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Le roi est leone!

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I wonder if this movie is fun.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:15 am

Anyone know if this is worth a watch?
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JediMoonShyne wrote:Anyone know if this is worth a watch?
What is it? Need to be member to see it.
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Something called "Wings of Honneamise".
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Post by Captain Oats » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:21 am

Nocturna wrote:
What is it? Need to be member to see it.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:22 am

Nocturna wrote:
What is it? Need to be member to see it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093207/

I have invites for Karagarga, if you want to be a member.
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Post by Nocturna » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:24 am

What does the site do? And I've never seen that.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:39 am

Nocturna wrote:What does the site do? And I've never seen that.
Private tracker for non-mainstream movies. Lots of animated stuff on there, too.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:40 am

It's a private tracker with an amazing collection of all kinds of cinema except modern Hollywood.
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Post by Loose Seal » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:20 pm

Last week Lee Unkrich tweeted that he was going to pitch his next project to Pixar. I guess they gave him the greenlight, and he's already working on it. He's supposedly going to post a picture a day of his "journey" for the next four years. Here's the site

http://leeunkrich.tumblr.com/

and here's the first picture

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Post by Loose Seal » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:44 pm

This website is awesome. It's a bunch letters written by animators telling people to not give up on becoming animators and what inspired them

http://www.animatorlettersproject.com/
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Post by MadMan » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:36 pm

Loose Seal wrote:My god, these screenshots from The Lion King blu looks stunning

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Lion- ... creenshots
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Lion- ... creenshots
Whoa. Its going to look amazing on Blu Ray. Its about time they released it on Blu Ray, too, considering its one of Disney's best movies.
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Post by Trevor » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:30 am

It looks as incredible as the Beauty and the Beast Blu.
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Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:41 am

Really though, they wouldn't just accidentally forget the goddamn Mufasa cloud. The Simpsons made that thing iconic.
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Post by Loose Seal » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:59 am

Yeah, and none of the reviews have brought it up, so we'll just have to wait and see.
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Quite-Gone Genie wrote:Really though, they wouldn't just accidentally forget the goddamn Mufasa cloud. The Simpsons made that thing iconic.
Exactly. That was one of my favorite spoof moments in the show's history. Good episode, too.
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Post by Loose Seal » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:47 am

Sorry Pixar, but after this trailer, The Pirates! is my most anticipated animated film of 2012

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Post by Loose Seal » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:02 pm

Nick Park is hard at work writing his next stop-motion film
http://www.slashfilm.com/nick-park-writ ... n-feature/
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Post by Loose Seal » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:24 pm

Finally! Shame we'll have to wait until next September or October.
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Post by Captain Oats » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:56 am

Debating seeing this at some mini anime festival my local arthouse is running tomorrow. It's only played at a few festivals so far and isn't even out in Japan until early next year.



I'm choosing to ignore the Comic Sans...
The buzz from TIFF seems to have been good.
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Post by Loose Seal » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:30 pm

At the AMPAS site they have this new three part series looking into the icons of animation, the film themselves, and at animation techniques with interviews and videos with experts in the field. The first part (icons) is up today

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibition ... index.html
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Post by Loose Seal » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:44 am

This is a short that's running in the Disney Channel, and it uses footage from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh with narration by John Cleese and a re-dub with Jim Cummings instead of Sterling Halloway ( :x ). But the thing to take away from this is that The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh got a full-blown restoration that stayed true to the flaws in the original film, and it looks amazing



But hopefully the eventual blu release won't feature John Cleese and Jim Cummings.
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Post by Loose Seal » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:52 am

Steve Jobs had apparently asked Aaron Sorkin to write a movie for Pixar, but he refused

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It would have been awesome.
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Post by Ace » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:32 pm

Blind Bandit and the episodes following are superb. To think I went on a hiatus right before the series started this run.
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Post by Wolf of the Winter » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:06 am

Ace wrote:Blind Bandit and the episodes following are superb. To think I went on a hiatus right before the series started this run.
Duh!
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Loose Seal wrote:Steve Jobs had apparently asked Aaron Sorkin to write a movie for Pixar, but he refused

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contenti ... -never-was

It would have been awesome.
Man, Jobs had a way with words. :fresh:

Too bad it never happened.
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Aww. Tale of Momo. :heart:
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Post by Wolf of the Winter » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:38 am

Ace wrote:Aww. Tale of Momo. :heart:
Iroh and Momo's tales are the best.
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Iroh's tale was :(
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Ace wrote:Iroh's tale was :(
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Ace is just going through Avatar, now??? :shock:
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Post by Wolfy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:05 am

The Green Lantern: TAS seems to have a sneek preview soon then to have the series start in January.
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Post by Monsieur Red » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:20 am

Like I said, I'm leery of these CG shows but since it's Bruce Timm I'll give it a chance.
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Josh Keaton as Hal Jordan so I'm sold.
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Post by Gort » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:44 pm

For any of you who like (or who simply have seen) Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, I saw it yesterday. I love stop-motion animation, so I watched it a second time.

I love the visual puns and other things that Ardman does where no one points to it and says, "Look, see this!" but on second viewing you see them. And, of course, the other puns that are spoken. "Stand back, folks, there could be a large rabbit dropping."
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Post by Loose Seal » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:36 pm

People, Winnie the Pooh came out today on Blu, so go out and rent it or buy it.
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Post by Trevor » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:11 am

Nick Park is the greatest stop motion animation director. His four Oscars are well deserved.
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Trevor wrote:Nick Park is the greatest stop motion animation director. His four Oscars are well deserved.
Disagree on the first part (second to Henry Selick), but agree on the second part.
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Loose Seal wrote:
Disagree on the first part (second to Henry Selick), but agree on the first part.
Is this a mind game?
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Post by Loose Seal » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:43 am

Trevor wrote:
Is this a mind game?

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Post by Loose Seal » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:07 am

The trailer for the US release of Arrietty (or as it will be known The Secret World of Arrietty)

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disn ... farrietty/

It totally oversells it. And generally the dubs Disney does for Ghibli are good (of course there's nothing like the original) but this one doesn't sound good at all. I wish we could get the British dub on the Blu-ray.
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Post by MrCarmady » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:23 am

Trevor wrote:Nick Park is the greatest stop motion animation director. His four Oscars are well deserved.
I love Park, but aren't we forgetting a certain Czech genius here?
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Post by Trevor » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:30 am

MrCarmady wrote: I love Park, but aren't we forgetting a certain Czech genius here?
I've seen around 30 of his creations, but I still prefer Park. Svankmajer's elaborate designs and technical ability are incredible, but Park's work wins me over for its seamless fluidity and more subtle details.
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Post by Loose Seal » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:33 pm

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And Here's the trailer for Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
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Post by Macrology » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:49 pm

I like Nick Park, but there are dozens of stop motion animator I'd easily rank above him. For me, fluidity has very little to do with quality in stop-motion. It all depends upon the material you're working with and how you use it. I like that Nick Park does stop-motion, but it would look almost the same if he used CG. I feel the same way about Selick's Coraline: beautifully crafted stuff, but maybe too beautifully crafted. Their resources are so substantial and their teams so large, they're able to hide the seams in the work. But I like to see them. For me that's part of the charm of stop-motion. I don't want to see living, breathing characters, who'd be just as living and breathing in CG; I want to see inanimate objects given life, given breath.

That's by no means a dressing down of Nick Park -- man does great shit -- just my personal preference.

Also that Lorax trailer looks terrible. Will there ever be a decent Seuss adaptation?
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