Friday, July 26, 2013

July Animation Tidbits


More tidbits for ya... Lovely French Frozen posters, by the way... Now if only there was a third one to make a triptych! Disney has done it before!

Disney wants you to cool off this summer, with more Frozen-related stuff... Such as this international teaser poster featuring comic relief sidekick Olaf...


I love the design of this poster; everything from the water down to the icy film logo. Without showing too much, Disney is just effortlessly capitalizing on the wintery aspect of the film... Makes sense during a hot summer, right? Hopefully we'll be getting a full trailer sometime soon... Ahem, one that doesn't have spoilers in it.

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Blue Sky has given another cute Rio 2 teaser.



And that's just what it is, really... Cute. Nothing special, but I will admit the black jaguar singing bit was kind of funny. I think I'll reserve judgment until I see a full trailer, because I did actually enjoy the first Rio despite its problems.

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Pete Docter has spilled a few details on Inside Out, which is surprisingly one of a few non-sequel films that's slated for release in 2015...


He says the film "takes place inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, and emotions such as anger, sadness, disgust and joy are the main characters." Hmmmm, three negatives and one positive as the "main" emotion characters? Does this mean that the girl might have a more pessimistic outlook on things? A child wanting to find happiness and joy in life, but somehow has a hard time? If so, that would make for a very interesting character, and it could also imply that the film's emotional content will be quite potent... Up, anyone? This is a Pete Docter film after all. Scratch that! This is a Pixar film, after all...

Then again, he might've just mentioned a few emotions off of the top of his head since there are five in the piece of concept artwork... What's the fifth one? Maybe anticipation? Trust? Who knows!

He also had this to say about the animation itself...

"The characters are created with this energy because we are trying to represent what emotions would look like. They are made up of particles that actually move. Instead of being skin and solid, it is a massive collection of energy. It’s a lot of fun and really takes advantage of what animation can do."

Yep... Pixar sure is dying alright. If anything, I'm curious to see what they do with their style of animation for this film... Or if they try out a completely different one. Could we see hand-drawn elements in a Pixar film sometime soon?

Docter also revealed that the film has two stories, "One story is hard enough. This is two stories that need to talk to each other." Now that sounds like a real challenge, and people say Pixar is running out of ideas or that they have lost their touch? If The Good Dinosaur doesn't shake the idiotic "Pixar is dead" belief, then this should... Like an earthquake! This sounds like nothing they've tackled before, and quite frankly, that's already something to get geared up about. This is another Pixar masterpiece in the making. It's everything you want from them: Risky, ambitious, emotional, rich in terms of the story and characters... I have a feeling that this will be grand.

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What are your thoughts on the Inside Out details? Do you think this will be a great Pixar film? Or one that could potentially be a mess? What do you think of the recent promo materials for Frozen? Did you think the Rio 2 teaser was cute? Or could you care less about that sequel and anticipate something like Anubis instead?

Sound off below!

1 comment:

  1. Inside Out is bound to be another Pixar Masterpiece. Pete is by far one of my favorite Pixar directors (or diectors period), and I can't wait to see what he does in this.

    The whole particles instead of skin thing, I can see a bunch of cartoon-physics type animation (like if the character freaks out or screams, the body would fly apart).

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