Tom & Jerry
The world’s most famous frenemies have officially crashed onto our screens: Tom & Jerry is streaming via HBO Max now and available to watch in selected cinemas (remember those?!). Bringing this hilarious chaos to life took roughly 700 truly gifted Framestorians, and the results are incredible – well done to our colleagues in LDN and MTL who made it happen!
Here are some early twitter reactions:
Army of the Dead
From cartoon violence to ultraviolence – Zach Snyder’s action-packed zombie heist is due to drop on Netflix on 21st May. In the meantime, here’s the brand new trailer with plenty of explosions and zombie action to ensure you’re hungry for more (and maybe hungry for more brains, if that’s your flex…).
And a brand new poster as well:
Flora & Ulysses
Check out this piece from USA Today where director Lena Khan talks about ‘casting’ Ulysess – the charming, accident-prone superhero squirrel that Framestore brought to life.
Theo Jones (LDN) was part of a panel at Vertex yesterday, speaking alongside other industry professionals on the use of the latest real-time, LED wall and virtual production techniques in projects. You can still catch up with the session by buying an on-demand ticket at vertexconf.com.
Black History Month
February is Black History Month for the U.S. and Canada, so over the past few weeks we’ve held a series of events. As ever, we welcome all recommendations and ideas so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at marketing@framestore.
Social Equity Town Hall
If you missed the session, you can catch the recording here. In the discussion, the launch of our new social equality site was announced where you can find further learning, and mentoring & volunteering opportunities available to you.
Darling Shear Presents: Jazz Dance
We got the chance to meet Darling Shear and learn about the history of Jazz Dance, a classic American art form. Started by the black community and showcased in film from the 1920s through the early ’70s, jazz dance captures the nuances and experiences of black expression.
Presentation with Joi’ Weathers: Preserving Phillis
Joi’ Weathers presented on one of the last standing locations of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club (NACWC), Chicago’s Phillis Wheatley House. We learnt how the landmark Chicago building offered refuge, support, and education for Black women through the Great Migration and beyond.
Perspectives Roundtable: Black History Month
Company 3 and Framestore held a panel session addressing the lack of diversity and how to address this key issue.
XVFX / Framestore Forum
Global Talent and HR team ran a session, hosted a forum alongside XVFX to provide an online space for our employees of colour to share ideas, goals and opportunities for the important work that lies ahead.
You’ve been [Framed]
This week we chat to Jasmine Ghoreishi (LDN) who has been hard at work as an Animator on Tom & Jerry. Also we’re giving this answer more airtime: a shot she worked on for Detective Pikachu became a viral gif – that’s when you know you’re top of your game, Jasmine. Read more here.
In Other News
So the cat (or spider?) is officially out of the bag – the next Spider-Man film is set to be called Spider-Man: No Way Home. Much as the Seinfeld fans among us might’ve enjoyed the codename Serenity Now, we admit that this might actually make for a better title. The film is set for cinematic release in December. Variety also reports on the news here.
Be shaken, be stirred: No Time To Die now has a new 30th September (UK) release date. Remind yourselves (again) of the 007 drama to come:
That’s it for this week, catch you next time!