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The Witches

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Reimagining Roald Dahl's beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis's visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe-undercover-to carry out her nefarious plans. Zemeckis is joined by a world-class team of filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris. The cast includes powerhouse performances from Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock, with newcomer Jahzir Kadeen Bruno as the brave young hero.


Glenn Melenhorst – VFX Supervisor

Nick  Tripodi – Animation Supervisor

Dom Hellier – Joint Head of Compositing

Ray Leung – Joint Head of Model/Texture

Sam Doolan – Lead Lighting Artist


Maya, Houdini, Nuke, VRay, Substance Painter, Mari, ZBrush,

Ziva, Marvelous Designer, Reality Capture