Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →

‘Penn Zero’ Gets Second Season Pickup

Disney XD has ordered a second season of Disney Television Animation’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. Created and executive-produced by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s ‘Penn Zero’ to Materialize Feb. 13

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at ... Continue Reading →

First-Time Directors On Board ‘Angry Birds’ Pic

Rovio Entertainment announced this week that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct the upcoming 3-D, CG-animated Angry Birds movie. The film is being produced by John Cohen and ... Continue Reading →

Bolognini Named Partner, EP at Scoundrel VFX

Visual-effects production studio Scoundrel has added prolific visual-effects producer Raoul Bolognini as a partner and executive producer. “Scoundrel is a boutique company with ... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Top 12 Tech Tools of 2012

Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):       Continue Reading →