I know, this sounds quit silly but I have seen far bigger corporations stumble into problems before than Dreamworks Animation. The reason I come up with this assumption is because I have noticed something unbelievable: a Photoshop Disaster. Made by Dreamworks. Or is it a (C)? I don’t know.

The movie I am talking about is the upcoming MONSTERS VS: ALIENS, due in 2009. For this seemingly interesting movie they started to create first promo materials – or better: one which they recycle many times.

Let’s dive into the world of business decisions and business processes and take a look at the promo poster:

Monsters Vs. Aliens Promo Poster

Simple, aedequate. Nothing spectacular.

And now, let’s take a look at a screenshot I took of

OK, first things first:  Thank you Dreamworks! After a long time in history of the Mighty 3D this is one of the first 3D animated movies not from Pixar that doesn’t put out an obvious pop culture reference each and every minute (although there must have been a ton of Kung Fu movie references). And I don’t miss any of it. Instead the guys at Dreamworks tried to tell a story of a panda who wants to kick ass in big fights full of action and heroism as the dream sequence at the beginning establishes. That’s okay to me.

WALL E could become awesome

by Gunther Heinrich, 4 Apr 2008 in Animation Movie News

Today I finally, finally watched all teaser trailers for Pixars upcoming 3D movie called WALL E. Ok, who am I telling this as you all have watched it already. I know, I am a little bit behind. But this is no news to me.

Back to topic: judging by the first two teaser trailers released so far I certainly start to believe this movie could become Pixars best movie to date. The ideas shown in those two short “movies” are remarkable. The repairing of the Pixar Logo by Wall E. The fun stuff he does all the day. The hillarious and upbeat music which wonderfully contradicts the wasteland atmosphere we see. And the very robotic voice at the end.

The guys at Pixar certainly did their job.

The only small letdown on

The new Batman Anime

by Gunther Heinrich, 21 Feb 2008 in Animation Movie News


Creative Commons License photo credit: Alternatewords

When you head over to a recent news post at Cartoon Brew, you will learn that there currently is a truly intruiging project in the works: Batman Animated. Or better Batman animated by Japanese Directors. Or in other words: Batman Anime.

Batman…

Out of all the superheroes we have today I find Batman the most interesting one (I gladly ignore the abysmal series of the 60s *shudder*). For the most part this is due to his darker nature and hence darker tone/atmosphere of the stories that revolve around him (I gladly ignore the abysmal Batman Forever and Batman&Robin movies *shudder*). Personally I always

(The following post (especially the second part) is quite a bold for a newcomer and outsider like me, so please bear with me. It has to be said… It is in no way offensive)

Although I am not a true part of the animation blog community it seems to me that there is quite some controversy going on. This seems especially true regarding the question “screenwriting or storyboarding?” as you can read here, here and here.

This is indeed some interesting stuff going on in this community but I believe that it not only misses the important part but also help to hide one even some more important points that seem to be forgotten.

Scriptwriting or Storyboarding?

One thing is for sure: the cartoon in its classic form is a hell

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