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Roger S. Baum’s further adventures of his great-grandfather’s beloved characters are given a new animated life in Summertime’s Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. In the world’s supply of film-worthy fairy tales, the attempts of American authors make up but a tiny fraction. Whether the United States’ relative youth or its [...]
This summer’s big computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. (July 21-25) will feature several hot sessions focusing on the vfx of big studio features, including Guillermo del Toro’s much anticipated Pacific Rim, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, Disney’s holiday feature Frozen, Fox’s Oscar-winning Life of Pi, Disney’s [...]
Hasbro’s durable action figure, first introduced to consumers in 1964, proved to be force to reckon with this Easter weekend. The new feature G.I. Joe: Retaliation made an estimated $51.7 million at the U.S. box office. The Paramount release was the number one release of the week and also made [...]
After months of anticipation, DreamWorks watchers can sigh in relief this weekend as the studio’s first animated feature of 2013 proved to be a solid moneymaker at the box office. Directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, the caveman family comedy brought in an estimated $44.7 million weekend. After the [...]
Movie audiences continued to see green during this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful made it to the top of the box office chart in the U.S. The vfx-heavy prequel to the 1939 classic family feature delivered an estimated $42.2 million Stateside, bringing its two-week [...]
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 [...]
Disney’s much-anticipated prequel to The Wizard of Oz followed the yellow-brick road all the way to the top of the box office this past weekend. The Sam Raimi-directed feature delivered an estimated $80.3 million domestically and $150.3 million worldwide, making it the third highest March opening movie of all-time, right [...]
Disney is looking to heat up a so-far tepid year at the box office with its VFX-heavy reimagining Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi, who turned Spider-Man into a billion-dollar movie franchise, Oz: The Great and Powerful looks poised to be a box office powerhouse with industry [...]
Bryan Singer’s vfx-laden take on the fairy tale classic Jack the Giant Slayer failed to work its magic on the U.S. box office numbers and ended up making only $26 million over the weekend. Nevertheless, the Warner Bros. release, which was reportedly made for over $200 million was the number [...]
Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, Production Operations, and Oscar winner Steve Nichols as Senior Animation Supervisor. The announcement was made by Imageworks EVP & GM Randy Lake. Dowdeswell [...]