The D23 fan expo that wrung down its curtains on 14th July saw Disney make a number of big reveals that included an exclusive teaser trailer of the upcoming film Avengers: Infinity War. The studio also released a new poster art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And to get the event to a grand conclusion there was a appearance from the cast of Avengers: Infinity War with the likes of Josh Brolin (who plays Thanos), Karen Gillan, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle and Elizabeth Olsen were all introduced, before Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland takig to the stage. Some of the Avengers themselves including Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth also made an appearance before the teaser trailer was aired. The trailer was formally released to the public at the San Diego Comic-Con last wee...
Canada-based studio Big Bad Boo Studios will produce the second season of its mini-series Lili & Lola with five x seven-minute new episodes heading to multiple platforms that will include the studio’s bilingual VOD platform Oznoz. The pre-school mini-series follows two sisters living in a small apartment in a big city. Created by Shabnam Rezaei and Aly Jetha of Big Bad Boo it originally debuted in 2015 on Oznoz. The first season also currently airs on Shaw Multicultural Canada, ICI Television Montreal and TenTV in both English and Persian. Rezaei initially created the show for the Farsi-speaking community, but it has since branched out hoping to attract new subscribers on Oznoz. The platform also streams Sesame Street, Thomas and Friends, Babar and other shows in Arabic, French,
Hope you all remember Apple Clips? This square shaped movie editor for social media launched last March and according to Apple, it's doing very well so far with millions of active users. According to Apple, the Disney-powered Clips would get regular content updates over the time with the first update coming out last Thursday. There are free Disney and Pixar characters and titles that can be dropped all over one’s clips. Mickey, Minnie, the emotions from Inside Out, Woody from Toy Story and a lot of others. Other updates include an assortment of non-Disney animated title cards and sticker-like animated overlays plus a clearer way to edit voice-dictated captions. The updates are all free. However, the new update does not include any new visual filters. Clips already has a good handful of
The visual effects technos behind Star Wars are using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to make the film jump off the screen. John Knoll, chief creative officer and senior visual effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), described how his team created virtual sets for last year's blockbuster movie Rogue One's that let director Gareth Edwards virtually map out certain shots and sets. He was also able to moving inside some of Rogue One's digital scenes to determine the best camera angles. In addition to putting the next wave of visual technology to work on the big screen, Disney and Lucasfilm, the division that produces Star Wars are also working hard to develop virtual reality and augmented reality products that can let the film's fans feel like they're i
MOVA Contour Reality Capture, the inventors of the Oscar-winning motion picture technology is in the process to suing Disney and Marvel and accuse them of infringing the inventors’ intellectual property while using stolen technology to make at least two of their highest grossing motion pictures to date namely Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). The intellectual property lawsuit that was filed on July 17 alleges that the defendants knew that the proprietary technology they used was owned by Rearden LLC and Rearden Mova LLC, the plaintiffs in the action and that the company supplying the technology to Disney and Marvel had stolen it from a secured storage facility. The MOVA Contour technology has been used in films to capture some of the most subtle facial
For Disney and Pixar fans, here is some good news. At the D23 Expo 2017, filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios came out with new details about their upcoming movie slates introducing key voice talent. John Lasseter teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” averred Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. “It’s a great mix of incredibly creative and surprising new worlds and characters and stories we love returning to. Our filmmakers are putting so much heart into these films – I can’t wait for people to see them.” Lassete
The SIGGRAPH 2017 conference & exhibition will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 30 to August 3. The event will offer papers and presentations, engaging speakers like keynoter Floyd Norman, the Oscar-qualifying Computer Animation Festival offering a VR program for the first time and 11 in-depth production sessions covering the latest triumphs of animation, VFX, games, VR and beyond. This year will also introduce a Production Gallery, featuring behind-the-scenes treasures from major studios across the computer graphics entertainment industry. Among the memorabilia will be pitch boards from Disney’s Moana; concept artwork and maquettes from Cars 3, Overwatch and Final Fantasy XV and costumes from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Moreover, there will be a show
Paramount Pictures has appointed Mireille Soria as president of Paramount Animation. At Paramount, Soria will be responsible for all operations of the animation group from creative development to release and will also work closely with the various Viacom teams to develop animated feature films. Before this, the lady served as co-president of feature animation at DreamWorks Animation (DWA) until last December. At DWA, Soria oversaw the animated movies Trolls and Boss Baby and recently produced Captain Underpants. She also produced movies in the Madagascar franchise that grossed nearly $1.9 billion worldwide, as well as earlier films such as Home, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos said, “I’ve known
Recently Disney posted a new promo video of their upcoming original series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. It is an original series of animated shorts that delve into the hidden origins of popular female Star Wars characters such as Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padme Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, and more. The promo video shows some key scenes from different episodes of the series, and showcases the slightly minimalist, sleek 2D animated animation style used: If the promo video got you all fired up and ready to binge watch all of the shorts, you won’t have to wait too long as Star Wars Forces of Destiny debuts on Disney’s official Youtube channel on July 3rd.
In our earlier posts, we had informed you about animated action movies, war movies, super hero movies, animated movies on talking animals etc. Now, for a change, let us know about the best of anime musical movies. Listed below are 10 such movies. Surprisingly, all these films have been made by Disney. Hope you all have seen the films and enjoyed their music. Here we go: The Lion King Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.) Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff Beauty and the Beast A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically alter