Animation and visual effects studio Sony Pictures Imageworks has confirmed what many in the industry had suspected for a long while: the studio is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada to take advantage of generous tax credits provided by the Canadian government. This move, combined with Digital Domain’s jump to Vancouver and Rhythm & Hues’ bankruptcy, prompted “Variety'”s VFX chronicler David S. Cohen to say that the Los Angeles feature film visual effects industry is “in full collapse.”
The first trailer is out today for “The Book of Life” directed by Jorge Gutierrez (“El Tigre”) and produced by Reel FX.
This Sunday at the BFI Southbank in London, the British Film Institute, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, will present the UK/European premiere of the reconstructed work print of Richard Williams’ “The Thief and the Cobbler.” Williams will discuss the film afterward with film critic David Robinson.
West Coast residents are in luck: if you can’t make it to an international film festival, the festival is coming to you.
Every time you want to stop writing about “Frozen,” it breaks another record. This weekend, the Disney smash hit remained in first place at the Japanese box office for an incomprehensible eleventh weekend in a row.
Using a unique animation technique involving traditonal animation cels and his iPhone 5s, Hombre_mcsteez turns everyday life into an odd creature infested cartoon universe.
A lighthearted essay on contextualized characters. Reconstruction follows deconstruction.
A look at animation history via Cartoon Brew’s archives.
It was bound to happen: Chronicle Books appears to have reached ‘peak art-of book’ with the upcoming publication of “The Art of Planes.” It’s no longer possible for anyone to collect every ‘art of’ book published, and frankly, with titles like this, why would any discerning artist want to?