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Folks VFX Recreates JFK’s Fateful Dallas Visit in ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 1:10pm

VFX supervisor Laurent Spillemaecker and his Montreal team turned Toronto into early 1960s Dealey Plaza and surroundings with an exacting, detailed set of CG environments, people and digital assets.

Girl Power! Headline News

Mike Mitchell and Drew Massey Bringing Puppet Fun to Nick’s ‘Brendar the Barbarian’

Live-action puppet comedy series, coming to Nickelodeon in 2021, features a fierce female warrior on a quest to free her brother; show is co-created by the ‘Trolls’ and ‘The LEGO Move 2: The Second Part’ director and ‘Sid the Science Kid’ puppet master.

People Headline News

VFX Legion Signs CG Supervisor Blake Anderson

15-year veteran joins leadership team in new B.C. division, bringing expertise in management and collaboration to studio’s growing network of work-from-home teams of artists.

Technology Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Indie 12.2v3 Update Now Available

With the addition of support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, the indie version for solo artists now includes all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio; 3rd party OFX plug-ins are also now enabled.

People Headline News

Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore to Present ‘Wolfwalkers’ at View 2020

Award-winning director of Oscar nominated films ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ will share an in-depth presentation of his latest folklore masterpiece, coming to Apple TV+ this fall.

The Ever-Expanding Suicide Squad Universe Headline News

‘Peacemaker’ Origin Story with John Cena and James Gunn Gets Series Order at HBO Max

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:35am

With the rallying cry, ‘Oh f*ck, it’s Peacemaker!” streaming giant greenlights action-adventure-comedy series that explore the origins of character Cena plays in upcoming ‘The Suicide Squad’ film, a man who believes in peace at any cost, including lives.

Games Headline News

Ubisoft Announces ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ VR Games

Gaming giant reveals development is underway on two new unique immersive experiences, being built from the ground up exclusively for the Oculus platform.

Dept. of Really? Headline News

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Canceled Right After Emmy Win

Netflix has decided to end production on the fantasy adventure series despite its win at this past Saturday’s 2020 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony, leaving fans hanging on the future of the world of Thra.

Dept. of Can’t Wait Headline News

Disney+ and Marvel Drop Official ‘WandaVision’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:54am

It’s creepy, it’s campy, and it’s got Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as a married couple living in the idealized suburbs… what could go wrong?

Rumor Central Headline News

Mace Windu Origin Story with Samuel L. Jackson Rumored at Disney+

None other than Nick Fury himself may be reprising his role as the purple lightsaber master, alongside a younger version of the character, in what would surely be a thrilling origin tale.

Lots to See Here Headline News

‘It’s Fall on Disney+’ Lineup Announced

Disney originals premiering this season include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’ ‘Once Upon a Snowman,’ and the highly anticipated ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Orders Second Season of Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 12:02pm

Sci-fi thriller, centered on two androids raising human children as atheists on mysterious planet, ranks as the streamer’s highest performing Max original since the platform’s debut.

Festivals Headline News

Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

Awards Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Vikings’ Take Home VFX Emmys

The Disney+ and History series took home the awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role on the third night of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: ITFS 2021 Now Open for Submissions

Entries are being accepted for competition in five categories; submission deadline is December 1, 2020.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

Casting Magic Headline News

Jonathan Majors is Marvel-ous in New ‘Ant-Man 3’ Villain Role

The ‘Lovecraft’ darling has joined the cast of the third ‘Ant-Man’ franchise pic, rumored as the villainous Kang the Conqueror, a previously Fox-exclusive character.

Say it Aint So Headline News

DC’s ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Again… Now in Time for Christmas

Warner Bros. once more moves the release date - hopefully it sticks this time - of their highly anticipated kick-ass superhero film, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot.

virtual production Headline News

ILM Expands Virtual Production Services, Global Trainee Program

StageCraft expansion plans include additional LED volume installations in LA, London and Australia, along with new Jedi Academy program aimed at underrepresented VFX talent.

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