Friday, May 30, 2014

Song of the Sea is an upcoming 2014 Irish animated fantasy film by Cartoon Saloon that is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore. The traditionally animated film, which began production soon after the release of The Secret of Kells (2009), will be released in North America by GKIDSCan't wait to see it! I am already in love with it!

SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse -- the last Seal-child -- who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

Animation and visual effects studio Sony Pictures Imageworks has confirmed what many in the industry had suspected for a long while: the studio is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada to take advantage of generous tax credits provided by the Canadian government. This move, combined with Digital Domain’s jump to Vancouver and Rhythm & Hues’ bankruptcy, prompted Variety’s VFX chronicler David S. Cohen to say that the Los Angeles feature film visual effects industry is “in full collapse.
The new Vancouver studio will be located in the Pacific Centre shopping mall, directly above a Nordstrom department store. Expected to be fully operational by 2015, the studio will have the capacity to house 700 employees.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014