Sunday, 27 December 2009

PLANET 51: The results

Planet 51 has made over 12 million dollars, according to the Box Office Mojo, during its opening weekend in the United States despite the fierce reviews that had received from most American critics. A month after of its release the total gross of the Box Office mounts to nearly 40 million dollars in the US.

Although these quantities are much smaller than the ones big America’s Studios titles achieve; it is, by far, the biggest Box Office result that any Spanish animation film has ever accomplished.

Previous articles on this website have explained how Ilion Animation Studios was created by Ignacio Perez Dolset in the believe that Directors: Jorge Blanco, Marcos Martínez and Javier Abad would be able to deliver a high quality film that would change world’s perception of the quality of animation done in Spain.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Avatar: A step forward on computer generated films.

Recently released Avatar is a good example of how our entertaining environment has evolved in the past decade. Exciting and ambitious project, even with the guarantee of “Cameron’s name” it took the Fox a huge financial gambling to realize “the current most expensive film ever made” as reported the CNN,  which could turn “around the 300 million dollars” according to the box office-tracking Web site

12 years after the huge Titanic worldwide success, the public and the professionals of the 3D animation industry are expecting James Cameron to fulfill again the high expectations due to his name.
As stated by The Wired, if the movie is positively close to the public expectations, “Avatar will dissolve the boundary between audience and screen reality and illusion – and change the way we watch movies forever”  

Friday, 18 December 2009

ALMA available online

Alma, a short film written and directed by Spanish Pixar character animator Rodrigo Blaas, is available online. Alma tells the story of a curious little girl that discovers a toy shop with a doll dressed like her. 

The short has been developed with great professionals. Among them: Spanish animator Daniel Peixe, character designer Carlos Grangel and Sergio Pablos, ArtDirector Alfonso Blaas, music composer Mastretta and sound designer Tom Myers

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Interview: Pau's World

I have interviewed Ignacio Meneu creator of Pau´s World, an animation series in the making, and he is going to take us trough the process of developing such a project. For more information go to:

- What is Pau's World?

Pau's world is a series of children's entertainment, full of humour, entertainment that tries to show everyday things that children learn, know and discover with amazement and with great enthusiasm.

Pau´s World is located in an imaginary space. Full of clean and relaxing colours. Pau´s World floor is fully covered by an immense carpet, soft, smooth and decorated with lots of pictures and objects that may have all kinds of functions.