Friday, May 21, 2010

3D Animation Update Blowout! Pixar's DAY & NIGHT, DWA's MEGAMIND And Fox's RIO!!

Got a huge 3D animation update for you!

First up let's take a look at Pixar's short entitled DAY & NIGHT. I had the pleasure of seeing this whole thing at Showest this year and it is definitely something to anticipate guys. I love the tradition that Pixar has in setting these up before their tentpoles - DAY & NIGHT will be screening before TOY STORY 3 this summer.

Pixar allows their junior staff to create these pieces of magic and that in turn gives them more experience before tackling the major projects. But these shorts are amazing. Nothing minor about them other than their running time. DAY & NIGHT is a simply wonderful experience!

DAY & NIGHT along with TOY STORY 3 open June 18, 2010.

Have a look at a short clip from the... short. :-)

Source: /Film

Next up we have a new trailer for Fox's 3D animation RIO. Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez and Jake T. Austin lend their voices for the project with Carlos Saldanha directing.

RIO tells the story of a nerdy macaw who leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro. He embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, learning to open himself up to all that life has to offer along the way.

RIO will hit 3D screens April 8, 2011.

Finally we have a look at a new trailer for Dreamworks Animation's MEGAMIND
starring Will Ferrell.

Here is the synopsis: Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as 'Metro Man,' an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life's ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called 'Titan,' who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it's much more fun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn't just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world's smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?

DWA has a hard act to follow after HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON which I loved. MEGAMIND opens November 5, 2010.

Have a look:

What do you think?
S3D animation is certainly the standard now and every year we should see nice improvements in the way they are presented for audiences. What animation has you marking your calendar?

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