Archives for March, 2008
A special week of BEN 10 shows will air on Cartoon Network, leading up to the premiere of BEN 10: Alien Force on Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
April 13 – BEN 10 marathon
April 14 at 8 p.m. – Ben 10 special featuring the results of the ultimate BEN 10 fan challenge
April 15 at 8 p.m. – A previously unseen episode of BEN 10
April 16 at 8 p.m. – Enhanced version of the animated movie BEN 10: The Secret of the Omnitrix
April 17 at 8 p.m. – BEN 10: Race Against Time movie
At last night’s 2008 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, Pixar’s Ratatouille won the award for Favorite Animated Movie while Alvin and the Chipmunks won Favorite Movie. Topping off the animation awards was Eddie Murphy winning the award for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie for Shrek the Third.
Check out this cool Speed Racer poster. Drag your mouse over it to see a cool 3D effect.
Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken: Star Wars DVD has been delayed from May 20 to July 22, 2008 in order to capitalize on Comic Con and the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The Robot Chicken: Star Wars episode first aired on Cartoon Network in July. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes and commentary.
The fine folks over at the wonderful CGSociety have a great in-depth, behind-the-scenes feature of the hit animated movie, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, by Blue Sky Studios.
Here’s a small excerpt:
Another explanation was the need to master “squash-and-stretch” techniques that transcended the boundaries of animation physics and character performance and believability in order to capture the wonder and imagination of a Dr. Seuss story. The aim was to produce extreme looks and movements, including an effect to make their legs move so quickly that they smear on screen.
Head over to CGSociety to read the entire two page feature.