Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dreamwork's Animation Films - How To Train Your Dragon (Production Videos)

"How To Train Your Dragon" is an upcoming 3D animated movie produced by Dreamworks.The film stars the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Craig Ferguson.

The film is set in a mythical world of Vikings and dragons. The story centers on a viking teenager named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen’s smarts and offbeat sense of humor is disliked by his tribe and its chief, Hiccup’s father, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler). However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. After he entangles a dragon with a bolas-shooting cannon, Hiccup releases and ends up befriending the dragon, who he dubs Toothless. This relationship flips his world upside down as he strives to convince his tribe that they don't need to be dragon-slayers but he ends up making the tribe angry and they lead an attack on the dragons home.

"How To Train Your Dragon" Final Theatrical Trailer

Released on 26 March 2010

Interview with Kristof Serrand, Supervising Animator

Interview with Gabe Hordos, Supervising Animator

Interview with Matt Paulson, Modeling Supervisor

Interview with Jeff Light, Supervisor of Character TDs

Interview with JC Alvarez, Final Layout Supervisor

Interview with Damon Crowe, head of Character Effects Supervision

Interview with April Knobbe, Matte Painting Supervisor

Interview with Sabrina Riegel, Supervisor of Surfacing

Interview with Sean Fennell, Crowds Supervisor

Interview with Phil McNally, head of 3D Supervision

Interview with Nathan Loofbourrow, Supervisor of Character TDs

Interview with Craig Ring,Vfx supervisor

Interview with Matt Baer, Head of effects

Interview with Cressida Cowell, head of Character Effects Supervision

Interview with Shaggy Hornsby, Supervising Animator

Despicable Me (Theatrical Trailer) - In theaters July 9, 2010

Despicable Me is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D feature film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. 
The plot revolves around the world's #2 supervillain, Gru (Steve Carell), the former #1, whose evil attempts are always thwarted by Vector (Jason Segel), a super smart teenage nerd, who is the #1 supervillain. In an attempt to outdo Vector, he starts plotting to steal the moon while he hides underground in a suburban neighborhood living with his idiotic minions which look like genetically altered Corn Pops. In the teaser trailer, the Great Pyramid of Giza is shown to have been stolen and may contribute to part of Gru's plan. His plot is jeopardized by three orphaned girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Elsie Fisher) who see him as a prospective father.

Dreamwork's Animation Films - Megamind (Teaser)

Release on November 5, 2010.

Megamind is an upcoming 3D animated movie produced by Dreamworks.

The film was previously titled Master Mind, and later on Oober mind, before being retitled to Megamind. Megamind is directed by Tom McGrath (who once brought us Madagascar and its sequel) and is borrowing the voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Tina Fey.

The story revolves around a supervillain who unwillingly becomes the new acclaimed hero. 

Friday, March 19, 2010

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