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VES Announces 2022 Special Award Honorees

Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced the Society’s newest Lifetime and Honorary members and this year’s recipient...

Gary Mundell Named COO of Award-Winning Tippett Studio

Tippett Studio, founded by two-time Academy Award-winning artist, animator and filmmaker Phil Tippett (whose VFX work can be seen in legendary films such as...

VFX Jedi Tricks Still Impress in ‘Rise of Skywalker’

***This article was written for the March ‘20 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 298)*** When the ninth and final chapter of the core Star Wars...

Warwick Davis, Julie Walters Lead Stellar ‘Master Moley’ Cast

A new CG-animated, uplifting TV special featuring an all-star British voice cast is underway! Lending their talents to Master Moley (currently in production) are...

Gary Kurtz, ‘Star Wars’ Producer, Dies Age 78

Producer Gary Kurtz, who helped shepherd George Lucas’s now iconic Star Wars to smash hit status, died of cancer on Sunday at age 78....

VFX Master Richard Edlund Joins Chapman U as Pankey Distinguished Artist

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is bringing on four-time Academy Award winner (Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes...

Tom Sito Joins Academy Board; Edlund Returns to VFX Branch

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the new electees to its 2017-18 Board of Governors. Among these esteemed industry veterans,...

‘Star Wars’ Star Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

Actor, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher -- known worldwide as the iconic Princess Leia (and now, General Organa) of Star Wars -- died in...

Daily News Bytes

Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Original Role in Return of the Jedi Revealed The fan-favorite Bounty Hunter was almost a much bigger part of the plot,...

Force Correction

  ILM goes back to the beginning to find inspiration for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the long-awaited next chapter in the beloved saga.  For Star...

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...

World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current...

Lord and Miller Directing Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Tale

Lucasfilm announced that The LEGO Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct a Star Wars Anthology series feature film about young Han...

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shoot Complete

It was a simple announcement that confirmed only two facts: That principal photography has been completed on Star Wars: Episode VII and that the...

Devil & Demon Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund to the Board

Supercharged computer manufacturer The Devil & Demon Strategy (devilanddemon.com) is welcoming renowned visual effects creator Richard Edlund to its board of directors. A seven-time...

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Confirmed

If you felt this morning a disturbance in The Force, you weren't alone. Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the cast for the upcoming Star Wars:...

Iger Updates on Pixar Sequels, Star Wars, D23

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger teased the studio's upcoming projects including Star Wars and planned Pixar sequels at the company's annual shareholder meeting...

New ‘Star Wars’ Pic Will Be Out on Dec. 18, 2015

So yesterday, after much fanfare, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. "We're very excited to...

Lawrence Kasdan to Write New ‘Star Wars’ Script

Even Oscar-winning in-demand writers like Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) can be at the mercy of the whims and changes of...

It’s Official: Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars’ Pic

While the news was leaked on Thursday, Lucasfilm and Disney both confirmed that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) will direct the next episode of...
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