Angel Studios, the distributor behind this summer’s surprise hit movie Sound of Freedom, has just announced its debut anime-influenced series, Gabriel and the Guardians, an epic fantasy anime-influenced series set in the enchanting world of Ara, where celestial beings, mortals, and dark giants collide in a battle for destiny and light.
FutureWorks helped to recreate Delhi’s Uphaar Cinema disaster for the recent Netflix drama Trial by Fire, delivering all previs images for the devastating fire scenes. The seven-part miniseries is a dramatization of the tragic events of June 13, 1997, where a fire caused by ill-maintained equipment during an afternoon screening of the war epic Border resulted in the deaths of 59 people, with a further 103 injured in the resulting stampede. Due to multiple safety violations, many cinema-goers were trapped inside, eventually succumbing to smoke inhalation.
Pixar Animation Studios’ Elemental has been mastered in 4K theatrical high dynamic range available exclusively on the cinema LED screen Samsung Onyx, Samsung Electronics announced.
Mr Wolf, a creative studio with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Atlanta, is expanding its advertising division with creative director Ryan Tuttle and creative director/computer generation supervisor Charles Paek joining its senior creative team.
Animation studio Laika’s chief marketing officer David Burke has added chief operating officer to his responsibilities at the company. Burke joined Laika in 2019 from Universal Pictures, where he had been general manager for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 2006. The promotion was announced today by Travis Knight, president, and CEO, to whom Burke will continue to report.
Chris Meledandri will receive this year’s CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Animation, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Meledandri will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of April 27 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company.
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture is an internationally known, leading nonprofit dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. New to MoPOP this year is the world premiere exhibition, Hidden Worlds: The Films of Laika, a partnership with the award-winning animation studio Laika, which was founded in Oregon in 2005 by president and CEO, Travis Knight.
Vancouver Film School has announced that 82 Oscar winners out of 130 total nominees were VFS alumni who graduated from there and worked on Oscar winning projects. Winning projects for Best Visual Effects included 31 alumni for Avatar: The Way of Water and six alumni for Best Animated Film for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
The Oregon-based animation studio Laika has named longtime Netflix executive Matt Levin as president, live-action film and series. In addition to being in production on its sixth animated movie Wildwood, the studio is currently developing its first ever live-action project, a film based on acclaimed screenwriter John Brownlow’s (The Miniaturist, Sylvia) action thriller novel Seventeen.
Laika and Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture have announced a new exhibition that will showcase the creativity, artistry, and innovation that make the studio a global leader in stop motion animation. Visitors will be immersed in the hidden worlds of Laika — both the magical settings the characters inhabit, and the behind-the-scenes wonders of producing these modern classics.