That was one hot kiss from Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. NOT. Alright, so this awkward moment was all in the name of the Andrew’s first time as guest host on Saturday Night Live. The two on- and off-screen lovers were playing themselves as actors on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, being asked to act out the big ending scene with the super passionate kiss on the top of the Brooklyn Bridge — which again, turned out like this. Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Dragons is an American computer-animated television series based on the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon. The series serves as a bridge between the first film and its 2014 sequel.
A one hour preview consisting of two episodes aired on August 7, 2012, on Cartoon Network, with the official premiere of the series on September 4, 2012.A total of 40 episodes aired on Cartoon Network during the first two seasons, subtitled Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk respectively. Beginning with spring 2015, new seasons of the series will debut on Netflix.
DreamWorks Dragons was announced by Cartoon Network on October 12, 2010. Unlike previous DreamWorks Animation TV series spin-offs, it is much darker and deeper, like the film. It is the first DreamWorks Animation series created for Cartoon Network instead of Nickelodeon.
The series features Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller and David Tennant reprising their roles from the How to Train Your Dragon film. New cast members includes Julie Marcus and Andree Vermeulen as Ruffnut (who was previously voiced by Kristen Wiig), Zack Pearlman as Snotlout (who was previously voiced by Jonah Hill), Chris Edgerly as Gobber the Belch (who was previously voiced by Craig Ferguson), and Nolan North as Stoick the Vast (who was previously voiced by Gerard Butler).
Back in 2010, Tangled was considered to be one of the most beautiful looking animated films ever created. The animators worked hard to create a “painterly look”, blending hand drawn and CGI techniques. As a result, we have a film that is visually stunning. Rapunzel’s hair is the scene-stealer. It shimmers, glows and moves fluidly, making it a marvel of modern animation. Characters’ facial expressions are lifelike, as seen especially in Mother Gothel. Colours are eye-popping and bright, with vivid greens and pinks popping out all around. Clothes have intricate patterns and embroidery and look realistic. Silk and leather are instantly recognizable, as are gold crowns and jewels. And the iconic lantern sequence is the movie’s star attraction.
Frozen takes a different approach to its animation. Characters aren’t lifelike, rather, veer towards a more cartoony look. Snow and ice are the stars of the movie. Special software was created to emulate the translucency of ice, as well as the unique properties of snow. Elsa’s ice gown is a masterwork of animation and design. It sparkles, glitters and looks incredibly ethereal. The climactic blizzard is another unprecedented milestone, and Elsa’s ice palace is something to behold. It looks chillingly real and sends a shiver up your spine. Frozen also features the same level of detail seen in Tangled. Wooly fabrics, beautiful rosemaling, textures and embroidery, it’s all there. Check out the tiny snowflakes in Elsa’s hair!
For those who still hadn’t quite figured out how to train their dragons by the end of 2010′s animated instructional video How to Train Your Dragon, help is at hand with the upcoming sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2. Picking up five years after Hiccup, the heir to the throne of Berk, created peace between humans and dragons in his village, the sequel follows the further adventures of Hiccup as he and Toothless take to the air and go exploring. Continue Reading →
The FMX 2014 conference in Stuttgart on film, games, and transmedia kicked off Tuesday morning with “Advancing Visual Effects in How To Train Your Dragon 2,” revealing how both Hiccup and DreamWorks have grown up. Scott Peterson, the co-head of VFX at the animation studio, screened the first five minutes (first previewed at WonderCon – embed below) and then offered detailed breakdowns of new and significant high-res simulations. Continue Reading →