A fan favorite for years, K-9 returns in his very own spin-off. The tin dog first appeared in 1977, on BBC’s Doctor Who, and more recently on the Sarah Jane Adventures. Slated for a half hour program for 26 episodes, K-9 gets a whole new look for the new show.
The folks at Dark Roasted Blend have posted a very nice article all about Robot Art. There have been some amazing things done in the field, with robot artists from the Bay area to France and everywhere else building future art. If you build future art, specifically digital art in 2D or 3D, still or motion, you still have time to enter you work in the Expose 7 competition. The entry deadline this year is February 23rd for the Ballistic Publishing contest. The CG Society just posted its coverage of the 36th Annual Annie Awards, where Kung Fu Panda swept the field with 10 awards, and their spinoff Secrets of the Furious Five got another 4. They didn’t take all the awards; Avatar: The Last Airbender, Futurama, Robot Chicken, and Wallace & Gromit each took a few home. I was rather ticked Wall-E didn’t get any, as I felt it should have split the main group with the Panda. If you want all the details on the winners, be sure to stop by the Annie Awards Home Page, or you can watch the podcast of the ceremonies. And if you like animation, did you know the NY Comicon is going on this weekend?
A 49 foot tall Giant Robo Asimo kicked off the 120th Rose Parade on New Years to help celebrate Honda’s 50th year in the US. Not as powerful as the Anime Giant Robo, but not as silly as the Live Action Giant Robo, this version was biodegradable and hydrogen powered for that green effect. Also not to be confused with the chain of art galleries banded together under the Giant Robo flag, like GR-SF, GR-NY, or the LA outlet, simply called GR2. And then there is the robot-building farmer…
Wolverine is coming, even if they haven’t built the full site yet. Or even the home page; this was the only link I pulled out of the page source that gave me anything on the screen tonight. Maybe by next month. A fully realized movie home page is Cyborg She, also known as Cyborg Girl or Boku no kanojo wa saibÃ´gu. It would be just another robot girlfriend/time travel/disaster/superhero/romantic comedy, if it wasn’t for the world-class acting, good special effects and cinematography, and fun story line. You made need to explain a few details to viewers who have trouble following simultaneous personal and linear timelines, but it is an enjoyable film even for the temporally challenged.