jobs aren’t deemed necessary will be temporarily dismissed April 19.