3.26.2016

"DAI-SHOGUN - Great Revolution" (Reboot) on Kickstarter


Billed as a "steampunk samurai robots" animation in a 360° VR movie experience, is the "DAI-SHOGUN - Great Revolution" feature! Currently on Kickstarter with a Pledge Goal of $200K to be received by April 23rd.
"By creating a 360° panorama through 3DCG animation, Dai-Shogun will be a whole new movie experience. As one whole minute of continuous animation, this will be a no cut, long take, 360° VR sensation revolution. We wanted this experience to have a realism unlike anything else before it. One intense minute of 360°robot VR action. This is the goal of our project."

Helmed by animation director Kazuya Sasahara ("Project Sylpheed" & "CAT SHIT ONE"), with CGI Animation by StudioGOONEYS and to be produced by ILCA, check out more info and how you can be involved with the production on the project's Kickstarter, and enjoy the moving visuals featured here in this blogpost! And check out more behind-the-scenes on their Facebook page!

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WHAT-IS: "Dai-Shogun was a broadcast animation series on Japanese television in 2014 that was based on Sasahara’s concept design and story. It takes place in an alternate version of Japan, where the Meiji Restoration did not happen, and military power is decided by the Giant Intelligences which can only be piloted by a pair of virgins. A true samurai steampunk filled with action, robots and fun!"
Check out our Kickstarter video!

Check out our Kickstarter video!If you like what you see here, please visit our project at http://bit.ly/dai-shogun !!!キックスターター用に作成した動画をこちらにもアップします。動画をみて興味がわきましたら、是非キックスターターページも御覧ください。http://bit.ly/dai-shogun

Posted by Dai-shogun Great Revolution【風雲維新ダイショーグン】Reboot on Friday, March 25, 2016

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Voltron: Legendary Defender by Dreamworks Animation

Forming a Legend | VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER

Just released at WonderCon, here is your first look at Voltron: Legendary Defender!

Posted by Voltron on Friday, March 25, 2016

"Voltron" will be returning to our television soon, courtesy of Dreamworks Animation, and viewable on Netflix! The above video of "Voltron: Legendary Defender" was released at WonderCon, and folks can look forward to the first 13 x 22-minute episodes when they drop on June 10th (Source). Scroll down for more images featuring the mechanized lions of Voltron, and the crew who operates them!

WHAT-IS: "Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an animated television series that features a team of astronauts that pilot a giant super Robot known as "Voltron". Initially produced as a joint venture between World Events Productions and Toei Animation, the original television series aired in syndication from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. The first season of Voltron, featuring the "Lion Force Voltron", was adapted from the Japanese anime television series Beast King GoLion. The second season, featuring the "Vehicle Force Voltron", was adapted from the unrelated anime series Armored Fleet Dairugger XV.

Voltron was the top-rated syndicated children's show for two years during its original run, and spawned a follow-up series, several comic books, and a 1-hour special.

On January 5, 2016, Netflix announced Voltron would debut in 2016 as an original animated Netflix series in partnership with DreamWorks Animation (DWA), part of an expanded multi-year agreement between the two groups. In February, teasers revealed the title of the new series to be Voltron: Legendary Defender."
(Wiki)

Check out more via www.voltron.com + www.facebook.com/VoltronOfficial

3.24.2016

"Choju Jinbutsu Giga (Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans)" by Studio Ghibli x Marubeni Group

WHAT-IS: "“Making someone in the world happy.” - The first Marubeni Group corporate image animation produced by Studio Ghibli, Inc. Adopting the motif of what is said to be Japan’s oldest manga, Choju Jinbutsu Giga (Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans), the animation tells the story of mutual compassion and cooperation between a hare and a frog."


Source: Facebook

3.23.2016

"LKY: Did I Fail?" by Big 3 Media

LKY: Did I Fail?

LKY: Did I Fail?Prime Minister. Mentor. Man. Big 3 Media presents an animated short of Lee Kuan Yew's life and times, through his words.#RememberingLeeKuanYew #RememberingLKY #oneyearon #followthatrainbow #singapore #animatedfilm

Posted by Big 3 Media on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Prime Minister. Mentor. Man." Big 3 Media presents an animated short of Lee Kuan Yew's life and times, through his words, in "LKY: Did I Fail?".

3.17.2016

The Story of Vans

"The Story of Vans showcases 50 years of milestones that have made Vans the unique brand it is today. Watch the animated story and follow the brand’s origins in action sports, art, music and fashion. Narrated by Vans Skateboarding Legend, Jeff Grosso."

"The Future is Now" by Josan

"The streets are silent, and the Tech-Bars are empty. The Authority of Robo-City 16 has issued a registering order. Run to Checkpoint K!"
Launched on Kickstarter now is Volume Two of "The Future is Now" artbook by Josan Gonzalez from Spain, and it looks pretty much awesome! Reminiscent of the kinetic insanity of Geoff Darrow detailing and spirit of Moebius in it's palette of notions, you can as well check out still images of his artwork on Behance for Volume One and Volume Two (current). #GLORIOUS

And while this is not a purely "animation" project, the trailer features a splendid use of animation to support/promote the Kickstarter.

The project has since surpassed it's goal, but you have until April 14th to sort out your needs, for an estimated October 2016-delivery. Above video created by Josan himself, featuring electronica track composed by VHS Glitch.


(Special THANKS to Ham Hams for the headsup on my Facebook!)

The Powerpuff Girls Reboot Spectacular! by PieMations


"The Powerpuff Girls Reboot Spectacular!" made by PieMations = simple proof that this could be a splendid reboot for the new ages, with adult themes and blatant vulgarity! I Mean It!

Charles Bukowski's BEER Animated by NERDO

WHAT-IS: "BEER is a free interpretation of the poetry “Beer” from Charles Bukowski. The composition is a manifesto of the author’s way of life, this is why we decided to go inside the author’s mind, and it is not a safe journey. A brain solo without filter, a tale of ordinary madness, showing how much loneliness and decadence can be hidden inside a genius mind.

Directed by NERDO
Art Direction by Daniele Gavatorta"
(More here)

Source: Facebook

3.16.2016

"One Piece: Burning Blood" Promo Video from Bandai Namco


Promo video for "One Piece: Burning Blood" by Bandai Namco for the PS4 and PSVita. Releases April 21st, 2016 (Purchase your copy via Amazon- listed+linked below).



#SausagePartyMovie: Red Band Trailer

WARNING: COARSE LANGUAGE AHEAD
STORY: "Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars – Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek." ( www.sausagepartymovie.com)

If this was a "stop-motion" flick, I'd give it a salute of respect for pushing the genre … but as a "animated" flick? I'd sit back with popcorn and L.O.L. (hopefully) with entertained glee and appropriate raised eyebrows, and dubious squinty glares, like I did "This Is The End", but (hopefully) in a good way ~ *smile*

Source: Sony

3.15.2016

Twelve Seconds in One Minute by Mantas Baciuska

"The main idea for each animation was to create one-second animations and to prove that one second is enough to tell a story, present a character or create a tragedy with a help of text, illustrations, motion and sound. One second is much more than you’d thought.

This animation is a collection of smaller animations which was sandwiched between a title card and end slate. I was inspired by Animade's "Full Secs" project."
- shared Mantas Baciuska (Facebook / mantasbac.dribbble.com/

3.10.2016

Sanjay's Super Team (2015)

فيلم قصير ثلاثى الأبعاد 3D Animtoin من إنتاج شركة والت ديزنى و تنفيذ إستوديوهات بيكسار 2015 تأليف و إخراج المخرج الهندى / Sanjay Patel

Posted by ‎نادى فنانى الرسوم المتحركة المصرى - Aeac‎ on Monday, March 7, 2016
WHAT-IS: "Sanjay's Super Team is a Pixar short animated film directed by Sanjay Patel. It premiered on June 15, 2015 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, and accompanied the theatrical release of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur on November 25, 2015.

Inspired by Patel's own childhood when he felt conflicted by the modern world and the Hindu traditions of his family, Sanjay's Super Team follows the daydream of a young Indian boy, bored with his father's religious meditation, who imagines Hindu gods as superheroes."
(Wiki)

3.09.2016

Pop! Vinyl Funko Animated Ads by A Large Evil Corporation


UK-based A Large Evil Corporation does a series of (TV) teasers to promote both "DC Legion of Collectors" and "Marvel Collector Corps", featuring Pop! Vinyl figures from Funko.

If you do not already know A Large Evil Corporation are also creators/designers/originators for Funko's Vinyl Idolz line of figures!


3.08.2016

URBANCE The Pilot Episode

WARNING: ADULT SITUATIONS & SEXUAL PREFERENCE

Pushing forward from a successful Kickstarter (trailer featured below), the "Pilot Episode" for "URBANCE" is up fr gawks, and it is indeed looking hella delish as a Canada+France made animated TV series produced by Steambot, directed by Joël Dos Reis Viegas, Sébastien Larroudé. The neon radiance of "anime" burns forth the sleek esthetics of European sensibilities for a unique visual experience that seemed to linger in your memories edge of oblivion, IMHO.

Don't forget the official website @ urbancetv.com for further info !

GENDER WAR HAS STARTED! "In the crumbling inner city, sex kills. The urban landscape is split in two — men on one side, women on the other— opposing each other. COEVO seems to be the only hope: a government medical treatment developed to cure every single citizen except that those wearables haven't produced the expected results yet... Born among this lost generation of frustrated gangs, Kenzell and Lesya live each day as their last, defying anyone who stands in the way of their union. Like modern avatars of Romeo and Juliet, they will have to choose between love or their kind, Passion VS Reason, Deadly Eves VS Neo Blasterz... In their flamboyant relationship lies the premises of a revolution against the authorities, the vicious Mediators and their mysterious separatist laws. Rebels can change the world... "

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3.02.2016

Road To Valhalla - Mad Max Fury Road Fan Film by Bounty/Banana


The "Road To Valhalla" is all shiny-chrome … and Technicolor!

A tribute to Mad Max & Birdy Nam Nam, with this animated piece directed by Julien JDM (www.julienjdm.com / Facebook / Instagram @bountybanana), featuring "Defiant Order" by Birdy Nam Nam. (Sound by Nicolas De Cazenove). "Max" is essentially depicted traveling in every scene from the "Fury Road" movie, set against the electronica tunnage reminiscent of "Drive" starring Ryan Gosling! #LOVE