An inspired mashup of zombie heart and romantic-comedy brains, "Warm Bodies" offers a welcome twist on the living-dead canon, even if the decidedly femme-skewed results ignore pretty much every rule…
Is it acting, or animation? The awards season brings this question into sharp relief again, with motion-capture films like "Tintin" planting themselves firmly in the animation camp, while Fox runs an…
While the lifelike simians in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" represent groundbreaking performance-capture technology, the filmmakers' first priority was using that tool to bring humanity to their…
The live-action awards race has been slow getting started, but the toon category is already highly animated. There are plenty of contenders but, as in live-action, also plenty of questions.
The Wii shrunk the videogame controller down to the size of a TV remote. Now Microsoft is doing away with hand controls entirely to deliver a new iteration of motion-capture technology for home users.
When the original "Tron" debuted in 1982, it wowed gamers and sci-fi fans with its vision of a world "inside the computer."
The technical wizardry that brings characters in blockbusters like "Avatar" and the new "Alice in Wonderland" to life has brought a new source of labor dispute to Hollywood: Are these genuine acting…
Spike TV has signed on to bring the vidgame biz-spoofing Web series "MoCap, LLC" to television.
With "motion capture" technology, real actors help define the movement of their onscreen characters -- but traditional animators need not file for unemployment just yet. Jay Redd and Troy Saliba, vfx…
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Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$30.1M Fox -29.51%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$974,415 Cumulative:$212.9M Warner Brothers -37.02%