Archives for May, 2008
Release date: October 28, 2008
The folks over at DailyCamera have posted an enjoyable article featuring Jack Black, voice of the lead character in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Kung Fu Panda.
Here’s an excerpt:
For “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation boss Jeffrey Katzenberg wanted the real Black — his own voice, his own personality. Pitching the story to Black, Katzenberg even had some raw animation of the character prepared with dialogue borrowed from “High Fidelity,” Black said.
“It was a fun experience not hiding behind a character voice this time. When you do the character voice, that can be fun and it can inform the character, but you also get distracted by that, and this way, I could just focus on what was funny in the scene,” Black said.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming DVD movie, Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs, scheduled for release on June 24, 2008.
Paramount has announced that the computer animated Beowulf is coming to Blu-ray on July 29th. The movie was previously released on DVD and HD DVD. Video will be presented at 2.35:1 1080p AVC with a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.
Bonus features include: 17 featurettes ranging from a look at the stunts to the origins of Beowulf, deleted scenes, a theatrical trailer and other hidden surprises.
Dreamworks has announced that they will release Madagascar and Shrek the Third for Blu-ray on September 16th. No specs or special features have been announced yet, except for Shrek the Third which will include the same bonus features as the HD DVD release.
Shrek the Third special features include lost scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, music video, animation video jukebox and much more.
That’s right folks, TheAnimationBlog.com has reached its 500th post and I couldn’t be happier. I want to thank each and every one of you that visits. With every day that passes, T.A.B. gets more and more popular. I thank those who have spread the word to their friends and via the web by linking to articles on the site. I greatly appreciate it.
15 months and 500 posts. Not bad for a one man team. When I started the blog I had no idea that it would still be going strong today. As long as you all keep visiting, I’ll keep reporting the latest animation news and featuring the best animation videos from around the web.
Again, thank you very, very much!
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Check out this documentary profile on Nick Park and Aardman Animation, first broadcast November 2006.
Part 1 of 5:
Check out this cool, behind-the-scenes video of Pixar’s upcoming masterpiece, WALL-E: