2007's Upcoming Animated Features

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Post by Daniel » April 18th, 2007, 7:10 pm

;)

Yeah, I probably will invite some friends over when it comes out.

May 22? That means about a months wait, cool! Although, it being unrated, kinda has me worried. Hope its not to..... you know. :?

Oh, and Owens review was very good! :)

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Post by ShyViolet » April 18th, 2007, 9:24 pm

Here's the cover art for the DVD:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/epic_mo ... p?select=3


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Believe it or not, especially considering the critical RAZING this got as well as the twenty seconds or so it actually played in theaters, it has a pretty good set of extra features! :wink:
DVD Features
Keep Case
Widescreen

Audio
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround English
Dolby Digital Surround French, Spanish
Subtitles English, French, Spanish

Additional Release Material
Alternate Scenes Alternate Ending
Audio Commentary Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer Directors
Behind the Scenes 1. Making the Video: Pirate Rap
Featurettes 1. "How Gratuitous"
2. "Everyone Loves Beaver" Epic Hook Ups
Outtakes Gag Reel

Interactive Features
Easter Eggs
Menus

Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

I think so, Brain, but if we didn’t have ears, wouldn’t we sort of look like weasels?

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Post by Daniel » April 19th, 2007, 12:01 am

Cool cover! Ditto the extra features.

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Post by Ben » April 19th, 2007, 8:19 am

For some reason, I clicked through to see and ended up watching the clips. Some funny stuff there.

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Post by Zach » May 6th, 2007, 11:24 pm

My picks for 2007:

Meet The Robinsons
Shrek The Third
Surf's Up
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie (maybe?)
Bee Movie

My Top 3 for Want to See:
1) Shrek the Third
2) Ratatouille
3) Bee Movie
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Post by wendy » May 8th, 2007, 3:32 pm

I saw Epic Movie too yesterday and somewhat mixed feelings shall we say :-) Perhaps it's better if you watch the movie when you are allready a bit drunk lol.
Maybe a few very mild spoilers ahead, don't really know what you call spoilers here yet but just to be sure...
I agree somewhat with the previous posters on this:
Some really funny stuff (laughed a lot with the Harry Potter parody) but also a loooooooot of stupid farting and puking and so on and so on ... and so on :shock: ;-). Far(t) too much of those kind of jokes for my taste. You see, my humour is already getting more stupid because of this Epic Movie lol.

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Post by MickeyMousePal » May 9th, 2007, 2:48 pm

1. The Simpsons
2. Ratatouille
3. Shrek the Third

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Post by ShyViolet » May 10th, 2007, 6:34 am

I saw Epic Movie too yesterday and somewhat mixed feelings shall we say Smile

Yeah, mixed feelings....that about sums it up for me and Epic Movie.

And I totally agree with you on the puking/flatulence stuff they had going. :?
HATED that.


But one thing that must be said:

Darrell Hammond (the Jack Sparrow knock-off) was PURE BRILLIANCE. :)
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Post by ShyViolet » May 13th, 2007, 12:05 am

Also, if anyone cares :P, the Foodfight! site is apparently back up.. :wink:



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www.foodfight.com
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Post by Ben » May 13th, 2007, 8:19 am

Lionsgate is becoming the new byword for bad animated films.

Can't anyone making this see that it's doomed? There's no cast on board, and even the "director" isn't named.

Oops - sorry, yes the cast is named. And they're getting official endoresment from several product manufacturers hoping for another Toy Story?

Can you say "product placement"?

Ouch! :)

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Post by ShyViolet » May 13th, 2007, 11:49 am

Wasn't this supposed to come out last year? Hasn't it been in production for like five or six years?? :?
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Post by Ben » May 13th, 2007, 2:48 pm

Fox had something like this for ages, years ago. I think it even had some big names attached to it.

Knowing a bad idea when they see one, they let it go. I don't think this film is related at all, just the same idea repackaged.

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Post by Kaszubas » July 25th, 2007, 9:22 am

First two actual Beowulf stills:

http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=863

Direct links to those images:
http://shocktillyoudrop.com/nextraimage ... fpic-1.jpg
http://shocktillyoudrop.com/nextraimage ... fpic-2.jpg

I hope some movie clips will be shown online during comic-con; I'm curious how this technique has improved since Polar Express zombieness and how convincing muscle simulation will be... :)

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Post by Ben » July 25th, 2007, 10:37 am

And the answer is...not improved. Look at the old man's eyes...there's still nothing there.

In the other pic, the arms and torso just don't look <I>real</I>, which is, I'm guessing, the intention.

Ugh... :(

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Post by Kaszubas » July 25th, 2007, 2:14 pm

Ben wrote:And the answer is...not improved. Look at the old man's eyes...there's still nothing there.

In the other pic, the arms and torso just don't look <I>real</I>, which is, I'm guessing, the intention.

Ugh... :(
Yep.. You seem to be right, but I wouldn't prejudge it so easily. Let's wait and see them moving/acting. Maybe we're simply biassed because of things we've already seen done with this performace capture thing ?... I think that this movie wasn't supposed to look photoreal, but more like realistic painting/illustration. If only they'll succeed in achieving belivable facial/eye motion and body deformations those little inaccuracies and imperfections wouldn't be so distracting. At least it works like this in case of keyframe animated characters with very stylized look like The Incredibles or Ratatouille (see links below) and might work different entering "uncanny valley" ;)

http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/ ... Tmore2.jpg
http://media.movieweb.com/galleries/821/1735/hi/co2.jpg
http://media.outnow.ch/Movies/Images/20 ... .xl/25.jpg

(in some shots characters hands/fingers arrangement look quite off on stills, not very natural, but in motion we usually do not notice such things)

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