/\ ohh. that good for SNL fans.
Me and My Shadow, which is out in spring of 2014, isa combination of CG and traditional hand drawn animation. There is a reason to tell the story in that fashion. It’s about what would happen if your shadow, that has been following you around and basically just follows what you do your whole life, just stood up and took over. The shadows will be animated hand drawn, and the other characters will be CG animated. There is a reason to do it [hand drawn animation] that felt creatively interesting. -Bill Damaschke, DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer
i believe this is Mark Dindal's new flick
successful people make successful choices. wasting time is not one of them!! read this and feel regret
- a message from past taboo to future taboo
And it's DREAMWORKS putting this out? Huh.
Interesting if anything. But wasn't Dindal replaced by someone else as a director earlier this year?
If they named the shadow Stanley Hihat Trinidad XIV, I would go see it three or four times at the box office for that reason alone.
they should base it off HC Andersens The Shadow. Let kids grow some balls.
I'm intrigued tho.
I feel like I've seen that idea about the shadow taking over before....and I don't mean from One Piece.
*new signature in consideration
It's the core idea of the early PS2 game Okage: Shadow King though it's popped up in numerous other places as well.
I kinda wish that Disney had just dropped the entire Princess angle and just made their version of Me and My Shadow with Dr. Facilier.
It does seem like this description is a lot like another film though.
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Oh, man, Paranorman is something else. Great, great film.
None that really come to mind.
Genndy "Copy-pasted his name to get it right" Tartakovsky was interviewed a few weeks ago about his new movie, Hotel Transylvania. In it, we learned that:
- Hotel Transylvania has been in the works for six years, and has gone through five different directors before Tartakovsky signed onto the project.
- It took months for Sony to convince him to take the project; at the time (2011), he was still trying to sell his 'Samurai Jack' movie idea.
- The film crew wasn't sure about taking on Genndy's signature character and storytelling style and bringing it into CGI.
- Despite his TV success, he got very little respect in Hollywood.
- "I don't want to do animation to mimic reality. I want to push reality. You want to have your own identity. You don't want to have an expression that Pixar has. That was super important to me. In 2-D, the way you draw defines you, but in CG the computer takes away your identity. I wanted to make sure the movie had my point of view."
- Sony Animation has already signed a deal with Tartakovsky to develop two more movies. One will be an original idea of his (a family comedy) and the other a new take on "Popeye" — which he plans to make as artful and unrealistic as possible.
I know a lot of us are already sold on Hotel Transylvania, but you guys, I think we need to support Genndy on this one. We need to show Hollywood how awesome this guy is and get him the respect we know he deserves.
And then maybe, just maybe, someone will take a chance on Samurai Jack.
Waterman Gives 'Brave Little Toaster' a New Lease of Life (Exclusive)
By Liza Foreman | The Wrap – 6 hours ago.. .
Waterman Entertainment has acquired the right to "The Brave Little Toaster," and is planning to turn the property into a CGI/live-action hybrid feature, a representative of the company told TheWrap.
The acquisition comes as Waterman, which was launched in 1999, has put together a development fund through private equity, which is enabling it to expand its operation.
Waterman Entertainment was originally focused on executive producing family entertainment properties, and has worked on a number of high-profile films, including "Stuart Little" and "Casper."
Now Waterman will also develop and acquire family entertainment projects, which few companies do outside of the major studios.
"Waterman has raised a development fund to acquire, option and develop well-recognized family properties and brands that adhere to specific elements that we deem suitable to create CGI/live action hybrid films with potential for licensing and merchandising," the company's Tucker Waterman told TheWrap.
The company has also optioned the rights to "Born Free - The Story of Elsa The Lion," and plans to tell the story from the animal's perspective for the first time.
"We are increasing the amount of acquisitions as well as the number of films we intend to produce in the coming years. The company will also act as a rights management company, focused on the exploitation of each property on multiple platforms in addition to and in coordination with the films," said Waterman.
Following the adventures of a toaster, a vacuum cleaner, a lamp and a blanket, "The Brave Little Toaster" was previously made into a film in 1987, and produced by Hyperion Pictures and Kushner-Locke and distributed by Disney.
This story about a group of household appliances will be updated to also include technology that didn't exist back in 1987, including the iPhone. The company is in pre-production on the film.
"The Brave Little Toaster" was the first feature-length film that John Lassiter pitched to use computer-generated animation while at Disney. Lassiter left Disney shortly thereafter, and the development was taken over by Hyperion Pictures.
The screenplay was written by Joe Ranft who later rejoined Lassiter at Pixar to write "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life" and "Cars," among others. Waterman brought the rights from Kushner-Locke.
"'Toaster' continues to be a top 100 best selling DVD for kids and family on Amazon, over a decade later. "The company has the opportunity to update the classic property, utilizing CG animation beyond what was technologically possible when Lassiter pitched the project," said Waterman.
Waterman has worked on a long line of films. Founder Steve Waterman served as a co-producer on "Casper" and an executive producer on "Stuart Little" and "Stuart Little 2," and as an executive producer on "Alvin and the Chipmunks" 1, 2 and 3.
Keeping it in the family, the company is now managed by Steve Waterman, Tucker Waterman and Cooper Waterman.
I'm also worried about the iPhone thing.
This movie could be a dream come true for Product Placement.
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