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Inspired from Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen”, it is about a kingdom frozen in time by a Pricess in whose search her estranged brother romes the entire planet. Made entirely in 3D, this computer-animated feature was the product of Walt Disney through and through.2D & 3D Animation

It was released in the November of 2013 and was met positively by critics and audience alike who consider it to be Disney’s best animated musical piece since the latter’s renaissance era. It accumulated an astounding USD 1.3 billion in box office revenues making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time, the fifth highest-grossing film of all time. By the end of January 2015, it also became the numero-uno Blu-Ray disc iun the US.

Its success can be gauged by the number of awards it earned which include two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”),the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film,the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, five Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature)……..and many more!

You might already be aware of all this but are you aware of the fact that this animated film shall shortly have a sequel! Yes Frozen Fever is set to release in March 2015- not very far from today!

And if the industry has to be believed, it may only get better in the sequel!Nuke

We thought it fit to inform you. Hope you enjoy the show!

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Size matters! Or does it?

Ask Goliath what he felt on being hit by someone much smaller than him.

These, then are the strange ways of the world.

Something similar seems to be happening with the world of animation. Remember the movie Ice Age? Well, it comes from a relatively little-known studio called Blue Sky.UG & PG Animation Degree

Relatively because it is still some distance from production houses like Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Pixar and Industrial Sound and Lights but it is still in the reckoning due to its pedigree. It is part of the 20th Century Fox production house!

With close to a dozen full-length 2D films like the Ice Age the Rio series, it is still a dwarf when compared to the biggies in the field. Financially their products especially the Ice Age series has had a mixed response some details of which are mentioned below.

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Year of release

Budgeted costs

Earnings

Ice Age (Academy Award for Best Animated Feature) 2002 USD 59 million USD 383 million
Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 USD 80 million USD 655  million
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 USD 90 million USD 886  million
Ice Age: Continental Drift (best earning in the Animated category ever) 2012 USD 95 million USD 877  million

 

It all started in the year 1987 when Chris Wedge, Carl Ludwig, Dr. Eugene Troubetzkoy, Alison Brown, David Brown and Michael Ferraro ex employees at Disney started Blue Sky and continued with animation in advertisements for a range of products ranging from Chrysler to Mars chocolates to General Foods.

This continued for a decade when in the year 1997, 20th Century Fox’s VIFIX bought over the company. Ever since they have done animation work for movies like The X-Files, Blade, Armageddon, Titanic and Alien: Resurrection.

Their mantra for success? Stories that anyone anywhere in the world can related with + locales and content being the same order! The Ice Age series are a case in point. Everyone everywhere on the earth knows about it and can relate to it! 

MayaIf Market pundits are to be believed, Blue Sky’s products seem to be making more money outside North America, the producer’s traditional market in places like Europe, Russia and Far East.  The first in the Rio series grossed up USD 341 million overseas against much less at home! And this seems the case for practically all of their offerings.

What can we expect in the near future?  2015 shall see two releases. The fifth Ice Age film will likely be released in mid 2015 and the year-end will see another feature named Peanuts.

We end with the hope that the sky remains deep-blue for this intrepid animator!

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Everyone of you are aware of Chota Bheem, the most popular cartoon character for the Indian audience. The makers of Chota Bheem, Gren Gold Animation Studios have come up with many more characters which are appealing to the kids. Among them, one character that has recently garnered much success in Mighty Raju.

UG & PG Animation DegreeThe many histrionics of Mighty Raju can be seen in the various episodes that are shown in TV in POGO channel. With the popularity of this character increasing daily, the makers have decided to release a full fledged movie named ‘Mighty Raju Rio Calling’. The film is slated to come out in the cinemas in May 16, 2014.

Raju or Mighty Raju as he is popularly called, got this super-natural power from Neutrino, a chemical compound. He helps his world against the evils and also from the cruel Karaati. In this movie, the saviour and mischevious Raju files to the city of Rio to take part in adrenaline and adventurous journeys.

The casting of the film has:

Raju

Sandhya ( Raju’s mother )

Swami ( Raju’s father )

Moby ( Raju’s pet, a dog )

Commissioner Khanna ( Commissioner of Police )

Julie ( Raju’s classmate )

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Charlie ( Raju’s classmate, his rival and a bully )

This Indian animation movie which is made and produced in the country only along with its indigenous content will surely win the hearts of the Indian Kids. Along with thee kids, the movie can also be watched by parents and teenagers who will enjoy a good laugh and take back some moral values. It is also necessary for the animation students to see this film as they can learn so many things, which will later help them in their academics.

So, do watch the movie – ‘Mighty Rio Rio Calling’ and do not forget to comment on how did you like the movie.

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Kochadaiiyan – the legend is a tamil motion capture 3D computer-animated period film releasing in the year 2014. The movie is  written by K. S. Ravikumar and directed by Soundarya R. Ashwin. With Rajinikanth enacting and voicing three lead roles, whilst R. Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Deepika Padukone, Shobana, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Jackie Shroff, and Nassar enact and voice supporting characters, this period drama was made in the time of 4 years. Rajiv Menon handled the cinematography as whilst background score and soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman.2D & 3D Animation

 The casting of the film has:

Rajinikanth as Kochadaiiyaan and Rana
Deepika Padukone as Princess Vadhana
Jackie Shroff as Raja Mahendra
R. Sarathkumar as Sengodagan
Rukmini Vijayakumar as Yamuna
Shobana as Yaahavi
Aadhi as Veera Mahendra
Nassar as Rishikodagan

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This movie is unique in some way as the daughter-director is directing his father-actor for the first time. This is a big movie for a debut director.

Go and see the most-talked about movie of the year ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ and say how we liked it.

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in some markets is a Sci-fi movie releasing in 2014. The movie is featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. Directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to rewrite it.The cast includes Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field star.

The casting of the film has:

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man / Peter ParkerVFX

Max Charles as Young Peter Parker

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy: A high school student and Peter’s love interest

Jamie Foxx as Electro / Max Dillon

Colm Feore as Donald Menken: A member of the Oscorp board, and Vice President

Felicity Jones as Felicia: Harry’s assistant

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released in the UK on April 16, and in the US on May 2

Go and watch the movie – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and comment on how did you like the movie.

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2D & 3D AnimationRio 2 is a 3D computer-animated musical adventure-comedy film of 2014. It is the sequel to the 2011 computer-animated film Rio. This Blue Sky studio movie is being directed by Carlos Saldanha. The film plot in the rainforest of Amazon. This is the story of Blue and Jewel and their new family. The film shows the adventure of them in the rainforest.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkZM1Zc0mBU

 

The casting of the film has:

Jesse Eisenberg as Blu, a male Spix’s macaw from Moose Lake and Jewel’s husband

Anne Hathaway as Jewel, a female Spix’s macaw from Rio de Janeiro and Blu’s wife

Leslie Mann as Linda Gunderson, a girl who adopted Blu for 15 years.

Bruno Mars as Roberto, Jewel’s suave childhood friend

Jamie Foxx as Nico, Pedro’s close friend.

will.i.am as Pedro, a rapping Red-crested Cardinal.

Rachel Crow as Carla, Blu and Jewel’s music-loving, older daughter.

Amandla Stenberg as Bia, Blu and Jewel’s intelligent, younger daughter.

Pierce Gagnon as Tiago, Blu and Jewel’s youngest, free-spirited, and only son.

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The movie got a huge hype after the great initial success of it prequel movie Rio. The duet of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathawaywas loved by everyone. The duet is back in this movie, too.

Please watch this musical animation movie that everybody is awaiting for. Enjoy the movie and give your valuable feedback.

 

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This stop-motion animation horror film has definitely taken clay animation to another level is respect to showcasing bloody and gory elements in a film. This adult claymation movie by director Lee Hardcastle is waiting for funds to be made in a feature length. The ‘T is for Toilet’ director is hoping to make the full-length stop-motion movie is formats of 3D and 4K.

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The results in the Oscars 2014 came out as anticipated from the previous award ceremonies in line for the Academy awards. In the animation category; the awards for Best Animated film and Best Animated short were taken by ‘Frozen” and “Mr. Hublot”, respectively. The Best VFX in a Film VFXaward went to the most predicted film “Gravity”. The other awards were given to the most deserving candidates.

Best Animated Film – Frozen

Best Animated Short Film – Mr Hublot

The best VFX in a film – Gravity

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M.A. in Multimedia Animation   It seems that Pixar is out of the race for this year’s Oscar nomination in the category of Best Animated Film. The race between the nominees Frozen, The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine and The Wind Rises will be itense this year. All are waiting to see that who takes the honors in the absence of Pixar.

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The Lego Movie

The animation film that everyone is talking about in recent times is ‘The Lego Movie’. The unique concept and the intriguing storyline is catching the fancy of the viewers. The lego games also brings back some nostalgia for the people. This movie can be enjoyed by the adults alongside with the kids.

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