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PaulHellard
05-26-2006, 12:42 AM
Last week, I commissioned Renee Dunlop (3D animator/writer) to talk to the directors of Dreamworks Animation's first animated short. Nice work. This cool little story will play before 'Over the Hedge' in cinemas.

http://features.cgsociety.org/stories/2006_05/firstflight/banner.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/story.php?story_id=3587)
Go to the feature by flapping your wings, here (http://features.cgsociety.org/story.php?story_id=3587).

gra7
05-26-2006, 01:10 AM
what a cute bird. :)

awsome!

ma13pramod
05-26-2006, 01:54 AM
That was a great info into , thanks paul and renee...:thumbsup:

Pramod

Biofreak
05-26-2006, 04:18 AM
Yeah, i went to see Over the hedge and they showed that short movie just before it and it looked good. :)

Djampa
05-26-2006, 04:51 AM
So good to read this article :)



Personaly, for someone doing a humble short like me it is greatly inspiring!
Generally, wow... please keep delivering such top articles to CG society.

Great one, thanks!

My Fault
05-26-2006, 05:25 AM
Nice article, though I wish it was more in depth. Really enjoying Dreamworks films as of late!

Icarus
05-26-2006, 06:23 AM
good read, and some nice images :)

SanjayChand
05-26-2006, 07:42 AM
I actually just saw this before I saw Over the Hedge.

One of my teachers worked on it.

adonihs
05-26-2006, 08:06 AM
Oh wow, I dont know what it is..but right when I saw that blue bird my eyes were just completely opened to a whole new area of creativity. I think Pixars new upcoming film teaser that I saw today (not Cars, the ratatoutie or whatever film) also helped.

Great read!!

yolk
05-26-2006, 08:44 AM
look good ! 5 star

:thumbsup: what dream do you thinking ...

mushimushi
05-26-2006, 09:55 AM
I went for "Over the Hedge", but the cinema here didn't show this animation shorts! Any people in Malaysia has the same situation?

harmonic01
05-26-2006, 01:47 PM
Whaaaaa :cry: I saw Over The Hedge the opening night and didn't see the short either. That's in Philadelphia, USA. :(

Purc
05-26-2006, 02:28 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaah that cute little birdy.. its so cutty hutty putty.

rstratton
05-26-2006, 04:30 PM
That sucks that they are just showing this at the beginning of over the hedge in select cities..:banghead:..why couldn't they just show it at the beginning everywhere....strange...well I hope it eventually makes it to the web or something so the rest of us can see it

agreenster
05-26-2006, 05:01 PM
I saw OTH opening day in San Francisco, and they didnt show it there.

What gives?

Eremos
05-26-2006, 06:11 PM
I'm afraid they're only showing it in Selected teathers in Los Angeles and Toronto...

daddyo
05-26-2006, 06:27 PM
Sweet stuff! I remember when Kyle showed us the first Lica reel and storyboards... Congratulations on getting it all done! I can't wait to see it.

rmsmedia
05-27-2006, 03:47 AM
I saw the short when I was out in LA. It was a charming and visually beautiful piece, however it was very over the top with the music and storytelling. However I think this short as well as Over the Hedge is a huge step in the right direction for Dreamworks and their CG storytelling. No crazy crowd singing sequences and most of the character loops were closed at the end of the film. I had almost given up hope on Dreamworks, if the next one doesn't suck then maybe they're back in the game to play.

Pegahoul
05-27-2006, 11:49 AM
That is sooo cute! Can't wait to watch it ^^

mfanyikazi
05-27-2006, 03:29 PM
Saw this short at FMX earlier this month. It's warm and full of heart. The animation and the music worked together to create a very heart-warming piece. Well done!

Ergi
05-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Congrats to Cam and Kyle. They worked like madmen on this short. Its proof that talent and downright stubbornnes in continuing and improving your ideas still makes it it in this businnes. Its good to see it finished and getting the recognition it deserves.

good job

ryankingslien
05-28-2006, 04:34 AM
I'm with the Albanian Foucault! :thumbsup: How are you Ergin?! :)

Congratas to Cam and Kyle. You guys pulled it off! I can't wait to see it. :)

Best,

r

Darknessseeker0
05-29-2006, 02:45 AM
Awwww! I wish I had seen it! The theater I went to didn't show the short for some reason. They went right into Over the Hedge. :(

PaulHellard
05-29-2006, 04:29 AM
The curse of the 'selected cinemas' strikes again.

vished
05-29-2006, 10:54 AM
When are Dreamworks going to make something unique?
"Armageddon" > "Deep Impact"
"small soldiers" > "toy story"
"shrek" > "monsters, inc."
"antz" > "a bug's life"
"Flushed Away" > "Ratatouille"
"The Da Vinci Code" > "National Treasure"
"Madagasca" > "The Great Escape from City Zoo"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374327769/qid=1148893561/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/104-1777098-5020702?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
"First Flight" > "The Singing Hat"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374369348/104-1777098-5020702?v=glance&n=283155

Denzivex
05-29-2006, 06:22 PM
Yea i agree... Dreamworks doesn't really make anything unique..

rafaelrubio
05-29-2006, 09:17 PM
Ufff, Dreamworks making shortfilms like pixar, this can be great dudes, i can't wait to see it.

Denzivex
05-29-2006, 11:30 PM
But Im already tired of pixar.. lol I just really dislike the style they got...I dont know why lol..

Tigaer
05-30-2006, 12:14 AM
always a fan of these shortfilms :) cant wait to see it

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