Saturday, March 29, 2008
"March 23rd, 2007 was a big day for Ninja Turtles fans and animation enthusiasts, as TMNT was released to theaters in North America and elsewhere around the world. It was the very first feature-length film from Imagi Animation Studios, who are, of course, set to bring AstroBoy to cinemas in 2009. I am a HUGE fan of the Turtles, and have been since I first became aware of their existence, so I was definitely looking forward to this movie when it was announced. Not only did I enjoy the film immensely for what it was when I saw it on its release date, I also saw it as an important step towards the future of animated film making, which is where our boy Astro comes in.
Not only does TMNT look spectacular, with its use of colors, textures, and lighting, but if one takes into account how the budget of this film is a meager fraction of a comparable animated movie from a company like Pixar, then Imagi's achievements with this movie are even more incredible. The aspect of the film that I thought was best realized was the attention paid to the backgrounds. The scenery itself had a very lived-in feeling and truly captured what I would expect the TMNT universe to look like. Obviously there are some talented artists and animators working at Imagi, and they clearly know how to construct a world that contains unbelievable characters and situations in a believable and visually appealing setting......As a fan of animated films and classic anime characters, it makes me happy to know that the AstroBoy movie is being handled by Imagi, who did an amazing job in capturing the spirit of the Ninja Turtles. AstroBoy is a story that is not only historically important, but also has a unique spirit of its own to be captured as well. Time will tell if the AstroBoy movie will live up to the legacy of the title character, but judging from TMNT, I am more than willing to give Imagi the benefit of the doubt.
And while I'm looking forward to AstroBoy, I'll also be hoping for another Turtles movie! "
read the full article @ AstroBoy World: TMNT: One Year Later
Headed by Erin Corbett, recently appointed Senior VP of Marketing, the Department will encompass all areas of worldwide marketing, advertising, sales promotions, licensing, tie‐in programs, publicity, public relations and corporate communications.
Doug Glen said: “We have succeeded in building a small but very senior marketing team with the skill set and global experience of a big studio marketing department.”
“Our objective will be to work closely with our partners and distributors, while striving for the most exciting and energetic of marketing efforts and campaigns. The addition of these key staff members will thoroughly enhance our ability to do so,” stated Erin Corbett.
Corbett, a veteran marketing executive with over 16 years of diverse experience, spent eight years at Warner Bros. Pictures, where she became Senior VP, National Promotions, Feature Film Marketing. In addition to overseeing marketing strategy and operations, she will focus on partnership communications and relations, working closely with Imagi’s distribution and
Formerly Marketing Director, Asia Ireton will now have additional duties concentrating on global Publicity, Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She comes from a background in entertainment journalism, serving as longtime editor‐in‐chief of the Asian trade publication Movie Marketing, before joining Imagi in late 2006.......
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Actually this is the artwork F2D2 from Fred D who won the the first award for BEST OF SHOW, Robot Invasion [blogged] Montreal Munny Show. The painted adidas shoe is really good. I like this kind of crossover.
more photos at Fred D webiste
see more event+ custom-images HERE
Monday, March 24, 2008
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
Title: Batman: Gotham Knight (IMDb)
Starring: N/A (Animation)
Released: 8th July 2008 (US)
SRP: $29.98 (2-Disc)
Further Details: Warner Home Video has officially announced 1-disc ($24.98) and 2-disc ($29.98) releases of Batman: Gotham Knight in which six interlocking stories reveal how Bruce Wayne became Batman. The film will be released to coincide with the theatrical release of The Dark Knight, on the 8th July. The full details have yet to be revealed, although we can confirm that the 2-disc release will include an audio commentary, a documentary, featurettes, and a sneak peak at the upcoming Wonder Woman film. A Blu-ray release will also be available for $34.99 with all of the 2-disc features.
BTW, when will we have Region 3 DVD ??
Read more: screenshots + introduction + Sneak Peek Preview
Friday, March 14, 2008
i don't have much expectation on this one compraed with IRON MAN... right i like robot more. However i like the last shot which is similar to shots of the teaser i am making.
for the coming Superheroes movies, i want to see Batman Begin 2 (Dark Knight) and Iron Man the most.
Official movie website
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
◎ AstroBoy film at wiki
◎ Astroboy Episode Guide
An online guide to the Black and White series.
◎ The Toby Project
A great site with lots of information. They are also running a petition to get Astroboy back on TV, so head over and show your support.
◎ Entropy - Astroboy
This is a great AstroBoy page with heaps of links. Also has a cute Astro comic and the lyrics to both the opening and closing songs.
◎ 60's Anime
A nice page with heaps of information and a list of all the episodes.
Another page with various anime information and, of course, an Astro site.
◎ Bab's AstroBoy Page
Nicely done page with an image gallery and trivia.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
AstroBoy world, that's all about Astroboy. The very informative and entertain site is created by Ninjatron, and dedicated to everything AstroBoy, the works of Osamu Tezuka, and other related anime & manga. It covers all facets of the AstroBoy legacy and Tezuka's characters. Expect articles, pictures, artifacts, humor, videos, and more.
The above title images appear randomly, those are very cool, aren't they? Ninjatron will add more eventually. I am so glad to have someone create this site!
Monday, March 10, 2008
東亞運動會是香港第一次在香港本土舉辦的大型運動會，imagi 贊助大會吉祥物動畫的製作。以上這條片由Imagi的 VFX + D-team小隊製作，由小弟執導的，Kit + Lokman 客串美術及故事板。
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
A very interesting piechart from TAG blog to illustrate where are the people working. Newer studios on the list are Imagi and IM Digital (Robert Zemeckis's animation shop). But it only shows the union company...
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars In Theaters and on Television in 2008
"A new era of Star Wars entertainment begins in 2008 when Star Wars: The Clone Wars, from creator George Lucas, premieres as an all-new feature film in August, followed by the television series debut in the fall, in a partnership announced today between Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Produced by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes audiences on incredible new Star Wars adventures, combining the legendary storytelling of Lucasfilm with an eye-popping, signature animation style. Star Wars: The Clone Wars will open in North American theaters Friday, August 15. International release dates will be announced soon."
● The Clone war Official Website
● Video : Introducing Starwars:The Clone Wars
Saturday, March 01, 2008
photos by jack lee
雖然做了幾廿年人，有人辭官歸故里、有人漏夜趕科場。工作上的離離合合算是平常事... 對於分離，我就是從來都不習慣。特別那些投契的、欣賞的、一起經歷過很多... 雖然千萬個不願意。不論是為世所迫、還是另有理想。每個不同的人生階段都有自己最想追求的一片天。
在我們每人頭上的那片天重疊的那段日子就應該豁出去吧！Thank you for everything and Please remember, I am so proud of you!!