Archives for September, 2010

‘Beauty and the Beast’ HD Preview: Be Our Guest

Check out this high-definition clip of Beauty and the Beast and you’ll notice, even with YouTube’s compressed 720p HD video, that the picture has improved greatly with better colors and contrast.

Beauty and the Beast will be available on Blu-ray Disc October 5, 2010.

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09/29/2010 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ HD Preview: Be Our Guest

Guillermo del Toro Partners With DreamWorks Animation; Trollhunters Announced

Guillermo del Toro is set to develop, write and direct Trollhunters for DreamWorks Animation. Originally set up at Disney, the project made its way to DreamWorks Animations thanks to del Toro’s cinematographer, Guillermo Navarro, who encouraged Del Toro to consider the possibilities of working with the company.

Now, Del Toro is a consultant to DreamWorks Animation, assisting with various films in development, including the upcoming MegaMind, for which he provided editing and structure assistance, giving it “a brisker rhythm.”

Trollhunters is based on a book del Toro is currently writing, aimed at young-adults. It is expected Hyperion will publish the book, which Del Toro submitted to the publisher two weeks ago.

Read more over at Hollywood Reporter.

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09/27/2010 | Films | Comments Off on Guillermo del Toro Partners With DreamWorks Animation; Trollhunters Announced

Short film spotlight: Dot

Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for this short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8.

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09/22/2010 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Short film spotlight: Dot

‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Trailer

Gnomeo & Juliet is directed by Kelly Asbury (co-director of “Shrek 2”) and features both classic and original songs by Elton John, and the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet. It’ll be in theaters February 11, 2011.

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09/21/2010 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Trailer

‘Alpha and Omega’ Clips: Home Sweet Home & Marcel And Humphrey

In theaters September 17, 2010. Kate and Humphrey are two wolves trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit and snappy one-liners. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek moves. Humphrey’s motto – make ‘em laugh. Kate’s motto – I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go.

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09/15/2010 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on ‘Alpha and Omega’ Clips: Home Sweet Home & Marcel And Humphrey

Short film spotlight: Sh*t Happens

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Short film spotlight: La Fete

A short sketchbook-style animated film that takes a look at people at a “La Fete Nationale” celebration in Montreal, Quebec.

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09/12/2010 | 2D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Short film spotlight: La Fete

Short film spotlight: Umbra

An explorer adventures into an unknown world, yet it seems that he has been there before.

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Short film spotlight: TiM

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09/10/2010 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Short film spotlight: TiM

‘Alpha and Omega’ Clip: Wolf Pile

In theaters September 17, 2010. Kate and Humphrey are two wolves trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit and snappy one-liners. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek moves. Humphrey’s motto – make ‘em laugh. Kate’s motto – I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go.

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09/09/2010 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on ‘Alpha and Omega’ Clip: Wolf Pile

Short film spotlight: The Icing on the Cake

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Short film spotlight: The Human Voice

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