Posts Tagged ‘film animation’

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.


How to Train Your Dragon Animator Reels

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Like Pixar, Dreamworks is making an Oscar push for its own masterpiece, “How to Train Your Dragon.” As a result, it has put up a “for your consideration” site which contains, among other things, some really amazing animation reels containing various shots of the film.

Click the image above to be taken to the page, and then go home and watch the film again tonight. In fact, watch it every night. It’s worth it.

Open Season 3 Trailer

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

I seem to be in the minority, but I quite enjoyed the original “Open Season.” I felt it had fantastic art direction, and may contain the first and last shot of a main character visibly pooping in a major animated feature.

With “Open Season 2,” a direct-to-DVD release, the quality dropped off substantially, as you would expect with this kind of release and budget. Now Sony has released the trailer for “Open Season 3,” another straight to disc offering:

I’ll reserve judgement until I watch the entire thing, but frankly it looks kind of fun. I’m sure my kids will love it too.

“Open Season 3” hits DVD and Blu-Ray on 01.25.11.

A Bit More Kung Fu Panda 2

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

In case you haven’t seen this:

The first “Kung Fu Panda” film is my favorite animated film of all time, just barely beating out both “The Incredibles,” and “How to Train Your Dragon.” I can voice opinions like this and keep my integrity intact because I don’t have any paid sponsors to the site.

That¬†being said, if anyone would like to pay me, I will gladly change my opinion. I’m looking right at you, “Alpha and Omega.”

In any case, it should go without saying that I’m quite excited to see “Kung Fu Panda 2.”

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