The best 3d animation software available has no doubt been in use for the upcoming 3d animated action-adventure comedy ‘Rise Of The Guardians’ which is set for release later this year! Many of us eager movie fans got our first glimpse of the film trailer over these past few weeks and that has no doubt added to the excitement!
So for those who have yet to see the trailer or have never even heard of this upcoming movie, you’re probably asking yourself ‘what’s it all about’?
Well this movie tells the story of the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus himself, they’re the guardians of all the children in the world that believe in them. When the evil Boogeyman turns up and decides to throw the entire world into total darkness and bring nothing but total fear to all the children of the world, it’s up to the four guardians to join together and stop him!
The movie uses the best 3D animation software and features a star-packed cast with Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers, Scooby-Doo) as the Tooth Fairy, Hugh Jackman (X-Men, The Prestige) as the Easter Bunny, Alec Baldwin (The Aviator, The Departed) as Santa Claus, Chris Pine (Star Trek, Unstoppable) as Jack Frost and Jude Law (Alfie, Sherlock Holmes) as the Boogeyman.
Unsurprisingly the movie has been produced by those amazing animators at DreamWorks using the best 3d animation software to date and has been directed by Peter Ramsay (Monsters Vs Aliens).
The film itself is based on William Joyce’s ‘The Guardians Of Childhood’ book series. Joyce, who has previously created characters for Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’ and ‘Toy Story’ co-wrote and co-created ‘Rise Of The Guardians’.
2012 looks like it could be a great year for animation with Pixar also releasing an animated movie titled ‘Brave’ starring Emma Thompson (Love Actually, Harry Potter), Robbie Coltrane (Van Helsing, Harry Potter) and Scottish comedian Billy Connolly. Other animated titles to be released this year include Madagascar 3 and Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth movie in Blue Sky Studios’ animated franchise.
Finally, the release date for Tim Burton’s animated ‘Franken weenie’ is set for October. The movie starring Winona Ryder, Martin Short and Martin Landau, is Tim Burton’s full-length reworking of his 1994 animated short story of the very same name.
The tale is about a boy named Victor who restores his dead dog named Sparky back to life and has been created using stop-motion animation seen in films such as King Kong (1933) and Wallace and Grommet rather than the best 3d animation software. Burton brought this process into an eerie new dimension back in 1993 when he created ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’ and then went on to explore it further in ‘The Corpse Bride’.
You might be thinking ‘what is Tim Burton trying to create here?’ An animated horror film? A dark comedy? Well it’s fair to say it’s neither of these. It’s more a heartfelt love story between a young boy and his dog. Unfortunately events go horribly wrong when Victor’s friends try to repeat his experiment using their own pets with what can only be describes as hilariously creepy results! Even if Burton has decided against using the best 3d animation softwareavailable and instead opted for older techniques, I am sure this will still be a box offish smash!