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“10 Quick” Interviews – Keith Lango

January 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Just thought I’d mention that I’m starting to bring over a bunch of the archived interviews from our old Blogger site, and giving them a home here in our new pad! They’re a few years old now, but still totally worth reading. The first of the archived interviews I’m posting is with Keith Lango.

So hit up the Interviews Page, or just use the tabs on the menu at the top of the page.

And look for more very soon!

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“Angry Birds” and “Rio” Join Forces

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

This is probably the coolest mashup you’ll see in a while, and the best part is that it’s actually going to be released! “Angry Birds,” the hit mobile game, and “Rio,” the upcoming Blue Sky feature release, are teaming up for “Angry Birds Rio,” and the trailer can be seen below:

It’s pretty crazy to consider that this is arguably more beneficial to the “Rio” camp than it is to the “Angry Birds” camp, considering that “Rio” is an unproven property and “Angry Birds,” on the other hand, has sold enough copies to fund a Charlie Sheen bender.

In any case, I can’t get enough of “Angry Birds,” and I’m very much looking forward to “Rio,” so I’ll be downloading this bad boy on day one!

Tons of Fantastic “Salesman Pete” Concept Art!

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

If you haven’t heard of “Salesman Pete,” first watch this:

Salesman Pete from Salesman Pete on Vimeo.

Next click on this link to be taken to the film’s blog and see some fantastic concept art like this:

Then when you’re done with all of that, check out the team’s other short, “Meet Buck”:

Meet Buck from TeamCerf on Vimeo.

Finally, and most importantly, we need you to thank your lucky stars that their are folks talented enough to brings us pieces of art like the two shown above.

MSN Exclusive “Rio” Clip

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

MSN posted a brand new clip from Blue Sky’s upcoming “Rio” today.

The embedding doesn’t seem to be working for MSN’s player, so just hit this link or click on the image above.

It really doesn’t show much about the film’s actual plot, but does highlight the fantastic bird designs and amazing eye candy in general.

It also highlights that there is a section of the world in which millions of birds live and never poop. I need to find this jungle so that I can start parking my car there.

Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m not sure what to make of the latest concpet and synopsis from Dreamworks’ just announced “Rise of the Guardians.” If anything, shouldn’t they consider changing the name to something that doesn’t so closely resemble “Legend of the Guardians”?

From Dreamworks’ Official Facebook Page:

An all-star cast featuring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher & Jude Law will voice “Rise of the Guardians”, in theaters November 21st, 2012.

“Rise of the Guardians” tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

The Coolest Pixar Toys You’ll See Today

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve got a massive collection of animated film toys. I’m not saying that to brag, as the average value of each one is about .30 cents, and looking back on things I probably should have invested in stocks or something.

In any case, when I see things like the 3D prints that “Toy Story 3” Director, Lee Unkrich, posted on his Twitter profile, I begin shaking like I’ve got a paint can shaker strapped to my head.

These sort of make my collection of cheap “Ice Age 3” Happy Meal toys look like cheap “Ice Age 3” Happy Meal toys.

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Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon Get Oscar Nods

January 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Big news for the folks over at Pixar today, as their film, “Toy Story 3” was not only nominated for Best Animated Film, but also for the coveted Best Picture statue.

“How to Train Your Dragon” also received Best Animated Film and Music nods, and “TS3,” received additional nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Original Song, Sound Editing, and Best Use of a Stuffed Unicorn in a Motion Picture.

Congrats to both Dreamworks and Pixar, as both films are more than deserving of the honors.

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