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Moves Like Jaegers

Led by John Knoll and Hal Hickel, the brilliant team at ILM helps create Pacific Rim‘s epic battle between giant robots and sea creatures. Pacific Rim is both something of a throwback ... Continue Reading →
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Second Time’s Not a Charm for ‘The Smurfs’

Sony’s big summer sequel Smurfs 2 failed to draw big numbers at the American box office this past weekend. The live-action/CG-animated hybrid landed in the third spot Stateside, ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Animation Getting ‘Monster Trucks’ in Gear

There’s some intriguing fresh grist for the Toon Town rumor mill this week: Deadline.com has heard hints that Paramount Animation is close to poaching Blue Sky Studios director/producer/co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolverine’ Claws His Way to No. 1 Spot

Thanks to Hugh Jackman’s star power and the continued popularity of The X-Men, Fox’s The Wolverine made it to the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Takes the No. 1 Spot for Third Week

The clever Gru and his lovable Minions displayed their lasting appeal once again as Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster pic Despicable Me 2 became the No. 1 movie at the box ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Announces Comic-Con Poster Plans

Austin-based theater and tie-in art powerhouse Mondo has announced plans to release new prints, including three colossal pieces of artwork to celebrate the release Warner Bros. and ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Warner Bros. Offers ‘Pacific Rim’ Sneak Peek

Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim has generated a huge amount of interest in the fantasy fan community. The upcoming Warner Bros. picture is penned ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH to Spotlight ‘Monsters University,’ ‘Frozen’

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, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Drops Day of the Dead Trademark Bid

Disney and Pixar learned yesterday that sometimes it’s not such a great idea to trademark the name of your movie. The studio got a huge backlash on Tuesday after trying to trademark ... Continue Reading →