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Friday, September 09, 2005

Robots on Sept. 27

I took my daughter to see the movie Robots when it came out. We loved it. Yeah, it's maybe not the greatest... But it was far above anything Disney has done lately. Robots is from Blue Sky Studios, the same folks who did Ice Age, and soon Ice Age 2. Now the original Ice Age DVD had some killer animation extras. Detailed accounts of character design, some good pr0n on how they animated stuff, etc. These are the things an educator like myself longs to see on a DVD. Not crap like on Finding Nemo, where some damn child farts around the office. That's a joke people. Can you please give the adults something to watch? Bury it five levels deep, I don't care, just put it on there!

Anyway, I was rather disappointed to see Robots will probably NOT have the depth of info Ice Age had. That's a shame. Robots had some intricate setups (like flying through the city on the "mass transit" system), which are great opportunities to show my students just what it takes to animate. The character rigs in Robots are probably pretty cool and accessible as well. Sadly, we'll never know.

Again, this is why I love Project Orange. When they release the models with rigs, I can finally learn HOW to do that in Blender. Of course, Blue Sky doesn't want their "secrets" to get out... Whatever. Information yearns to be free man! Oh well, check Robots out on Sept. 27 on DVD. I'll have the Amazon link when it's available.

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