Entries tagged Animation

COIN

Erinnert ihr euch noch an das grandiose 8-Bit Demomassaker names Kings of Power 4 Billion % von Pixelgott Paul Robertson? Coin von EXIT 73 Studios geht in eine ähnliche Richtung, zwar ohne den Robertson’schen Pixelscharm aber mit schönen Verneigungen vor Contra, Galaga, Double Dragon und anderen Videospielklassikern.

Coin is an animated short directed and animated by Chris Burns. Inspired by early video games, COIN is a continuous shot of one man destroying everything in his path to vengeance.

[via Catsuka]

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Theatrical Trailer for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

Theatrical Trailer for Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silvermann, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.

Synopsis:

Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan — win a medal — but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade.
Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy.
But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?

[via Yahoo! Movies]

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Let’s Kick Some Martian Ass! New Trailer for War of the Worlds: Goliath

It’s been over two years since the last report on David Abramowitz’s steampunk animation War of the Worlds: Goliath. There’s still no known release date, but at least a new trailer found its way into the net.

Synopsis:

In 1900, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian’s 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria.

Fourteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.E.S. train under the leadership of Secretary of War, Theodore Roosevelt, and the grim General Kushnirov.

And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational squad of the A.R.E.S. battle Tripod ‘Goliath’ on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive when the Martian invaders launch their second invasion using even more advanced alien technology. In the crucible of combat, this young team helming the mighty Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for Mankind’s very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.

[via Quiet Earth]

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Watch Jesus Orellana’s post-apocalyptic Short ROSA now!

Eight months after the very first teaser trailer and several festival screenings, Spanish director and creator Jesus Orellana finally released his CG short ROSA into the web. All 9:50 minutes of it, in high definition and for free on Vimeo.

And boy was this worth the wait! Despite the short running time (well, it’s a short film after all) and several clear references to Ghost in the Shell and Casshern, Orellana manages to create his own post-apocalyptic world with characters who don’t need dialogue or introductions.
I can’t wait to see the aftermath of his announcement about a live-action full-lenght feature.
Synopsis:

In the near future, humanity has disappeared leaving behind a large megalopolis devoid of natural life. From the destruction awakes ROSA, a robot part of the KERNEL project, mankind’s latest attempt on restoring earth’s ecosystem with the recovery of long-extinct plant species.
Wandering among the ruins of the lifeless city, Rosa will soon discover that she is not the only part of Kernel that has awaken.

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Short and Exclusive Clip for Jesus Orellana’s ROSA

Now that’s what I call service! After the comment about the lack of recently released video footage in yesterday’s article about the CG short ROSA, director Jesus Orellana (who kindly said thanks on twitter) posted a new exclusive clip on the films Facebook page.

[via Rosa @ Facebook]

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New Poster for Spanish Cyberpunk Short ROSA

A week before the free online premiere of his cyberpunk CG short ROSA Spanish director Jesus Orellana released a new poster artwork. I’d have prefered some new clips, but I guess they just want to tease us some more before November 11th.

Synopsis:

In the near future, humanity has disappeared leaving behind a large megalopolis devoid of natural life. From the destruction awakes ROSA, a robot part of the KERNEL project, mankind’s latest attempt on restoring earth’s ecosystem with the recovery of long-extinct plant species.
Wandering among the ruins of the lifeless city, Rosa will soon discover that she is not the only part of Kernel that has awaken.

[via Official Website]

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Animated Short Film Paths of Hate streams for free

Thanks to the team of the Italian Imaginaria film festival, you can now watch the full ten minute short film Paths of Hate from Polish director Damian Nenow online for free. It’s not in HD like the stunning trailer I posted two months ago, but it’s worth a look anyway…

Synopsis:

A grey clouded sky is the setting for an ultimate combat. Two planes cut through the winter air, fly in breathtaking high-speed, reckless maneuvers above the snow- covered mountains and icy lakes. Two pilots, driven by blind fury, chase each other and thereby write cryptic messages of madness into the firmament. The eyes of the terrible rivals reflect unquestioning hate. They are ready to cross all limits of aggression. On their way into the abyss they transform into inhuman and distorted creatures, that finally become part of the history of hate.
The dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as well as the ideology behind it. It does not matter whether two people are involved or millions. What remains are only scars – bloody traces, paths of hate.

[via Catsuka]

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