Archives for October, 2009

Short film spotlight: No Quarter

Created by Vancouver Film School student Michael Trent through the VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects program.

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10/22/2009 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Short film spotlight: No Quarter

Short film spotlight: Saloon

Created by Vancouver Film School student Thiago Martins through the VFS Digital Character Animation Production program.

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Disney’s A Christmas Carol Featurette: “Perfect Partnership”

In theaters November 6, 2009.

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10/21/2009 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on Disney’s A Christmas Carol Featurette: “Perfect Partnership”

‘Mary and Max’ now available On Demand

MARY AND MAX is a clayography feature film from Academy Award winning writer/director Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs, featuring the voice talents of Toni Collette, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries and Eric Bana.

Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, MARY AND MAX tells of a pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Dinkle (Collette), a chubby, lonely 8-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia; and Max Horovitz (Hoffman), a severely obese, 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City.

Tons of stills and clips, including an exclusive behind the scenes featurette, after the break!

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10/19/2009 | Films | Comments Off on ‘Mary and Max’ now available On Demand

New ‘Astro Boy’ Stills and Clips

In theaters October 23, 2009.

Check out a second clip along with new stills after the break!

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10/16/2009 | Films | Comments Off on New ‘Astro Boy’ Stills and Clips

‘A Christmas Carol’ Japanese Trailer

Check out this amazing Japanese trailer for Disney’s A Christmas Carol. It’s a complete 180 degree turn compared to the over-the-top American trailer and instead of slapstick, focuses on the ghost aspects of the story. If the previous trailers didn’t get you excited, perhaps this Japanese trailer will. The film will be released in US and UK theaters on November 6, 2009. For other countries, check out the film’s IMDB page.

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5 clips from ‘Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space’

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space will air in primetime on NBC October 28, 2009. For now, press play once and sit back, as all five clips will play in sequence.

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10/16/2009 | Television, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on 5 clips from ‘Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space’

6 new clips from ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Check out six brand new clips from Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, in theaters Nov 25, 2009.

All six clips are embedded in one player. Press play once, sit back, and enjoy.

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3rd ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Poster

In LA and NY theaters November 25. Nationwide on December 11.

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‘Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures!’ coming to DVD

MGM Home Entertainment announced today that “Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures!” is coming to DVD December 29. The animated half-hour episodes pick up where the cult-classic feature film left off, showcasing parody of pop culture for a new generation of fans, including imitations of James Bond, Harry Potter and the video game “Grand Theft Auto.”

Executive produced and co-created by Mel Brooks, “Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures!” reprises the roles of the original Spaceballs cast, including Joan Rivers as the droid Dot Matrix, Daphne Zuniga as Princess Vespa and Brooks as the comic sage Yogurt. Joining the fight against the evil Dark Helmet are characters Captain Lone Starr and his half-human-half-canine sidekick, Barf.

The DVD features intermission shorts between each of the four episodes, along with extra bonus features:

● The Moron’s Guide
● Episode I – “Outbreak”
● Intermission – “Satisfied Customers”
● Episode II – “Skroobinator”
● Intermission – “Thanks For Your Order”
● Episode III – “The Deep Ship”
● Intermission – “Sing Along With Skyroob”
● Episode IV – “Grand Theft Starship”
● And That’s Not All
● One More Goodie

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10/15/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on ‘Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures!’ coming to DVD

Short film spotlight: The Prospector

A man searches for riches in the desolate, wild landscape of Alaska. Animation by Paxson Woelber.

Created in Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe After Effects CS4, and Sony Vegas, with Wacom Intuos3 and Intuos4 tablets. Sound effects courtesy of SoundSnap.com. Completed over the course of one year, in about 350 hours, in Anchorage, Alaska, and New York, New York. Original frame size 800 x 450, 30fps.

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The evolution of Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell is best known as Peter Pan’s fairy friend, but before her 1953 film debut in the classic animated film, she went through dozens of incarnations in the animation studios at Disney.

So how did she go from her mid 1930s look to 2009’s Tinker Bell? Head on over to Moviefone to find out.

Tinker Bell sports her new look in the upcoming “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,” scheduled for release on DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 27.

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