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100 Years Of Universal Pictures' Ever-Changing Logo

Universal Pictures is celebrating the big 1-0-0 with a new look. A brand spanking new logo—created by visual effects artists at Weta Digital, the New Zealand-based company that did the effects for The Lord of the Rings saga—will debut onscreen before Dr. Seuss' The Lorax on March 2. According to the press release: The visual dynamic of the new logo was inspired by satellite imagery that illustrated a view of the world on a clear night from space.
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A Visit to Weta Workshop [Weta Workshop]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (6 years ago)

Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop in New Zealand is where artists and crafters have made everything from the Lord of the Rings creatures and armor, to King Kong's dinosaurs. We're visiting Wellington, and took a tour. Every visitor gets... Read Post

The Lord of the Rings Gold-Plated Tungsten Carbide One Ring Replica

Odd : Laughing Squid (2 years ago)

The Gold-Plated Tungsten Carbide One Ring from ThinkGeek is a replica created by Weta Workshop of the magic One Ring seen in The Lord of Rings film series (the one that was forged in the fires of Mount Doom by Dark Lord Sauron). Var... Read Post

Weta's new cheaper, delightful, detailed plastic rayguns

Odd : Boing Boing (5 years ago)

Two years ago, my wife surprised me with one of the coolest presents I've ever received: an original Goliathon raygun from effects-house Weta (best known for doing the effects for the Lord of the Rings movies). It's a cast-iron mons... Read Post


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