Saturday, March 29, 2008

TMNT > Astroboy

There is a new article from Ninjatron at his AstroBoy world blog talk about TMNT, imagi and Astroboy, there is a really encouraging article to me and the crew here.


"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

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

There has been talk of a recently scraped project between Imagi and Mirage to produce a direct to dvd TMNT 25th anniversary CGI project, it was mentioned that it would have cost between 5-7 million. In comparison to the the 2007 picture, how would such a project looked visually.

Ninjatron said...

Hey Felix. I'm really glad to know that you read this article and it's pretty amazing for you to say that it's given encouragement to you and the rest of the crew. Not only do I take that as a huge compliment, but I am also encouraged to know that it has been read by people working on these movies. That makes all the hard work I've put into AstroBoy World worthwile, and I'll be continuing to work on it for quite some time. Many thanks!

Sayonara.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Well is a TMNT 2 project i definite, a maybe ..

or a NOT AT ALL .

what is the deal with Imagi ?!

.. i don't get all these changes as of recent.


It does not make sence !!
>v<

felixip said...

Tokka, it is still working in progress, but nothing solid enough to be announced yet...

Anonymous said...

Hi Felix, speaking of TMNT, do you know how much extra footage was cut out of the final version, according to Monroe, only a third of the deleted/alternate scenes made it to dvd(and how far along were the scenes in terms of animation)?

I would like see a new two-disc set for TMNT released, TMNT has sold over 30 million dollars in dvd sales in U.S., it would seem to be only natural to release a directors-cut/special edition.

Anonymous said...

there are lots of footage was cut, even though the opening was cut a lot. For new DVD, that's really the decision of WB... company don't have right to do that.

Anonymous said...

What were the reason for the cuts?

How long was the original cut of the movie?

Anonymous said...

Are Imagi and Mirage meeting this month to discuss the possible direction of the TMNT sequel?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...