Monthly Archives: March 2010

Glitch in the Grid by Eric Leiser

Tantalizing teaser for Glitch in the Grid, a forthcoming feature by Eric Leiser, whose earlier film Imagination was mentioned on the Brew a couple years back. I’m really digging Leiser’s eclectic mix of styles, especially how he applies stop-motion for site-specific landscape animation. Check out this article for more details about the film or visit […]

Fleischer’s Secret Story-Telling Chart

Well, I don’t know if it was a secret, but here’s a rare publicity photo of Dave Fleischer with a “story mood chart” indicating story beats for Mr. Bug Goes To Town (1941). Click the photo above to see a close up of the chart. I don’t know if they really used anything like this […]

Toy Story 3 to be previewed at colleges

Walt Disney Pictures just announced their latest marketing campaign for their upcoming Toy Story 3: Screening the movie in advance at select colleges across America. The only catch will be that the whole movie won’t be shown. Instead, it will be a special “Cliffhanger Edition” of the film, with only the first 65 minutes of the […]

Does next month’s Avatar Blu-ray have no extras?

Reports are coming in on various websites that next month’s DVD/Blu-ray release of James Cameron’s Avatar will be completely without extras. This is supposedly to use all of the disc space available to present the movie in the best high definition possible. A future, ultimate edition loaded with bonus content is expected to come out in […]

Gul by Adnan Hussain

Adnan Hussain’s short film Gul (Flower) draws the viewer in with its striking impressionistic CG imagery, but keeps the viewer engaged with its storytelling, which carries a clear and powerful message even as it verges on obliqueness. A Quicktime version of the film can be found on Adnan’s website. I asked Adnan via email if […]

Sofia Vergara Joins the cast of The Smurfs and Happy Feet 2

HeatVision reports that Sofia Vergara has joined the cast of The Smurfs, the big screen adaptation of the cartoon series. Sofia will play Odile, a powerful executive at a high-end French cosmetics company who is married to the live-action character played by Neil Patrick Harris. Produced by Columbia Pictures and directed by Raja Gosnell, The […]

Dragon tops box office

According to Variety, DreamWork’s How To Train Your Dragon topped the box office last weekend with an estimated $43.3 million intake. While these numbers didn’t exactly signify a mega-hit, the gross was enough to knock Disney’s Alice In Wonderland from first place and met industry expectations. 3D showings of Dragon helped boost its opening weekend, […]

Vintage German ad for Felina lingerie

The animation isn’t so good, but the imagery – not to mention the live action ladies in their under garments – make this vintage German theatrical commercial well worth watching.

The Sunday Funnies (3/28/10)

This week, from the top: Rhymes With Orange (3/24) by Hillary B. Price; Medium Large (3/21) by Francesco Marciuliano; Strange Brew (3/21) by John Deering; and Get Fuzzy (3/28) by Darby Conley. (Thanks, Jim Lahue and Chris Cook)

Does next month’s Avatar Blu-Ray have no extras?

Reports are coming in on various websites that next month’s DVD/Blu-Ray release of James Cameron’s Avatar will be completely without extras. This is supposedly to use all of the disc space available to present the movie in the best high definition possible. A future, ultimate edition loaded with bonus content is expected to come out in […]