Despicable Me 3

Animated Features Factor Amid Song and Score Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 70 songs are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards, and 141 Original ... Continue Reading →
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

MPC Celebrates Tech & Artistry at SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH 2017 is nearly upon us, and pretty much all the big players in CG imaging will be there to show off the latest stunning achievements under their belts. One of these is MPC ... Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: ‘The Mummy’ Official Trailer No. 3 Tom Cruise is cursed to live in a world of Japanese horror-movie inspired dark gods and suspiciously cut abs (fess up, VFX houses: which ... Continue Reading →

Animation Architects

Industrial Light and Magic has created pure movie wizardry for four decades — and we look back at some of the best animated moments from its vast archive of achievements. It’s been ... Continue Reading →

Athena Studios Nabs Film Rights to ‘Auntie Claus’

Emeryville, Calif.-based Athena Studios announced today that it is producing a stop-motion animated feature based on Elise Primavera’s book Auntie Claus. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →

When You Wish Upon a ‘Star Wars’

The big news in showbiz over for the last week has, of course, been the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm for some four-billion-dollars and change. In many quarters the ... Continue Reading →

Kurtzman and Orci to Make ‘Dragonology’ Movie

The beautifully produced Dragonology book is on its way to become a big Universal motion picture. The studio has tapped producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to develop the fantasy ... Continue Reading →

Your Co-Star Will Be Added in Post

What exactly is “animation acting” these days? As the industry continues to evolve in the digital age, so does the definition of what constitutes animation and what does not. Once, ... Continue Reading →