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Rainmaker Entertainment, who earlier this year brought us Escape from Planet Earth, has joined forces with indie production company Blockade Entertainment to produce a stereoscopic CG theatrical feature based on the hit PlayStation videogame franchise, Ratchet and Clank. The games, first released in 2002, are published by Sony Computer Entertainment [...]
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 [...]
Disney is looking to heat up a so-far tepid year at the box office with its VFX-heavy reimagining Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi, who turned Spider-Man into a billion-dollar movie franchise, Oz: The Great and Powerful looks poised to be a box office powerhouse with industry [...]
Bryan Singer’s vfx-laden take on the fairy tale classic Jack the Giant Slayer failed to work its magic on the U.S. box office numbers and ended up making only $26 million over the weekend. Nevertheless, the Warner Bros. release, which was reportedly made for over $200 million was the number [...]
It was another big weekend of awards for animated titles. Fox-TV’s long-running animated series The Simpsons received a Writers Guild honor for the episode “Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda” written by Jeff Westbrook. The episode was competing against three other episodes of the show and the “Forget-Me-Not” episode of Family [...]
Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director Cal Brunker is one lucky guy. After working as a storyboard artist on Horton Hears A Who!, Ice Age: Continental Drift and [...]
No animated movies made the U.S. top 10 this weekend, but several of 2012’s popular toons are still continuing to deliver strong numbers both stateside and overseas. Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit landed at the No. 3 spot and managed to deliver $17.5 million in the U.S, bringing its global cume [...]
Vancouver-based Bron Studios’ will begin production in 2013 on Sole Mates, its first CG-animated feature film, based on an original concept created by Deon Taylor. Bron managing director, Aaron L. Gilbert will produce alongside Taylor, who will produce through his Hidden Empire Film Group. Ahmet Zappa will also be a [...]
Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed veteran feature film and television executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, it was announced by Craig Graham, newly appointed chair and CEO of the CGI animation studio. The appointment of Hefferon reflects Rainmaker’s expansion into both areas of client CGI animation services as [...]
The case of writer-director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfeld against the Weinstein company over the studio’s handling of the CG-animated movie Escape From Planet Earth seems to keep generating news. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Leech and Inerfeld will get to see the latest version of [...]