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 →
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Digging Into World Building

Naturalistic and convincing environments form the canvass for the subjective storytelling of The Hunger Games: ... Continue Reading →

Rodeo FX Saddles Up in L.A.

Montreal’s Rodeo FX — which recently won an Emmy for its work on HBO’s Game of Thrones — has come to SoCal, opening a new office in Venice, CA. The Quebecois ... Continue Reading →

‘Mockingjay’ Year’s Top Debut But Opens Low for Franchise

There was good news and bad news at the box office for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. The good news: The $123 million opening weekend domestic gross was the best to date in ... Continue Reading →

‘Gravity,’ ‘Frozen’ Take Top Honors at Saturns

Gravity and Frozen took top honors at the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. Frozen took the best animated feature honor, ... Continue Reading →

Aardman’s Sarah Smith Launches Locksmith Animation

Sarah Smith, award-winning producer, writer and director and former Creative Director at Aardman Features, has established a new CG animated features studio in the U.K. called Locksmith ... Continue Reading →

Animal Logic Expands With Three New Divisions

Australia-based digital production company Animal Logic has consolidated and reorganized itself into a new three-division structure. The new company will consist of separate animation ... Continue Reading →

VFX Heat Up Hit Release of ‘Catching Fire’

Catch up with Katniss Everdeen as she once again fights for her life in the home-video release of the VFX blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate, $29.95 DVD, $39.99 ... Continue Reading →

‘Nut Job,’ ‘Frozen’ Continue to Perform Well at B.O.

Animated features The Nut Job and Frozen performed well at an overall weak weekend at the box office, taking the third and fourth places in a frame where the only major release, Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Frozen’ Takes Top Spot, Hits $600 Million Mark

Disney’s Frozen princesses continued their rule over the U.S. box office, landing at the No. 1 spot again with $20.7 million and passing the $600 million mark globally. Directed ... Continue Reading →