Rhythm & Hues Files For Bankruptcy

Posted February 28, 2013 3:45 pm by glumPuddle

bill wRhythm & Hues, the VFX studio behind a lot of the digital effects in Disney/Walden’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has filed for bankruptcy, despite winning the Academy Award for their work in Life of Pi. Some controversy has arisen from their acceptance speech, which was was cut short just as Bill Westenhofer began talking about the company’s “severe financial difficulties.” Read the full story. And here is a video on the visual effects in Narnia that was released in 2005. Thanks to Reepi for the alert.

5 Comments For This Story

  • catherinejoy33 says:

    Poor guys. I was so excited when i saw them win an Oscar on Sunday for Life of Pi. I thought that would have helped them. I hope it does help them in the future. I was so blown away by the digital effects in Life of Pi, that they literally put me in awe, and i was moved by the effects alone. Thanks Rhythm and Hues for working on such a spectacular movie, and making it beautiful. You deserve the credit and support. And the Oscar :-)

  • boke_wyrm says:

    Well, you never know in these parlous times, but bankruptcy isn’t a death sentence. It’s possible they can recover, like MGM did.

  • fxFan_inmexico says:

    R.I.P. Rhythm en Hues, you did good an beautyful work.

  • ShiningStar says:

    This is really strange, because also the company who is responsible for the post-production VFX for "The Seventh Son" (Ben Barnes’ latest fantasy flick) also filed for bankruptcy, and something about another company picking it up to finish the project?? I heard about that on the IMDB somewhere, but hopefully they can get the film finished somehow…
    btw, congrats to Life of Pi, it was probably one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen (beside the Hobbit).

  • Hermit of the Northern March says:

    Thanks to Rhythm and Hues for doing such a good job with Aslan’s face in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. You guys are very talented.