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How Do You Animate a Fiery Creature…That Grows?

First, start with wedges Pimentel says that discussions on Molten Man began with the director and overall visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs. “The initial brief was to have Molten Man not necessarily be a ‘man,’ but be a creature, more of a creature-like character,” said

Katsuhiro Otomo Unveils New Feature, ‘Akira’ Adaptation

Katsuhiro Otomo doesn’t make films very often, so when he announces a new one, it counts as an event. Following the epochal Akira (1988) and Steamboy (2004), the manga master-turned-anime auteur is at work on his third feature, Orbital Era, which he will write, design,

Now A Disney Film, ‘Spies In Disguise’ Offers Second Trailer

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission

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Over 20% Of New Academy Member Invites Go To Animation And VFX Branches

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars, invited 842 artists, filmmakers, and executives to join its organization today. Among the Academy’s 17 branches, there are two related to Cartoon Brew’s areas of coverage: the Short Films &

In New ‘Godzilla’ Film, Silhouette is King

Dougherty recently told the Los Angeles Times that, “The key to any good creature design is always the silhouette. You should always be able to recognize your creature strictly from the silhouette, without having to rely on any extra details.” From concepts and into previs

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