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- August 6, 2001
Work on New Animated Film
Recent departures from Disney are playing major roles in the movie, including Eric Goldberg and David Reynolds. Goldberg will direct the feature and Reynolds will write it. Disney is finding that drastically overhauling its animated division is now resulting in top talented animators working on new competing pictures that will continue to eat away at Disney's former image as the king of animation.
The movie is being
produced as a CGI film for release in November 2004. In addition, Tom
Hanks is seriously considering a role as a voice in the movie. The movie
is being produced by Hanks' Playtone Productions.
Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
Links - Broken Angel - Volume 3 (anime)
Toon Boom Announces
Electric Rain Support
"Toon Boom is pleased to offer its customers the option to integrate 3D animation created with the leading 3D animation software. Since Electric Rain's expertise is based on vector technology, this partnership made both our respective products a natural fit for integration ", commented Ms. Joan Vogelesang, Chief Operating Officer at Toon Boom Technologies.
Toon Boom has also
developed in-house ToonShader, a plug-in to import 3D animation created
with Maya, making all options available for its customers to integrate
2D and 3D animation seamlessly.
News Link of the
Day - Batman Vengeance Shapes Up
According to Yahoo News:
"At its ongoing
gamers week event, Ubi Soft unveiled the latest build of its upcoming
PlayStation 2 game, Batman: Vengeance. The version shown has improved
significantly since last we saw it, particularly in its visuals. The character
models are now beautifully animated as even the most insignificant enemy
thug now sports a variety of moves. Rather than using motion capture,
Ubi Soft hand-animated all of the characters in the game--Batman has over
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