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It’s not too late to book your flight to catch the U.K.’s largest animation festival, Animex, as it returns to Teesside this February 18 to 22. In addition to talks, master classes, workshops, screenings and the exhibtion, the 14th annual Animex will introduce the new Animex Comics program to the [...]
The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in theaters. When the team at Weta Digital got word that they were going to work on the prequel to [...]
Cowabunga, dudes! Nickelodeon has set Saturday, September 29 as the premiered date for its new, much-anticipated CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. The one-hour special event will begin at 11 a.m. on the date. The 26-episode, half-hour action-comedy series breathes new life into the wildly popular band of reptile brothers [...]
Damian Perea, director of the ANIMAYO International Festivals, does not entertain the idea that something may be too difficult to accomplish: He dwells in the world of the possible. Against the backdrop of festivals around Spain and the world struggling or closing their doors, he has continued to build the [...]
We shed light on how a seasoned team of vfx pros brought Seth MacFarlane’s misbehavin’ toy bear to animated life in the new comedy, Ted. Fans of Fox-TV’s Family Guy and American Dad! have been waiting patiently for creator Seth MacFarlane’s first venture into live-action movies, Ted, which debuted nationwide [...]
The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual production and visual effects programming—including looks at Avatar, Tintin and The Lorax as well as chats with ILM, Weta and more top [...]
Global sensation Tintin finally arrives in America, thanks to a spectacular movie directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson. Spielberg, Jackson, Tintin. Those three names alone are enough to spark the imagination of anyone who has been fortunate enough to read Belgian artist Hergé’s internationally renowned comic books. [...]
For most people, working in animation is a job. If you’re anywhere around Ralph Bakshi, however, it’s probably an adventure. Bakshi, of course, is the producer/director of Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, Coonskin, and the real film version of Lord of the Rings, as well as the man who revitalized Terrytoons in [...]
Turin’s VIEW Conference, the Italian digital and computer animation event (Oct. 25-28) has added a special program devoted to the art and technology of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated feature The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Wayne Stables, the film’s visual effects supervisor at Weta will give an early [...]
Portland-based animation house Laika has optioned the rights to Wildwood, the new young adult fantasy by Colin Meloy, the frontman of alt music group The Decemberists. Set in an alternate version of Portland, the book tells the story of Prue McKneel, a young girl who must confront a world of [...]