Minoru Takanashi, producer of the Macross and Escaflowne series, passed away.

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Animator Nobuteru Yuki has Tweeted that his colleague and veteran Bandai Visual anime producer Minoru Takanashi has passed away at the age of 54. The cause of death is not known.

 

Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Film first teaser

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The live action film for Tokyo Ghoul has unveiled its very first teaser and will be released in cinemas throughout Japan from Jul. 29

Disney announces ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ animated shorts.

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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy unveiled Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a new series of digital shorts and products focusing on the untold stories of some of the universe’s prominent female heroes like Princess Leia, Rey, and Jyn Erso (in the case of the last two, actresses Daisy Ridley and Felicity Jones will return to provide their characters’ voices, and the series will be hosted by Lupita Nyong’o as her Force Awakens character Maaz Kanat). The shorts will also be accompanied by a line of apparel and toys that are being referred to as “adventure figures” to avoid the stigma of “dolls.”

Guillermo Del Toro Discussed Directing A ‘Star Wars’ Film With Lucasfilm

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After purchasing Lucasfilm from George Lucas, Disney announced that not only would they produce a new trilogy of Star Wars films, but that a series of standalone projects set within the same galaxy would also be developed. While a few of those spin-off film’s have been announced, with Rogue One kicking-off the standalone movies late last year, for many fans the possibilities are as endless and everyone has an idea on who they would like to see helm a future Star Wars project. One director at the top of mind for many fans is filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, who recently revealed to Colliderthat he has spoken with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about potential ideas for a Star Wars project.

Del Toro confirmed he has had discussions with Kennedy and John Knoll but stated that he wants to focus on his own projects first.

“I will not comment on this, because then somebody will say, ‘Oh, Guillermo’s doing [Star Wars]!’ and I look like a kook. Neil Gaiman once said that, ‘I’d love to write Doctor Strange with Guillermo,’ and then all of a sudden on my IMDb I had ‘Doctor Strange’ [listed]. But saying all of that as a caveat, I would say there’s some characters that are great, and I have talked to Kathy Kennedy and John Knoll about ideas. But you know, I want to do my sh*t. I want to do my sh*t, I want to do it first, and I’m veering a lot towards animation. I love animation.”

Saint Seiya Tenkai-Hen: Zeus trailer

Hakuren Studios presents the first promotional trailer for his project called “Saint Seiya Tenkai-Hen: Zeus (Prelude of Pegasus)

 

Marvel collects 30 years of Star Wars comics in a limited edition

Marvel Comics has announced that it is celebrating the Star Wars saga will a galaxy-sized slipcase box set featuring 2208 pages.

If that sounds amazing to you, here is what the set includes:

STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: JOURNEY TO THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: HEROES FOR A NEW HOPE PREMIERE HC
STAR WARS: THE MARVEL COVERS VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
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The Star Wars Box Set Slipcase will go on sale on April 18, 2017, and will retail for $350.00. You can get a closer look at the set in the gallery.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Designing the U-Wing

Take a look behind the scenes at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang traces the design history of the U-wing.

 

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Disney Ducktales teaser

Disney 😄 – Ducktales teaser from Golden Wolf on Vimeo.

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Disney Classic Ducktales! Scrooge and the whole gang are back with a brand new series which is coming to Disney 😄 this summer!

CREDITS
Directed and produced by Golden Wolf

Creative director: Ingi Erlingsson
Art director: Ewen Stenhouse
Producer: Ant Baena
Additional Design: Michaela Gote, Leena Lecklin
2D Lead: Maxime Delalande
2D Animation: Tim Whiting, Yino Huan, Alessandra Sorrentino
Additional 2D clean up by Amix Film Studio
Compositing: Mike Tyler

The art behind the new Ghost in the Shell movie

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GHOST IN THE SHELL – REEL from Ash Thorp on Vimeo.

Artist and designer Ash Thorp released a sizzle reel detailing some of his own work on Ghost in the Shell, providing some insight into how key visual aspects of the film were developed.

The sequences and images in the reel represent a compilation of work created for the Ghost in the Shell live action film, which includes everything from animation tests to final assets implemented in the film.

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