17 Jan 2012

Weta in spotlight again after Golden Globes win

3:21 pm on 17 January 2012

Weta Digital is in the spotlight again after The Adventures of Tintin won the best animated feature film award at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.

The movie, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by New Zealander Sir Peter Jackson, uses the Wellington based company's designs and digital work to bring comic book characters by Herge to life.

It is the first film in a proposed trilogy about Tintin, a young Belgian reporter.

The award was presented to Spielberg in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

''A lot of good animated films were nominated and you just never know,'' Weta senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri told Radio New Zealand's Summer Report.

''I thought it (Tintin) deserved it and I'm glad it won.''

Letteri has already won four Oscars for his work on Avatar, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong.