The holiday feature will be adapted from a series of kids books by celebrated filmmaker Richard Curtis with Simon Otto directing.
Dahl’s iconic works include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda,” and “The BFG.”
The film will serve as an “epic conclusion” for the original series, while establishing the world for the new series.
“It is the right thing for the staff, the right thing for the industry to do,” said DNEG exec Chris Burn.
The British-made film from Disney’s 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation will get a festival launch in London.
“Iwájú” is set to premiere in 2023 on Disney+.
Music video for Iron Maiden’s “The Writing on the Wall.”
“Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts” opens at the New York museum on December 10.
Otto served as head of character animation on Dreamworks’s “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy.
Meanwhile, Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith is leaving the studio.
Mikros Animation will now produce both episodic series and feature animation.
The film will be released in October.
The film is the first release from London-based animation production company Aniventure.
“Save Ralph” brings together the talents of puppet maker Andy Gent, animator Tobias Fouracre, and DoP Tristan Oliver — as well as the voices of Taika Waititi and other stars.
An iconic name in animation is resurrected.
The cg family feature was originally set to be co-produced by Chinese company Original Force.
Ty has been named the division’s global head of character animation, while Donato joins as vfx supervisor on a major project.
The division plans to develop more than 30 new kids’ shows, both animated and live action, over next three years.
Gordon will oversee the company’s animation teams in London, Montreal, and Vancouver.
“The animation industry is still a boys’ club,” says Hannah Lau-Walker, founder of She Drew That.
The film, about a shipwrecked boy and his dog, is based on a novel by “War Horse” scribe Michael Morpurgo.
The U.K. company has also signed with L.A.’s Creative Artists Agency “to help identify and develop global partners for its business.”
The company calls it a “radical shift in studio working structure.”
The production house will represent Osborne globally for commercial work.
Filmmakers Wesley Louis And Mohamed Fadera share their thoughts in a video hosted by animation studio The Line.
Staff at the vfx titan are facing significant pay cuts. But some are now being offered “salary support,” with the help of production partner Locksmith Animation.
An animation supervisor and a senior animator at Framestore discuss the challenges — and surprising upsides — of working remotely.
In this anijam, animators depict positive things they have experienced, seen, or thought in the midst of this strange time.
The company’s animation studio has produced a segment of Netflix’s “Love, Death & Robots,” Disney’s “101 Dalmatian Street,” and music videos for Gorillaz