Chances are you are reading this post from your mobile device while camped out in front of the store of your choice waiting for the Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Disney’s animated hit (and Academy Award nominee) Wreck-It Ralph. Good. You should be (although the… Read More »Get Your Wreck-It Ralph Fix Tomorrow
Disneyland fan & 3D modeler Miles Wilhelm is in the middle of a big project. He wants to render the entirety of the park in 3D computer graphics. As you can imagine, there is a lot of detail to get right when replicating a Disney… Read More »Disneyland 3D Modeling Project
Hop on board the scream train for a return to Monstropolis and a 3D update of the hit Pixar animated feature “Monsters, Inc.” A new featurette looks at the challenges and benefits of converting the 2D film to a new dimension. You’ll be able to… Read More »Monsters Inc 3D Featurette
I’ll cut to the chase, Tim Burton has done it again. Disney’s Frankenweenie, based on Burton’s previous short film of the same name, opens October 5, and it is a fantastical romp through the stresses, relationships, and learning curve of childhood. At the same time, the film serves as something of an homage to the classic horror film genre and Burton’s own distinguished career (but in a fun and modest way). Frankenweenie is a project of passion for Burton, and you can feel it.
Set in the modest town of New Holland, Frankenweenie tells the story of young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) and his little dog Sparky. They are surrounded by a gallery of eccentric individuals full of small town pride, and, to a lesser extent, blissful ignorance (according to the wonderful speech by science teacher Mr. Rzykruski, voiced perfectly by Mr. Martin Landau).
Mr. Frankenstein urges his son, a science and film fanatic, to go outside and make friends via the team play of organized sport. Victor agrees, and momentarily excels — until the scene we all know is coming: Sparky dies.
The latest box office report looks both good and bad for Disney. Finding Nemo 3D managed to come in second place in a weak weekend box office with $17.5 million domestic and $5.1 million foreign. The silver lining is that Disney estimates these 3D conversions… Read More »Success and Challenges at the Box Office for Disney and Pixar
Wyland, a renowned marine life artist and conservationist, has many popular Disney themed paintings, some of which are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. He also has a gallery at Walt Disney World, so this tie-in is more than natural. To honor the Pixar movie… Read More »Wyland honors Pixar’s Finding Nemo with Painting
On September 14th “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen for the first time ever in Disney Digital 3D. A whole new generation will now be introduced to this classic underwater adventure from Pixar and those who consider themselves old friends of the movie, like myself, will get the chance to submerge ourselves in the movie like never before.
Director Andrew Stanton, a two-time Oscar winner for “Finding Nemo” and 2008’s “WALL•E,” says that the 3D version of the film is breathtaking—literally. “Watching the first few scenes from ‘Finding Nemo’ in 3D was like I’d never seen a 3D movie before,” says Stanton. “It took my breath away. It felt like I was more underwater. It makes the scary moments scarier. It makes the beautiful moments more beautiful. It really drops you deeper into the story. It just amplifies everything.”
Pixar has released a new featurette with a quick peak behind the scenes of the conversion process of Finding Nemo to 3D.
Below the cut are even more details from Pixar on how the conversion was made: