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April 2015
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Something to Watch: Discs

In Movies we get The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which continues to be an excellent translation into film of the books by Suzanne Collins. The third book was broken into two pieces, possibly because the story was too dense, or perhaps in hopes of getting one last payday out of their investment. The other [...]

Oscar Week 2015: Animated Features

I love the fact that even the folks putting together the Academy Awards realize that animation is a wonderful way to create and share stories that could never be told any other way. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee created Frozen last year, won a ton of awards, and this year they got to host the [...]

New Cinderella trailer

The more I see of the new live action version of the classic Disney animation Cinderella, the more I like it. The story was a classic folk tale first published in 1634, with the first movie version by film pioneer Georges Méliès coming out in 1899, but somehow I still think Disney when I hear [...]

Le Gouffre

This short animation, Le Gouffre, was created by just 3 animators who took two years bringing it to life. It has won a number of awards including Best Animated Short at three film festivals and Official Selection at about 35 more. The quality of the finished work is amazing, from the oil painting textures to [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

In Movies we get Predestination, based upon a 1959 short story by Robert A.Heinlein, All You Zombies. This very convoluted time travel tale is the more-or-less sequel to the earlier Heinlein story, By His Bootstraps. The other film this week is In Your Eyes, an award winning supernatural romance by Joss Whedon, is pretty much [...]

Frozen Fever is coming

Sadly the new animation, Frozen Fever, is a short rather than a feature length project. It will be the opening presentation before the live action version of Cinderella in theaters on March 13. Since I was going to be there anyways for the movie, this is pure bonus fun.

More Minions, Please!

Another trailer has been released for Minions, the new animated adventure telling the story about what they got up to while waiting for Gru to come along. Quite frankly, these little guys are about 80% of what made me fall in love with the Despicable Me franchise in the first place, so I have been [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

In Movies, Dracula Untold is a rather interesting variation of the Vampire legend, with Vlad Tepes portrayed as a good man doing whatever it takes to save his people and family from destruction. The twisted comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness stars Simon Pegg as a psychologist who needs to find out if happiness [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

The animated romantic comedy The Book of Life is being released this week, with a unique visual style from Guillermo del Toro. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, also animated, has Aquaman having to choose sides between Atlantis and the Justice League when war with the surface breaks out. The one unanimated selection this time, The [...]

Home Sweet Home

This award winning short animation was put together by four very talented animators at Supinfocom Arles School of Digital Filmmaking over the course of their final year. It pulled in a ton of awards, and probably earned them job offers as well. It is another gem I found over at the CGI Bros. Channel.