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Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning (May 7) at age 92. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in the U.K. for several decades with his wife [...]
A special screening and 25th Anniversary Reunion of the cast and crew of Robert Zemeckis’ seminal feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit packed the house at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences theater in Beverly Hills on Thursday night (April 4). Beautifully moderated by Wreck-It Ralph director Richard Moore, the [...]
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 [...]
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have launched their own production studio, Important Studios, in order to pursue film, TV and theater projects. Their upcoming slate includes a possible movie version of The Book of Mormon, says The New York Times. Important Studios has an estimated value of $300 [...]
During his Hobbit press tour appearance in Belgium, Peter Jackson said that plans for a sequel to director Steven Spielberg’s 2011 feature The Adventures of Tintin are still on track. Originally, the plan was to have Jackson film the performance-capture portion of the sequel this past summer after he finished [...]
We’ve got some great news for Animaniacs fans, just in time for this Thanksgiving holiday! You can catch up with the zany adventures of Yakko, Wakko and Dot as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group releases Animaniacs: Volume 4 on DVD on February 5. This 3-disc collector’s set features 24 episodes [...]
One of the tasks of a cartoon historian is to research and identify as accurately as possible which artists and artisans worked on what projects. That, however, can be surprisingly difficult, since screen credit in the Golden Age was often whimsical. Even today, when end credits might account for one-tenth [...]
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ timeless adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will get a special one-week release in select IMAX theaters beginning September 7. The film has undergone a complete restoration for the IMAX exclusive one-week release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray. “When I saw the stunning quality [...]
NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated for the first time at SIGGRAPH last week, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 [...]
We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s Alien, and John Guillermin’s 1976 version of King Kong. He passed away on Friday (Aug. 10) at the age of 86 in [...]