Netflix is to create a new animated series based on the stories of Roald Dahl. The streaming giant announced that the "story universe" will include some of the best loved characters including Charlie, Willie Wonka, Matilda and The BFG. There will also be animations of The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine coming to the platform. In a statement Netflix said: "Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas are joining The BFG, Matilda, The Twits, and a host of other iconic characters who have all found a brand new home together on Netflix. "Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company jointly announced today that Netflix is extending the Roald Dahl universe of stories for global family audiences with an exclusive new slate of original animated event series, based on the books from the acclaimed and award-winning author's best-selling library, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and many other beloved titles." Roald Dahl stories have long inspired … [Read more...] about Netflix to create Roald Dahl animated series
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Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on earth. What’s scarier, a snow leopard or a leopard seal? How do you get close to the biggest fish in the sea? Is it true your eyeballs freeze at minus 50? Find out in Doug’s latest show, Wild Images, Wild Life, which visits Banchory’s Woodend Barn on Tuesday, October 9.This presentation also traces Doug’s personal journey, as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world. How do we turn the tide?Doug said: “I am well aware of the changes in the Poles – I have seen them taking place over the last 30 years, such as longer seasons and winters not so cold. I have seen it with my own eyes.“There are changes happening across the whole world. Look at this year – it has been a … [Read more...] about Shire audience to be treated to wild tales from award-winning cameraman
Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is in the enviable position of being able to choose the projects he lends his name and talents to. The stop-motion animation series "SuperMansion" is one of them. "I said as long as we can really get into the character motivations and allow our audiences to be behind these characters and root for them, then I'm excited about it," Cranston told CBS News contributor Jamie Wax. "It's funny and it's out there and bizarre, but yet it still feeds the beast of those super fans who love fantasy, the Comic Con group that we love to embrace." "SuperMansion" is just one of four animated series Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is now producing. It's the brainchild of actor Seth Green, his friend Matthew Senreich, John Harvatine and Eric Towner. "It's about the interpersonal relationships of superheroes. It's not about the fights, it's about stuff as simple as shopping for pizza rolls and whether you get the vegan brand or the Totino's," Green … [Read more...] about Inside the award-winning stop-motion studio behind “Robot Chicken”
News / Dundee by Sarah Williamson August 23, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A multi-award winning wildlife cameraman will be sharing stories from his extraordinary 35-year career, including his time in Antarctica, during a talk in Dundee this autumn. Doug Allan will discuss his personal journey from scientist and researcher to one of the world’s most respected wildlife filmakers at the Steps Theatre in Central Library on October 8. The Dunfermline-born naturalist has worked for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many others, filming for series including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants and Operation Iceberg. He has won praise from Sir David Attenborough, who once said of Allan: “Wildlife cameramen don’t come much better.” He has won eight Emmy’s including outstanding cinematography for non-fiction programming (for Blue Planet) in 2002 … [Read more...] about Award-winning wildlife cameraman praised by Sir David Attenborough to give special talk in Dundee
Published August 9, 2018 Animation is a booming industry all around the world. Whether in the form of CGI effects in live-action movies, or as feature-length animated films, the medium pops up left, right and centre. So what is Iceland’s contribution to animation? We asked some prominent Icelandic animators, working both in Iceland and abroad, to share their thoughts about the industry, the creative process and their latest upcoming projects. Names: Hilmar Sigurðsson and Gunnar KarlssonJob Descriptions: CEO/Producer and Visual Director of SagafilmLocation: Reykjavik, Iceland Hilmar Sigurðsson is a producer and CEO of Sagafilm, the biggest production company in Iceland, which has a division devoted to animation. “Considering Iceland’s small size,” he reflects, “it’s amazing that we’ve been able to produce the content we have been producing.” The Sagafilm studio employed twelve artists to work in-house on their most recent film, … [Read more...] about Drawing Up Icelandic Animation: How Are Icelandic Animators Influencing The Global Scene?