canada-flag-150

Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
MPC-150

MPC Presenting on Blockbuster VFX at SIGGRAPH

Top feature visual effects house MPC will be celebrating a year’s worth of major movie spectacle at SIGGRAPH next week, teaming up with releasing studios to present production ... Continue Reading →
Sinister-Six-150

Release Date Updates for ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Spider-Man 3,’ ‘Pirates 5′

The ongoing shuffle of vfx-laden feature projects continues with recent announcements of release changes and confirmations. Due to box office results not meeting expectations for The ... Continue Reading →
oscar-1501

‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot,’ ‘Gravity’ Win Animation-VFX Oscars

Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song Oscars Sunday night, with the French short Mr. Hublot winning the best animated short film. Frozen won the song category ... Continue Reading →
moving-picture-company-150

MPC Breaks Down Winning ‘Ranger’ Effects

London-based MPC has released a breakdown showing the visual effects work on The Lone Ranger that won it a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
stan-lees-mighty-7-150-2

‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7′ Recruits ABC3 Airdate for Oz

PGS Entertainment, a leading international brand management company, has secured a licensing agreement with ABC TV Australia for the animated movie trilogy Stan Lee’s Mighty 7. Created ... Continue Reading →
critics-choice-awards-150

‘Frozen’ is Critics’ Top Animated Feature

The nation’s film critics’ expressed very warm feelings for Disney’s Frozen last night at the 19th Critics Choice Awards, naming the film Best Animated Feature and ... Continue Reading →
oscar-1501

Five Animated Pics Nominated for Academy Awards

This morning (Jan. 16), the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Here are the animation ... Continue Reading →
japan-flag-150

Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
oscar-1501

10 Flicks Make VFX Oscar Shortlist

Most of the attention in this year’s race for the Outstanding Visual Effects Oscar is centered on the groundbreaking work of Gravity. And while the Alfonso Cuaron-directed pic ... Continue Reading →