Last Chance to See ‘Mirai’ Exhibit at Gallery Nucleus
If you’re a big Mamoru Hosoda fan and live in the L.A. area, you need to check out the beautiful exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles. The exhibit, which runs through Sunday (Dec. 2) features production artwork, storyboards and other materials from all of Hosoda’s feature films, including his acclaimed new feature Mirai (which opens in select U.S. theaters this week), The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Fans can also enjoy items from the Studio Chizu pop-up show. The gallery is located at 210 Main Street in the Alhambra neighborhood, and offers all-ages free admission without RSVP. For more info, visit www.gallerynucleus.com. You can read our interview with the master here
‘Spider-Verse’ Challenges ‘Incredibles 2’ Awards Odds
The team at Sony Pictures Animation got some great news today. The New York Film Critics Circle picked the studio’s edgy and well-reviewed new feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as its Best Animated Film of the year. The movie, which is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman and was produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, has been getting rave reviews (100 percent fresh on RottenTomatoes.com). The National Board of Review, however, picked Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 as the top animated movie of the year. Next stop is the L.A. Film Critics Association Awards, which will be announced on Dec. 3rd. ASIFA’s Annie Award Nominees will be announced on Dec. 5th and the Golden Globe nominees will be unveiled on Dec. 11th.
Ian Bradley Joins Framestore as Design Director
Award-winning vfx studio Framestore has tapped industry veteran Ian Bradley as its new design director, who will be based out of the company’s New York office.
With over 12 years of industry experience, Bradley brings with him a wide range of skills. He has worked across a wide range of projects at The Mill, Method, Psyop, McCann Worldgroup, AKQA, and 360i. His roles have ranged from concept artist across cinematic, commercial, gaming and AR experiences; illustrator and character designer for children’s entertainment; front-end interactive web design and development; and UX and UI designer for devices and applications created for non-verbal children with cerebral palsy and autism. He most recently art directed Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality home screen and has created concept art for a range of film and advertising projects, including the Spider-Man: Homecoming title sequence.