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By Philip Bode & Ryan Lobo, March 25, 2011 – 16:55 IST
We’ve all heard and even seen films, made by the infamously notorious Hollywood animation production house, Pixar. Unlike Pixar, other animation studios have faltered, but only in regards to the successful films they produce time and again. The animation studio has constantly managed to entertain us successfully with all their endeavors.
The second day of FICCI FRAMES at the Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai concluded with an epiphany of sorts attached with, a comical embarrassment of biblical proportions. The sweet epiphany was that, the session was based on the 11 ‘concealed’ techniques used by Pixar which churns out successful films. But the farce that came with the package was that not only did the session start a good twenty minutes late because of technical failure with the projector, but the session hall with a seating capacity of only 60, housed over 150 attendees most of whom incredibly stood with devout attention, for the whole two hour session listening to eminent screenwriter and development teacher, David Freeman host the session.
David’s session spanned, from the subtle use of lighting and shapes to the more intuitive and subconscious levels of perception. Here we break down these techniques listing the subtle nuances that can differentiate between being just mediocre to that one streak of absolute intelligent magnificence.
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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, March 4, 2011 – 14:42 IST
Hollywood movies with a B-town ‘tadka’ have always excited the Indian audiences and this time they will be treated to an extraordinary experience as Fox Star Studios have roped in a host of Bollywood actors for their upcoming 3D extravaganza Rio.
Rio is a 3D animation film directed by Carlos Saldanha of Ice Age fame. Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, the comedy-adventure centres on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there’s another – and that she’s a she – he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio.
Fox has roped in Bollywood’s favourite comical jodi Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak to dub for the characters ‘Nico’ and ‘Pedro’ (Blu’s friends) respectively in the movie. Another bonus for the viewers will be the especially composed Hindi songs sung by Shaan in his magical voice, making it a wholesome family entertainer.
Mr Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India says, “The spectacular 3D visual effects and exciting story line of Rio will be a treat for film enthusiasts; and to make this adventure even more exciting for Indian audiences we have roped in talented artistes like Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak and Shaan. We are sure they will add their own charm to the amusing characters and take the experience of this film to a whole new level!”
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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 8, 2010 – 17:56 IST
It all started with the film Slumdog Millionaire for Anil Kapoor who went on to become famous across the globe courtesy his act in this Academy Award winning film directed by Danny Boyle. With acclaim coming in from all quarters, it wasn’t long before Anil was offered a pivotal part in the hit prime time Hollywood TV series 24, along side Kiefer Sutherland.
Moving on, the latest buzz is that Anil has struck gold and the reason behind this is the fact that he has been confirmed for the fourth instalment in the Mission Impossible series, along side Hollywood action star Tom Cruise.
The film, which is being directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles), will start shooting under the initially decided working title of Aries. J. J. Abrams, who directed the third film in the series, will be writing the script for the film, alongside Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum.
As for Anil, earlier reports were that he would be playing the role of one of the villains in the film, however, sources now state that Anil will be seen essaying an integral supporting role, who is not a villain, though the nature of the role has not yet been revealed.
Speaking about this latest development Anil confirms the news but however remains tight lipped about his role stating “At this point I can only say that have been contacted for Mission impossible 4 and I have said yes for the role.”
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