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King Kong
Return of the King
Article by Jody Duncan
One of the most beloved fantasy adventures of all time returns to the big screen in director Peter Jackson's adaptation of the 1933 film classic about a giant ape who reigns over an island of prehistoric beasts, but who falls for a winsome blonde and is transported to civilization for an epic rampage through the streets of New York. Jackson's longtime dream project, and his first film since completing The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong comes alive through the efforts of Jackson's own Oscar-winning effects companies, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop in New Zealand.
The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Deep Magic
Article by Jody Duncan
Several generations of children and adults have been captivated by C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, about four young children who step into an enchanted wardrobe and find themselves in the frozen land of Narnia, inhabited by witches, fauns and other magical beasts. Now, director Andrew Adamson, drawing upon the talents of three top visual effects companies (Industrial Light & Magic, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Rhythm & Hues), brings to film the first installment of the Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The Corpse Bride
Overview: Pete Kozachik on The Corpse Bride
Article by Joe Fordham
Visual effects supervisor Pete Kozachik dissects the stop-motion animation and visual effects in Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Overview: Michael Shelton on The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Article by Jody Duncan
Visual effects supervisor Michael Shelton discusses the subtle, but creepy, digital makeup employed in The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
The Legend of Zorro
Overview: Kent Houston on The Legend of Zorro
Article by Jody Duncan
Visual effects supervisor Kent Houston talks about exploding trains and other effects in the rollicking sequel, The Legend of Zorro.
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