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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic).

12-Minute Overview Trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign-

Arc System Works has just released a lengthy trailer for the next installment in the Guilty Gear series of fighting games, Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign-. The new game is notable for using the Unreal Engine 3, which enhanced its normally 2D cel-shaded visuals and allowed for camera cuts that make the gameplay look like anime cutscenes.

As for the trailer, we weren’t kidding when we said “lengthy.” The whole video clocks in at 12 minutes, providing an extensive overview of the game and hopefully telling you everything you need to know if you’re still on the fence about scoring a copy:

South Park Recreated in 3D for Oculus Rift

Besides being acquired by Facebook (a development that many people didn’t appreciate because of Facebook’s reputation,) there’s not a lot of news about the Oculus Rift these days, particularly with regard to available applications and games for the device. However, if you’re a big fan of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s South Park franchise, you at least have something to look forward to because production outfit Tool has faithfully recreated South Park in 3D, which will allow anyone with an Oculus headset to explore the fictional Colorado town while interacting with characters.

The program was created for the Cannes Lions advertising festival, using a combination of flat cutout characters and more dimensional paper-textured buildings. The entire project was done over the course of a “few short weeks in June.”

JumpStart’s School of Dragons now on iPhone with HTTYD2 Updates

If you’re like me, then you have already seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 at least 5 times, and you are calling it the best movie of the year. If you’re even more like me, you want to spend more time in that world with Hiccup, Toothless and all the Riders of Berk. Well, I have good news for those of you who want more Dragons.

JumpStart® is announcing yet another monumental addition to School of Dragons® with the release of the iPhone version of the app. School of Dragons is a critically-acclaimed science education-focused 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The game recently won the 2014 Appy Award for the Branded Gaming App category, and boasts a user base consisting of over 5 million players.

JumpStart’s School of Dragons® Now on Android, iPad, Facebook, and Web

TORRANCE, CALIF. – March 18, 2013 — JumpStart® is proud to announce the School of Dragons® game has just launched on the Android platform and is now available in Google Play™ and Amazon® app stores for Android-powered tablets. The app adds to the game’s existing, robust platform portfolio which includes an iPad app, Facebook game, and web browser game.

The School of Dragons game brings DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise to life through vivid, 3D graphics and highly interactive education and mission-based gameplay. The game is one of the first educational massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to provide players with seamless, synchronizing mobile and web gameplay. Users can have their game progress update to whatever platform they decide to play on.

New Trailer for Upcoming Saint Seiya CG Movie: Legend of Sanctuary

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A couple of years ago, Toei talked up a storm over a planned “top level budget” CGI 3D movie based on the iconic manga/anime franchise Saint Seiya. Toei Animation chairman Kozo Morishita at that time stated that their plan was originally to “produce TV series first and then a film,” but eventually realized that starting with a movie before embarking on a series is a better way of testing the appetite of the audience and limit the risks.

House of Magic to Launch in South Korea

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, French-Belgian 3D animated feature The House of Magic is slated to make its debut in South Korea, ahead of premieres in other territories around the world. Directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson (Sammy’s Adventures, Fly Me to the Moon), the film has been penciled in for December 24 in South Korea, followed by a Christmas Day premiere in French theaters.

A joint production by nWave and Studio Canal, House of Magic focuses on a stray cat named Thunder that finds a new home at an old magician’s house, and must make friends with Jack Rabbit and Maggie Mouse in order to save their home from an evil niece.

PUCCA ~ New cheeky short

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The 1st Official PUCCA 3D animation short “Trick Love” was released this morning. VOOZ has been experimenting with converting the simple 2D Character into a 3D version for the last 3 years. (A music video was created by AHH TAE HYUN back in 2012 and 3D versions of PUCCA and friends having been popping up in apps) The PUCCA FUNNY LOVE animated shorts have been produced in-house and traditionally made using Flash.  Themes always about love and are usually  relevant to the season. Over recent years the number of shorts created have been slowly been declining. This new look 3D version could mean a relaunching of the brand.

Fox Reveals More Details About Peanuts CG Movie

Fox Reveals More Details About Peanuts CG Movie

One of the more popular topics at last week’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas was Fox’s upcoming Peanuts feature, which the studio confirmed to be CG animated and in stereoscopic 3D. The studio has also confirmed that the film will be released in November 2015, in conjunction with the 65th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’ original comic strip.

Realistic Pokemon Center Rendered via the Unreal Engine

Realistic Pokemon Center Rendered via the Unreal Engine

We’ve already seen several 3D renditions of the Pokemon Center, usually through the game’s various outings on the consoles, but most of them were either cel-shaded or stylized 3D instead of going for a photorealistic feel. Now, we get to see what a Pokemon Center would look like in photorealistic 3D courtesy of Environment Artist Evan Liaw.

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