John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

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 ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Debut Animated ‘Star Wars’ Series in 2014

The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, kicking off the series on Disney XD channels around the world. The ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to Shoot in the U.K.

Lucasfilm announced on Friday that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included U.K. ... Continue Reading →

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

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 ... Continue Reading →

‘Poppy Hill’ Nabs APS Nomination

GKIDS, distributor of the latest award-winning feature effort from Japan’s Studio Ghibli From Up On Poppy Hill has announced the film has been nominated for the 2012 Asia Pacific ... Continue Reading →

Voices Set for ‘Poppy Hill’

Indie distributor GKIDS has announced its English language voice cast picks for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Variety reports. The red carpet-worthy ... Continue Reading →

GKids to Release Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked up Studio Ghibli’s award-winning 2011 movie From Up on Poppy Hill. Although the national release date in ... Continue Reading →

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ Hits U.S. Theaters Today

How Disney brought Studio Ghibli’s take on The Borrowers to U.S. audiences. For over two decades, the enchanting traditionally animated features of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s ... Continue Reading →

Producers Guild Reveals Five Animated Movie Nominees

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the five titles nominated in the Best Animated Feature Award category. In what many awards watchers say may be a foreshadowing for ... Continue Reading →

Stan Lee to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Entrepreneurial comic-book legend Stan Lee has been selected by the Visual Effects Society’s board of directors as the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Lee will be honored ... Continue Reading →