Animation DVD & Blu-ray


Burn-E from Dark Defender on Vimeo.

This is BURN-E – the short companion film to WALL-E that will be included on the upcoming DVD.

WALL-E is released on UK DVD on Monday 24th November by Disney

> Pre-order WALL-E on Amazon UK
> Listen to out interview with Angus McLane about WALL-E 

Animation In Production Interesting

First video from Pixar’s next film ‘Up’

Here is the first footage of Pixar’s next film Up.

Original Video– More videos at TinyPic

The story is about an older man (voiced by Edward Asner) who finally fulfils his lifelong dream of exploring the world.

Up is released in the US in May 2009.

> Up at the IMDb
> Official site for the film
> More on the film at Pixar’s blog

[Link via The Animation Blog]

Animation Cinema Interviews Podcast

Interview: Angus MacLane on WALL-E

Angus MacLane was the directing animator on WALL-E, the latest film from Pixar.

The story is about the last robot left on Earth many years into the future, after mankind has evacuated onboard a giant spaceship.

Named WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth class), he organises the giant mounds of waste that litter the planet, with only a cockroach for company.

But when a new robot named EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) visits Earth, he starts to have feelings for her and soon discovers where the humans have gone.

Since it was released in the US last month it has got rave reviews and topped the box office.

I recently spoke to Angus about his role, the challenges animating the robots and what it is like to work at Pixar.

Listen to the interview here:

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

WALL-E is out at UK cinemas this Friday

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Angus MacLane at the IMDb
> Check out the WALL-E Angus made from Lego
> Official site for WALL-E
> Read reviews for WALL-E at Metacritic
> Pixar Animation Studios
> Find out more about Pixar at Wikipedia

Animation Interesting Short Films

MUTO by Blu

Here is MUTO – the latest wall painted animation by the street artists known as Blu:

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

It was made in Buenos Aires and Baden.

> BLU’s official site
> Blu’s blog