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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 [...]
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. From Spider-Man and Batman to Gollum (The Hobbit), Snow White and Iron Man (The Avengers), we’ve [...]
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 below in alphabetical order: All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from [...]
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 from Double Negative, where he was head of animation and supervised high-profile vfx blockbusters including Iron Man 2, John Carter, Hellboy 2, Paul [...]
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 Nemo. Victoria Strouse (October Road) is working on the screenplay and Lindsey Collins (John Carter, WALL.E) is producing. Stanton won two [...]
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 by its new investment backer. The new deal will give Cinesite the resources and stability to fulfill a long-standing desire to expand the [...]
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. The bad news is that it’s probably not an animated movie. The project, which is shrouded [...]
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 star as Tarzan’s love interest, Jane Porter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rienhard Kloos and Holger Tappe are co-directing the movie. Kloos also co-wrote [...]
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 the Chairman role is the right professional fit for me,” Ross said in a statement released by Disney on Friday. [...]
Perseus and Snow White were no match for Katniss Everdeen, as The Hunger Games held on to the top spot against the VFX-heavy sequel Wrath of the Titans and Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror. Lionsgate’s Hunger Games earned $61 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office, pushing its total [...]