Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Animated Karate Kid

There is a brand new teaser for Kung Fu Panda. Click on the link above to check it out.

Visually it looks good, the story seems funny, however, I can't seem to get Karate Kid out of my mind.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

great. More anachronistic, sassy talking animals.

Anonymous said...

that looks very cool to me, it looks like DW put a lot more emphasis here on the design then on Bee movie (and render/lighting time). I think it is interesting to see how DW markets their films differently then Pixar by using the actual big name actors in trailers (like in Bee movie) and pixar just goes we from the creators of ... another animated film.

Anonymous said...

once again, as an animation mentor student, i'm not impressed. just way too much squash and stretch, overacting, blah - seriously, where do they find these animators? off the layoff scrap heap? can they not get jobs anywhere else? man. pixar wannabes.

oh it's gonna be easy for me to get a job once i'm done with AM. tho, when i graduate, that's one studio that i would not go to no matter what they offered me.

Anonymous said...

Hah. Somebody have a beef with animation mentor or something? :D

Anonymous said...

haha! I see what you did there anonymous #3...

Anonymous said...

> once again, as an animation mentor student, i'm ...

Umm... if this was posted by an
Animation Mentor student ...
I don't think this student took to
heart the advice given in the lectures.
I think more likely, its someone looking
to cause trouble for AnimationMentor
... there's unfortunately been some
of this happening on the CG forums ...

whoever you are ... why don't you post a link to your reel? I highly doubt you're an AM student.

Bobby Beck said...

I highly doubt this was an Animation Mentor student posting that ego maniac comment. What is really sad is that everyone is posting as Anonymous. That makes it difficult to track.

There's enough egos in the industry. We don't need more of them. We're working hard to accept and train people who are genuinely enthusiastic about animation and we do screen and interview each and every person who is accepted. I would only hope the ego that was show in the "anonymous" post is a fake.

thai foo said...

anonymous #3, you're a funny guy!
its like if you were at a wrestling school, and you hated a thai chi school ... you'd be the one deceptively boasting online that anyone at "your" thai chi school in chinatown on pacific ave could kick anyone's butts with just a pinky. heh heh ... very nice of you to invite trouble to someone else's doorstep!

anyways, i think the kung foo trailer from dreamworks looks pretty sweet ... a lot cooler than the bees trailer

Anonymous said...

I'd imagine people are posting as anonymous for a reason. Don't hold your breath if you are waiting for a link to someone's reel.

Bobby Beck, people like to say things without fear of repercussion. Hence the anonymity.

By the way, I'm not the person claiming to be a A:M student. I'd rather stay away from that cult.

jason said...

Bobby's totally right.. every single stedent I've met at AM (and I've met a lot of them) are humble, LOVE animation (all of it), and would never slam another show or animation in that way. Every student has been through the ringer with weekly crits not just from their mentor, but from other students.. and ALL students learn that when you give a critique or a comment, you do it in a way that's supportive and encouraging, while still being honest and truthful.

It's pretty obvious that this person is not from AM. If they were, they wouldn't last long.

Animation Mentor is a school just like any other, except it focuses on one particular subject. It also employes a lot of people who are extremely passionate about that subject.. the students who go to the school are extremely passionate about the subject.. and together, that creates an environment where everyone is excited and thrilled to be discussing animation, living animation, talking about animation, doing animation, and learning animation.

We make extremely close bonds with each other because we're all excited to learn and discover and teach and share experiences. That must be why it seems like a "cult" to some people.. and why it's so fantastic and awesome to those who are willing to work hard and learn as much as possible.

So, in answer to anonymous #3.. if you really are an animation mentor student ( which I believe you aren't), I'd love to see your work because if you can do better than the animators on Kung Fu Panda, I'd like to offer you a job.

And in answer to anonymous #9, by staying away from Animation Mentor simply because you think it's a "cult", you're missing out on a huge opportunity to learn animation from one of the best schools in the world on the subject.

all this is, of course, my own humble opinion.

Sean Nolan said...

Go Jason, Go Jason.

Anonymous said...

I've talked to a few AM students with huge egos. Perhaps they reign it in while with the mentors or the other students. But *SOME* of them could use some humility and were passed up in the hiring process because of.

It may not be the norm, but there is definitely an air of "we are the best" attitudes with some.