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Set Visit: Andy Serkis & Terry Notary Talk War for the Planet of the Apes

Above my head and all around us, the grey, cloud-choked sky began to darken. Then, in what precious light was left in the evening sky, I saw what looked like two humanoid robots making their way toward the sanctuary of our heated press tent. With cheshire grins stretched across their dotted faces, actors Andy Serkis and Terry Notary arrived in full motion capture regalia. As they each...
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12.09.2016
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Set Visit: Dylan Clarke & Karen Konoval Talk War For the Planet of the Apes

It's a still and gray afternoon in Vancouver, British Columbia. As I exhale, I see spiraling ghosts of precipitation escape my lips with every breath. All around me the air smells like a combination of drenched pavement, freshly baked bread, and the burning of oil. I can hear the mechanical chatter of gears as workmen navigate cranes several of which are carrying a green canvas the...
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Set Visit: Everything You Need To Know About War For the Planet of the Apes

Rebooting a franchise can often be a tall order, particularly when launching your project in a time when anything that evokes nostalgia will be scrutinized harshly by the very audience you’re hoping to entertain. Most days, all it takes is a few images of concept art, alternate castings, or the announcement of re-shoots for fans to ‘release the hounds’ by expressing...
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12.09.2016
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Ink & Pixel: The Adventures of TinTin

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Im always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at steveseigh@joblo.com so we can...
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10.24.2013
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Robert Zemeckis has abandoned plans to remake The Beatles' Yellow Submarine

Robert Zemeckis may be finally be coming to the end of his motion capture obsession. The director of BEOWULF and THE POLAR EXPRESS has been trying to remake The Beatles' animated classic YELLOW SUBMARINE using the motion capture format. Back in 2011, with the massive failure of MARS NEEDS MOMS, Zemeckis lost Disney support for the remake . But, Zemeckis never stopped trying to get...
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12.27.2012
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Andy Serkis to direct motion capture adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm

Andy Serkis was already a brilliantly skilled and insightful craftsman in the world of motion capture acting, and has recently added to that very particular set of skills by being Second-Unit Director on THE HOBBIT Trilogy for about 200 days over the course of this past year.  Serkis has decided to now take that new knowledge/experience, combine it with his motion capture knowhow,...
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10.22.2012
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Check out the international teaser for Tarzan 3D featuring a motion-captured Kellen Lutz

I came across this German teaser for the new TARZAN 3D starring Kellen Lutz and I thought, huh, wouldn't this be bigger news? Apparently not seeing as there is not a single blip on any radar about this film even getting a DVD release in the States. That could be due to the fact that fully motion-captured movies have not been that great in recent years (ahem, MARS NEEDS MOMS). Even...
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10.08.2012
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