Archives for July, 2009
Samsung has released yet another viral video — this time to promote their Samsung JET cell phone. The video is a mix of 3D animation and live footage. It’s very well done and gets to the point quickly and effectively, leaving a lasting impression. Check it out below!
A teaser trailer for Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse’s anime-style adaptation of Wolverine, schedule for release in 2010.
A teaser trailer for Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse’s anime-style adaptation of Iron Man, scheduled for release in 2010.
In theaters March 5, 2010
If the Youtube version doesn’t work, try the one after the break.
StopMo is a Stopmotion and 3D short movie made at Supinfocom Arles in 2008.
“An archaeologist gives life back to an FX cinema studio that was buried under the ground.”
Check out three more behind the scenes videos for Coraline, available on Blu-ray and DVD 7/21. All releases include the 2D and 3D versions of the movie plus 4 pairs of 3D glasses. And if you haven’t seen the videos from volume one, go check them out!
The 360 shot – Video 1 of 3
In theaters September 9, 2009
Last fall, animators around the world worked together on Facebook to make music come alive through animation. Today, Intel and Sony Pictures announced with Mass Animation that this bold new step in storytelling, “Live Music” will premiere on Nov. 20 as a short before TriStar Pictures’ animated film, “Planet 51.”
This short film, born out of an online community, was the first from Mass Animation, an effort sponsored by Intel Corporation to bring together the worlds of computer graphics, Hollywood and Facebook. The collaboration phase ran from Nov. 17 through Jan. 30, when animators submitted work that was voted on by the Facebook community.
“Live Music” is directed by Yair Landau, former president of Sony Pictures Digital. You can see a preview for the short below:
Set in a musical instrument store, this love story follows Riff, a rock ‘n’ roll guitar and Vanessa, the classical violin of Riff’s dreams. The instruments are brought to life by legendary guitarist Steve Vai as Riff and acclaimed violinist Ann Marie Calhoun as Vanessa.
Seth MacFarlane has something to be happy about today as his show, Family Guy, has been nominated in the Best Comedy category for the 61st annual Emmys. This is the first time in 50 years that an animated series has been nominated in that category. Family Guy will go up against Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, 30 Rock and Weeds.
In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour), the nominees are:
American Dad’s “Sixteen-Hundred Candles”
Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II”
South Park’s “Margaritaville”
The Simpsons’ “Gone Maggie Gone.”
In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more), the nominees are:
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Destination Imagination (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)
In the Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Animated Programs, the nominees are:
Phineas and Ferb’s “The Monster Of Phineas-N-Ferbenstein”
SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Dear Vikings”
In the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, the nominees are:
Ron Rifkin, as Narrator for American Masters’ “Jerome Robbins: Something To Dance About”
Seth MacFarlane, as Peter Griffin for Family Guy’s “I Dream of Jesus”
Seth Green, as Anakin Skywalker (among others) for Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II,”
Hank Azaria, as Moe Syzlak for The Simpsons’ “Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe,”
Harry Shearer, as Mr. Burns (among others) for The Simpsons’ “The Burns And The Bees”
Dan Castellaneta, as Homer Simpson for The Simpsons’ “Father Knows Worst”
Also, The Simpsons received a nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) for the “Gone Maggie Gone” episode as well.
Via VFX World
Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc November 3 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner Home Video. Uniquely packaged with an exclusive 64 page production journal, the four-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One is presented in widescreen with English, Spanish and French 5.1 DTS audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Bonus features include:
· Seven Director’s Cut Episodes
· 22 Episodic Featurettes that go behind-the-scenes with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and crew about the making-of each episode.
· 64 page production journal that includes early sketches, artist notes, and concept art from each episode from Season One.
· Blu-ray Exclusive – The Jedi Temple Archives: An extensive database exploring test footage, early concept art, 3-D character and object turnarounds and early animation. The Archives is a rare look at the assets in various stages of creation for The Clone Wars, with a wealth of surprises and never-before seen moments sprinkled throughout.