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20th Dec '13 12:56:14 PM JIKTV
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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong giant apes]] and [[Film/{{Avatar}} alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''Series/DoctorWho''.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Creator/{{PBS}} station.
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!! Projects WETA has worked on:
[[index]]
* ''Film/TheATeam''
* ''[[Film/TinTin The Adventures of Tin Tin]]''
* ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}''
* ''Film/TheAvengers''
* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia''
* ''Film/{{Contact}}''
* ''Film/{{The Day The Earth Stood Still|2008}}'' (2008 Remake)
* The ''Creator/{{Disney}}'' VanityPlate since 2006.
** Creator/{{Universal}}'s 100th Anniversary Vanity Plate (and ''Film/{{Ted}}'' to that extent).
* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' (Mothership and weapons only, the aliens were handled by Vancouver-based company ImageEngine)[[note]]They also made a mining exoskeleton that didn't get used in the movie[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''
* ''Film/{{Eragon}}''
* ''Film/TheFrighteners''
* ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''
* ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''
* ''Film/TheHost'' (Creature design, CG provided by defunct [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]] offshoot Creator/TheOrphanage)
* ''Film/IRobot''
* ''Film/IronMan3''
* ''WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon'' (Co-production with {{Nelvana}})
* ''Film/{{Jumper}}''
* ''Film/KingKong'' (2005 movie)
* ''Film/KnightAndDay''
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
** ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones''
* ''Film/ManOfSteel''
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''
* ''Film/{{Predators}}''
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''
* ''Film/RedCliff'' (Film Recording)
* ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
* ''Film/VanHelsing''
* ''Film/TheWaterHorseLegendOfTheDeep''
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VujjtKYUEiA The WotWots!]]''
* ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/TheWolverine''
[[/index]]

!! Tropes Associated with WETA:
* LiveActionAdaptation: ''Lord of The Rings'' and ''Bridge to Terabithia''. ''Evangelion'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' were also meant to have these as well.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]ThemeNaming: They're named after a bug native to New Zealand (which is where they're located).
* SerkisFolk: King Kong, Gollum and Caesar were all played by Andy Serkis himself, the Na'vi also count.
* StarringSpecialEffects: All of their movies.
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[[quoteright:140:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Weta-logo_2187.png]]

[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong giant apes]] and [[Film/{{Avatar}} alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''Series/DoctorWho''.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Creator/{{PBS}} station.
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!! Projects WETA has worked on:
[[index]]
* ''Film/TheATeam''
* ''[[Film/TinTin The Adventures of Tin Tin]]''
* ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}''
* ''Film/TheAvengers''
* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia''
* ''Film/{{Contact}}''
* ''Film/{{The Day The Earth Stood Still|2008}}'' (2008 Remake)
* The ''Creator/{{Disney}}'' VanityPlate since 2006.
** Creator/{{Universal}}'s 100th Anniversary Vanity Plate (and ''Film/{{Ted}}'' to that extent).
* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' (Mothership and weapons only, the aliens were handled by Vancouver-based company ImageEngine)[[note]]They also made a mining exoskeleton that didn't get used in the movie[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''
* ''Film/{{Eragon}}''
* ''Film/TheFrighteners''
* ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''
* ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''
* ''Film/TheHost'' (Creature design, CG provided by defunct [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]] offshoot Creator/TheOrphanage)
* ''Film/IRobot''
* ''Film/IronMan3''
* ''WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon'' (Co-production with {{Nelvana}})
* ''Film/{{Jumper}}''
* ''Film/KingKong'' (2005 movie)
* ''Film/KnightAndDay''
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
** ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones''
* ''Film/ManOfSteel''
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''
* ''Film/{{Predators}}''
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''
* ''Film/RedCliff'' (Film Recording)
* ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
* ''Film/VanHelsing''
* ''Film/TheWaterHorseLegendOfTheDeep''
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VujjtKYUEiA The WotWots!]]''
* ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/TheWolverine''
[[/index]]

!! Tropes Associated with WETA:
* LiveActionAdaptation: ''Lord of The Rings'' and ''Bridge to Terabithia''. ''Evangelion'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' were also meant to have these as well.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]ThemeNaming: They're named after a bug native to New Zealand (which is where they're located).
* SerkisFolk: King Kong, Gollum and Caesar were all played by Andy Serkis himself, the Na'vi also count.
* StarringSpecialEffects: All of their movies.
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20th Dec '13 12:25:24 PM JIKTV
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* DevelopmentHell: The ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' movie WETA were to co-produce with StudioGainax and Creator/ADVFilms falls right into this.
20th Dec '13 12:23:19 PM JIKTV
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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong giant apes]] and [[Film/{{Avatar}} alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC {{PBS}} station.

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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong giant apes]] and [[Film/{{Avatar}} alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.

''Series/DoctorWho''.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC {{PBS}} Creator/{{PBS}} station.



* ''BridgeToTerabithia''

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* ''BridgeToTerabithia''''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia''



* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008'' (2008 Remake)

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* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008'' ''Film/{{The Day The Earth Stood Still|2008}}'' (2008 Remake)



** {{Universal}}'s 100th Anniversary Vanity Plate (and ''Film/{{Ted}}'' to that extent).

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** {{Universal}}'s Creator/{{Universal}}'s 100th Anniversary Vanity Plate (and ''Film/{{Ted}}'' to that extent).



* ''HeavenlySword''
* ''Film/TheHost'' (Creature design, CG provided by defunct [[IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]] offshoot Creator/TheOrphanage)

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* ''HeavenlySword''
''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''
* ''Film/TheHost'' (Creature design, CG provided by defunct [[IndustrialLightAndMagic [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]] offshoot Creator/TheOrphanage)



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''Halo'' movie. What was left of the budget was put into ''Film/{{District 9}}''.
17th Nov '13 1:28:39 PM GhostOfAGeek
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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong Giant apes]] and [[Film/{{Avatar}} Alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.

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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong Giant giant apes]] and [[Film/{{Avatar}} Alien alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.



* The ''{{Disney}}'' VanityPlate since 2006.

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* The ''{{Disney}}'' ''Creator/{{Disney}}'' VanityPlate since 2006.
17th Nov '13 1:27:08 PM GhostOfAGeek
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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong Giant apes]] & [[Film/{{Avatar}} Alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.

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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong Giant apes]] & and [[Film/{{Avatar}} Alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.
26th Sep '13 9:24:25 PM erforce
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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong Giant apes]] & [[Film/{{Avatar}} Alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.

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[[http://www.wetafx.co.nz/ WETA]] is the brainchild of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' director Creator/PeterJackson. Established in 1993 for the movie ''HeavenlyCreatures'', ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the company specializes in CG for [[Film/KingKong Giant apes]] & [[Film/{{Avatar}} Alien worlds with blue people]], as well as practical effects, props and recently, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPc_jGgHD0 statues]] based upon ''DoctorWho''.
26th Sep '13 1:43:57 PM philipnova798
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* ''Film/JaneAndTheDragon'' (Co-production with {{Nelvana}})

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* ''Film/JaneAndTheDragon'' ''WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon'' (Co-production with {{Nelvana}})
26th Sep '13 1:43:04 PM philipnova798
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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' (Mothership only, the aliens were handled by Vancouver-based company ImageEngine)[Not strictly correct, as WETA did the weapons as well, plus a mining exoskeleton that didn't get used in the movie]

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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' (Mothership and weapons only, the aliens were handled by Vancouver-based company ImageEngine)[Not strictly correct, as WETA did the weapons as well, plus ImageEngine)[[note]]They also made a mining exoskeleton that didn't get used in the movie]movie[[/note]]



* ''Film/JaneAndTheDragon''

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* ''Film/JaneAndTheDragon''''Film/JaneAndTheDragon'' (Co-production with {{Nelvana}})
16th Sep '13 6:00:50 AM erforce
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* ''{{Contact}}''

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* ''{{Contact}}''''Film/{{Contact}}''



* ''{{Enchanted}}''

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* ''{{Enchanted}}''''Film/{{Enchanted}}''



* ''TheFrighteners''
* ''HeavenlyCreatures''

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* ''TheFrighteners''
''Film/TheFrighteners''
* ''HeavenlyCreatures''''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''



* ''IRobot''

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* ''IRobot''''Film/IRobot''



* ''JaneAndTheDragon''
* ''{{Jumper}}''

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* ''JaneAndTheDragon''
''Film/JaneAndTheDragon''
* ''{{Jumper}}''''Film/{{Jumper}}''



* ''KnightAndDay''

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* ''KnightAndDay''''Film/KnightAndDay''



* ''NightAtTheMuseum''
* ''{{Film/Predators}}''
* ''{{Prometheus}}''
* ''RedCliff'' (Film Recording)
* ''RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
* ''VanHelsing''

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* ''NightAtTheMuseum''
''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''
* ''{{Film/Predators}}''
''Film/{{Predators}}''
* ''{{Prometheus}}''
''Film/{{Prometheus}}''
* ''RedCliff'' ''Film/RedCliff'' (Film Recording)
* ''RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
* ''VanHelsing''''Film/VanHelsing''
14th Aug '13 7:53:11 PM Leviathan
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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' (Mothership only, the aliens were handled by Vancouver-based company ImageEngine)

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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' (Mothership only, the aliens were handled by Vancouver-based company ImageEngine)ImageEngine)[Not strictly correct, as WETA did the weapons as well, plus a mining exoskeleton that didn't get used in the movie]
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