Saturday, February 28, 2009
香港獨立動画創作人參加了一個在日本TBS電視台舉辦，全亞洲最大的 video 比賽''digicon6 video festival 2008''，擊敗多個亞洲城市的代表，勇奪大獎，為香港創意工業增光！以下是兩個香港得獎單位的動画短片 :
推動香港的創意工業，香港政府一 直"得把口"，甚麼也沒有做過... 對於今香港創意工業增光，香港政府不但不支持還大潑冷水....
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Imagi, which temporarily suspended "Astro Boy" production last month, said late Tuesday that the funding means it will also continue active development of the "Gatchaman" and "Tusker" projects.
The company's U.S. prexy, Erin Corbett, told Daily Variety that the company's has already called back all but 23 of its staffers to complete "Astro Boy." About 100 of Imagi's 120 staffers - most of them in Sherman Oaks -- were furloughed last month.
"We are thrilled by the incredible response to 'Astro Boy's' early film footage and stills," Corbett said.
The financing plan for Hong Kong-based Imagi includes raising operating capital both from new investors and from existing shareholders.
Imagi also disclosed that Francis Kao has resigned as chairman to devote more time to his role as chief creative officer. Kao's being succeeded by Richard Witts, who has over 35 years of experience in Asia including management posts with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Schroder Securities, United Mok Ying Kie and CLSA.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall also posted a preview of the upcoming Astro Boy comic based on the movie, here are 2 pages of E.J. Su's artwork. It's going to be a weekly release ahead of the movie. Check out his Blog
ASTRO BOY MOVIE PREQUEL: UNDERGROUND #1
He's back! Astro Boy makes his return to comics, paving the way for his exciting feature film debut later this year! It's an all-new Astro Boy adventure, with Astro exploring a strange subterranean kingdom in search of his lost father, encountering weird creatures large and small. But are they friend or foe?32 pages, $3.99.
source: comics continuum
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
this Mini PEZ is not bad.see more
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Though its popularity in Western cultures has waned over the past couple decades, Astro Boy is a cultural icon in Japan. Based on a story by Osamu Tezuka (a.k.a the god of manga), the animated series -- arguably the first "popular" anime TV series -- told the story of Astro, a powerful robot boy created by the head of the Ministry of Science to replace the son he lost in a tragic car accident. Each episode involved Astro using his robot powers to save the day.
The original show aired in black and white, and when American network execs brought it stateside, it became the first anime to be broadcast outside Japan. A 2003 remake of the TV series didn't make waves in the U.S., but the original 1963 series is still considered to be one of the most important forces in comics, animation, and even videogames. The uber-popular Mega Man/Rockman franchise was heavily influenced by Astro Boy's story and character designs.
In 2009, Imagi studios will release a new, "Americanized," CGI incarnation of Astro Boy in a feature film. Fans everywhere are praying that it will do justice to the original, and introduce the beloved franchise to a new generation.
Nebs66 extraxted all anime titles from the list in his blog:
95. FullMetal Alchemist
90. Afro Samurai
86. Astro Boy
78. DragonBall Z
76. Voltron: Defenders of the Universe
73. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing 70. Pokemon
51. Death Note 44. Battle of the Planets
38. Naruto 34. Robotech 29. Speed Racer (1967)
14. Cowboy Bebop
10. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Astro soars thru the MetroCity
Peacekeeper powers-up by absorbing other machines' energies
Monday, February 02, 2009
This Poster is super cool, like the concept how the map of LA became the face of Temonator with cool motion and sound effect. check the motion poster here
the look of T-600.
Teminator Salvation Official Website