Animation That's Out Of This World!

Archive for February, 2014

Godzilla! Godzilla! Aaaaaaaaah!

Behold the new trailer, and it looks like this is a sequel to the original 1954 Gojira!!

May can not come fast enough!

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Egon is Gone.

 

A very sad day today when the world learned of the passing of the very talented comedian, writer, director, Harold Ramis.

We all remember him from GhostBusters as Dr. Egon Spengler but few people realize that he was responsible for Rover Dangerfield and was also a voice in the animated feature Heavy Metal!  As well, as the director of Groundhogs Day, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Animal House and Caddyshack, among acting and producing many other memorable movies and shows.  A force in comedic cinema, Mr. Ramis will be missed.  Thank you for Ghostbusters and the bringing of the stay puft marshmellow man back, big time.


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The Lego Movie

 

Well, I wasn’t far off with my prediction.  With the Lego Movie making bank at the box office it wasn’t going to be long for the following announcement.

Warner Brothers have officially announced that the next Lego movie will be released on May 26th, 2017!

I haven’t heard a bad thing about the latest Lego movie , so lets hope the WB can keep up the good work.


3D Printing in Visual Effects

Thanks to Marc Spess over at animateclay.com for posting this gem!

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Stop Motion Animation Interview with MiKael Ohlson

Saw this at the 21st Century Stop-Motion Facebook page and thought I would re post it here.  A good little documentary on the animation process.  Again, one of things that amaze me is the small amount of room needed to animate these puppets, look behind Mikael and notice his green screen set up. no bigger than a small table. And some very smooth animation included.

 

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More Episodes of the Secret Space Base Podcast!

Wow! It’s taken me forever to get these episodes uploaded.  Battling with sinus infections suck!  Slowly my voice is coming back, so hopefully we will have some more episodes soon.  Episode Six is all Will talking to the crew of the Project Sword Moonbase Central Blog. Toys and Sci Fi Television and movies, all the way from England!  Enjoy!

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Episode Seven is our rambling round up of 2013.  And boy do we ramble on.  I sound like I’m coming down from a meth amphetamine high and crashing bad! Seriously, this episode could be a drinking game you play with your friends, with how many times Will says “absolutely” and “excellent”, and how many times I say “awesome” and “um”.  You’ll be drunk in no time!  With that and the technical problems we were having should make this a rather interesting if not humorous episode.  Good books mentioned, and good fan boy conversation.

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As always please feel free to comment on anything we comment on, wither it is negative or positive, it is welcomed.

The 100th post!  Yay!

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A Rankin Bass Celebration

Arthur Rankin Jr.

A couple of weeks ago Animator, producer, director Arthur Rankin Jr. passed away.  Rankin/Bass had a huge influence on my life as a child and hearing of his passing really got me down.  I hope he realized how excited I would get every Christmas to see the stop motion animated specials.  This Christmas my beautiful wife got me Rudolph, Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Frosty on Blue Ray.  And how could I ever forget the Tolkien animated specials  “Where there’s a whip, there’s a way!” still rings in my head from time to time.  But one of my Favorites to this day is the Toho Studios / Rankin Bass collaboration King Kong Escapes! In celebration of Rankin/Bass I present some video clips from his career.  Mr. Rankin, you brought joy and wonderment to so many children, your legacy will never be forgotten. Thank you for making Bumbles Bounce, and for making my childhood so much richer.


Ernest and Celestine Trailer!

When you have to drag your 3 year old son away from the computer because he won’t stop watching a movie trailer, and keeps repeating “I love this movie!” when he has never seen it, then there is something kinda magical about it.  Not in the sparkles spraying Tinker Bell way, but in a water color, down to earth, charming story for all ages, way.  Nominated for an Academy Award (I would love to see a 2D movie take it over the typical 3D movies that have dominated the Academy Awards for years) here is the trailer for the beautiful, simple, and oh so charming….Ernest and Celestine.

 


Lego Movie is a Blockbuster!

Lego Movie Dominates Box Office!

Lego Movie Dominates Box Office!

knew it was going to be big, but I didn’t see this coming! Rolling down a hill like a Lego bricked boulder from an Indiana Jones movie, The Lego Movie plowed through the movie competition taking in 69.1 Million at the box office this weekend!  With an estimated 70 million budget, the Lego Movie is the first movie this year to be a blockbuster hit.  Taking the 2nd highest box office record for a February opening (The Passion of the Christ holds the top spot) and making up almost all of it’s budget in a weekend, you can bet we will be seeing more Lego movies on the big screen in years to come.  I won’t be surprised if we get an announcement by the end of the week that a sequel is in the works.

Good times for Animation!