Saturday, August 9, 2008

noteworthy animation

Based on the classic Chinese novel "Journey to the West," this is a BBC promotion for the Beijing Olympics. According to it was produced by the same people behind the Gorillaz. The animation is so clean and fluid- it's a shame we don't see this sort of thing often enough. Instead we get Sketchers Z-Strap commercials done in Flash.

Also- check out they have a link to the first teaser trailer for Disney's Princess and the Frog.

Disney's Princess and the frog (2009)

It's their first fully 2-d movie since their uh... box office hit... Home on the Range....

Disney's Home on the Range (2004)

The trailer looks pretty good... though I don't know how I feel about the whole Randy Newman choice. John Lasseter was quoted saying he wanted to use good ol' Randy over Disney veteran Alan Menkin, for the musical numbers, because he didn't want to seem repetitive... I mean... because you know, having already done Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, James and the Giant Peach, and Monster's Inc. - Newman's practically a rookie! In his defense, he grew up in New Orleans which is where the whole movie is set, so he has that advantage... but even in the teaser you can see how pretty much any song he writes just sounds like he's talking.

1 comment:

John Sohn said...

Did you know that Toy Story got like... best animated film ever? I saw it on some random website. I think it was trustworthy...