Thor has arrived
It’s finally here! Check out the trailer for the epic Thor: Love and Thunder, which features a thunderbolt of VFX magic from our studios in LDN, MUM, MTL and VAN, and colour from Company 3. We simply can’t wait to see the film on the big screen from 8th July.
Marvel Studios also released the films official poster this week.
Be on beast behaviour
Universal Pictures gave us a first look at the roar-some looking survival-thriller Beast, which stars Idris Elba. The film follows a recently widowed husband (Idris Elba) who travels to South Africa with his teenage daughters, only to be stalked by a huge and rather hungry lion. If you want to see our LDN and MUM studios amazing work then make sure to check out the trailer below.
Funny to the bee
Featuring some un-bee-lievable work from our LDN studio, Man vs Bee pits Rowan Atkinson against an unlikely adversary. The comedy series streams from 24th June, but give this trailer a look in the meantime.
Framestore collaborated with director Tomas Jonsgården, Boys + Girls and Ponder to create Jeff’s World for Three Ireland, where they were tasked with bringing to life Jeff – a plucky bearded dragon who goes on an adventure while his owners are out of town. The spot was beautifully graded by Company 3’s Jean-Clémet Soret.
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is back
Ahead of the Elvis world premiere at the Cannes Film festival on Thursday, Warner Bros. treated us to the film’s second official trailer and we can officially say that the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is back (no smart alec questions as to whether you truly has left the building, please). The film’s cast and crewwere overwhelmed by a 12-minute standing ovation after the premiere, the longest of this year’s festival so far. Read all about it in this Variety piece and make sure to watch the trailer below.
Three Thousand Years of Longing
George Miller’s dark fantasy comedy-drama Three Thousand Years of Longing also premiered at this years Cannes Film Festival and received a six-minute standing ovation. The film follows a solitary academic (Tilda Swinton) and a burdened genie (Idris Elba) she finds in a bottle in the markets of Istanbul. His history unfolds in the stories of those who had found him before. Read more about the premiere in this Variety piece and check out the trailer below!
We are delighted to announce that our advertising team have picked up two #dandad wins for SHEBA ‘Hope Reef’ in the Computer-Generated category and McDonald’s ‘Imaginary Iggy’ in the Characters & Creatures category.
The One Show
We’re proud that Kiyan Prince took home 2 x GOLD pencils at The One Show and both SHEBA: Hope Reef and United Nations Development Programme: Don’t Choose Extinction picked up Merit awards.
VFX Supervisor Alexis Wajsbrot spoke to Variety about our MUM and LDN team’s mind-bending, multiverse-straddling work for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. As well as explaining what goes into such a wildly-creative sequence, he also lifted the lid on a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em Easter eggs…
In other news
Creating Mrs Coulter
Russell Dodgson spoke at the BFI event last weekend, covering all things His Dark Materials with Mrs Coulter herself, Ruth Wilson. Wilson quite literally faced her daemons with lead puppeteer Brian Fisher.
Quiz Night in LDN
Our LDN studio held a charity quiz night in aid of The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal which included tricky questions, tasty snacks, drinks and of course karaoke! It was a fun-filled evening and very successful as the studio raised over £4,000 in donations.
Trivia Night in MEL
Last Monday, our MEL studio organised an online Trivia Night to raise money for the Australia Red Cross – Ukraine Appeal. There was a $5 buy-in (but people were, of course, able to donate more) to participate. The studio raised an impressive $1295.03, while Luke Dadic took the crown for highest individual scorer and won a $50 gift card in lieu of a team prize for the highest scoring team. Method donated an extra $400 to the fundraiser, bringing the total raised to $1695.03. What a great event!
MTL on a winning streak
This week, our MTL studio’s soccer team won again! The team played against Tuque Games and won 5- 3. Nice work folks!
MTL Office Tour
Last Friday both ATD and Pipeline teams were in the MTL studio for a tour, followed by a get-together in our main kitchen. Both teams had a blast and started a little group picture contest which team could go the craziest??? (2205 / 2208 = ATD, 2212 / 2213 = Pipeline)
That’s it for this week peeps! Please remember that your colleagues in the US are celebrating Memorial Day on Monday and LDN are heading toward the Jubilee weekend so they won’t answer your lengthy work emails on Thursday and Friday.