As we all sit and wait for the Krampus to arrive tonight we might as well enjoy some of my childhood favorite versions of A Christmas Carol.
Richard Williams Classic…..
I always Liked the skeletal wild haired Marley in this version. A Christmas Carol (1969), a 45 minute children’s afternoon special directed by Zoran Janjic and produced by Australia’s Air Programs and aired in the U.S. on CBS on December 13, 1970. Ron Haddrick voiced Scrooge for the Australian production. It was the first in a series titled Famous Classic Tales and sponsored by Kenner when broadcast.
and for you Disney Fans…..
Finally, the 2D animation software CACAni that in betweens your keys for you has been released! Compared to other 2D animation software, price wise, it is a steal! Currently, a promo price of around $167.00 US makes this software a must have. Made to create cel style digital animation and to increase productivity for the artist, CACAni does some amazing things. Understanding CACAni’s workflow is important to getting the inbetweens to work right. Creating strokes in the right order and right direction makes auto inbetweening easy and fast. The smart paint feature lets you paint one frame and then the software will paint the other frames in the sequence with a push of a button! There are other tools that make the automation of the animation fast and efficient. CACAni Amazingly gives the ability for a small number or even one person to create a full feature film! This software could possible revolutionize the 2D animation industry. I can see the internet erupt with 2D animation made amazingly fast and with full feature quality, not the “flash” minimalistic quality we have come to expect from animation created for the net. Get it! And show the world what you can do, fast and with television or feature film quality! Then let me know what you think of CACAni!! Go to:
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“Dark Earth is a period set ( Edwardian era) Fantasy film that got mainstream cinema rattling. Time travellers create a rocket ship and on a test outing manage to shoot off into space and find a world they mistake for home located several million light years from Earth.
After a very hard landing, the crew of the ship find themselves on an alien world, populated by monstrous denizens and creatures long extinct back home from the prehistoric age, A tour de force of exciting conflicts scientific marvels , story and an alien race known as the Horidens, become the obstacles preventing these period explorers in time and space from returning home and escaping the Dark Earth….”
I’ve been waiting for this to hit the internet and I’m very excited to support the craftsmen and filmmakers behind this production. I’ve been wanting a movie like this for a long time and some of the shots already look amazing! I can honestly say that I have faith in the crew of Peter Montgomery, Norman Yeend, Kent Burton, Nick Hilligoss, and Ron Cole. Extremely talented animators and visual effects artists, all! If anyone can pull off an entertaining visually stunning adventure sci- fi movie it is this amazing crew. Plus the added roll of Kevin Conner, director of some of my favorite films growing up, The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, Warlords of Atlantis, and At the Earths Core gives credibility ( and star power) that this project is for real and will move forward. If you are a fan of “Dynamation”, stop motion animation, practical effects, and 80’s style visual effects movies (yes, like even Star Wars) then you are going to want to support this movie!
What are you still doing here?! Go click the “Contribute Now” button on the indiegogo page for DARK EARTH!!!
Holy Crap! I can’t wait to see this! I hope it gets a US Release. I can not stress enough the importance of bringing back stop motion animation to adventure / fantasy / Sci fi Films. There is something about them that is magical, and and as Ray Harryhausen always used to say “Dream like”, that we lose with CGI.
Peter Montgomery’s project DARK EARTH
Published on Sep 7, 2014
New movie with giant monsters (2016 UK/ USA) Using the very best in stop motion photography and backed by the director of /The land that time forgot / At the Earth’s Core & Warlords of Atlantis ‘ Kevin Conner’. Also well known industry veterans working on the creature action. Period set science fiction fantasy piece from film group ‘RIGAR’ UK. Also involved ‘Jim Aupperle’ known for work on Empire strikes back and Planet of Dinosaurs. PRE-VIS TRAILER. “
Check this out! Independent Horror, Scifi and fantasy films now have a way to afford visual effects! Watch and be amazed!
I saw this today and was giddy with joy that some one actually did it in a fun Cartoon Network sort of style. Well played sir! Well played.
Check out this story about illegal wage fixing in the animation industry. Even the bright colors of cartoons have a dark side!
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Out performing what analyst had suspected, Godzilla 2014, is running away with this weekends box office, and well deserved because the movie is nothing short of awesome! Being a fan of Kaiju movies from Godzilla to Gamera to Pacific Rim I can honestly say that the latest Godzilla movie is, if not the best, one of the best Kaiju movies ever made. With a reported budget of 160 million it looks like opening weekend will take in a whopping 93 million! This is what BoxOffice.com is reporting:
Opening Weekend: $93,205,000 [est.] |
Total Domestic Gross: $93,205,000 [est.] |
Worldwide Gross: $113,205,000 [est.]
I guess we can expect more Godzilla on the way! I predict that we will have an announcement by the end of the month (if not the end of the week) that another Godzilla movie is on the way. Excitement abounds! I scream like a little girl at a Justin Bieber concert! Godzilla…..Ahhhhhhhh! (end of the Hanna Barbera Godzilla song).
At least I can hope for an appearance of Megalon and Jet Jaguar in the next movie. Yeah, not gonna happen, I’m sure.