‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ And A Thought on The Hyper-Grotesque

With the entire Internet already yakking about the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” trailer, it hardly seemed necessary to bring it up here. But for the sake of posterity, here is the trailer for the Jonathan Liebesman-directed film, which will debut on August 8th:

“Brats” By Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng’s expressive use of motion capture was featured on Cartoon Brew last year. His new music video for Liars’ “Brats” is a hunter …

“I, Pet Goat II” By Heliofant

I, Pet Goat II was directed by Louis Lefebvre at the Montreal area studio Heliofant. The sophisticated production design stirs mo-cap and …

First Look: “The Adventures of Tintin”

Our first glimpse of Spielberg’s (and Jackson’s) mo-cap Tintin movie. They are still afraid to show us their faces – and I’m still not …

“El Clasico” by Richard Swarbrick

Despite my distain for Robert Zemeckis’ mo-cap monstrosities – I believe live action can be effectively used to create great animated …

“Mars Needs Moms” talkback

Disney’s Mars Needs Moms opened today. It got no love from The New York Times where reviewer Mike Hale began his critique this way:”It …

New Tintin shots NOT very encouraging…

It’s lookin’ worse…. …to me, at least. I never liked the idea of a mo-cap Tintin movie (and of course I’m referring to the …