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   "The Ocean Maker"
By Tim Sormin
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 12:53

Released yesterday, to coincide with Earth Day, The Ocean Maker is a poignant and cinematic film about stewardship, survival, and hope.

www.OceanMaker.com

The Making of The Ocean Maker on YouTube

The Ocean Maker Insider Story Blog: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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   Brad Bird's 1980's Pencil Test of The Spirit
By Mahesh Pagar
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 10:59

Here's a great chance of watching real animation gem. You can Thank me later for it. Actually we should all thank producer Steven Paul Leiva for sharing this rare Pencil Test.

As for history goes, long before Frank Miller's adaption of The Spirit, group of young filmmakers wanted to make an animated film with Will Eisner's crime fighter character, Denny Colt.

That group of filmmakers had Brad Bird, Gary Kurtz and John Lasseter in it.

It's an inspiring pencil test. And you still can see the strong storytelling in it, establishing the Hook right away. Where he says "…I wana remain dead.."

It definitely could have been unique and fun animated film.

What do you think?

If you want to know more about "The Spirit" Movie That Could Have Been

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   Le Petit Prince
By Jason Bolla
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 03:00



You may or may not know the story of The Little Prince, originally published in 1943. It's a French story from the famous Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and it's one of the best selling published books of all time. It's funny to me that I had no experience with it until my fourth year of French studies. In any case, there have been many adaptations of it, but the newest one looks absolutely wonderful (no offense to Gene Wilder and Bob Fosse). I don't recall there being the more typical 3D animation in the first trailer I saw, so it was interesting to see that for the majority of this one. It's intriguing to see two distinct styles being used based on reality versus the story. Though to be honest, I prefer the style used when talking about the Prince.

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   "Batz"
By Tim Sormin
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 01:59

From two of the creators of that seminal 2006 Gobelins student short, Burning Safari, comes something even crazier and more entertaining!

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