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Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning (May 7) at age 92. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in the U.K. for several decades with his wife [...]
Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more integral role in the Northern California Visual Effects Society,” says Peters. “I am looking forward to helping our [...]
In the wake of news that Yoda may be one of the central figures in Disney/LucasFilm’s upcoming Star Wars films, actor/director/writer Frank Oz says he would love to be the voice of the wise green creature. Oz, who has voiced five of the six live-action Star Wars films, told L.A. [...]
While the news was leaked on Thursday, Lucasfilm and Disney both confirmed that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) will direct the next episode of the beloved sci-fi franchise Star Wars: Episode VII. Star Wars creator George Lucas, who is retiring and passing the franchise on, released a statement endorsing the [...]
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have launched their own production studio, Important Studios, in order to pursue film, TV and theater projects. Their upcoming slate includes a possible movie version of The Book of Mormon, says The New York Times. Important Studios has an estimated value of $300 [...]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars celebrates its 100th episodes with a new installment that uncovers an elite Republic clone commando who has gone “Missing in Action,” airing Saturday, January 5th at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Star Wars: The Clone Wars often focuses on the valiant and tireless clone troopers [...]
Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from 100% owner, chairman and founder George Lucas. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock [...]
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ timeless adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will get a special one-week release in select IMAX theaters beginning September 7. The film has undergone a complete restoration for the IMAX exclusive one-week release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray. “When I saw the stunning quality [...]
VFX and CG animation veteran Rob Coleman has been tapped as the new head of animation at Sydney and Los Angeles studio Animal Logic. The two-time Oscar nominee (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) and (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones) has also been nominated for BAFTAs for his work on [...]
Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the age of 82. McQuarrie was an influential designer whose work on films such as George Lucas’ Star Wars series, Raiders of the [...]