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Nostalgia

Sat down this weekend in the heatwave.
Must have melted my brains a bit. I got through a wave of nostalgia.
About ten years ago (I'm OOOOOOLD), I started to learn to do storyboards on a serie titled "Adventures in sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World".
Which was annoying to write on the time card, so we simply called it "The Lost World".




Lost World nostalgia
by *rufftoon on deviantART

There's a more complete description of who these characters are on my DA page.

In other news: saw the owl movie this weekend. I can't call it Guardians of Gahoole, as the movie I'm currently working on also has the word Guardians in its title and it gets confusticating.
So the Owl Movie it is.
Until our movie changes title. IF it changes title.
Beautifully made,wonderful animation, great cinematography. Classic hero's tale, so no big surprise there. Darker than your usual animation fare, but I won't complain (some parents might). I felt little attachment to the characters, unfortunately, and there was a tiny something at the very end of the film that made me go "What? Now wait a minute, how did..."
It's something small, but it pulled me out of the movie. Damn it!
I have trouble recommending it. Yes, it is beautiful, but I felt like it needed that little extra "oomph" to really make me like it.
Personal taste and all that.

In other news, it's been officially announced that Guillermo Del Toro is now a consultant at the studio, plus he will write and direct one future film. Though I have no direct interaction with him (HA! AS IF!), his influence will be felt accross the board on many movies.
It will be interesting to see what changes he brings.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100927/film_nm/us_deltoro_1

Comments

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mr_esty
Sep. 28th, 2010 06:58 am (UTC)
I had never heard of this series, but I'm a sucker for the genre.
Might just have to try tracking it down.
rufftoon
Sep. 28th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Be wary though: the story has aged, the animation quality is low budget tv with some nice moments.
Just don't expect Avatar.
It's not even Ben10 level in terms of (some of the) animation.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 30th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
is that an indictment of ben 10's animation quality?
rufftoon
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
This is just a question of taste, which means it can be discussed, but in terms of animation quality, I would say Avatar > Generator Rex > Ben 10.
That's just comparing shows that are somewhat similar.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Oh. Well, obviously Avatar beats the living daylights out of any show in existence. To be honest I don't know what to look for when judging based on animation quality, so I can't say anything on that front. Obviously, you're the industry insider, so I defer to your expertise. Especially since I've never seen a single episode of the other show. The characters and stories in Ben 10 weren't great but the interplay of the different aliens with their environment was really fun to watch. Ben 10: Alien Force really disappointed me though. It wasn't as visceral in the action department, for some reason.
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rufftoon
Sep. 28th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
They were fun a lively characters.
And the first and ONLY show where I drew a butt naked guy.
True story.

As for the Owl movie, not being pulled into he film is really a personal point of view. It may work a lot better on most people. The story is told efficiently and it works (except that "what" bit at the end), so it is still worth a look.
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super_pineapple
Sep. 28th, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)
Owl movie was GORGEOUS. As a fan of the original book series, I have to say this is one of the best book to movie adaptations I've ever seen!


------SPOILERSSPOILERSPOILERS-----

Was it the fact that Soren's parents randomly show up at the end? They're killed by Kludd in the books, so that one totally threw me for a loop and was really unnecessary.
rufftoon
Sep. 28th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
YES!
That was exactly it!
I was wondering "wait...how did they find the place? Was the dad aware of it since the beginning and knew how to get there in the first place? Did other owls go get them? No! Leave them out of the film if you have to!

The movie has made me curious to read the books to see the quality of the adaptation. I get the overall feel they did well, as the story flowed well enough from one moment to the next.
super_pineapple
Sep. 29th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
Well, I'm not entirely sure whether I'm blinded by nostalgia goggles or whatnot, but I remember the first six books were just epic. Never got around to reading the rest because that arc was tied up so nicely, but I want to get around to them soon. But you should definitely give the books a try!
engelen
Sep. 28th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
he's every young Mexican filmaker's hero xP
rufftoon
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
What can I say, he's good!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 28th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh lala!
oh I remember that, Vivatoon! I miss Keith... he helped me so much. Now I'm nostalgic too...!

I've been meaning to write to you, but it's just been crazy on my side. I'm in the same time zone now! :D Moved to Vancouver at the beginning of this month for work! :D

big hug
Emilie
egoulet
Sep. 28th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
...also, I have to stop posting comments anonymously...sorry about that! :P

Emilie
rufftoon
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
It's true, you were around during that time too!
I heard Keith is back up north? I'm not quite certain.
Oooh, hope the move went well. Is it for Pixar Canada?
egoulet
Sep. 30th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think he is back...I wish I had seen him before I came to the West Coast...! I'm at Sony...and having the time of my life! I hope it lasts, because I love this place so far! :)

If ever you are in the area, don't forget to let me know! :) I wish I could come to CTN, but it wouldn't be a good idea considering I just arrived... I do want to come at next year's though...and before that too...!

Big hug!
Emilie
rufftoon
Oct. 1st, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Wait, is that Sony Imagework in Culver City?
egoulet
Oct. 2nd, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
oh no, I'm in Vancouver! so sorry...You would have heard from me a long time ago had I been your neighbour! ;)

Have a nice weekend!
rufftoon
Oct. 3rd, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
I was curious for a moment, because Bernard Lizon (I don't know if you know him), will soon be moving here to work for Sony Imageworks.
So two people I know working for different Sony.
egoulet
Oct. 3rd, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
hehe :)

...I don't know Bernard Lizon, but wish him success at Sony! :)
ext_270339
Sep. 29th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
Though I haven't seen the movie, I did read a few comments by other people who saw it. Most people said that they weren't able to feel any connection with its characters. Makes me wonder.

Mina looks a lot like your original character. :D
rufftoon
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
As with every movie, it depends on people. I also didn't feel much connection with the characters, but I could understand their plight and the story was told efficiently.
I'd say it is still worth seeing (maybe a rental?)

Ha ha, she does, doesn't she? And yet I was drawing Nofret before that. I created the Horus cast about a year before that job.
rohantm
Sep. 30th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I call it 'Lord of the Wings.' ^^
snapes_angel
May. 17th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
Guardians of Gahoole left itself wide open for a sequel, as the one Queen got away with the remaining Pure Ones. Just saw the movie, finally. What was the one part that pulled you right out of the movie, if you remember? Just curious.
snapes_angel
May. 17th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, no wonder! I haven't read the books (yet, anyway), so it wouldn't have affected me, one way or another; though it's the same, basic sort of thing that made me promise myself to not read any more movie-inspired Star Trek books before seeing the movies, since that completely ruined ST:TMP for me. plot-wise.

The parents being there, that was just the traditional "happy-ending-that-you-know-you-wanted-to-happen-but-really-did-not-in-the-book sort of thing.
rufftoon
May. 17th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
It was that the parents of the main character were in Gahoole. After all this talk that it was so hard to reach, far away and all that big a deal, there they are.
Guess they took a shortcut.
Plus, how did they know their son and daughter would be there?
snapes_angel
May. 17th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Unless they got adopted really, really fast. :p Or if they did their best during the course of the movie to follwo the trail of the owling-nappers. Either that, or the Doctor gave them a lift in his TARDIS and, after fighting the Cybermen, the Daleks, and random zombies, they finaly made it by the movie's end and missed "owl" the fun.
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