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Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house since 1991. He will serve alongside ILM president, Lynwen Brennan. “In John I see a keen eye and an [...]
Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim has generated a huge amount of interest in the fantasy fan community. The upcoming Warner Bros. picture is penned by del Toro and Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) and stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Idris Elba [...]
This summer’s big computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. (July 21-25) will feature several hot sessions focusing on the vfx of big studio features, including Guillermo del Toro’s much anticipated Pacific Rim, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, Disney’s holiday feature Frozen, Fox’s Oscar-winning Life of Pi, Disney’s [...]
Disney and Pixar learned yesterday that sometimes it’s not such a great idea to trademark the name of your movie. The studio got a huge backlash on Tuesday after trying to trademark “Dia de los Muertos” for the upcoming Pixar animated feature. After social media critics lashed out against the [...]
The third cinematic outing of DreamWorks’ blockbuster Kung Fu Panda announced three new voice cast members yesterday (April 9): Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) will voice new characters in the third chapter of the animated pic, which will again be directed by Jennifer Yu Nelson [...]
Acclaimed children’s book author Cornelia Funke (The Thief Lord, Inkheart) has been confirmed to deliver the keynote at this year’s FMX Conference in Stuttgart. The best-selling author will present the new app for her latest Mirrorworld series in conjunction with her Reckless books, along with producer Andy Merkin (Mirada Studios, co-founded by [...]
Reel FX announced today that Oscar nominee Shane Acker (9) will direct the studio’s upcoming untitled CG-animated feature based on the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden, written by Evan Dorkin and illustrated by Jill Thompson. The film is being written by Darren Lemke (Turbo, Shrek Forever After). Aron [...]
Joel Cohen, veteran writer and producer for The Simpsons, offered a hilarious take on the iconic’s show approach to creativity during Kidscreen Summit’s opening keynote session in New York City today (Feb. 5). During the irreverent keynote titled “The Tao of Homer—Lessons in Creativity and Innovation from The Simpsons,” Cohen [...]
Dallas-based animation and live-action studio Reel FX has announced that Aron Warner, the Oscar-winning producer the Shrek features has joined the company as president of animation. In addition to the Shrek trilogy, Warner’s many production credits include Antz, True Lies, Independence Days, Alien Resurrection, Volcano and Titanic. Warner will oversee and [...]
Fox Animation Studios will distribute Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming animated feature Book of Life, which was formerly titled Day of the Dead, says The Hollywood Reporter. The much-anticipated pic will be directed by the very talented, Emmy-winning animation veteran Jorge R. Gutierrez, who created Nickelodeon’s El Tigre: The Adventures of [...]