Laika, the visionary animation studio behind the Golden Globe and Annie Award-nominated The Boxtrolls and the BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, will open its archives for the first time for a limited auction of more than 250 puppets, models, props and art in The Art of Laika, to be held by Heritage Auctions on February 12 in Beverly Hills.
Blur Studio worked closely with 343 Industries to revitalize and retell some of the most iconic moments from the venerable Halo franchise for the anniversary release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Renegade Animation takes Wienerschnitzel back to the ‘60s in a new, animated advertising campaign for the restaurant chain.
Airbag Productions, in Melbourne used Frankie for both interactive and independent reviews during the creation of a commercial for Vauxhall Insignia, which features creative CG images of metallic birds, bulls and dolphins that morph into each other and the car.
Continuing its expansion mode, Filmworkers has formed a new in-house creative unit, Churchill’s Studio, focused on visual effects and animation. Headed by visual effects director Rob Churchill, the new unit will provide services ranging from compositing and visual effects to full CG production.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the first Dragon Ball feature film in more than seventeen years, will play in movie theatres in August.
The Foundry is launching the first Foundry Sessions with a live transmission from its London headquarters on Thursday June 19 at 7pm British Summer Time. People who can’t participate in the live event will be able to access a recording on The Foundry’s website afterwards. The Session will be a one hour digital broadcast including live Q&A via #TFsessions enabling participants anywhere to interact with guest speakers and specialists from @TheFoundryTeam.
Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to the animated feature film Bunyan and Babe: A Giant Adventure featuring the voice talent of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Foxworthy.
Visualization house Proof provided extensive pre vis and post vis services to the new Marvel Entertainment motion picture Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Proof’s creative director/founder Ron Frankel made the announcement. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios last month and shows the benefits of using pre and post vis on a major effects-heavy film.
The Foundry has announced that DreamWorks Animation has adopted the FLIX software solution for use in the pre-production of animated features.