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The Jurassic Beasts Are Back!

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No Place Like Oz: A VFX Sampler

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 ... Continue Reading →
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All the Pretty Digital Pictures

A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar VFX Race Narrows Down to 10 Movies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards. The films are listed ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Appoints Eamonn Butler Animation Director

Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio ... Continue Reading →
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Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel

After the brutal experience of directing the live-action flop John Carter, Andrew Stanton will return to the more reliable world of animation by directing a sequel to Pixar’s Finding ... Continue Reading →
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Endless LLP Acquires U.K. Effects House Cinesite

Indie U.K.-based equity firm Endless LLP has acquired top digital VFX house Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported ... Continue Reading →
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Brad Bird Teams Up with ‘Lost’ Creator

Here’s some good news and bad news for fans of Pixar veteran Brad Bird. The good news first: He has signed up to tackle a new project for Disney with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. ... Continue Reading →
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Cast Announced for Mo-Cap Adaptation of ‘Tarzan’

Kellan Lutz (Twilght) has been cast to voice the title character in Constantin Film’s motion-capture adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. Spencer Locke (Resident Evil) will ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Chairman Rich Ross Steps Down

Disney Studios’ Chairman Rich Ross has resigned as what many believe is the direct result of the disappointing performance of John Carter at the box office. “I no longer believe ... Continue Reading →