NE ZHA, The First Chinese Animated Film Released in IMAX

NE ZHA, The First Chinese Animated Film Released in IMAX

2019_07_19

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As the first Chinese animated film released in China's IMAX theater, NE ZHA(哪吒之魔童降世) has assembled China's top domestic animation team, and produced for three years. The film has more than 1,400 special effects shots, nearly 80% of which are composed of special effects shots, and this well-received animated film will be released on July 26, 2019, in mainland China.

Ne Zha, which is one of the most rebellious young heroes in Chinese legends, the film NE ZHA is adapted from the classic Chinese mythology, but the subversion of the traditional image has been subtly adapted to tell the story of what happened. The story of the devil Ne Zha, who refuses to admit life. This animated film is directed by Yu Yang (Dumpling), a brilliant director in Chinese animated film industry, launched by Horgos Caitiaowu Pictures Co., Ltd, Chengdu Coco Cartoon Co., Ltd. and Octmedia. At the same time, Fox Renderfarm also provided services for the film, escorting the final result of the production.

The animated film ZE ZHA subverts the traditional image, which has been well received by everyone since its publication, and the production team is really painstaking about this film. As the film's release time is approaching, it has also released official trailer and posters. After the film Monkey King: Hero Is Back and White Snake: Origin, will ZE ZHA become another good work at the Chinse animated film history? Let’s looking forward to the box office.


Minuscule 2 Mandibles From Far Away Will Be On-Screen In China On August 23

Minuscule 2 Mandibles From Far Away Will Be On-Screen In China On August 23

2019_07_10

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The French animated film Minuscule: Mandibles from far away(minuscule les mandibules du bout du monde) is officially announced will be on-screen on August 23rd in mainland China. The jungle version of the poster was also exposed in the news.

It is reported that Minuscule: Mandibles from far away comes from the original team - directed by Thomas Szabo, Helene Giraud. The story tells of the friendly ladybugs Cox and Junior to help the friend black ant Mandible escape the interception of red ants, unfortunately from the snowy France to the summer of the South American Caribbean. They used their courage and wit to escape the claws of the spiders in the rainforest, and met the local ladybugs, and together with the caterpillars, they drove away the humans who invaded their homes. At the same time, Junior's bravery is also a harvest of love, hoping to stay in the beautiful Caribbean. What choices will Cox and Junior make?

The TV series of Minuscule: Mandibles from far away is an encyclopedia of the insect world. The first film Minuscule: Mandibles from far away connects a variety of insects in the jungle from the perspective of a ladybug, showing the audience a wonderful microscopic world.

Minuscule 2: Mandibles from far away follows the previous timeline and the new adventure is about to begin. The sequel still focuses on the tiny but not small lives in our lives. It not only continues the real scene + CG picture presentation mode of the "small insect big world", but also strengthens the plot on the basis of the previous work, enriching the relationship between the characters. Emotional association conflicts make the character image more full.

It is worth mentioning that the film adheres to the style of without dialogue. This is the temperance expression of the anthropomorphism of the animal and the restoration of animal life.


Three Kinds of Paintings Get Together, Animated Films Explosions Come?

Three Kinds of Paintings Get Together, Animated Films Explosions Come?

2019_01_15

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In 2018, the Chinese film market successfully broke through 60 billion in the carnival and confusion, heat wave and cold winter, and set a new record. Among them, animated films have become the most stable year in the past years. Although there are not many works that make people shine, they bring unexpected surprises to the audience. Although the number of animated films has decreased a lot compared with previous years, the number of works with over 100 million box office has reached 4 (the best in the past years), and domestic animated films have gradually developed into fine products. The film market, which has just entered 2019, is also very lively, and 14 films will be released at the same time on the second weekend of January. Fox Renderfarm's three animations recommended today are not only well-made, but also unique, and are likely to become the 2019 explosion! Let's take a look! White Snake A Chinese-American co-production animation with Chinese mythology as the background. The theme of the film is "Yangqi", which focuses on the story of the White Snake and Xu Xian's past life. Although it is rooted in the well-known IP of White Snake, the content and plot are based on ancient books. Originality carried out. Produced by Light Chaser Animation Studios and Warner Bros., the film takes advantage of CG technology and not only creates an oriental aesthetic world in the work but also the first attempt to target adults. Judging from the feedback from the previous period, the film is likely to become the highest-selling work of the follow-up animation box office. Director Huang Jiakang said that it is actually quite difficult to complete an animation project. Warner gave the team some objective opinions and valuable resources in the production process of each edition, which made every link very smooth. At the same time, they will also create a sequel based on the box office performance. The Breadwinner Adapted from the world's best-selling novel The Breadwinner, produced by Cartoon Saloon, the film won the 90th Oscar nomination and defeated Coco in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards to win the Best Animated Feature Film Award. The production team has become one of the most respected animation studios in the world in an amazing hand-painted style. The protagonist of the story is an Afghan girl, Parvana, whose family lives under the control of the Taliban. The father was a scholar. He was unemployed under tyranny. He was accompanied by his 11-year-old daughter, Parvana, and wrote letters to the market. One day, his father was forcibly taken to prison by soldiers. In order to make a living, Parvana decided to cut her hair, transform herself into a small magnolia, secretly dressed in men's clothing, buy water, buy food, and make money on behalf of her father. Director Nora Twomey created this unique girl image. “Afghan children’s sense of responsibility towards family and friends is completely different from our individualistic culture. This story is very fresh to me and is very common in that environment.” There are many social realities, and the subject matter is deep and suitable for adults to watch. Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel The film is the third plot line in the text adventure game Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel released by TYPE-MOON, referred to as “HF” or “Sakura Line”. The Fate/stay night series is a national-level IP in Japan. Since 2004, the series has launched different forms of derivative works such as games, animations, comics, and novels, creating a broad and imaginative world view. The film was released in Japan for two days, harvesting 413 million yen at the box office, winning the first week of the box office champion, and actively promoted the film in the B station to become the first series of works on the mainland cinema, currently occupying the pre-sale box office on the day of release Top of the list. However, the audience of the film is mainly fans, and the general audience may have a certain threshold. In addition to animated films, there are many other types of works that are rushing to release at the beginning of the year, so let's get together with your friends!


Spirited Away’s Box Office Over 100 Million In Two Days In Mainland Chinese Cinemas

Spirited Away’s Box Office Over 100 Million In Two Days In Mainland Chinese Cinemas

2019_06_25

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On the two days of Spirited Away , the total number of the box office in mainland China was nearly 130 million. The Toy Story 4 released on the same day was 53.70 million in mainland China, and the gap was relatively obvious. Going Vertical continued to counterattack, and the cumulative box office broke the 50 million mark on Saturday. Miyazaki Hayao's pinnacle of Spirited Away, why can it reach such a high box office in mainland China, far beyond the classic animated film Toy Story 4 by Disney and Pixar, except for the higher percentage of cinemas in mainland China. In addition, there is another important thing that the mainland Chinese audience feels about Spirited Away.

However, no matter which of the above reasons caused the Spirited Away box office in the Chinese mainland market, the work itself has an insurmountable achievement, whether it is art level or award box office. The whole film is like a complete collection of metaphors of a magnificent world, worthy of watching many times. In the minds of many fans, Miyazaki Hayao's hand-painted works are timeless classics, especially represented by Spirited Away, the film looks like Alice in Wonderland, and the vivid images of each frame. They are all picturesque. Spirited Away premiered in Japan in July 2001, and subsequently took over the world's $275 million box office, and created the box office myth of Japanese cinema, which hit 23.5 million person-watches and 30.8 billion yen in the box office in Japan. Record, 18 years have passed, and the box office record has not been broken.

Spirited Away is not like the works of Disney and DreamWorks. It is a happy story for all ages. It adheres to Hayao Miyazaki's traditional Japanese style and is full of metaphors of oriental color. Spirited Away runs through two themes, in addition to the growth and transformation of Chihiro, and more importantly, the deep description of desire. There are many kinds of desires in the movie, from appetite, greed, sabotage, and control to seven emotions, and everyone faces a different reaction when facing the desire. The unrestrained desire is like a vicious flower, which looks enchanting and beautiful, but it is completely lost. The content of Spirited Away was also highly praised. The British BBC once named it the Big Century Best of the 21st Century, ranking first in all cartoons, foreign media Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair Both gave a perfect score of 100 points. Looking back at Spirited Away China mainland, the two-day box office has accumulated more than 100 million yuan, far more than Toy Story 4, far more than just because it is released in China's theaters more than the latter, more of the film's story, style And what Hayao Miyazaki wants to express through the movie. Miyazaki had occasionally recalled childhood memories that had been unclear during the production of Spirited Away. This incredible experience turned into a classic line in the movie: What happened once is impossible. Forget, just can't think of it for a while. Keeping in mind your name, faithful to your memory, and obeying your heart, this is a gentle reminder for Miyazaki to the audience. If you don't know the movie, welcome to watch it and then evaluate why it is so high in the Chinese box office.


Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman Trailer Preview

Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman Trailer Preview

2019_01_08

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The Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman, directed and produced by Wang Wei, render by render farm of Foxrenderfarm. It is a Chinese Action Animated Film, based on animated series Dragon Force since 2012 , has already announced the "Ultimate World War I" version of the trailer and the posters of the whole staff in China. The trailer is the ultimate battlefield between the Big Devil. Among the war, the secret behind the Ultraman's Cube is also beginning to emerge. The story of Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman takes place in a highly technologically advanced future world. The Global Security Base(GSB) boss, Ite, has taken away the Creation Spar, which has the power to destroy the earth, he want to be an enemy against all humans. The human partner super hero Ultraman and a boy name Lele, together with the Justice League formed by the Steel Dragon team, fights with the Yi Te Group to guard the earth at a critical moment. It is reported that the film will also be released in the Chinese cinema on January 12 and 13, 2019. The Ultraman doll model will airborne in the major studios, waiting for everyone to meet at the weekend.


This Summer, Let The Angry Birds Movie 2 to Freeze You

This Summer, Let The Angry Birds Movie 2 to Freeze You

2019_04_04

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The Angry Birds Movie 2, the world-famous **animated** film, has returned, and the official teaser trailer has released recently. Classic characters such as Red, Bomb, Chuck, and Carry Pig, etc. have all returned, and there are also new character that are different from the previous ones. It is a surprise to the fans who love The Angry Birds Movie. In the trailer, the two sides of Red and Carry Pig, who have always been tit-for-tat, have become allies. The unexpected plot has aroused the audience's strong expectations. It is reported that the film will land on the North American cinema line on August 16th, and the cute birds and pigs will once again strike, which will inevitably change the animation film market this summer.

The new villain is stunningly debuted. In the previous The Angry Birds Movie, Red and Chuck, Bomb and other partners frequently responded to the troubles created by the Carry Pig. In the latest trailer of The Angry Birds Movie 2, an unfamiliar island was discovered by accident and the residents on the island seemed less friendly. The birds and the Carry Pigs also had to bury their hatchets, turn their enemies into friends, and cooperate with each other to cope with foreign enemies and protect their homes together. Still cute birds, new exposed characters, and stories of surprise reversals, there are quite a lot of things to watch out, quite worth looking forward to!

Inspiring role reversal interpretation In the poster released in the same period, Carry Pig holds three little birds and frozen together with Red, Bomb and Chuck. The new character hidden in the dark is Zeta. Zeta seems to be secretly planning what, mysterious expressions seem to imply that the development of the plot is hidden, and the danger is approaching.

The Angry Birds Movie has been around for ten years since its birth, so the return of The Angry Birds Movie 2 is even more meaningful. Previously, the game adaptations have not been a surprise, and the emergence of The Angry Birds Movie has changed the status. As a hot classic game, The Angry Birds Movie has long been popular around the world. Three years ago, with the game adaptation of The Angry Birds Movie, the powerful box office that swept the world with $350 million was a box office and a reputation. This time will not only continue the first part of the cheerful style, but also open up more unexpected adventures, meet the viewing needs of different audiences, and appetite.

The classic character's return to the new adventure story is not only a great surprise for fans who love The Angry Birds Movie, the classic game IP, but also a more interesting and fun visual and auditory feast for the audience. This summer, the birds are cool and must not be missed.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is a computer-animated action comedy film, produced by Columbia Pictures, Rovio Animation, and Sony Pictures Animation, directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice, and stars the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage reprising their roles from the first film. Joining the voice cast are Leslie Jones, Awkwafina, Haley Tju, Brooklynn Prince, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, Sterling K. Brown, Zach Woods, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett, and Nicki Minaj. It is currently scheduled for release on August 16, 2019.


Laika Combines 3D Printing And CG To Create Fascinating Animated Films

Laika Combines 3D Printing And CG To Create Fascinating Animated Films

2019_05_08

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Almost anyone who cares about animation techniques knows Laika Studios, and although the output is small, each works is fascinating. They are constantly pursuing breakthroughs in production, and they are so impressed by the insiders. It combines advanced technology with the relatively old art of stop-motion animation to create an **animated** film that is completely unique in terms of audiovisual and sensation.

From “Coraline”, “Para Norman”, “The Boxtrolls” to “Kubo and the Two Strings”, each warks is challenging the limits and creating new breakthroughs. In the recently released stop-motion animation film Missing Link, bringing reality and illusion to a new height, which is the most complicated "mixed movie" that Laika has produced so far. Let us take you to Learn about the latest breakthroughs in this film! Laika, from Oregon, USA, as one of the most creative and technologically stop-motion animation studios in the industry, once again gives "toy" life to reproduce the stop-motion animation’ imagic. From doll costume design, scene settings to computer animation, Laika has designed the 20,000-square-foot "stage" into a mysterious and beautiful country. With elaborate hand-made puppets, props and sets, the combination of stop-motion animation art and CG combines infinite imagination into a beautiful and joyful comedy adventure story.

Missing Link, written and directed by Chris Butler, tells a struggling investigator, Sir Lionel Frost, who, in recognition of the elite of the expedition, traveled to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature, Mr. Link. This is a missing link between primitive humans and modern humans. Then Frost and explorer Adelina Fortnight embarked on the adventure of finding a distant relative of Link. The filmmaker also specially invited a number of Hollywood movie stars including Hugh Jackman to voice the characters in the play.

The most notable feature of Laika's continuous breakthrough in technology is the “3D Printing” series. Utilizing the most advanced rapid prototyping technology, Laika has completely changed the stop-motion animation, presenting the exquisite hand-made puppets to the audience with an incredible expressiveness, not only refreshing, but also the image is exquisite. In traditional stop-motion animation, animators only use relatively limited facial expressions to present the animated characters' movements, but through 3D printing technology, Laika completely changed the traditional pattern of stop-motion animation, and realized the number of animation puppets. The possibility of 10,000 kinds of performance. Laika's stop-motion animated character in Coraline in 2009 designed 20,000 facial 3D printing. In the 2016 “Kubo and the Two Strings”, the number of production jumped to 64,000. In Missing Link, 3D printing technology also played to Important role. In order to meet the scale and geographical characteristics of the film scene, the film production has more than 110 sets, 65 unique locations, 106,000 3D printed face replacement parts, 531 CG assets, 182 CG characters and 47 for shooting motion control cameras with 1486 lenses.

[ These parts were designed with Maya software and printed in 3D using a Stratasys J750 3D printer and color resin material. They also placed a specially treated magnet on the back of each 3D print face. In this way, you can change the different faces to highlight the changes in the facial expressions of the characters in the play. It can be said that Laika is very prepared for this film.

Laika Rapid Prototyping Director Brian McLean said that many of our productions were based on repeated facial expressions in the past, and now with this technology and what we have learned, we have reached the point of actually shooting a specific animation, but this process needs Multiple steps. In this session, a CG animator needs to redesign through the computer Maya software, according to the storyboard and the director to communicate the plot, the action and the exact content of the need, through the computer to reconstruct the face production and then export to the 3D printer.

In Laika movies, fixed puppets have long been the main means of presentation, but visual effects technology has played a crucial role for many years. In animation, visual effects teams are involved from the start, working with puppet makers to ensure that their digitally created characters are consistent with real roles. In post-production, the team also retouched, for example, cleaning the lines between the puppet eyelids and the mask to make the character more humane. In addition to the special visual effects of natural elements such as water and smoke, Missing Link also has CG characters and scenes, such as a team of majestic guards or Himalayan ice bridges. Let's enjoy the highlights of the film behind the scenes.

Missing Link premiered in the US on April 12. The film's sophisticated production and legendary stories, have inspired countless people to yearn for nature, looking forward to onscreen in China!


Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movies Reveals A Chinese Style Poster

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movies Reveals A Chinese Style Poster

2019_05_23

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The film, Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adentures! The Movies, will be released in China on May 31. Today, the film reveals a Chinese style poster, the picturesque Great Wall monuments, and Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountain, which has used as the representative of the Chinese element in the poster and film, witnessed and accompanied Thomas's dream-seeking journey.

Throughout the Thomas Train Universe, the thirteenth major film in its series, Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movies, successfully opened up a new adventure for Thomas. Thomas, who has never left the "Tordo Island", met the newly-launched partner sports car Ace. With the encouragement of Ace, Thomas has the dream of "being the first locomotive to travel around the world", although it has been questioned from others, but Thomas still stick to its heart, resolutely left home, embarked on a journey to explore the unknown world.

It is understood that in Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movies, in addition to "being guest" several famous scenic spots in China, Thomas and friends have also "punched" five continents, including Africa, South America and Central America, covering deserts and jungles, snow mountain and so on, to bring unprecedented challenges.


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