Comicbook.com is reporting that Brad Bird’s cult classic The Iron Giant might be coming back to the theaters for a re-release.
From the site:
Director and co-screenwriter Brad Bird (Tomorrowland) was asked if there was any truth to those rumors. “Listen, Warner Bros. and I have danced on and off for the last decade,” Bird told Collider. “There was going to be a 5-year-thing; there was talk about it being in 3D at one point. Then there was talk about reformatting it for IMAX or whatever. Discussions keep happening, but I think something will happen fairly soon. They know that people have a fondness for it. They don’t know exactly how to deal with that beyond maybe a Blu-ray or something like that. And I keep saying, “You know, you did it for Wizard of Oz and you did it for Blade Runner. I think you actually can do it.” And I think they’re kind of coming around to that idea. I’m trying to find the best way to support something like that.”
What is your name and your current occupation? My name is Chris Woodworth, and I’m an Animator.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Ahhh. Haha! I don’t know if you can call them crazy jobs, but I used to work part time at a sports equipment store, and then went on to working part time for Blockbusters (dvd rental store).
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? GTA4, Lego Harry Potter, and recently Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean.
How did you become interested in animation? I grew up with stories, whether it involved listening to them or telling them. It became a big part of my life, and also I had an ongoing obsession with movies. I discovered Animation as a career choice when I was 15 years old, and the more I read about this craft, the more I realized that it involved all of the things I love doing anyway. Drawing, acting, sound design, voices, music, the works! From there, being an Animator was my goal. The idea of being able to Continue…
As a 2D Wednesday bonus, I had to post this cool, little pencil test directed by the talented Brad Bird back in 1980 or so. In general, the animation is nice if a little ‘soft’. I think our general sense of timing and pacing has greatly increased since this was made but it still looks like something that would have been fun to see!
In 2008 as Frank Miller’s live action feature film based on Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” was being released I wrote a piece for the Los Angeles Times on the time, back in 1980, when I became involved with Brad Bird and Gary Kurtz (producer of the first two “Star Wars” movies) in trying to get into production an animated feature based on “The Spirit” In that piece, which you can read here:http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncate… I spoke of a pencil test “trailer” for the proposed film that was made by Bird along with several classmates from Cal Arts, most of whom were working at Disney at the time. Quite a few people who read the article contacted me about seeing the film. I did have it on an old VHS, but it was deep in storage at the time plus as I did not really own the film, I told them they would have to look elsewhere to find a copy. Later, I found the VHS and put it aside. Recently Andrea Fiamma, an Italian journalist writing on the subject, asked again if the film could be seen. As it is a small piece of animation history, I’ve decided to post it here. Steven Paul Leiva
What is your name and your current occupation? For the past few years I have been Directing. I have Directed many commercials and am represented by Prime Focus in London. Earlier last year I Directed two Episodes of a new animated series for the UK’s Channel 4 called “Full English” which ironically I Directed in LA at Rough Draft who are most well known for Futurama. I am now Directing a wonderful TV pilot called Lost Treasure Hunt which will be on PBS later this year for Argosy Film.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Nothing too crazy! I did work as an Art Director a couple years before getting into the Film Industry. We had a brief for a spoof “sick” ad to run in Tatler Magazine and I came up with a concept for an ad for Euthanasia in which we photographed a coffin and put a cut out coupon in the coffin where you had to fill in your details, The headline was “FILL THIS SPACE!”.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? Without doubt the first project that comes to mind was being a Lead Animator on Brad Bird’s “The iron Giant”. The film has such a heart and despite failing at the box office due to poor promotion has stood the test of time and found it’s audience on DVD. “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was also a great experience as it was my first job in the film industry and stands as a classic.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? I was raised in the English countryside in the beautiful county of Devon near Exeter, My upbringing actually helped shaped me and what route I wanted to follow. This was before Continue…
What is your name and your current occupation?
Allwyn Lopes, Animation Director at Snipple Animation India What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Sculpting Indian Mythological Gods What are some of your favourite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? Tinker Bell 1. 2 and 3 How did you become interested in animation?
I was inspired by Lion King, and i was curious to know how Continue…