/News 19.09.11


Iloura has announced that it has been appointed as a major VFX vendor for Media Rights Capital and Seth MacFarlane’s (Family Guy) – live action/ CG-animated feature comedy Ted.

Iloura’s Executive Producer, Simon Rosenthal said, “We’re very excited to be working with Media Rights Capital, distributors Universal Pictures and Seth MacFarlane on such a creative and unique project. Ted enables us to continue to expand our skills and capacity and allows us to undertake some highly complex character animation work on over 250 shots”.

Iloura’s Creative Director, Glenn Melenhorst adds, “Our extensive efforts early on in the R&D of ‘Ted’ were instrumental in establishing the overall look and nuances of the character. This included development and testing of facial expressions and body movement, all the way down to the matted and worn texture of his fur. All this work formulated our pitch which assisted us to win a significant package of shots on the film.”

This announcement comes on the back of Iloura completing Guillermo Del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Omnilab Media’s Killer Elite and undertaking visual effects on Columbia Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and featuring the voice of Seth MacFarlane as the title character, focuses on the story of John Bennett (Wahlberg) – a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who comes to life as a result of a childhood wish. The film also stars Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi and Patrick Warburton. Written by Seth MacFarlane and his Family Guy co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the film is produced by Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Scott Stuber, Macfarlane and Wellesley and is set for a July 2012 release.

Ted was attracted to Iloura with the assistance of the Australian Government’s 30% Post Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) offset and Film Victoria’s Production Investment Attraction Fund (PIAF).