The week Chicago is one (25.5.18)

Raised by wolves

Charging through the jungle: MOWGLI hit the media, with the first official trailer and a behind-the-scenes with Serkis let loose 🙌🏼

Gizmodo scored an interview in which Serkis pays dues to the ‘incredible contribution’ YOU – yep, you, reader – have made to this movie. Naturally 💁

‘pool party

Meanwhile, in a madcap alternate universe, #Deadpool2 is tickling moviegoers’ fancy – as is the CG character work. Cartoon Brew caught up with Anim Supe Bernd Angerer, to get under the metallic finish of Colossus

Indiewire also looked at the movie’s ‘slugfest’ between Colossus and Juggernaut, with comment and mention from overall VFX Supe Dan Glass

[This one is merely a sidenote, complete with bro sass]

Free this weekend?

Bravo to Framestore Pictures, director Tom Routson, and the full VFX squad behind this multi-spot campaign for Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming sensation, Overwatch. It made for a beautiful in-house effort, and is packed full of LOLs to boot; read all about it online

Fantastic beest

Sneak peek down the viewfinder of the stunning new ad for the Sony Alpha 7 out of London Advertising; more to follow

Taxi for Colour

Beau Leon buckled up for a grade on Uber’s Billboard Music Awards spot, featuring some fabulous #womeninmusic 🎶

Fresh promo from Simon Bourne, for Calum Scott

While we’re on beautiful images: congrats to Framestore Pictures’ Anh Vu, whose candid from last year’s Buchanan’s shoot scored Honorable Mention in Shoot’s BTS Photo Contest



Can you believe it? Our Chicago office turned one year old. Congratulations to the whole fam, here’s to many, many more 🎂

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On the subject of birthdays, can we get a three cheers and a shout-out to London’s Sharma Lewis, who did a full day’s work in production on Wednesday before heading home and promptly GIVING BIRTH to a beautiful baby girl 👏 What a woman

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Well done to this quarter’s Staff Award winners. If you missed the ‘mail, find ’em HERE

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On the world stage this week: our LA office was proud to host a Ciclope event, with the makers behind Sandy Hook Promise PSA, ‘Evan’


Cheers to Chris Cook and co. who swung by Escape Studios to check in on a promising new guard of artists (and score some swag, by the looks of things)

Head of Talent Amy Smith was at #StokeonTech with our friends at Access:VFX, and rightly acknowledged as a superhero 👊

Snaps through from last week’s Trollywood Animation event in Sweden – congrats to Animation’s Binal Shah, who presented some Fantastics Beasts 2 excellence, among other animals


In Beijing, we were proud to have a presence at the 21st China Beijing International High-tech Expo, showcasing work on the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Gravity, and Field Trip to Mars


And Stéphanie, Lee-Anne and Veronique (representing Recruitment and HR in Montréal) attended the launch of Effects MTL 2018, ahead of the festival kick-off on June 5

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Au revoir, hello

It was a sweet farewell for Lucy Killick in Montréal, as the office got together to wish her well in her new adventures at home base in London


For the players

LONDON, FOOSBALL: Our charity tourny is in full swing, a reminder to all the cheapskates out there that you gotta pay your entry dues TODAY, please (5th floor, runners’ office). Current state of play right here




Things to think about:

Will hummous save us all?

Could Instagram be more catty?

Do you smell…bikini?

Quite possibly, friends, because it’s a….

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So sorry, Canada, we’re smug and we know it. UK and US out Monday ✌️

Have a good one, everybody