Animation in 2014
I was interested in looking at a very few of the 2014 animated movies to see who is behind the effects.
How to train your dragon 2
Release date: June 2014
Directed by Dean DeBlois, who also wrote the script along with Cressida Cowell.
Studio: DreamWorks Animation, with just a few of the animated movies completed and released.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
Plot: It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. In this release the now inseparable pair journey through the skies explore new worlds. They discovery a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D
From the Press Release for the movie:
“There are a scant few examples of animated horror films, let alone ones that honor a classic like Night of the Living Dead, but this project is very special,” Michael Nikonov, iPi Soft’s Chief Technology Architect says. “The fact that most of the film features motion capture, with a substantial amount created using iPi Motion Capture, stands as the best evidence our motion capture solution accelerates creativity easily and affordably.”
Source image: http://ipisoft.com/
Directed and written by Zebediah DeSoto.
Studio: Produced by the Graphic Film Company, 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, based in India.
Source image: www.scenicreflections.com
Plot: “A new take on Romero’s 1968 original, the story follows a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the living dead.”
Teenage Mutant Ninjas
Release date: August 2014
Directed by Zebediah DeSoto, written by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty, Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Studio: Produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes, distributed by Paramount Pictures
Special effects by: Atomic Fiction, Hybride Technologies, Image Engine Design (visual effects), Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Legacy Effects, Lola Visual Effects, Prime Focus World (3D conversion) and The Third Floor.
Plot: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
Source image: http://www.primefocusworld.com/
War of the Worlds, Goliath
From the EPOCHink website:
“In 2008, Epoch Ink and its partners, Tripod Entertainment, Imaginex Studios, Sun Min Image Pictures and Studio Climb began work on their first full length animated feature film, ‘War of the Worlds: Goliath’.
Animated in a unique combination of traditional 2D animation and CG models and EFX, ‘War of the Worlds: Goliath’ [was] produced by a team of more then 200 top artists and technicians involving studios in three separate countries and three different cities—Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul.”
Release date: March 2014
Directed by: Joe Pearson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, 3D
Studio: Tripod Entertainment, Finas, MSC
Plot: Fifteen years have passed since the Martians’ first failed invasion of Earth. The year is 1914, and at the eve of World War I, Mars launches a sudden and more devastating second attack. A small defense force, A.R.E.S., is Earth’s only hope. The giant A.R.E.S. battle tripod GOLIATH is called up to war, and its young multinational crew must face their fears in their struggle to save Humanity from the alien invaders.
Source image: http://www.wotw-goliath.com/
You can find more about animated and other kinds of movies on the Movieweb site: http://www.movieweb.com/, which was also the source for the plot outlines and data.
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