Saturday, August 18, 2012

Megamind American 3D Computer-Cartoon Animated

Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was released in the United States in Digital 3D, IMAX 3D and 2D on November 5, 2010. It features the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross and Brad Pitt.

The film tells the story of a super-intelligent alien supervillain, Megamind, who after a long-lasting battle one day actually destroys his nemesis, the much-loved superhero Metro Man. Having the fictional Metro City for himself, Megamind finds out that his villainy has no purpose and thus creates a new superhero for him to fight.

Megamind received generally positive reviews from critics, praising its strong visuals, but criticizing its unoriginality. With a budget of $130 million, the film grossed over $321 million worldwide, and despite being a moderate box office success, it became one of the lowest grossing DreamWorks' CG animated films.

A short film, titled Megamind: The Button of Doom, was released on February 25, 2011, on the Megamind DVD and Blu-ray. Megamind received positive reviews from most critics, with the film garnering a 73% "fresh" rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes based on 172 reviews with an average rating of 6.7. Its consensus states the film "regurgitates plot points from earlier animated efforts, and isn't quite as funny as it should be, but a top-shelf voice cast and strong visuals help make Megamind a pleasant, if unspectacular, diversion." Another review aggregate, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated an average score of 63 based on 33 reviews.

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film three out of four stars, stating "This set-up is bright and amusing, even if it does feel recycled from bits and pieces of such recent animated landmarks as The Incredibles with its superpowers and Despicable Me with its villain." Stephen Holden, of The New York Times, positively wrote in his review, "Visually Megamind is immaculately sleek and gracefully enhanced by 3-D." Entertainment Weekly reviewer Owen Gleiberman graded the film a B+ and wrote, "...too goofy-surreal to pack a lot of emotional punch, but it's antically light on its feet, with 3-D images that have a lustrous, gizmo-mad sci-fi clarity." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone commented, "What this raucous 3D animated fun house lacks in originality (think bastard child of The Incredibles and Despicable Me) it makes up for in visual and vocal wit." In a mixed review, Betsy Sharkey of The Los Angeles Times wrote, "Just as Megamind struggles to find his center, at times, so does the film." Movie Room Reviews gave the film 4 out of 5 stars saying "In this film you will want to root for the villain".

The film also had theatrical releases around the world. It was supposed to be released in Japan sometime in 2011, but because of the earthquake and tsunami in Tōhoku of that year, the Japanese release has been postponed indefinitely. It was unknown if it would ever be released in Japan. However, it was later added by iTunes in the same region as a downloadable video.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thomas & Friends Cartoon Animation Series

Thomas & Friends  the Tank Engine & Friends until 2002 is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 4 September 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised locomotives and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. The books were based on stories Wilbert told to entertain his son, Christopher, during his recovery from measles. From Series one to four, many of the stories are based on events from Awdry's personal experience.

The series started production in 1983 by Britt Allcroft Productions, Clearwater Features Ltd David Mitton and Robert D. Cardona's company and the ITV company Central Independent Television. The series was originally shot and produced with live action models at the Clearwater in house studio in Battersea London, Series 1, then relocating to Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, southwest of London for subsequent Series'. The use of moving models was seen at the time of the show's conception as an effective method of animating the stories. Locomotives and other vehicles were operated by radio, while humans and animals were static figures. Stop-motion was occasionally employed for instances in which a human or animal character would move. Hand-drawn animation was used in Series 3 to create bees.

The original live action models were filmed on an extensive model railway layout built at the studios. The models were built to the 1:32 scale, known in model railway circles as "Gauge 1". The locomotives used chassis made by Märklin with specially made bodies. Along with the moving-eye and eyelid mechanisms and clay faces, these bodies also included smoke generators. Coaches and trucks were made using Tenmille kits. Later models were constructed entirely from scratch. Some of the models from the sister television series Tugs were reused in later episodes of the series.

Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell composed the show's original main title theme, incidental music and songs, (see List of Thomas & Friends songs), which were used for Series 1 to 7 comprising 182 episodes between 1984 and 2003.

In 2004, Robert Hartshorne took O'Donnell and Campbell's place as composer, while Ed Welch became the show's songwriter from Series 8 to The Great Discovery, and Welch left after The Great Discovery and Hartshorne took his place as songwriter from Series 12 and onwards. Peter Hartshorne joined Robert Hartshorne as composer and songwriter in 2011, starting with Day of the Diesels.

Friday, July 20, 2012

How to Train Your Dragon Cartoon 3D Animation

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the English book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The film was directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, the duo who directed Disney's Lilo & Stitch. It stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and David Tennant.

The story takes place in a mythical Viking world where a young Viking teenager named Hiccup aspires to follow his tribe's tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. After finally capturing his first dragon, and with his chance at finally gaining the tribe's acceptance, he finds that he no longer has the desire to kill it and instead befriends it.

The film was released March 26, 2010 and was a critical and commercial success, garnering a positive response from film critics and audiences and earning nearly $500 million worldwide. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at the 83rd Academy Awards, but lost to Toy Story 3 and The Social Network, respectively. The movie also won ten Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature.

The film was released March 26, 2010. The month before, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg protested Warner Bros.' decision to convert Clash of the Titans from 2D to 3D, then to release it one week after How to Train Your Dragon. Entertainment reporter Kim Masters described the 3D release schedule around March 2010 as a "traffic jam", and speculated that the lack of 3D screen availability could hurt Katzenberg's prospects despite his support of the 3D format.

In March 2010, theater industry executives accused Paramount of using high-pressure tactics to coerce theaters to screen How to Train Your Dragon rather than the competing 3D releases, Clash of the Titans and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. As theater multiplexes often had just one 3D screen, theaters were unable to accommodate more than one 3D presentation at a time.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Marsha and The Bear Cartoon World Animation

In the Russian language, Masha (Маша) is a diminutive of Maria. It has been used as a nickname or as a pet name for women named Maria or Marie. An alternative spelling in the Latin alphabet is "Macha". In Serbo-Croatian and Slovene "Maša" is a diminutive of "Marija" but can be a given name in its own right.

I came across this Russian cartoon called Masha and the Bear. It is an adorable series about a little girl who unintentionally torments her prim and proper friend "The Bear". Although the cartoon is completely in Russian, my daughter loved it. At first, I wasn't completely sure that it was in Russian, so I showed it to the class because Sean speaks Russian at home and I wanted to know for sure. I've now shown two episodes to the class and they also really seem to enjoy it. Her is the link for the Christmas epsiode. I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Oscar's Oasis Animated Cartoon World Disney

Oscar's Oasis is a is non-verbal animated cartoon produced by TeamTO and Tuba Entertainment in association with Cake Entertainment based on the original show broadcast on Disney Channel Asia.[1] It started as a series of 1-2 minute shorts under the title Ooohhh Asis. Oscar's Oasis can be viewed on the Nintendo 3DS in 3D. In the United States, some episodes can be seen on Netflix Streaming. In Latin America and Brazil, the Spanish and Portuguese dub airs on Cartoon Network Latin America.

Oscar is a lizard living in a non-specific desert that has features from several different real deserts, like the Sahara, Kalahari Desert, and North American deserts. An asphalt concrete highway runs through the area, used from time to time by various cargo trucks. Oscar is generally searching for food or water; he sometimes discovers liquid, in bottles or elsewhere, but is usually frustrated from recovering it for drink. An oasis supplies the only fresh water in the area, but its thick population of irascible and hungry alligators renders it inaccessible. At considerable personal risk lizard is a delicacy for chickens, Oscar occasionally manages to steal an egg from a nearby hen coop, and he sometimes explores one of the piles of trash that litter the parched landscape. 

Popy, a fennec fox; Buck, a vulture; and Harchi, a hyena, inhabit a derelict school bus situated on a neighboring hill, but they mostly race about on a cast-off warehouse or grocery cart powered by Harchi and directed by Popy. Like Oscar, the trio constantly search for food and water — often competing with him, sometimes abusing him as a means, but occasionally cooperating with him when it suits their purpose. The main characters often find themselves falling off cliffs a la Wile E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner, wherein the law of gravity is briefly suspended while the character comes to realize his imminent doom.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Larva Cartoon Animation Image Movie

Larva cartoon animation is an animation that tells 2 MAGGOT in a ditch in a town whose name is unknown (?). Strange bin Magic, Magical bin EDAN, both these maggots have intelligence and can perform day-to-day human activities, it is too .. Appeared in various episodes of his sometimes shaped like toilet cleaners and maggot females. In terms of the female grubs they can love him to death (love die!). In terms of toilet cleaners friends, they can receive help or eaten by piranha teeth crocodile intervene intervene intervene shark maggots eating animals. There was a very smelly flies up can make both poor maggot vomiting (HOEKK). The most EDAN, no snail shells which when removed, muscular body like Vin Diesel. Including, one can remove maggots his spirit from his body only with stones stumble after getting out of the outhouse!!.

When people in the animation business think of Korean animation, odds are they may have in mind a show that was animated in Korea but originated someplace else. Korea has for years been a major production source of animation content for studios and broadcast networks all over the world. But more and more, Korea is emerging as a creator of original content as well. Take into consideration this funny cartoon that came our way. It was showcased in the Forums by Skynet, AN's webmaster. It's called 'Larva' and is an ongoing series of short cartoons featuring two little bugs who are never at a loss for comedy as they scavenge for the next bit of refuse to dine upon. Produced by Tuba Entertainment and Synergy Media, here's a look at Larva. For more episodes to view, follow this link to the Forums.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hercules Cartoon Movie Disney Animation Wallpaper

Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures.

The Romans adapted the Greek hero's iconography and myths for their literature and art under the name Hercules. In later Western art and literature and in popular culture, Hercules is more commonly used than Heracles as the name of the hero. Hercules was a multifaceted figure with contradictory characteristics, which enabled later artists and writers to pick and choose how to represent him. This article provides an introduction to representations of Hercules in the later tradition. In Roman works of art and in Renaissance and post-Renaissance art, Hercules can be identified by his attributes, the lion skin and the gnarled club (his favorite weapon); in mosaic he is shown tanned bronze, a virile aspect.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Death of a Superhero Animation Wallpaper

Death of a Superhero is a 2011 Irish drama film based on the New Zealand novel of the same name by Anthony McCarten. Originally planned to be directed by McCarten in New Zealand, the film was shot on location in Ireland throughout 2010 and was directed by Ian FitzGibbon. The film stars Thomas Sangster alongside Andy Serkis. It tells the story of a dying 15-year-old boy who draws comic book stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

After developing terminal cancer, 15 year old Donald (Sangster) slowly falls into a world occupied by his alter ego comic book superhero. Desperate to have sex at least once before he dies, Donald starts to see psychiatrist. The film received positive reviews, with Variety praising the cast, specifically Sangster and Serkis. It won the People's Choice Award and the Young Jury Award at the 2011 Les Arcs European Film Festival. The film has also won the Audience Award and ‘Special Mention’ of the Jury at the Mamer-en-Mars European Film Festival

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax Cartoon Animation 3D Wallpaper

This Friday sees the arrival of Dr Seuss' The Lorax from the curators of Despicable Me, as part of our continuing family film programme. So Dr. Seuss' grumpy forest-dwelling critter comes to life in this funny, touching and beautifully animated adventure. Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. Outwitting the powerful Mr O’Hare to leave the plastic village of Thneed-Ville for the first time, he tracks down the elusive Once-ler and discovers the incredible story of how The Lorax failed to save the forest from destruction many years ago. Entrusted with the one remaining Truffala Tree seed, Ted faces a race against time to plant the tree in the centre of town before Mr. O’Hare confiscates it. Infused with bright colours and catchy musical numbers, you can’t help but leave the cinema with a smile on your face.

The actors behind the animated characters include the famous Danny DeVito as The Lorax, Zac Efron as Ted, who is trying to win the heart of Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift).  This film really captures the 'Seuss-ness' which has been missing from previous adaptations.

The Lorax, obviously, is all about the environment. But, unlike most environmental films, this one isn't too preachy. Mostly. See, The Lorax is first and foremost a children's movie. The animation, done by Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me), is nice and colorful. The animals are all really cute and funny. There are a handful of big musical numbers that are surprisingly good (Though, oddly enough, famous singer Swift never sings a note in this film). Your kids will love this movie, like they probably loved Despicable Me. And, if they are learning about the environment, then all the better.
    But, the film does have it's share of problems. The environmental message of the book is dumbed down just a little bit for the little'uns in the audience. Plus, while the film is often funny and the cast is all good, I don't really have much else to say about it. The Lorax is a movie that comes and goes and leaves very little left in it's wake. I'm not terribly interested in a sequel and I can't say I'd even be up for re-watching this one again. There's just not much too The Lorax. I literally don't have anything else to say about it. Oh, wait. Taylor Swift did a surprisingly good job acting for someone whose only other role was in Valentine's Day.

Your kids will love Dr.Seuss's The Lorax. The animation's bright, the jokes are funny, the music is loud and the animals are cute. For the adults though, The Lorax does offer much. The acting's good, especially by Swift, but the book's message is a little watered down and the movie just isn't that memorable.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Secret World of Arrietty Cartoon Movie Animation

Arrietty, titled The Borrower Arrietty in Japan and The Secret World of Arrietty in North America, is a 2010 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa. It is based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton, an English author of children's books, about a family of tiny people who live secretly in the walls and floors of a typical household, borrowing items from humans to survive. The film stars the voices of Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura and Kirin Kiki, and tells the story of a young Borrower (Shida) befriending a human boy (Kamiki), while trying to avoid being detected by the other humans. Toshio Suzuki produced the film and Studio Ghibli provided the animation. Ghibli announced the film in late 2009 with Yonebayashi making his directorial debut as the youngest director of a Ghibli film. Miyazaki supervised the production as a developing planner. The voice actors were approached in April 2010, and Cécile Corbel wrote the film's score as well as its theme song.

Released in Japan on July 17, 2010, Arrietty received very positive reviews, all of which praised the animation and music. It also became the highest grossing Japanese film at the Japanese box office for the year 2010, and grossed over $145 million worldwide.[1] The film also won the Animation of the Year award at the 34th Japan Academy Prize award ceremony. Two English language versions of the film were produced, a British dub produced by Studio Canal which was released in the United Kingdom on July 29, 2011, and an American dub released by Walt Disney Pictures in North America on February 17, 2012.

The Japanese voice cast of the film was announced on April 13, 2010. Actress Mirai Shida was cast as the voice of Arrietty. Arrietty was Shida's first voice acting role. In addition, Ryunosuke Kamiki, who has voiced characters in other Studio Ghibli films like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, was cast as Sho. His most recent voice role was in the 2009 film Summer Wars. Kamiki said that he "was very happy to meet up with the staff" he previously knew when he worked on other Studio Ghibli films.

Besides them, the film’s cast includes Tomokazu Miura, Shinobu Otake, Keiko Takeshita, and Kirin Kiki. The four actors have previous voice acting experience, but none of them have been in a Studio Ghibli film before. Miura and Otake were respectively cast as Arrietty's parents Pod and Homily. In addition, Takeshita voiced Sho's aunt and Kiki voiced one of the helpers in the human family.

On January 8, 2011, actress and singer Bridgit Mendler was cast as Arrietty for the film's North American release. Besides Mendler, the cast included Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, and David Henrie. The film had a different voice cast for the United Kingdom release, making it the first Ghibli film to have different voice actors for each of its English-language releases. The cast included Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Mark Strong, Olivia Colman, Phyllida Law, and Geraldine McEwan. Arrietty was adapted into a Japanese manga series. This manga adaptation was first published by Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. within Japan, and was released in four separate volumes.[52] Viz Media released the English version of this manga adaptation of the film within North America in January 2012.
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