Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cannes Film Festival Opens with animated film

The Cannes Film Festival Opens today with Pixar's Up, Directed by Pete Docter.

"By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America."

Carl is joined on his adventures by the young explorer and stow away, Russel. along the way they cross wild terrain, meet villains and jungle creatures and have close encounters with bi-planes and zepplins.

Pete also Directed Monsters Inc and has written for films such as WALL-E and Toy Story.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Morphmation Finalists

The finalists are up for the Aardman/Firebox Morphmation competition.

Fishcake by Jennifer Kell
Morph: Fair Play By Ian Timothy
Tea and Biscuits by David Hart
Morph Gets Fit by Rachel McGrath
Morph Stains on the Carpet By Peter & Caroline

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Peter and the Wolf update

I've been informed by the Royal Festival Hall that the Peter and the Wolf program will no-longer begin with 'The Lost Town of Switez'.

"The evening now begins with a presentation of two short films. Joyets, directed by Magdalena Osinska, incorporates original drawings created by Osinka when she was five-years-old - giving life to her childhood imagination. Begone Dull Care is an exhilarating interpretation of the music of the Oscar Peterson Trio, painted directly onto film by Evelyn Lambart and Canadian National Film Board animation legend Norman McLaren in 1949. These short films will be followed by the screening of Peter and the Wolf."