Warner Bros. has chosen its director for a new interpretation of cat and mouse cartoon classic Tom and Jerry. Tim Story and Warner Bros are taking over the studio's Tom and Jerry project, which is to involve both live-action and CGI. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is also producing an animated Scooby-Doo movie and has roped in 'Harry Potter' filmmaker Chris Columbus as the creative producer. Tom and Jerry began as a series of long-running shorts in 1940, created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The series centered around the exploits of a cat, Tom, and his relentless arguments and tussles with Jerry, a mouse. Scooby-Doo, on the other hand, revolves around a gang of friends who solve mysteries with the help of their Great Dane. It last hit the big screen in 2004...
Indian Contemporary Cinema had become digitally and scientifically advanced and the future prospects of visual effects in Indian Cinema in near future. After the advent of visual and sound effects in movies, the scenario has taken a wide turn in Indian Cinema. Love Story 2050 was considered as a milestone in Indian cinema for its stunning visual effects. Later, Ra-One (2011), Robot (2010) and Krissh 3 (2013) adopted Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) and 3D montage techniques, incorporated from various Hollywood movies and took Indian Cinema to a new and different level. The movie game conversion came into existence after the release of Don-2 and Ra-One and Baahubali franchises. The yet-to-be-released Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar’s film 2.0 is one of the first India movies to be shot in 3D.
Kilkenny, Ireland-Based Studio to Create 140 Jobs and develop Animated Children’s and Family Television Entertainment, for Multiplatform Global Distribution Significantly bolstering animation production in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada's most prolific independent animation studios, has joined forces with acclaimed Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, Lighthouse Studios. The joint venture, supported by Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland will create over 140 jobs in the next three years. In the coming weeks, Lighthouse Studios plans to announce development and production projects, as well as a hiring initiative encompassing production management, designers, animato
TeamTO makes a distribution agreement with Taikong Works for Yellowbird Leading European CGI studio TeamTO announced distribution agreement with Taikong Works for all rights to its theatrical feature film Yellowbird in China. The maverick deal is the first to come from TeamTO’s Beijing office established in June 2016. The agreement will see Taikong Works distribute Yellowbird throughout China across all platforms including cinemas, digital media and traditional broadcast; A theatrical release is planned for Chinese New Year (January 2017). Taikong Works – a strong brand and licensing entity in China - will also roll out ancillary rights and promotions alongside the film release. “Our partnership with TeamTO represents our belief in the massive potential of the Chinese film marke
Secret behind Colossus’s shiny body revealed… Colossus, a fictional super hero commonly associated with X-Men by Marvel Comics, has been seen in different movies and comics since 1975. His latest appearance in DC’s Deadpool has been a shiny one. He’s CGI is pictured as one shiny chrome body with a strong metal physic. (more…)
MPC completes 250 shots for Shawn Levy’s ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, including the creation of a variety of characters, digi-doubles and CG environments. Led by MPC Vancouver VFX Supervisor Seth Maury and VFX Producer Laura Schultz, MPC’s team completed 250 shots for Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Working closely with MPC’s Production VFX Supervisor Erik Nash, the work involved creating a variety of characters, digi-doubles, and environments. (more…)
Disney has released a first look at its forthcoming live-action/CG hybrid remake of The Jungle Book with a new piece of concept art that evokes the 1967 original. (more…)