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The strange life of Eadweard Muybridge, the man behind the revolutionary zoopraxiscope device, has inspired a new live-action feature. Directed by Kyle Rideout and produced by Josh Epstein (Wait for Rain), the feature is described as a psychological thriller and will star Michael Eklund as the 19th century English photographer [...]
The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards, presented March 17 at the DGA Theater, with the 2D French feature Ernest & Celestine, and U.K. short I Am Tom Moody taking home the top juried honors. This year’s jury was comprised of [...]
It looks like Dorothy has a new home. Summertime Entertainment’s 3D, animated feature Dorothy of Oz, which was originally slated for a 2013 release, has been renamed Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return and will now be released by Clarius in the first quarter of 2014, Variety reports. The movie is [...]
Mixed martial artist and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista will star as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Studio’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn (Slither, Dawn of the Dead). The film also stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, a U.S. pilot who becomes involved in [...]
Movie audiences continued to see green during this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful made it to the top of the box office chart in the U.S. The vfx-heavy prequel to the 1939 classic family feature delivered an estimated $42.2 million Stateside, bringing its two-week [...]
Finally, there’s some good news for the folks at DreamWorks Animation, who had a rough period after Rise of the Guardians didn’t perform as projected at the box office and the upcoming Me & My Shadow had to be pushed back to 2014 instead of the original 2013 opening date. [...]
Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will begin its New York run this Friday, thanks to indie studio GKIDS. The film was the top-earning animated feature in Japan in 2011, grossing almost $54 million and outdrawing two Pokémon features. It also won the Japan [...]
We pull back the curtain a tad bit to learn about a few of the vfx secrets of Disney’s blockbuster prequel Oz the Great and Powerful. Frank L. Baum, the prolific author of the original Wizard of Oz book series, believed that mankind was able to progress from the ignorance [...]
The latest animated feature from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) has been awarded the Best Animation award at the 36th Japan Academy Prize this month. It also received an award of excellence in animation, as did the four other films vying for the [...]
Gary Wang, the man behind on-line video venture Tudou has unveiled a new Beijing-based animation studio to focus on domestic feature projects. Wang, who sold his online venture to Youku, told The Wall Street Journal that he is hiring L.A. and San Francisco directors, storyboard artists and senior animators to [...]