Friday, June 02, 2006

In the past couple of posts I talked a gret deal about Disney and Pixar, but I thought to finish up this project I would look into what some of the other major companies I looked at are working on. ILM is currently not working on any full-length computer animated films, but with Pixar looking for a new partner, that might soon change. They do have several live-action films currently in production and each of those have extensive computer generated images. Look for Pirates of the Caribbean 2 this July, and Lady in the Water later this summer. Dreamworks just released Over the Hedge, but look forward to more full-length animated films with Flushed Away in November, and Shrek the Third due out Spring 2007. As for Blue Sky Studios, Ice Age the Meltdown released earlier this year has done very well at the box office, however, I can't seem to find any works in progress. With the success of the past three films put out by Blue Sky, I expect they are just keeping things quite at the moment. That about sums up what I have been researching for the past four weeks. I am looking for to doing some more "research" at the box office this summer, and am greatly anticipating the third installment of the Shrek films since I had no idea until today that one was even going to be made. What the future of this technology holds is unimaginable and I sincerely look forward to the film milestones of the future. Thanks to anyone who reads my blog, and happy viewing!


Kasey said...

Hi Jes ~
I found reading your blog opened up my eyes quite a bit and makes me want to check to see who is behind the animation on all my kid movies, and if I would be able to recognize the consistancy of them. And I am amazed at the changes that have happened over the years. I am with you...I can't wait to see what is store for us next.

Glenn said...

Hey! Company!

Jessica, good work. I like reading yoru stuff (even if I got behind myself).

Keep on working at your goals and keep the critical eye and mind--it will serve you well.