Friday, January 28, 2011

Lion King,Beauty and Beast rendered in Blu-Ray 3D
Lion King ,Beauty and Beast rendered in blu-ray 3D continuing its leadership in the advancement animation entertainment and marketing the most significant title commitment to the growing Blu-ray 3D market,The Walt Disney studio has announced plan to release at least 15 of its films for in-home viewing on Blu-Ray 3D in 2011.
Among the stellar list of films to debut on 3D include beloved and celebrated animated classics THE LION KING and BEAUTY and BEAST recent theatrically release including the acclaimed box-office smash hit TANGLED,plus many others to be announced will release day-and-date and packaged with the Blu-ray 2D version.

"As our contemporary library of 3D continues to grow,and the original artist and filmmakers maticulously,dimensionalize their work for release on the Blu-ray format,we will be offering movie lovers the most incredible in home entertainment experience they will ever have".
noted Lori Macpherson,Executive vice president and General manager,Walt Disney studio home entertainment.
"In addition to offering new release day-and-date in 3D and further commenting our leadership in the marketplace,we're thirilled that consumers will have exclusive Blu-ray 3D experience of two of the most celebrated Disney animated feature, THE LION KING and BEAUTY and BEAST, in their homes".
Also included among the titles slated for release in 2011 are BOLT,THE MEET THE ROBIN SONS,TIM BURTON'S, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS,G-FORCE and CHICKEN TITLE.
These titles will join the Walt Disney studio's recent 2010 Blu-ray 3D release ALICE THE WONDERLAND, DISNEY A CHRISTMAS CAROL and STEP UP3,bringing Disney's list of available Blu-ray 3D titles for the home to nearly 20 in all.
In addition to the film being in 3D, each disc will include the matically linked 3D menus,3D previews of coming-attractions Trailers and an introduction to the eye-popping world of Disney blu-Ray 3D featuring beloved character's Timon and Pumbaa from THE LION KING.

Tom Kenny Voice of Sponge Bob Square pants to host 38th Annual Annie Awards.
Tom Kenny, the voice of the wildly successful film and television character "Sponge Bob Square pants" is set to host this year's 38th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 5,2011,at UCLA's Royce hall.The black-tie evening begins with a Pre-reception at 5.p.m followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 7.p.m and post-award party immediately following the ceremony.All event will be held at Royce hall."ASIFA-Hollywood is thrilled to have Tom Kenny serve as the host of this year's Annie Awards ",says ASIFA-Hollywood president Antran Manoogian.
"Tom's comedic humor and antics should make for a fun and entertaining Award ceremony".
In honor of the year's best in animation,Kenny will be joined on stage by a lively mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presents and comedic talent including animation .
Legend June Foray, James hong, Danica Mckellar,Kevin Michael Richardson,Mike Hendry,Nika fullrman,Brain Regan , corey Burton,jim cummings, and Jhon Demaggio.This year's winsor Mccay recipients are brad Bird,Eric Goldbery and mart Groening.The Winsor Mccay Award stants as one of the highest honors given to an individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation.
Often a predictor of the annual Annie Academy for best animate feature, the Annie honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 25 categories ranging from best feature, production design,character animation and effect animation to story boarding, writing,music and video acting.Entries submitted for consideration were from productions that originally aired were exhibited in an animate festival or commercially released between January 1,2010 to December 31,2010.
Founded in 1972 by ASIFA member and veteran voice talent June forey.The Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past three decades.
Today ASIFA -Hollywood is the largest of an international network of chapters and supports a range of animation intiatives through its membership currently projects include an animation achieve,library and museum,classes,and screening and animating film preservation efforts.
Tom Kenny,Sponge Bob square pants,38th Annual Annie Awards ,UCLA's Royce Hall,Annie Awards ceremony,ASIFA Hollywood, Antran Mangoogian, june hong,Danica Mckellar,Kevin michael Richard,Mike Hendry,Nika Futterman,Brian Regan,corey Burton,Jim cummings,Jhon Demanggio,winsor mccay.Brad Bird,Eric Goldborg,Malt Groening.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Legends of Bikini Bottom To debut on Face book Before Nick.
Nickelodeon in a first for the network, present "Legends of Bikini Bottom" an anthology of five all new deep-sea sponge Bob square pants animation tablets,premiering online first on face book then on-air on Nick.Guest starring Ginnifer Good win (Big love) any army sedaris (strangers with and "Legend Bikini Bottom" Kick's off with "Trenchbillies" on the sponge Bob square pants Face book page ( Thursday Jan 27 at 8.00 p.m
"The next four stories-"sponge Bob-cano","The main Drain""Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle"will premiere on Nickelodeon in an hour-long prime-TV special on Friday Jan 28,at 8.00 p.m.The anthology of all five tables.including the on-air premiere of "Trenchbillies",will air Saturday,Jan 27,from 10.00 to 11.15 a.m(ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
"The anthology format of "Legends Bikini Bottom" provides a great oppurtunity to try something new where we can give Sponge Bob
's 16 million fans on Face book a first look in addition to new content on-air,"said Brown Jhonson,president,Animation,Nickelodeon and MTVN kids and family group.
New series "Avatar" The Legend of Korra" premiere in 2011.
Nickelodeon has Greenlist avatar:The Legend of Korra,a new animated TV series based on Avatar.
The last Aribender that will premiere in 2011.
The series will focus on a new teenage girl Avatar named Korra, and will take place 70 years after the events in the original series.
The full press release from Nickelodeon follows:
Nickelodeon Green lights.New series from the creators of the animated television hit Avatar:The Last Aribender series creators michael Dimartino and Bryan Konieftz Bring fans a new adventure in the Avatar world The Legend of Korra.
Nickelodeon,the number one produce of Television animation in the world has greenlist a new series from the creators of the Lit animated TV show Avatar.The last Aribender.It was announced today by Brown Jhonson,president,Animation,Nickelodeon and MTVN kids and family group.
The last Aribender,Which has already grossed more then $115 million at the box office to date.
"Mike and Byran have imagined a compelling new story inspired by Aribender Mythology that they so brilliantly crafted when the TV series began,"Jhonson said.
"The new Avatar is not only a girl,but also hot-headed independent and ready to take on the world.
Avatar:The last Aribender was created and executive produced by Micheal Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko.

Roxy and Max get animated!contest.
Encouraging young francophones to make an animated film.
The TFO media partnership with the NFB is launching the ROXY and MAX get animated!contest on its website today.
The contest is aimed at encouraging young Francophones film makers to make an animated film.and is open to Francophones aged 14 to 21 living outside Quebec.Four finalists win professionals
post-production the NFB and will have their films broadcast on TFO.The finalist will be vote at to the site will vote for their favourites ,with the winner being announced Nov 14,2011.
The max site features a web series of 13 dramatic episodes starring Roxane and maxime,two students entrolled in an animation course.young web suffers follow them step by step as they make am animated film and find their relationship evolving,viewers can join the adventure too by making their own film and participating in the contest.
Registration gives users access to Toon Boom animation software and to NFB and Toon Boom specialists who can chat with them and help them successfully complete each step.
Asoka-The Hero.

We have seen lot of superhero in the past,who have taken over the imagination of the audience and children in special Shakthimaan is a brand that was quite popular in India in this genre.
However,creating a superhero one who is believe and connect with the audience is very difficult.That is why mythological stories are so popular in India.Where there have been few other superheros.The trend is going to break with Asoka-The is a 2d animated film that was the story of a young boy,who idolize his father a police men.
The movies is under the banner of illusion interactive and distributed by springboard films-division of PVR pictures,Mumbai.The film has been produced by Gyanendra jain and was directed by Gaurav jain.The hindi language movie is slated to hit the theaters on January 7th,2011.
Asoka-The hero is illusion interactive studio's first animation film.god,haven't they done wonders with an amazing script pulled out of from a simple concept.The experience of the studio in doing shorts and episode contents is quite evident and their core strengths which include concept that and production have come in winning notes.The movie made on a budgets of 2.5 Crore rupees is being released with 50 prints.
To add to the buzz and the eager anticipation are the efforts of the promotional vehicle which is coming up with licensing and merchandising.There are small cricket bats and bags,mugs and various other goodies to be taken home from various events held across.The country,even as we prepare ourselves with the country's next generation superhero.
"Why,I have been asked did i choose to build my myth around the emperor Asoka well to be honest.Emperor Asoka is personal hero of mine.Asoka has been one of the greatest emperors in the country.what is more remarkable is the fact that there are very few have showen the kind of character transformation that Asoka went through.To start with tremendous ambition and drive to gain and wield power and instead pursure peace and make such a critical choice,makes emperor Asoka,an admirable person and role model.His entire existence is a dichotomy and he isnt simply good or bad but much more complex"-Gaurav jain.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gurinder chadha teams up with Rahman for animated film.
Los Angels,Jan 13(IANS) Britain-based Indian film maker
Gurinder chadha will now make a Bollywood-style animated musical about
monkeys and has roped in Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman of score music
for the movie.
Titled:Monkeys of Bollywood;the film based in Mumbai revolves around two monkeys
who try to stop an ancient demon from conquering the world.The movie is said to be inspired by Indian epic 'Ramayana',reports
chadha and her husband paul berges will produce the Dream Works project.
'Excited about entering the world of Dream Work Animation...................!
Rahman posted on his Twitter,Boardway lyricst stephen schwartz is also attached to if.
'As soon as to heard that Dream works Animation envisioned making an animated
Bollywood movie,
I knew,I wanted to be a part of it.The fact A.R.Rahman got involved made it an even more exciting project.
'variety magazine website quoted schwartz as saying in a statement'.
A superman Podcast
Welcome to the 80th episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast this podcast
has a simple premise:examine just about every superman comic published between man of steel111 in 1986 to adventures of superman #649 in 2011 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format part index.part commentary,part history lesson.All podcast.
After a week off because mike was stick the boys are back with the first episode of 2011,In this exciting episode Jeff and mike look at the back half of the superman books with an August 1991 cover data.
An old foe returns for the first time in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #481 while in action comic #668 superman has to deal with all kinds of wacky theories about lex luthor's death and Jeff has to deal with Mike's impression of Jhon Travolta.Finally the boy barely talk about ADVENTURE SUPER BOY #19 before heading in to else where in the DECU!.
Next week:September 1991 brings with WAR OF THE GODS crossover in SUPERMAN.
THE MAN OF STEEL #3.The superman and lois have a very series talk in SUPERMAN# 59.
You can subscribe to the shows in two ways.First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the
iTunes link .
You can also download the episode directly.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Movies in need of a sequel.
Here is our 3D animation studio at media freaks,we are continually exploring ways to expand entertainment one of the best formulas is to build upon one success and that may be the case with movies which may still need some sequels.
There are plenty of movies that have multiple sequels.I 'he begun to think it is considered mandatory for horror films.
Yet,there still seems to be many films that could and should have sequel made.The list could include childrens films,musicals and action films.creating a sequel always has the standard of the first movie to meet and preferably exceed in order to be a success.I imagine this can be intimidating for some producers but it should be a deterrent let's look at 10 possibilities.
  1. Finding Nemo
  2. The Incredibles
  3. The bug's life
  4. Wall.E
  5. Marry Poppins
  6. A Christmas story
  7. Top
  8. Mama Mia
  9. Big trouble in little china
  10. Avatar
I am sure as you read through this risk you through of other films that you would like to see a sequel made for there were certainly many more than 10 that could have been listed.some of these older once may have a remake before they are ever considered for a sequels.
But Avatar and the Incredibles are two.the 100,i will be watching for in the near feature.
''Super natural 'The Animation coming 2011".
The cw's super natural will be going anime in January 2011 to be released in Japan on DVD and Blue-Ray.
"Cinema Today is reporting that highly acclaimed Japanese anime studio madhouse ids producing a 22 episode season of super natural that will cover the first two seasons of the cult cw demon-hunting fovourite srarring jared padalecki and Jensen ackles.
According to their website,this would be first overseas drama to ever be developed by a Japanese animation studio.
"Super natural the animation" will not only remake 'episode of its live-action source' but will also contain original stories never seen before the new original episode will focus on the boys.
Young lives and the adventure of secondary characters.its coming to japan in DVD and Blu-ray formats on January 11,2011.Warned home video is behind the release,and super natural mastermind Eric kripke is created as the anime's creator,which bodes well for those hoping the series is kept firmly in the shows continuity
According to the Anime News Networks
The first volume will ship on January 12 with the first two episodes on February1,the "box 1" set will ship with episode 13 to 22.
There will be a different release schdule for the rental version of the project.
Shigeyuki miya(lupin111:Green vs Red,Aoi Bungaru series,Buzzer Beater and Atsuko Ishizuku (Aoi Bungaku series,are co-directing the projcet.
MADHOUS co-founder Maao Maruyama is serving us executive producer naoya rakayama(Night head,liar game) is supervising the series and takahiro Yoshimatsu(Trigun) is designing the characters .
Super natural returns this fall for its sixth season.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Disney's 50th Animated Feature "Tangled" to hit Indian Screens Jan 21.
After receiving critical plaudits commercial success in the west,Walt Disney Picture's 50th full-length animated feature "Tangled" will hit the Indian Screen Jan 21 in 3D.
"Tangled is the 50th animated film from the walt Disney animated studios.That's remarkable,starting with"Snow white and the Seven Dwarf's (1937).This studio never stopped making animated films.Jhon lasseter ,cheif creative officer,Walt Disney and Pixar Animation studios:said in a statement Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Aorward,the film features the voice of mandy moore,Zachary levi's and donna murphy Apparently.its also the most expensive animation film fill date,with a budget of $260 million.
The story of the movie is largely based on the German fairy tale "Rapuzel" by the Brothers Grimm.originally titled and marked as "Rapunzel",the animated musical was changed to "Tangled" shortly before its release nov24 in the US.
"Tangled" is not what audience might is our telling of the "Rapunzel" story,but it has a fresh twist to is so contemporary, so modern,"said lasseter, who is also the principal creative advisor for Walt Disney imagineering.
When the kindom's most wanted and most charming bandit flynn rider(voice of levi)is taken hostage by Rapuzel(voice of moore).A feisty teen with 70 feet of golden hair who's looking for her ticket out of tower.Where she's been looked away for years,the unlikely duo in"tangled" set off on a hilarious,Hair-raising escapade filled with adventure,heart,humour and hair-lots of hair.
The Hollywood foreign press Association also nominated "Tangled" for two golden Globe awards in categories.Best Animated feature film and best original song for "I See the light".
Disney has to its dredit like"pinochio","Bambi","cinderella,Alice in wonderland","peter plan","lady and the tramp","The Jungle Book","The little mermind","Beauty and the best","Aladdin","The lion king",Tarzan" and "The princess and the frog",to nane a few.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Introducing the Bunch in Bunch of Heroes.

NGD studios begins to unveil the leading characters of its upcoming co operative top-down shooter.NGD studios,an independent game developer and publisher based in Buenos Aires,Argentina,begins to unveil the leading characters of its upcoming co-operative top-down shooter.
The Bunch is a super team of fighters from different parts of the world with an extensive(some would say excessive)experience in combat.They are the only ones that can stop the Alien invasion and their ZombieYTM! Army Tm!.
EI camarada,also known as Red scare known as legendary warrior from Mascow.
A part of the Red army he assisted the cuban revolution,after a shoot passionate romance with an operative called Tanya,he decided to stay in cuba training new revolution aries.
He perfected the exploding tiger Technique While acting a Fiedl's personal bodyguard.
Bunch of heroes is slated for Q2 2011 release for PC on major digital content delivery content.a
Become a hero,Earth needs a bunch of them at least.

Boinx software announces istop motion for the Mac App store
Create Your own movie using Traditional stop motion Animation.
Boinx software today announces istop motion,the company's popular stop motion animation application on the Mac App store.i sto
p motion allows you to create your own movie using traditional stop motion animation.without the need for a script,talented actors,a crew or a huge stage,making movies with i stop motion is fun for everyone.
All you need are some props,your imagination,a camera,and you Mac to creative amazing animations.
What is a Boinx TV.
Boinx TN-version:1.6.2.
Boinx TV turns your Mac in to a TV studio for creating live to to internet and live to stage video,Record stunning studio shows,podcasts,sports events,concerts,interview,sermons,seminars and more using you Mac and multiple cameras.
What is i stop motion
Used by educators,professional and amateur film makers all over the world to create astonishing work,istop motion 2 is the tool of choice for stop motion (caka clamation) and time lapse Recording.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Legend 3D Converts Dream Works Animation's 'Shrek ' Trilogy to 3D for Home Viewing.
Legend 3d,the leading innovator in 2d-to-3d catalog film and motion picture conversion technology,today announced that it completed the 3d-to-3d conversion of the most successful animated film franchise of all time.
Dream Works Animation SKG,Inc's shrek,shrek2,and sherk the third these titles have been bundled with the fourth 3d film,shrek forever After,and are now widely available via promotional offer with samsung Electronics.Legend 3D's 3D conversion of the catalog series bring beloved 3D content in to the home.
"Converting the most successful animated franchise of all time was a daunting task that has resulted in a validation of legend 3D's high-quality conversion technology,"said Barry sandrew founder,COO and CTO of legend 3D."completing the conversion of three feature-length CG animated films,and creating such a high-quality product ,was a tremendous achievement".
Rob Hummel,president of legend 3D,added "By working closely with the creative term at Dream Works Animation,our artists were able to deliver a truly compelling 3D experience that enhances these great stories,extending an already rich legacy.we're thrilled to add the shrek collection as the hallmark of our portfolio and know that consumers will enjoy the completely immersive experience that 3D lends to the shrek film series at home".
To creative these valuable 3D assets,legend 3D uses a proprietary 2d-to 3d conversion process,combining skilled artistry with technology to seamlessly enhance film makers storyboard telling and deepen their collections with audience.
The industry-leading conversion process,pipeline and methodology,allow for existing 2D catalog films to be produced in the highest-quality.3D and is quickly becoming an access point for library holders across the globe.
The boxed set of all four films-available in 3D blue-ray and titled shrek:the whole story-makes a great cornerstone for any home.3D collection,As part of a previously announced exclusive promotional program with Dream Works Animation,samsung Electronics is offering consumers who purchase a 3D TV and 3D Blue-Ray player or home theater system.A 3D starter that currently includes shrek;the whole story

A Happy Medium Between Animation And Live Action.
The blurring of lines between the genres has created opportunities for directors,cinematographers and others to transfer their skills.
When Gore verbinski was directing his upcoming mivie,"Rango",a spaghetti western -like tale set in a desert town overrun by bandits,he did what he typically does:have his principal actors,by Johny Depp and follow east members that include harry dean stanton,Abigail Breslin and Ray winstone ,act out key scenes.
The actors wore western costumers-Deep sported a giant cowboy hat and bandana and wingstone packed a sidearm,They had the usual array of props,including whisky glasses and sawhorses,on a stage at universe that also featured a saloon with a 40-foot-long wooden bar and the requisite swinging doors and even a chuckwagon.
This wasn't run-through for another one of verbinski's big-budget live-action was all done as part of a 20-day shoot to capture the voice tracks for his forst animated film,"rango",about a chameleon played by Debb with an identify crisis.
In animated movies,actors usually voice the lines of their characters in a recording booth.But verbinski figured he'd draw out more lively dialogue if the actors physically performed their scenes on stage.just like on a live action set.It was just like rehearsing a high school play,said verbinski,best known for directly the first three"Pirates of the caribbean",movies."Why give up on what we do in live action?.
With the extensive use of computer -generated animation,or CG,in movies such the"Pirates"franchise,"Avatar"and"Alice in wonderland",the lines are blurring between live-action and animated pictures in a way that Walt Disney himself could have scarcely imagined.That has created opportunities for directors,cinematography and even production designers to transfer their skills from one medium to another