The week we went back to School 📚 (8.9.23)

Have a little Loki here

The past. The present. The future. Loki is back. This latest look at the second season hints at some fantastic VFX work from LDN and MUM. This superhero showstopper used our many different skill sets – from Art Department, to VisDev, FPS, and VFX – to form one epic series.

Catch Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2 from 6 October on Disney+.

A Monster teaser

Check out the official teaser for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. Our team in VAN, led by VFX Supervisor Arek Komorowski, has crafted titanic creatures and delivered breathtaking FX work for the show’s 10-episode first season. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters premieres on 17 November on Apple TV+.

Back to School (for Good and Evil)

And don’t miss the epic breakdown reel, highlighting the work from VFX Supervisors, Jonathan Fawkner and Ben Magana, and our teams across FPS (led by Visualisation Supervisor, Jon Allen), LDN, MTL and MUM.

Making waves

Walt Disney Studios’ live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid made a splash this summer and featured breathtaking VFX work from our LDN, MTL and MUM studios. You can now enjoy the magic from home, as Ariel and friends have arrived on Disney+. Keep an eye on our social channels for the full VFX breakdown, coming soon!

Breaking down Max’s ‘Carrie’s Closet’ immersive experience

And Just Like That… we took a strut down memory lane in Carrie Bradshaw’s coveted closet. 

Earlier this summer, our NYC immersive team commemorated 25 years of Sex and the City and celebrated the second season premiere of And Just Like That by partnering with Max to provide fans with an opportunity to immerse themselves in TV’s most fabulous franchise with the “And Just Like That…It’s Been 25 Years, A Sex and the City Experience”.


LBB | Framestore Montréal adds VFX Supervisors, Francois Lambert and Jeremy Robert

Read the full announcement here.

Cartoon Brew

It has been one week since ONE PIECE dropped on Netflix, taking the world by storm and becoming the most-watched series on the platform last week. Speaking with Cartoon Brew, showside VFX supervisor, Victor Scalise discussed how Framestore’s NYC and LDN teams helped bring to life the live action version of the beloved manga series – and even gave a shoutout to Framestore VFX supervisor, Andy Zazzera!

Check out the full interview here.

The Hollywood Reporter

Top Gun: Maverick gets a mention in this piece from The Hollywood Reporter, offering a new perspective on why some folks are so shy about fessing up to their use of CG. Our CEO, Mel Sullivan gave this article a mention in our Global Town Halls this week, read the full piece here.

A Sweet cover

Wonka star Timothee Chalamet graced the cover of Total Film this week. The new issue hits newsstands on 14th September, featuring an interview with director, Paul King.

In other news

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Lights, Camera, Action

Our CEO, Mel Sullivan found herself in the spotlight this week, shooting something special at Silvertown Studios. Here’s a sneak peek from behind the scenes!

Putting the Comp in Competitive

Jamie Scott and Suzanne Jandu hosted a brilliant trivia night for LDN compositing Teams, “The Church of Nicolas Darques” & “The Brains With No Names” tied for first place, and an honorable mention to Deputy Head of 2D, Ollie Bersey for not recognising his own zoomed-in face in the picture round…

Invasion S2 Wrap Party

The team behind Invasion S2 took themselves out to celebrate after delivering the show to glowing feedback from the client-side VFX Supervisor and VFX Producer. Amazing work everyone! Make sure you catch Invasion S2 on Apple TV+.

Sage advice from the rooftops

No more Softball summer

Team Flamestorm (LDN) sang their hearts out to celebrate a very well played season, with a beautiful acapella version of, Bring me to life by Evanescence. A very special thanks to Nicole DeSantis and Puff Pisanwalerd for being such incredible team captains this year!

That’s all folks for this week!