The week we party with Barbie (16.12.22)

Hiya Barbie!

Let’s ring in 2023 early with the newly released Barbie trailer! Yes, you read that correctly – Warner Bros. finally revealed the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film featuring the plast-tastic work of our teams in LDN and MTL. The film follows Barbie, played by Margot Robbie, who after being expelled from Barbieland for being a less than perfect-looking doll, sets off for the human world to find true happiness.

Take a trip to 65 million years ago

Creature feature fans the world over are in a state of T-rextasy thanks to the first trailer drop for 65 – the sci-fi-dinosaur-shoot-’em-up feature we never knew we needed. Our talented team in MEL have been working their socks off on this one, and we’re delighted to see the results! The trailer also garnered over 6.5 million views in only one day.

A long awaited release

Our USA, CAN, MUM and MEL studios have been busy watching the final season of His Dark Materials for a little while now. The UK audience only has to wait a few more days until its release on December 18th – FINALLY! If you haven’t had the chance to watch the final trailer released by the BBC then make sure to catch up below!

The OG Rocket

James Gunn shared a look at Rocket in the latest Guardians of the Galaxy film, using #89p13, Rocket’s original experiment name. It can’t get any cuter than this!

Never too much with AT&T

To ring in a new season of college football, AT&T brings the game to wherever you are (and they do mean anywhere). At a wedding? They say yes. On the golf course? Of course! Continuing their long-running partnership with AT&T and BBDO, the LA studio set to work on a tight turnaround, correcting hair flyaways, environment enhancements adding trees and golf course clean up.

Televisual’s Facilities 50 Survey

Framestore officially took the 2nd place in Televisual’s Facilities 50 ranking and reveals that the post lockdown production surge and the general uptick in commissioning from streamers has led to a very busy, but very fraught, time in post. Congratulations to everyone who made this possible. It’s a huge achievement!


Satellite Awards and HCA Creative Arts Awards

Two nominations! The Top Gun: Maverick team has been nominated for Best Visual Effects by both Satellite Awards and HCA Creative Arts Awards. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the film’s incredible VFX!


Sagar Kudle, Modeller, MUM

Meet Modeller Sagar Kudle who’s a certified multitasker, is blessed to have not one but two partners in crime, and would love to hang with Avatar’s Jake Sully someday.

In other news

A trip to MUM

Chairman William Sargent visited our MUM office this week and was warmly welcomed by the team.

LA Holiday Party

On Wednesday, the LA studio gathered together at the Cozy Inn for some holiday festivities to celebrate the delivery of some huge projects and a successful year!

Systems Team Dinner

The LA Systems team went out for a lovely holiday dinner this week and had a great time!

VAN Holiday Party

The VAN studio had a blast at their holiday party last week. The team celebrated their first year as Framestore and even started a conga line on the dance floor! What a fun night!

Animation Department Holiday celebration

The MTL Animation department hosted a Holidays Potluck and Bake Off. The team also got together for the traditional Secret Santa gift exchange.

Charity Bake Sale

MTL hosted a charity bake sale and raised $750 to which Framestore added $250. 1000$ will be donated to charity, the initial goal was to raise $500. Congratulations to everyone and especially to the bakers who made this fundraiser a success.

MTL Framestore Connect

Last Friday, the HR team organised a Framestore Connect outing, open to friends and family members, to the largest sound, light and multimedia show in the World: Illumi. More than 50 people were present to enjoy thousands of larger-than-life structures.

Christmas Jumper Day

The LDN studio participated in this year’s Jumper Day to raise money for Save the Children, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. A group of festive knits enthusiasts gathered in the lobby for a group photo. Later that day, everyone came together in the cafe to enjoy a round of mince pies and mulled wine.

IA Lunch in LDN

The LDN IA team held their annual Christmas lunch buffet this week and everyone attending had to bring in some food for everyone to share.

Holiday Party Photos

If you haven’t seen the holiday party photos yet then make sure to take a look here: LDN, NY, MTL, VAN.

That’s it for this week! Please remember that our offies will be closed next Friday, 23rd December.