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The Little Mermaid, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and Napoleon feature in Indiwire’s 2024 Best Visual Effects Oscar contenders list

The Little Mermaid, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and Napoleon feature in IndieWire's 2024 Best Visual Effects Oscar contenders.

August 17, 2023

IndieWire has revealed its 2024 Best Visual Effects Oscar contenders, and we’re pleased to see The Little Mermaid, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and Napoleon all feature!

Nominations voting is from January 11–16, 2024, with official Oscar nominations announced on January 23, 2024. Final voting is February 22–27, 2024. And finally, the 96th Oscars telecast will be broadcast on Sunday, March 10, and air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Discover MPC’s VFX work on the three films featured below!

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid VFX by MPC Shipwreck After

Led by MPC VFX Supervisors Patrick Ledda, Luca Bonatti, and Sebastien Raets, VFX Producer June Aparici, and Executive VFX Producer Christoph Roth, MPC’s teams spread across studios in London, Montreal, LA, Adelaide, and Bangalore worked together to deliver over 700 shots for Director Rob Marshall’s reimagining of the animated classic. This included VFX and animation for the film’s main characters Ariel, Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam, stunning underwater environments, and photoreal FX simulation work.

Read more about our work here.

Transformers Rise of The Beasts VFX created by MPC

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, directed by Steven Caple Jr., transports audiences to a world where Optimus Prime and the Autobots take on their biggest challenge yet. When a new threat capable of destroying the entire planet emerges, they must team up with a powerful faction of Transformers known as the Maximals to save Earth.

MPC was called on to help tell that story.

Over 1,000 artists and production crew collaborating across MPC’s studios in London, Montreal, Bangalore, LA, Toronto and Adelaide delivered 896 shots, including 18 of the movie’s characters, such as Arcee, Bumblebee, Mirage, Optimus Primal, Optimus Prime, Rhinox, Scourge and the planet-eating character Unicron.

Find out more here.

A first look at Napoleon's Ridley Scott


He came from nothing. He conquered everything.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott, Napoleon is exclusively in movie theaters November 22nd.

Watch the trailer below!

A huge congratulations to all our global teams for this worthy recognition!

You can see IndieWire’s full list here.

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