Animation, Film, Illustration

Prepare yourself. It’s.. it’s… ALIVE!!! Frankenweenie lives!

Tim Burton’s latest stop motion animated adventure, Frankenweenie, reveals an exclusive retro-style poster.

The stop-motion film is about a boy and his dog. After losing his beloved dog Sparky, Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor “tweaks”. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation from public, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that this “new life” has unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Interestingly enough, Frankenweenie will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

Frankenweenie will hit theaters October 5, 2012.

Animation, Film

‘Rise of the Guardians’ Trailer: Legends unite.

Although we have seen some footage from what DreamWorks Animation has to offer in this movie, they have released a second trailer for Rise of the Guardians that offers a more substantial look at the film to date. This movie is a new epic and magical 3D adventure that puts a fresh spin on classic fairy tale characters such as Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin) and the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman). Jack Frost starred by Chris Pine, a rebellious character who is chosen to join the Guardians, a group of fairy tale heroes who protect children from the nefarious Pitch (Jude Law).

The animation is very well prepared, and there’s a liveliness to some of the camerawork that I really enjoy. Whether the storyboard plays a balance or not, will be a different matter, but there’s enough cute work from the voice actors that it might be worth a look for that alone.

Rise of the Guardians opens on November 21.