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Hollywood gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch

Hollywood gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, …

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ director Peyton Reed on following ‘Infinity War’ – TechCrunch

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ director Peyton Reed on following ‘Infinity War’ – TechCrunch If you watch Ant-Man and the Wasp hoping for clues to the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, you’ll probably be disappointed: Although the just-released film coming out a few months after Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp actually …

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Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch

Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch For over 50 years, Disneyland and its sister parks have been a showcase for increasingly technically proficient versions of its “animatronic” characters. First pneumatic and hydraulic and more recently fully electronic — these figures create a feeling of life and …

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Infinity War’ is an overstuffed adventure with a terrific villain – TechCrunch

Infinity War’ is an overstuffed adventure with a terrific villain – TechCrunch Seriously, Thanos is the best part of the movie When I saw the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, I was really excited and really worried. Excited because holy crap, there were so many characters. Iron Man! Captain …

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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is a new high point for superhero cinema

Black Panther doesn’t look like any movie I’ve seen. I don’t want to downplay America’s long history of black cinema (a history that already includes a handful of black superheroes). Nor am I ignoring the fact that Black Panther is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — so yes, …

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Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots

The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s. Since then, massive advancements have been made in control systems, movement architecture and programming. The most advanced animatronic …

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The showrunners behind ‘Game of Thrones’ have signed on to write some ‘Star Wars’ movies

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the writers who turned George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels into a television phenomenon, will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films. We’re starting a vague sense of Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for the Star Wars franchise after the release of the …

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