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A Featurette On The Virtual Cinematography Of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

When do we get a trailer for the next Hobbit film, whatever it’s going to be called?

First Trailer For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

This looks pretty serious. That’s a good thing: humour obviously played a crucial part where it crept in along the way, but serious intent was crucial to all of the previous Ape films.

Weta-Powered Remake Of Thunderbirds Gets Its Cast – A Mixture Of Old And New, Starry And Not

We’re still a couple of years out from Thunderbirds Are Go! hitting our screens, which is just about time for the voice work to begin.

Come Visit Arcadia, Just Make Sure To Avoid A Meltdown

Dan Kroenung writes for Bleeding Cool: 6th Grade: My father was called in to meet with my English teacher over “something” that I had done. I was unaware that I had actually done anything because I was a lame ass little …

I Think This Is Smaug As We’ll See Him In The Hobbit Movies – UPDATED

The Roxy Cinema in Wellington, New Zealand, has played host to many Peter Jackson-related statues, from Gollum to Tintin. It now seems that they’ve just taken receipt of another.

Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri GIves Us A Cutting Edge Digital FX 101 – The Hobbit And Beyond

Joe Letteri is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Weta Digital. He’s the man ultimately responsible for the outstanding quality of work from best digital effects powerhouse in the world today.

Weta Videos: How To Make A Goblin King, Orcish Defiler Or Wide-Eyed Gollum

Herpes and uncomfortable spasms await!

Face To Face With The Hobbit Trolls – The Shrouds Have Come Off Of Weta’s Wonderful Creations

Man, these look great.

First Look At Weta’s Trolls For The Hobbit, Fresh From Comic-Con

Hello big boys.

All Of Universal’s Animated Logos From The Last 100 Years, Ending With The New Weta Digital One

It’s the 100th birthday of Universal, and so they’ve revamped their logo. In this clip you can see all of their animated logos to date, ending with the newest one, re-animated by Weta Digital.

First Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

The original Planet of the Apes films are not hard sci-fi by any means, but fantasies with rich allegorical value. From the very first reports on Rise of the Apes, (originally Caesar, and now Rise of the Planet of the …

VIDEO STREAM: Behind The Scenes Of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Live

See behind the scenes at WETA as they make monkey magic. The below player will be giving you a vantage point into the FX kitchens where the digital simians for Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes are being …

First Footage From The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Shows Off A Moody Ape

The 20th Century Fox zookeepers have let slip the The Rise of the Planet of the Apes apes.* It’s a WETA FX gig, so you know it’s going to look good – and they’ve even got a track record in, …

First Look At An Ape From Rise Of The Apes

Until now, the closest we’d managed to get to one of the Rise of the Apes apes were some paparazzi pictures of Andy Serkis in his performance capture uniform (and we all know how that turned out). Now, Fox have …

Ricky Gervais To Play Mole In Weta Wind In The Willows

Indie producer-director Ray Griggs is currently working on a new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows with animatronic animal FX courtesy of the boffins at Weta. Previously, we’ve had the film’s poster and teaser trailer… and now the …

John Carpenter On Board for Darkchylde Film

Things are looking good for the film version of Randy Queen’s 90s-era classic Darkchylde comic. It’s been a couple years since WETA entered the picture, Newsarama revealed some WETA test footage for the film this summer, and now a press …

Moody Trailer For The Wind in the Willows

Last night, I had trouble getting the trailer for Ray Grigg’s Weta-powered The Wind in the Willows to play on the film’s official site but it’s now been uploaded to YouTube. Particularly misrepresentative in the sense that it’s all CG …