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Updated Fairy Tales ‘Oz’ and ‘Hansel’ Come Home

Updated re-imaginings of fairy tales have been all the rage of late, with two of the year’s highest-profile features arriving this week on home video. Up first is Oz: The Great ... Continue Reading →
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No Place Like Oz: A VFX Sampler

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 ... Continue Reading →
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A Powerful ‘Oz’ Makes Lots of Green in Theaters

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Will ‘Oz’ Prove Great and Powerful at the Box Office?

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Giant Slayer’ Shows Little Strength at the B.O.

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Sam Raimi to Produce Adaptation of ‘Angelfall’ Series

Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, Oz: The Great and Powerful), Rob Tapert and Good Universe have acquired the multipicture rights to the young adult fantasy series Angelfall. Initially ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo to Appear at Platform Animation Fest

Killer news for anime fans: Katsuhiro Otomo, the legendary director of Akira (for which he also wrote and illustrated the original manga), is set to make his first U.S. public appearance ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Launches 10th Anniversary Screening Series

The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with a five-week series of special screenings featuring SPA’s collection of animated and hybrid films, ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Oz’ Pics from Disney

Having unveiled the trailer for the upcoming Sam Raimi-directed take on L. Frank Baum’s fantastical world at Comic-Con, Disney has also leaked some gorgeous preview images for 2013’s ... Continue Reading →
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Spidey’s VFX Revealed: Extreme Webslinging Ahead!

Our writer goes behind the scenes of Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man reboot to uncover the secrets of some of its high-end visual effects. It has been only five years since Marvel Comics’ ... Continue Reading →