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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:48 am

I'm not sure if this was posted already or if this is the right place.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46225

Miyzaki is no longer pretending to be retiring soon. He's got plans to do two more movies. He says he wants to do a sad story about a boy.

I thought PONYO was one of his weakest, but still decent. I'm always happy to hear this guy is doing anything. He's one of the great filmmakers of our times.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby Ribbons on Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:21 am

Most excellent. More Miyazaki is always a good thing.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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From Newsarama:
ATOMIC ROBO: LAST STOP Teaser Trailer Debuts:
Albert Ching wrote:Writer Brian Clevinger announced back in January that Atomic Robo, his Red 5 Comics creation with artist Scott Wegener, was getting an animated short film courtesy of The Fictory, titled Atomic Robo: Last Stop. Now we have the first teaser trailer, and though it’s definitely just “a teaser,” it looks pretty much exactly how you’d hope it to look:


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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby Seppuku on Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:15 am

This is without a doubt the most fascinating animation I've ever seen: Son of the White Mare





Watch it. Every frame is like some gorgeous Islamic painting.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby DaleTremont on Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:48 am

Seppuku wrote:This is without a doubt the most fascinating animation I've ever seen: Son of the White Mare





Watch it. Every frame is like some gorgeous Islamic painting.


If I were kidnapped as a young child, drugged with LSD, and subjected to the perversions of a deranged psychopath, I'm pretty sure I'd sublimate those memories into something much like what I just watched...by which I mean that the imagery was intensely powerful and also deeply terrifying and I'm never going to be able to think of My Little Pony the same way again. Hungarian might be the language of the devil. No offense to Hungarians.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby BuckyO'harre on Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:58 am

Um... whoa?

Yeah,I'm gonna go with whoa.
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Re: TRON: UPRISING

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Re: Re:

Postby Ribbons on Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:51 pm

Maui wrote:
Fievel wrote:Vexille is one badass movie.
GREAT story.
Mostly good animation.
Thank you, goodnight.


Nope, didn't see this and I find it very bothersome. ;)


Badass indeed!

When I first turned it on I was like "Okay, CG blending, robots, got it. Oh Japan, you and your robots!" But the animation was, like, 5 times better than I expected, and the story went in a bunch of directions that I didn't see coming. Needless to say, epic shots and kickass action scenes abound. Plus the cool, techno-heavy score by Paul Oakenfold(!) has got me excited to see what Daft Punk does with Tron.

This seriously was a good movie, and I went from not expecting much to wondering why it hasn't gotten more play in the States (and I think I can pinpoint the exact moment it happened as the scene where the main character runs up several flights of stairs, blows a hole in the ceiling with a rocket launcher, and uses a bunch of smoldering robot corpses to trampoline through it).
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Re: Re:

Postby Fievel on Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:35 pm

Ribbons wrote:
Maui wrote:
Fievel wrote:Vexille is one badass movie.
GREAT story.
Mostly good animation.
Thank you, goodnight.


Nope, didn't see this and I find it very bothersome. ;)


Badass indeed!

When I first turned it on I was like "Okay, CG blending, robots, got it. Oh Japan, you and your robots!" But the animation was, like, 5 times better than I expected, and the story went in a bunch of directions that I didn't see coming. Needless to say, epic shots and kickass action scenes abound. Plus the cool, techno-heavy score by Paul Oakenfold(!) has got me excited to see what Daft Punk does with Tron.

This seriously was a good movie, and I went from not expecting much to wondering why it hasn't gotten more play in the States (and I think I can pinpoint the exact moment it happened as the scene where the main character runs up several flights of stairs, blows a hole in the ceiling with a rocket launcher, and uses a bunch of smoldering robot corpses to trampoline through it).


Finally... someone else has seen it!!!! :D
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Re: Dorothy of Oz

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THR Sneak Peek: Animated 'Dorothy of Oz'

The classic, set to hit theaters next year in CG, stars Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer and Hugh Dancy.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby Fievel on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:57 pm

The Trailer for Resident Evil: Damnation
All-CG follow-up to RE:Degeneration.
I thought the first film was okay, but came across as a Resident Evil video game without the gameplay.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Re: Studio Ghibli

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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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From TWITCH:
Astounding Aerial Dogfight Action In Damian Nenow's PATHS OF HATE
We've said it before and we're saying it again: Poland's Platige Image is arguably the finest unheralded animation studio on the face of the planet.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Re: Tim Burton & 'The Addams Family'...

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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby Al Shut on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:41 am

TheButcher wrote:From TWITCH:
Astounding Aerial Dogfight Action In Damian Nenow's PATHS OF HATE
We've said it before and we're saying it again: Poland's Platige Image is arguably the finest unheralded animation studio on the face of the planet.


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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby BuckyO'harre on Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:01 pm

Al Shut wrote:
TheButcher wrote:From TWITCH:
Astounding Aerial Dogfight Action In Damian Nenow's PATHS OF HATE
We've said it before and we're saying it again: Poland's Platige Image is arguably the finest unheralded animation studio on the face of the planet.


:shock: Me want now



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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Oof, that looks fucking awful.
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Re: Firebreather

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Re: Firebreather

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Yikes that looked terrible.
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Re: Firebreather

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so sorry wrote:



Yikes that looked terrible.

Yeah, but it's playing for FREE on CN. :wink:
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Re:Adventure Time Season 3!!!

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Cartoon Network Renews 3 Animated Series
Cartoon Network has renewed its Monday night animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show and MAD. Created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Fred Siebert, Adventure Time is in its second season and has now been greenlit for a third. Created by J.G. Quintel, Regular Show debuted in September 2010 and has been picked up for a second season. MAD, based on the DC Comics magazine, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and executive produced by Sam Register, also launched in September and has been renewed for a second season.
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Re: Looney Tunes

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From /film:
Animated Warner Bros. Short ‘Coyote Falls,’ and a Live-Action Short in the Road Runner Style

WARNER BROTHERS - COYOTE FALLS
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby Fievel on Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:00 am

As someone who pretty much hates every CG version of classical cartoon characters..... I laughed out loud a few times at that. A good update for sure!
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

Postby Maui on Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:31 pm

I saw this short a few months ago before the Legend of the Guardians. I thought it was rather impressive and certainly made me nostalgic for the classic.

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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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From Variety:
Yamazaki to make 'Friends' - 3D CG toon to star Shingo Katori
Mark Schilling wrote:TOKYO -- Takashi Yamazaki, straight from his B.O. smash "Space Battleship Yamato," has signed to make a 3D CG toon.

"Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki" will star Shingo Katori as the voice of the hero, a red demon from Japanese folklore, who together with a blue-hued pal (voiced by Koichi Yamadera), lives on an island.

The story, scripted by Yamazaki based on the fairytale "The Demon Who Cried" (Naita Aka Oni), revolves about the friendship between this pair and a human boy who ends up on the island.

Yamazaki first worked with Katori, a member of the mega pop group SMAP, on his 2000 feature debut, "Juvenile."

The pic is skedded to open in December 2011, with Toho distribbing.

"Space Battleship Yamato," starring another SMAP member, Takuya Kimura, has soared to the top of the Japanese B.O. since its Dec. 1 release, beating out "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1," and is expected to reach the $50 million mark.
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Re: Sony Pictures Animation

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'Finding Nemo' Scribe Writes Sony Pictures Animation Pic
MIKE FLEMING wrote:Sony Pictures Animation, which made a four-picture first look deal with the Gotham Group last year, has gotten the first project up and running. It's untitled, and will be scripted by Finding Nemo scribe David Reynolds. The film's based on an original story by Stephan Franck, who is attached to direct. Franck's credits as an animator include Iron Giant, Space Jam and How to Train Your Dragon. Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Peter McHugh and Eric Robinson will produce. Karen Dufilho-Rosen will be exec producer. Reynolds got an Oscar nomination for Finding Nemo and his other credits include Chicken Little, A Bug's Life and Toy Story 3.


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Sony Animation taps Franck to direct toon - 'Finding Nemo' co-writer Reynolds to pen script
Andrew Stewart wrote:Stephan Franck has been tapped to direct an untitled toon feature for Sony Pictures Animation.

David Reynolds, who co-wrote Disney/Pixar's "Finding Nemo," will base the film on an original story by Franck.

Franck worked as a storyboard artist on "Despicable Me," story artist on "How to Train Your Dragon" and supervising animator on "Iron Giant."

Sony toon will be the first of four features to come out of a first-look deal that Gotham Group and Sony Animation inked in 2009. Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Peter McHugh and Eric Robinson, along with Karen Dufilho-Rosen, will exec produce.

"We are thrilled and excited to be making a movie at Sony Animation with Stephan directing and David, one of the funniest writers in the business," Goldsmith-Vein said.

Sony Animation veep of development Alexa Amin will oversee the production for Sony.Up next for Sony Animation is toon hybrid "The Smurfs" on Aug. 3, followed by "Hotel Transylvania" on Sept. 21, 2012. The studio is partnering with Aardman Animations on "The Pirates!" and "Arthur Christmas," set to bow Thanksgiving weekend next year.
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Re: Studio Ghibli

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From Variety:
Studio Ghibli sets next animated feature - Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro will direct 'Kokuriko'
Mark Schilling wrote:Studio Ghibli, the toon house that Hayao Miyazaki built, has announced its new toon feature.

"Kokuriko-zaka kara" (unofficial English title: "From Kokuriko Slope") will be helmed by Miyazaki's son Goro, with release skedded for next summer.

Based on an eponymous 1980 comic by Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsuro Sayama, toon is set in 1963, just before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Story centers on the struggle of Yokohama teens to save an old student clubhouse at their high school from the wrecking ball.

The elder Miyazaki is planning and scripting the pic in collaboration with Keiko Niwa, while long-time Miyazaki associate Toshio Suzuki is producing.

Goro Miyazaki helmed "Tales From Earthsea," a fantasy based on the book series by Ursula K. Le Guin that earned $92 million at the Japanese B.O. in 2006.
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Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman

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Re: Godaizer

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From io9:
Godaizer

Hillary Yeo has been working for three years on Godaizer, a CG-animated short that's inspired by robot animation from the 70s and 80s. In three months he'll be done, and from the looks of this trailer and some of his concept art, we've got a lot to look forward to. Here's a still from some of the final work.
An independent computer animated short about a robot repair warehouse run by a old man and his grandson where old decommissioned giant robot Godaizer is kept.

When a giant monster is awoken, its time for Godaizer to rise again and defeat it. But at what cost is it going to take to take down the monster?

Godaizer Trailer


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Re: Young Justice

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Re:The Phantom Tollbooth

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From io9:
The Phantom Tollbooth the way you always wanted to see it
Annalee Newitz wrote:Classic kids' fantasy novel The Phantom Tollbooth is illustrated with amazing line drawings. But these color-saturated concept designs by Lizzie Nichols bring the novel's crazy places to life - and you'll want to see the movie based on them.

The Phantom Tollbooth is about the adventures of an extremely bored boy named Milo who receives a very strange package - a build-it-yourself tollbooth that becomes a gateway to a strange adventure through cities made of books and numbers. With his faithful watchdog (a dog with a watch embedded in his body), Milo barely escapes the Doldrums to Digitopolis and Dictionopolis and ultimately an escape into adventures that prevent him from ever being bored again. Above you can see her take on Digitopolis.

You can see more incredible concept art by Lizzie Nichols on her blog.


From Hero Complex 12/12/2010:
Chuck Jones and the strange fare of ‘Phantom Tollboth’

Chuck Jones , who died in 2002, had a Midas touch — the famed animator, screenwriter, producer and director brought a comedic and kinetic genius to his “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies” cartoon shorts at Warner Bros. Studios. He directed numerous classic shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Tweety and Pepe Le Pew. Among his most famous shorts are “Duck Amuck,” “One Froggy Evening” and “What’s Opera, Doc?” — and then there’s his 1966 adaptation of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which continues to win over new generations of fans every holiday season.

But not everything the late Jones put his hands on turned to gold — take “The Phantom Tollbooth,” the only feature film he ever directed. The 1970 release was held up because of internal problems at MGM, and the studio made limited efforts to promote the film. “Tollbooth” failed to make any noise at the box office, and it holds the dubious honor of being MGM’s first and last animated feature film. It did have notable names doing voice work, with Mel Blanc, Hans Conried, Daws Butler and June Foray making lively contributions and wild images. A remastered wide-screen version on DVD has just been released by Warner Archive Collection.

Butch Patrick, who was quite the cute kid without his Eddie Munster goth garb, played Milo, a young boy bored with life in San Francisco. While he’s talking to his friend on the phone one day after school, a box suddenly arrives in his bedroom. The box opens to reveal a mysterious tollbooth. Driving into the tollbooth in his toy car, he enters a magical animated world. With the help of a ticking watchdog named Tock, he travels past the Mountains of Ignorance, Dictionopolis and Digitopolis on the way to the Castle in the Air, where the rescue of Princess Rhyme and Reason might bring peace to the Kingdom of Wisdom. The tale presents a war between two factions — one believes in words, the other in numbers — but the core motivation, as you may have guessed, is to entertain while celebrating education and learning.

The movie was based on the children’s novel by Norton Juster (the same author who supplied the source material for Jones’ Oscar-winning short, “The Dot and the Line”) and it was a blended production; Dave Monahan was the director of the live-action sequences that bookended the film, and Jones co-directed the animated sequences with Abe Levitow. The live-action sequences were completed in 1968 . Juster didn’t have any input in the film and was supposedly not happy with the result. Today, the film may sound quaint (or creaky), but talk is ramping up of a new Hollywood adaptation of the book.

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Pajiba Exclusive February 17, 2010: Gary Ross to Direct a Remake of The Phantom Tollbooth
Gary Ross is a director whose name gets associated with a lot more projects than he’s actually directed — for such an supposedly in-demand director, he’s not exactly prolific. He’s helmed exactly two movies since 1998 — Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, but his name has nevertheless been attached to the Venom spin-off, and he was behind a rewrite for the now-dead Sam Raimi/Toby Maguire version of Spider-Man 4.

In addition to Matt Helm and Tokyo Suckerpunch (among others), you can add this one to the list of movies that Gary Ross is currently developing: The Phantom Tollbooth, a remake of the 1970 Chuck Jones animated feature based on the children’s book by Norman Juster.

Ross is producing a hybrid live-action/animated fantasy remake with Warner Brothers and his own shingle, Larger than Life Productions, as a project he plans to direct. Alex Tse (Watchmen) wrote the first draft of the script, but Warner and Ross are currently looking for another take on the script before it moves ahead.

The Phantom Tollbooth follows a young boy who finds a magical tollbooth that transports him to the enchanting Kingdom of Wisdom, which he must save by rescuing a pair of princesses from a dark power that threatens their destruction.

Ross most recently scripted the remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon for Carl Rinsch, and is currently putting together The Crusaders with Tobey Maguire and the Civil War drama, The Free State of Jones, which he’s set to write and direct.
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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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Re: Random Animation (Come forward into Dementia-Five!!)

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