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When audiences last saw Darth Maul, he was plunging down a reactor shaft in pieces at the end of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. But the Dark Side of the Force is strong — strong enough to bring back the popular villain in “Revenge,” the season four [...]
Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the age of 82. McQuarrie was an influential designer whose work on films such as George Lucas’ Star Wars series, Raiders of the [...]
A pair of visual-effects-heavy battle movies from completely different ends of the spectrum take on Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband and the 3D release of Beauty and the Beast at the box office this weekend. Sony’s Underworld: Awakening, the fourth film in the vampires vs. werewolves series, has the week’s biggest opening. [...]
A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new visual effects company, 32TEN Studios,which will be based at the former site of ILM in San Rafael, Calif. The new venture is employee-owned and will be headed by industry veterans Tim Partridge, who [...]
Fox Home Ent. will release Ralph Bakshi’s influential animated feature Wizards in a special 35th Edition Blu-ray and book tie-in package on March 13. This “epic fantasy of peace and magic” stars the voice talent of Star Wars’ Mark Hamill. The special edition release will include, 24 pages of special artwork from [...]
Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and exec producers of Adult Swim’s popular Robot Chicken series, have launched their own stop-motion animation studio with Buddy System’s John Haratine IV and Eric Towner. Deadline.com reports that the new outfit, which is called Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, will produce the animation for the [...]
Veteran animator and supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars discusses the digital evolution of his job. In the eight years I had worked in animation, I had never once touched a computer related to my work. Everything I had worked on was traditional hand drawn animation, from my [...]
If you’re a Pixar fan and you admire the poster art of Tom Whalen, we’ve got some terrific pre-Labor Day weekend news for you. Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collective art boutique, has announced that it will kick off a new poster series for Pixar, beginning with Whalen’s special print for [...]
Emmy-Nominated Bob Bergen talks about his career as a multi-talented voice-over artist. Voice over star Bob Bergen has worked on hundreds of cartoons, commercials, promos, radio programs and interactive games, but Looney Tunes fans will know him as the voice of Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Marvin the Martian, Henry Hawk, [...]
Cartoon Network will kick start the fourth season of the critically acclaimed CG series Star Wars: The Clone Wars with a bang next month with a one-hour special event on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Season four will run for 22 half-hour episodes, produced by LucasFilm Animation. The season [...]