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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bee Movie - New

Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld), a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey.
On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa (Rennee Zellweger), a florist in New York City.
As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
The movie will be released next month (November 07) and it seems it will be a hit...

Watch the trailers :



Sunday, September 30, 2007

WALL-E - New By Disney !!


Andrew Stanton ("Finding Nemo") has worked on the new animated film WALL-E before "Toy Story" was made.

Little WALL-E is a clean up robot and he is the last robot on Earth.

That is after mankind evacuated Earth and forgot to turn off the last remaining robot...

If anyone wants to know what is WALL-E , here is the answer :


Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth-class Robot.


Were looking forword to see the movie , meanwhile here is a trailer :




Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Polar Express

Does Santa Claus exist?
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure about a doubting young boy takes a train ride to the North Pole for amagical Christmas adventure in this movie based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Watch this trailers :



Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mulan - Heart-Warming Movie

Mulan is a movie I will never forget, and I mean it.
After several years, I found out it had a special edition DVD in a commercial.
This movie is heart-warming, magical, and fun .
Mulan, to me, is just as great a classic as Disney's Bambi or Cinderella is.
The sum total of Mulan is greater than its parts , which are oustanding:
story, music, artwork, voices, characterization, etc...
Mulan, the character, is animated by Mark Henn, one of the main animators behind the beautiful and timeless Disney heroines of the 90's.
Like Jasmine, Mulan's movements are feminine, lively, and nuanced, and show how much love he put into his work.
Her facial expressions are subtle but clear, showing both her intelligence and her girlish immaturity.

Watch Jackie Chan singing Wong Fei Hung (Mulan Song):

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tarzan - Disney's Great Film

Tarzan is a brilliant film.




Disney have produced some of the most famous and loved films in history, so you expect a quality film.


Tarzan is right up there, I think it is the best Disney film since Lion King, with beautiful animation, a catching soundtrack, brilliant voice acting and a nice story.

In other Disney movies the characters themselves have sang the musical parts, but here it is left to Phil Collins in the background, which works excellently.


The soundtrack fits perfectly with what is happening on screen, and tunes you are bound to be singing to yourself long after the film has finished.



Watch the making of character "Tarzan" by Glen Keane :



Watch the work of Glen Keane on "Tarzan" :


Thursday, August 16, 2007

New by Sony - 'Surf's Up'

It seems like inflation of penguins those animation days...

After last year's "Happy Feet", in which Emperor penguins sang for their spouses and one lonely little guy danced to his own beat , this film is about surfing world , dude...

But "Surf's Up" is different. It distinguishes itself by putting the animated characters in the documentary format.

Its really quite strange to watch this film - but my kids loved it.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Simpsons - The Movie 2007 - Disappointment

In 1987 ,when The Simpsons series began, as a short on The Tracey Ullman Show, Bart quickly became the star.

Then Homer turned into everyone’s favourite,we love to watch him hit himself with a hammer or bounce on his head and shout “D’oh!”.


In my opinion the central problem with The Simpsons Movie is that it is too much like the television series – nothing fresh or innovative to admire.


In fact, there are some scenes we’ve seen before, as when Homer does an Evel Knievel-style leap on a motorbike and slowly falls through space.


I think it could have beeen much better movie if some of the old writers (from the good years on TV) would have write for the movie.


The bottom line - Disappointment !!

Monday, July 23, 2007

1940 - "PINOCCHIO" Is Born


At the year 1940, Disney created his second animated feature "PINOCCHIO" ,based on the book Pinocchio - Tale of a Puppet by Carlo Collodi.

At the same year "FANTASIA" was created.

In that year Bill Hanna & Joe Barbera started work for MGM.
Later on they will create an empire themselves.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Snow White is celebrating 70 !!


This 83 minutes Disney's full-length animated feature is the first one with color and with sound.

It came after the success of Disney's earlier animated short, The Three Little Pigs (1933).

It was also the first film to release a motion picture soundtrack album.

It took almost 4 years and $1.7 million to create, and was released for its premiere during the Christmas season of 1937.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Goofy Was Born At 1932


In Walt Disney's "MICKEY'S REVUE" Goofy is born.

At the same year Walt Disney wins his first Academy Award for "FLOWERS AND TREES."

This film was the first to use 3 strip Technicolor (color) in animation.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bosko - Mickey's Brother By Warner Bros.


The Warner Bros. Cartoons are born. The First Warner Bros. short was

SINKING IN THE BATHTUB with the character BOSKO who was a take off on Disney's Mickey Mouse.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Disney's Brothers Studio


In 1923 ,Walt and Roy Disney founded in Kansas the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio that was called Laugh-O-Grams. In that year they went bankrupt .

Walt Disney moved to Los Angeles, California and opened a new studio in his uncle's garage.

He started new style in animation that combined live action and animation.

The series of cartoons he produced was called "Alice Comedies" and featured a live action girl with animated characters.

In 1924 , Disney's Alice series goes into distribution.

3 years later, Disney started to sell the "OSWALD THE RABBIT" shorts for $2500.00.

That was the begining of The real un animation industry.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Max Fleischer - Popeye and Betty Boop Creator


The famous Fleischer Studios, one of the first animation studios , were the studious who found a method to produce animation more efficiently and economically, calling "The method of producing moving picture cartoons" in 1917.
Fleischer made the first sound cartoons of contemporary comic heroes like Popeye and Betty Boop.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Tex Avery - Father of Daffy Duck And Bugs Bunny


Tex Avery was the true genius behind the cartoon boom at Warner Bros.
and MGM in the 1940s as well: he abandoned Disney's ultra-realistic approach took the art of animation to an entirely new level.

While Disney's cartoons strived to create painstakingly lifelike imitations of reality, Avery's cartoons did things that could only be done in cartoons.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Fantasmagorie - The First Animation Film


This film by frenchman Emile Cohl is considered by many to be the first animated film.

Cohl started as a well-known comic strips before he went into animation.