The week we got a sneak peek at Christmas (17.09.21)

A Boy Called Christmas

Teed up as the next festive family favourite, the first official trailer for A Boy Called Christmas dropped this week. The movie stars a whole host of familiar names (Toby Jones, Jim Broadbent, Maggie Smith & Kristen Wiig to name a few), and hits cinemas and Sky Cinema from November 26th (UK) and on Netflix in November for the US.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

This week Andy Serkis, Tom Hardy and his dog, Blue (because, why not?) were let loose on the red carpet for the premiere of the Venom sequel.

No Time To Die

For those that missed the action last week, the US and International trailers have dropped for the latest Bond blockbuster. Also revealed was the run time, with many fans observing that there was plenty of time to die, but not much to pee…

Oreos, I choose you

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Pokémon joined forces with OREO to create co-branded, limited-edition Pokémon cookie packs.

The Chicago team created this fantastic film, featuring beloved character Pikachu, made entirely from thousands of black-and-white “cookie pixels.”

Watch Together with Facebook

Over in LA, the team created a series of short films in partnership with Facebook Creative X, to promote their Watch Together feature. Facebook users can watch content together, on a shared screen, making friends and family feel like they’re “That Close.”

They delivered the concept with a fun metaphorical twist, visually pulling one friend towards another.


Army of the Dead

Our amazing VFX Supes Bob Winter and Joao Sita spoke to VFX Voice about over 500 visual effects shots which included post-apocalyptic Sin City, a zombie tiger known as Valentine, and replacing scandal-plagued Chris D’Elia with Tig Notaro. Read the article here.

Staff Awards

Staff Awards are back, baby. Cast your votes for those Framestore heroes who deserve some recognition for their dedication and hard work.

Make sure you’re signed into VPN (or on the network) and VOTE HERE.

You’ve been [Framed]

This week we chat to the wonderful Sharon Lock, a Creative Director in the LDN office who was one of the brilliant minds behind the huge success of Libresse #Wombstories. She also loves Pringles (who doesn’t) and once spent an afternoon listening to Christmas songs with Billy Bob Thornton (a.ka. Bad Santa). Read more about Sharon here.

In Other News

Mugged Off

Some vintage Framestore merchandise appeared on Twitter this week, demonstrating that from mugs to movies, we go for quality all the way! (Rumour has it there’s a few in our London team with exclusively Framestore drinkwear at home).


This week saw the VMA’s kick off. The Guardian give the low down on who wore what, Pitchfork tell us who performed what, and here’s who won what.

That’s it for this week!