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Somebody has made a working Pixar Luxo Jr Lamp. Watch it in action

Somebody has made a working Pixar Luxo Jr Lamp. Watch it in action

Jochen Alt is the genius who made this very cool robot lamp called Luci. It can’t jump around like Pixar’s Luxo Jr, but it recognizes faces and is just very, very cute. Luci’s processing uses an ODROID-U3 running Ubuntu Linux with computer vision using OpenCV and Boost. Luci’s servo-driven movements are controlled by an ATMega processor. The...

Terry Gilliam talks about his animation techniques in this 1974 video

Terry Gilliam talks about his animation techniques in this 1974 video

Terry Gilliam has made some amazing films over the years. Of course, before he did the whole movie things he was part of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. As well as appearing on the show he also created the iconic animations that played throughout. He appeared on 1974’s Do It Yourself Film Animation Show to talk about how he went about creating the...

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ gets a UK release date and trailer

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ gets a UK release date and trailer

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the second film to be personally supervised by the creator of the series, Akira Toriyama, and promises to feed the appetite of DBZ fans that are hungry for more. The movie features the return of Frieza – widely hailed as one of the most iconic villains of all time. Even the complete obliteration of his physical form...

Cool Art: Science Ninja Hero Batman & the team by Cliff Chiang

Cool Art: Science Ninja Hero Batman & the team by Cliff Chiang

These cool images by Cliff Chiang are few years old now, but I don’t recall seeing them before. Here is what Chiang had to say about the characters. Batman is a wealthy but orphaned college student, the Joker is an insane visual kei rock star, and Superman is a giant robot controlled by the radio wristwatch of a young boy (the roles of...

Cool Art: Disney characters in Star Wars

Cool Art: Disney characters in Star Wars

Yes, I know that Disney now owns Star Wars. However, these cool pics by Isaiah Stevens take the animated Disney characters and put them into the Star Wars...

Hell and Back – Red Band trailer for new stop motion horror comedy

Hell and Back – Red Band trailer for new stop motion horror comedy

In the outrageous R rated animated comedy from the Animation studio that brought you “Robot Chicken,” “Triptank” and “Bojack Horseman,” three friends embark on a wayward journey into the deepest, darkest depths of hell to rescue one of their own. While navigating their escape, they provoke a slew of misfit demons, a super sexy angel, infamous Greek...

More Galas, Special Presentations, British Movies & Shorts at TIFF 2015

More Galas, Special Presentations, British Movies & Shorts at TIFF 2015

A clearer picture has emerged as to what attendees at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival can expect to see with the second round of announcements being made which will see the screening of cinematic efforts by filmmakers Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and...

Disney’s Gigantic is all about Jack and a Beanstalk

Disney’s Gigantic is all about Jack and a Beanstalk

Things are looking up at Walt Disney Animation Studios – way up. Gigantic, Disney’s unique take on “Jack and the Beanstalk,” will feature music from Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who greeted D23 EXPO fans in signature style—in song—alongside director Nathan Greno (“Tangled”) and producer Dorothy McKim...

Posters for The Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4 & Cars 3

Posters for The Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4 & Cars 3

There has been lots of news from the D23 Expo in Anaheim. However, I think the most exciting is the fact there is a poster for The Incredible 2. I’ve been waiting for that sequel for a long time. There are no story details at the moment. John Lasseter spoke about Toy Story 4 and the story will see Woody and Buzz teaming up to find the missing Bo...

Finding Dory – New image and details

Finding Dory – New image and details

Ellen DeGeneres (“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”), the voice of everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, took a dip with D23 EXPO attendees, celebrating Disney·Pixar’s upcoming film Finding Dory. Joining DeGeneres on stage were Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”), who lends his voice to Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), the...