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We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes VFXWorld

Creating the ‘Kingdom’: Wētā FX Brings Life to the Latest ‘Planet of the Apes’ Outing

VFX Supervisor Erik Winquist and Animation Supervisor Paul Story talk apes, plates, solvers, water, and other constituents of their heroic work on 20th Century Studios’ all-new action-adventure, ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.’

Business Headline News

Diablo Cody, Wattpad Webtoon Studios Team for ‘Death of a Pop Star’ Adaptation

The live-action film will be based on Violet Karim’s Webtoon webcomic that follows Sophie, a pop star who tragically dies and is transported to Hell, only to be resurrected by her number one fan - the Grim Reaper.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of THU’s Talent League

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn’s free 12-week program provides mentorships, support and a platform to promote a new generation of talent; application deadline is July 8.

We Finally Get Our Dunk and Egg Headline News

Production Begins on HBO’s ‘GoT’ Prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

The show, previously referred to as ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ and based on George R. R. Martin’s novella ‘The Hedge Knight,’ is set a century before ‘Game of Thrones,’ and follows the exploits of two unlikely heroes.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA World Summit Wraps Successful 8th Edition

Day-long symposium at the 2024 Annecy Festival tackled emerging industry innovations, the power of community in the evolving animation landscape, and how to support gender equity in animation.

Hanna Minghella Headline News

Hannah Minghella Named Netflix’s Head of Feature Animated, Live-Action Family Film

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2:23pm

The former Bad Robot, Sony Pictures and Columbia exec boasts extensive experience in live action and animated franchise titles, including ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ ‘The Smurfs,’ and more.

The Best in NY VFX Headline News

10th Annual VES NY Empire Awards Honorees Announced

Adding to the list of previously announced honorees, VES NY members nominated or awarded VES Awards for work completed in 2021-2024 will receive special recognition at the June 27 event; tickets now on sale.

All Must Choose! Headline News

HBO Renews ‘House of The Dragon’ for Season 3

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ gets a third season pickup, announced ahead of last Sunday's Season 2 premier; watch on HBO and Max.

Business Headline News

Evercoast Acquires DepthKit Volumetric Capture Company

The end-to-end 3D spatial video software provider announces deal that expands its efforts in race to capture and generate 3D digital humans and spatial video while marking an evolution of generative AI from 2D to 3D creation.

As if Middle School Wasn’t Hard Enough Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Me’ Trailer

Premiering globally July 12, the live-action family series, a coming-of-age story from Barry L. Levy, follows 12-year-old Ben who, while surviving middle school and adjusting to a newly blended family, discovers he has also super powers – he can shapeshift!

Business Headline News

Marc-Antoine d’Halluin Appointed Chairman of Technicolor Group

Veteran media executive brings three decades of industry experience to steer the company’s growth and innovation across film, television, animation, games and advertising.

No Screaming in Space Headline News

‘Alien: Romulus’ Promises Chest-Bursting Terror in New Trailer

Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Fede Alvarez, the ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring ‘Alien’ franchise hits theaters August 16, 2024. 

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW 2024 Shares Latest Program Updates

Confirmed in-person speakers include Emmy Award-winning director Shannon Tindle with ‘Ultraman: Rising,’ Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert, and ILM Senior VP and CCO Rob Bredow; Italy’s premier animation and VFX event runs October 14-19 in the beautiful baroque city of Turin.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer, Poster for ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 4

The fourth and final season of the hit series, which will follow the Hargreeves siblings after a complete reset of their timeline, premieres globally on the streamer August 8.

Celebrating Canadian Animation Excellence! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Paw Patrol,’ ‘Pinecone & Pony,’ ‘Wild Kratts’ and ‘Super Wish’ Vie for Canadian Screen Awards

The 11th annual ceremony, Canada’s version of the Oscars/BAFTAs/Emmys, is coming tomorrow, May 31, and many top animated and VFX-driven shows, along with their artists, are hoping for wins.

Every Brick Deserves a Chance to Fly Headline News

Universal Shares ‘Wicked’ LEGO Brickified Trailer

LEGO does some ‘Wicked’ animation because every brick deserves a chance to fly… in the charmingly animated peek at the upcoming musical fantasy adventure that tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

On the Road to Seattle Headline News

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Returns with New Animation District

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:06am

Now in its 51st year, the iconic arts and music festival adds a stellar lineup of animated fare for 2024 that includes in-person presentations by ‘Nimona’ director Troy Quane, ‘Ultraman: Rising’ director Shannon Tindle, ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX supervisor Mike Lasker and production designer Patrick O’Keefe, a Big Fake Deep Foot competition, and a host of installations and screenings as part of a robust Visual Arts program happening around the Seattle Center Campus.  

Return of the X-Men Headline News

Michael Lesslie in Talks to Pen Upcoming Marvel ‘X-Men’ Film

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ scribe is reportedly set to write the upcoming Marvel Studios film, the latest installment in the cinematic franchise acquired by Disney from 21st Century Fox in 2019.

Ghost with the Most Headline News

Me Say Day-O – New ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Trailer and Posters Drop

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 3:00pm

The iconic trickster returns to terrorize the mortal realm, as Tim Burton and Michael Keaton team up once more in the highly-awaited ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel that finds 3 generations of the Deetz family unexpectedly reunited with the mischievous demon and his particular type of mayhem.

Business Headline News

Alkemy X Launches New Independent Film Services Division

The Philadelphia-based production company expands its focused support of independent feature film production; new effort to be led by Andrew Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society.

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