Disney World’s Avatar Flight of Passage Ride Wins Visual Effects Award

Avatar Flight of Passage award

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It was announced this week that Walt Disney World’s newest and most popular thrill ride, Avatar Flight of Passage, has won an award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue  Project from the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Disney fared very well  with this year’s VES  Awards. Also receiving four awards was the Disney Pixar animated hit Coco, which won for Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature, Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature (Hector), Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature and Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature.

Disney-Owned Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 also won one VES Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project.

According to VEW, their awards recognize “outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. ”  The 16th annual awards ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton and was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.  More information about the VES Awards can be found here.

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