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Something to Do: Movies

We have two choices this holiday weekend, both film treatments for classic books, and I may need to hit both. The Edgar Rice Burroughs classic The Legend of Tarzan is the first new movie from that franchise in quite a while, and I will definitely be in the audience for the reboot. Hopefully it won’t [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

Kung Fu Panda 3 almost had this week’s western Movie and TV section to itself, and is coming out both as a stand alone film and bundled either with the first two films, or with them and three other discs filled with all the KFP Short Films they have spun off, depending on where you [...]

SIGGRAPH 2016: Computer Animation Festival Trailer

SIGGRAPH 2016 is coming up on July 24th through the 28th in Anaheim, California this year, and one of mt favorite tracks is their Computer Animation Festival, so I had to post the trailer for it. The name is from their original newsgroup identifier from the Internet’s early days, Special Interest Group, GRAPHics. This gathering [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

In Movies Midnight Special has a father and son running from everyone from religious extremists to federal agencies because of the boys special powers. The Criterion Collection is re-releasing a special edition blue ray of the classic European animated feature film Fantastic Planet. In Anime Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Collection 1 brings [...]

Something to Do: Movies

The Disney/Pixar animated fantasy Finding Dory is going for the same audience as Finding Nemo, and looks like it will be every bit as much fun. Nemo and a number of other characters from the original film are in there, along with a collection of new fishy friends.

VR: BBC Taster

BBC Taster is the experimental site for the development of digital content and emerging technology, and it is chock full of both 360 degree videos as well as true VR experiences, which are well worth exploring. In my mind, the difference between the two is interactivity; if you can click on icons to change the [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

The genre films this week are animations, with Zootopia being set in an alternate universe filled with anthropomorphic sentient creatures from all animal species. They created some wonderful characters and a great story line, if you missed it when it was in the theaters you should really try to catch it now. The darkly comedic [...]

The Red Turtle

New from Studio Ghibli, The Red Turtle looks to be another amazing animation, full of heart. For once it isn’t a total Studio Ghibli project, but includes the work of the Wild Bunch and a few other production houses. Thanks to Japan Today for the heads up on this one.

The D in David

The D in David is a very amusing short animation created by Michelle Yi and Yaron Farkash, in which the statue of David gets embarrassed about being naked around all the other artwork. It is a good concept nicely executed, and I enjoyed the punch line. The D in David from Michelle Yi on Vimeo.

SING: New Trailer

Anthropomorphic animals doing a popular musical reality show is pretty much the story line here, but it could be quite entertaining if they took the time and effort to involve the correct animators, singers, writers, and stage crew. I think this one has the potential to be very good, if they gave it the right [...]