Showing posts with label animation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animation. Show all posts

Netflix To Bring Korean Romance Series Love Alarm

Netflix, Inc., the world's leading entertainment service, announced that Love Alarm, the Korean original series based on the popular webtoon by comics author Chon Kye-young, will go into production this year and bring a unique romance story into the Korean original series lineup. Love Alarm will be available only on Netflix globally in 2019. 

The story of Love Alarm revolves around a mobile application that alerts users when someone within a 10-meter radius has romantic feelings for them. While the app becomes a social fascination, people are still interested in the true, natural feelings for each other that existed before everyone was using the app. 

Love Alarm is the hit webtoon series by Korea’s top comics author Chon Kye-young, and has been recognized for its unique drawing style and in-depth emotional expressions within the story. Chon has been well known for her work including Unplugged Boy and Girl in Heels, and Love Alarm’s popularity has been continuing for 7 seasons since its debut in 2014. 

The new Netflix original series will be directed by Lee Na-jeong, recognized for the popular romantic comedy Fight My Way, and writers will include Lee Ah-youn and Seo Bora. The 8-episode Netflix original series will be produced by Studio Dragon.  

National Digital Arts Awards 2018 Opens New Categories For Digital Creativity

Since the first awards back in 2013, the National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) has given opportunity for designers and graphic artists to be recognized and share their talents for everyone to see. And for many years, the number of winners and prizes has increased as more categories were added giving more opportunities for artists.

This year, NDAA 2018's theme is Driven by Design. Fueled by Passion. EMPOWERING TODAY’S DIGITAL ARTIST.” Presented by digital signage and out-of-home advertising, Globaltronics Inc., they continue to aim  to raise the Filipino talent in digital design, and animation. 

Short Film "Mower Minions" Plays In Front of "The Secret Life of Pets"‏

Illumination Entertainment’s inaugural theatrical short, “Mower Minions”—a never-before-seen short film starring the Minions—will debut in front of “The Secret Life of Pets” when it arrives in Philippine theaters on August 24.

Correlating to the format in which “The Secret Life of Pets” is showing in specific theaters, “Mower Minions” will be available in both 3D and 2D.

The short film stars the iconic Minions, who first appeared in the blockbuster “Despicable Me” franchise and who most recently starred in 2015’s massive hit “Minions,” which grossed more than $1.15 billion at the global box office and became the second-biggest animated title of all time. Continuing the unpredictable journeys of Gru’s curious and subversively sweet band of yellow brothers, “Mower Minions” represents the first time ever that Illumination has released a short film theatrically.

Disney, Pixar Reveal Details About Upcoming Animated Films‏

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 EXPO 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish. The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held secrets for the first time at the D23 EXPO.”

Scooby-Doo and the Gang Return to the Big Screen in New Animated Adventure‏

Fire up the Mystery Machine! Scooby-Doo and his crime-busting pals will soon embark on a brand new comedy adventure, as Warner Bros. Pictures prepares to bring the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise back to theaters beginning September 21, 2018.

The announcement was made jointly today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

REEL DEAL: Quest For A Heart

Exclusively Showing in SM Cinemas

Crystalsky Multimedia presents: Quest for a Heart is an animated feature film of a fantastic journey Starring Mackenzie Crook and Lisa Stansfield Rolli, a young troll and his friends are on aquest to find the magic heart that will save their village and the world from turning to stone Worst still, Rolli and his freinds can´t succeed without Millie, an Elf who - in all her beauty - stands for everything trolls hate. This amazing fairytale will capture your heart.

More outstanding animators to be recognized at 6th Animahenasyon

Now in its 6th year, Philippine animation festival Animahenasyon is once again rounding up the country’s best works of animation. With a slew of entries from both local and foreign animators, the festival serves as the platform for both amateur and professional Filipino animators to share their work with the world.

Slated on November 26 to 29 at the DLS-CSB SDA Campus, Manila, the festival has attracted quality submissions from all over the archipelago, as well as from countries such as Portugal and Bulgaria.

Apart from showcasing and awarding the best animation films through its multi-category competition, the festival is also recognizing the efforts of outstanding individuals who have contributed to the industry. One of these is talented independent animator Nelson “Blog” Caliguia Jr., who is set to be awarded the Outstanding Emerging Artist in Animation Award for 2012.

REEL DEAL: Peanuts (The Movie)


Release To Coincide With The 65th Anniversary Of The Beloved Comic Strip in 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have acquired rights to make a feature film based on the late Charles Schulz’s beloved and iconic “Peanuts” franchise.  The agreement is the culmination of over two years of discussions – focused on the film’s creative direction – between the Studio and members of the Schulz family.  The announcement was made by Vanessa Morrison, president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

The as yet untitled animated event will be released on November 25, 2015. 2015 will mark the 65th anniversary of the debut of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the landmark television special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

REEL DEAL: Ice Age 4 Continental Drift REVIEW

Another era has passed and our Ice Age Heroes are still here but is not facing a whole new challenge as the world goes into a whole new adventure with also new characters that will bring more laughter for the 4th installment for the Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.

Joining the original trio Manny, Diego and Sid are the animals that are their relatives. Now Manny had his own family, a wife a a daughter. Though they have survived a lot with the changes in the earth like the melting ice, dinosaurs and now face a new challenge of the drifting  continents that threatening to destroy their home.

Also add in there the sea pirate crew that will make things worse to the predicament to the gang as they are stranded in the large sea away from their families. Will they be back to reunite with their family and friends? Will they also triumph against the sea pirates? Join in the adventure now!

REEL DEAL: Ice Age 4 Continental Drift - Character SPOTLIGHT

This July 12, Reunite with the Returning Characters and Meet a Whole New Set you’ll Surely Love in ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

In the 4th installment of the hit family movie franchise, Ice Age's Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.”  Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates.  And Scrat's reunion with his cursed nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before.

REEL DEAL: Ice Age 4 Continental Drift - Jennifer Lopez SPOTLIGHT

One of the world’s most loved idol, musician and actress  Jennifer Lopez joins the fourth outing of the phenomenal hit franchise “Ice Age” headed by its three heroes from different species namely Manny the mammoth, Diego the tiger and Sid the sloth in “Ice Age: Continental Drift

This time, along with Manny’s family and Sid’s grandma, they face a formidable chilling adventure against a group of pirates in the cold seas. With Scrat in the middle of it all subdividing land masses into what we now know as the seven continents, the group’s all-new adventure takes them on a thrilling ride to the far end of the seas.

Jennifer Lopez plays Shira, a beautiful saber tooth pirate who is also a loyal first mate on their ship of pirates headed by a prehistoric orangutan named Captain Gutt (Peter Drinklage).  After Diego and Manny capsized Gutt’s ship, Shira gets separated from the pirates and is shocked to discover that Gutt has no real loyalty to her.  When Diego appeals to her join his motley crew, she has to make the decision to stick with Gutt or to join Diego, Manny and the herd. Initially battling Diego and his best friends Manny and Sid, Shira finds herself slowly losing her heart to Diego in the midst of their adventure to find home.

REEL DEAL: Ice Age 4 Continental Drift SPOTLIGHT


Young music superstars Drake and Nicki Minaj debut as prehistoric elephants in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” where their characters are engulfed in the wake of global cataclysmic changes brought about by Scrat. Scrat’s obsessively hilarious nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn brings waves of changes that trigger seas of adventure for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the tiger (Denis Leary) and Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo). 

Along with their latest adventure are Manny’s beloved wife Ellie (Queen Latifah) and their now teenage daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer of Disney’s comedy teen series “True Jackson VP”).  Manny and the headstrong Peaches have been quarreling, a relatable issue to any parent or teen since Manny is the prototypical overprotective dad. 

Peaches’ biggest conflict with her dad stems from the increasing amount of time she’s spending with her teenage friends, especially Ethan, the famous Big Mammoth on Campus, voiced by hip hop sensation Drake.  Meanwhile, Peaches’ romantic rival for Ethan’s affection is Steffie, one of the mammoth girls is voiced by rapper Nicki Minaj.  Glee’s most followed cheerleader Heather Morris portrays another teen mammoth named Katie.

REEL DEAL: Ice Age 4 Continetal Drift - SOUNDTRACK


Continental phenomenon male group The Wanted have joined forces with Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios to celebrate the return of one of the world’s most beloved franchises when “ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT” hits cinemas on July 12 in Phils. theaters.

Following the success of their single “Glad You Came”, which was a number one hit in the UK & has sold over 2 million copies in the US alone, the UK pop sensation announce their brand new single ‘Chasing The Sun’ will be a featured track on this year’s most anticipated animated feature film.

REEL DEAL: Ice Age 4 Continental Drift SPOTLIGHT


The directors and creative talents behind the hugely popular Ice Age movies set the pack into the most exciting film in the franchise so far, “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” where they face a perilous adventure on the high seas.  This time, Manny, Sid and Diego face formidable foes: a crew of swashbuckling pirates.  And one feisty but crochety old sloth:  Sid’s own granny.

The drama begins when catastrophe strikes and the earth shifts.  Finding themselves adrift, our three intrepid sub-zero heroes are out on the raging seas batting pirates. 

“Ice Age: Continental Drift” opens July 12 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

REEL DEAL Movies and Television: Andy Serkis SPOTLIGHT

Andy Serkis plays Captain Haddock in  Spileberg’s The Adventure of Tintin

To play Haddock, Jackson suggested an actor he knew had what it would take to embody all the dynamics of the role:  Andy Serkis.   “Knowing Andy as well as I did, I knew he’d be absolutely terrific, so I arranged for him to meet Steven, who saw right away what he could bring to it,” he says.  

Spielberg adds: “Andy and Jamie had fantastic chemistry as this iconic pairing of a youthful, moral straight shooter and an old, reprobate sea captain.  They’re complete opposites, yet Captain Haddock brings many lessons to Tintin’s life, and Tintin really gives Haddock a chance to redeem himself.”

Serkis, who has been a fan of the comic since childhood, decided to give his character, whose origins are open to interpretation, a Scottish brogue that sets the tone for his journey.   “It seemed appropriate that Haddock should have a kind of rawness and emotional availability,” Serkis explains.  “He’s a great seaman and has great potential as a human being, but he’s kind of lost in self-pity, and it is Tintin, this boy, who helps him realize that he can connect with other people again.”



Following the phenomenal success of “Ice Age” series, all roads beat to the tune of “Rio” this coming April in theaters as it sets off the summer’s heat with unparalleled 3D animation, heartwarming story and all-new original music from icons and Jamie Foxx.

Blue Sky Studios known for its tour de force animation films with helming director Carlos Saldanha, opens up another world in “Rio” so vibrant yet so timely relevant when rare bird species especially the blue Macaws face extinction from animal smuggling across the globe.

Jesse Eisenberg who came to mainstream prominence via “The Social Network” success lends voice to Blu, the last of two blue Macaws hot on the trail of smugglers for his highly valued price. Blu who has been transported when he was just newly hatched from the jungles of Brazil was transported to Minnesota, USA – was accidentally found and adopted by a very studious girl named Linda (Leslie Mann). Growing up together for fifteen years, Blu is accustomed to a very domesticated life and has depended on Linda’s care all his life. But when Linda found out that Blu is actually the last of his kind together with another female blue Macaw known as Jewel (Anne Hathaway) living in Brazil – they set out on a journey to try to save Blu’s kind.

Arriving at Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Jewel hit it off on broken notes the first time. But when circumstances threw them to depend on each other with a bunch of street-smart birds and a bulldog, they finally chained up to fight against the forces including an evil cockatoo named Nigel (Jemaine Clement) that endanger their species. Along the exciting journey around Brazil, Blu found out his inner strength he never knew and started soaring before he could even began flying.

Carlos Saldanha, who also helmed the “Ice Age” series brings “Rio” as his homage to his hometown in Brazil. Though a current resident ofNew York, Saldanha’s passionate advocate for Rio De Janeiro is very palpable in the movie.

“I have always been inspired by my city, the place where I grew up, so I started with that in my head. It's such a great backdrop, such a photogenic place to shoot, with a colorful and vibrant cultural energy that combines well with animation. I think the essence of Rio is a city of contrasts; the vibe is always alive. Because it's a beach town, you always have that carefree feeling. It's a little looser and more relaxed. But it’s a big city with a lot of problems. It's almost like planting a little bit of New York in the middle of a beach town. I wanted them to be able to capture the contrasts and elements that make the city unique. There are only a few cities in the world that have that combination of an urban, vibrant city connected so close to the beach, to the mountains and and to nature in general. That to me is the essence of Rio: you see the super high mountains right next to the beach and the ocean. The concrete jungle meets the real jungle,” shares Saldanha.

“Rio” opens in 2D and 3D formats in theaters all over the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.