Tag Archives: Animation

Vincent Through the Eyes of Van Gogh!

We have seen so many innovative and creative styles of films in the past few years, but this one is a mind blowing work of art in the history of cinema! The creative and incredibly talented team of Loving Vincent brought Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings back to life in a long feature film directed by Polish painter and director Dorota Kobiela and Oscar-winning producer Hugh Welchman. This film is the resulting work of a large crew, composed of 100 painters trained to work on the same method of painting, in order to create the homogeneity of the film. It is also produced by Oscar-winning studios: Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.

Loving Vincent tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh’s life through his animated paintings. It is worth mentioning that are 12 oil paintings per second in the movie.

Also read: Vermeer and Van Gogh visiting the Lebanese University

The creators are looking for talented painters to join their team, and they are inviting them to submit their art portfolio through their website.

As Van Gogh once said:

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”

and that’s the case of this piece of art that we’re impatiently waiting for.

Post written by Nadine Asmar


The Angry Birds Movie in Cinemas in May 2016!

Plot: The Angry Birds all live in a small paradise of flightless birds. However, when they learn of the impending arrival of the Bad Piggies (Ross, Earl, Foreman, Chef Pig, Minion Pigs, and Corporal), led by Leonard, the King Pig, the Angry Birds must team up to investigate the Bad Piggies and find out their evil plans.

First look: Trailer of Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass | Expected to be released in May 2016

Plot: When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne.

Trailer of the new Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip | Expected release date: December 18, 2015

Plot: Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

Christmas Favorites

On the occasion of the Christmas season, we chose three films for you to watch on Christmas eve with your family, friends and beloved ones: the first one is the 1914 silent short film The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus; the second one is the 1990 animation film The Nutcracker Prince; and the third film is the 2003 long feature film Elf.

The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus is the fifth film to be made about Christmas in the “A Christmas Past” collection along with 8 more films. It’s a 14 minutes 1914 short film written by Frederic Arnold Kummer, directed by Charles M. Seay, starring Barry O’Moore (the amateur detective Octavius), Julian Reed (the butler Ignatz), John Sturgeon (the burglar) and many others.

Storyline by IMDB: When a burglar dressed as Santa Claus steals a family’s Christmas presents, amateur detective Octavius sets out to recover the loot.
Genre: Comedy – Drama
Produced by Edison Company.

The Nutcracker Prince is the first production from Lacewood Productions and Hinton Animation Studios to be released in theaters. It’s a 75 minutes 1990 animation long feature film written by Patricia Watson, based on a story written by E.T.A. Hoffman, directed by Paul Schibli, voices of Kiefer Sutherland (Nutcracker Prince), Megan Follows (Clara), Mike McDonald (Mousking) and many others.

Storyline by IMDB: An adaption of the classic tale of a girl’s dreams turned reality when her new toy turns out to be a young man placed under a curse.
Genre: Adventure – Family
Produced by Lacewood Productions, Hinton Animation Studios, Allied Filmmakers, with the participation of The Ontario Film Development Corporation.

Elf is one of Will Ferrell’s most popular films. It’s a 97 minutes 2003 long feature film written by David Berenbaum, directed by Jon Favreau, starring Will Ferrell (Buddy), James Caan (Walter), Edward Asner (Santa), Mary Steenburgen (Emily) and many others.

Storyline by IMDB: After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Genre: Family – Comedy – Fantasy
Produced by New Line Cinema and Guy Walks into a Bar Productions.

Merry Christmas from CineTrotter team!