Imageworks Vancouver Announces Key Hires

Randy Lake, president of Oscar-winning VFX and animation studio Sony Pictures Imageworks, has announced four new hires for the Sony Pictures Ent. unit’s Vancouver headquarters: Senior ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →

‘Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Trailer Serves Up VFX Magic

Universal has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming action-packed anti-fairytale The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The clips offer a quick glimpse at some of the visual effects wizardry ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: VFX of ‘The Walk’

The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’ feature film chronicling performer Philippe Petit’s amazing high-wire walk between the towers of New York’s World Trade Center, is a stunning ... Continue Reading →

‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival ( will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →

Playing Fairy Godmother

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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Take Kids Choice Animation Awards

Nickelodeon has wrapped up the 28th Annual Kids Choice Awards, which aired Saturday night and will have encore airings on Nicktoons March 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and on TeenNick on April ... Continue Reading →
Oscar Contenders: VFX

Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Snow Queen 2′ Materials Thaw Out

Wizart Animation has released new images and clips for its CG sequel The Snow Queen 2, a Russian production which has been named eligible for consideration in the 2015 Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →

Academy Reveals 10 VFX Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars. The Awards will be presented ... Continue Reading →