2012-03-31

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2012 will take place on March 31, 2012 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

In February, Earth Hour launched its 2012 campaign, “I Will If You Will”, with the intention of engaging its growing global community to go beyond the hour and coordinate their efforts publicly through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email. Using a dedicated YouTube platform, IWIYW asks Earth Hour's digital community to inspire people from all corners of the globe to take sustainability actions, and to share their commitment to the environment with their own social media networks.

Executive Director and Co-Founder Andy Ridley said, "Earth Hour’s challenge is no longer to connect people; the challenge is to offer a reason to connect. Any movement of change begins with symbolism - it’s a needed step to prove enough people care about an issue. Earth Hour is past the beginning now, and lots of people are switching their lights off every year in March. We’re now at the stage of taking it beyond the hour."

Youtube, following the previous year's example, changed its logo and added a switch on/off feature near the title of each video, so that users can change the background color from white to black.

Further proof of Earth Hour's change in direction came when it was announced its global headquarters was moving from Sydney to Singapore. A launch event took place at ION Orchard on February 20, where it was announced that the move was supported by Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB).

2012-03-29

Rise of The Guardian Trailer

2012-03-28

DiGi WWWOW 2012 Internet For All Awards




I have entered into a DiGi Internet WWWOW 2012 for All Award, so guys please vote for my blog to win in this event to my personal achievement. it is not just only that, guys can also find the latest info in the art, especially animation, film, comics, graphics, etc.

2012-03-27

Hotel Transylvania Trailer

2012-03-25

Animator Glen Keane Resign From Walt Disney Studios



Glen Keane, who has worked nearly four decades as an animator at the Walt Disney Studios, has resigned to pursue new toon projects.

Keane is best known for overseeing the animation for the title characters in "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "Pocahontas," "Tarzan," as well as Beast in "Beauty and the Beast," and Rapunzel in "Tangled." His credits also include "The Rescuers" and "Pete's Dragon."

The Mouse House confirmed the departure of the animation vet.

"After an incredible 38-year career as an animator, storyteller, and filmmaking pioneer with Walt Disney Animation Studios, Glen Keane has decided that the time has come to take the next step in his personal exploration of the art of animation," the company said in a statement. "As much as we are saddened by his departure, we respect his desires and wish him the very best with all his future endeavors."

Keane alerted studio co-workers of the move in an email Friday, in which he called Disney his "artistic home," but after "long and thoughtful consideration," decided there are "endless new territories to explore." He paid tribute to the veteran Disney toonsmiths, including some of those who Walt Disney famously dubbed the Nine Old Men, for schooling him.

"I owe so much to those great animators who mentored me -- Eric Larson, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston -- as well as to the many other wonderful people at Disney whom I have been fortunate to work with in the past nearly 38 years," he wrote. "I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate form of our time with endless new territories to explore. I can't resist its siren call to step out and discover them."

2012-03-23

2012-03-22

Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice & Fire

A Song of Ice & Fire Novel Series

George R. R. Martin. Martin



A Song of Ice and Fire is an ongoing series of epic fantasy novels by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. Martin began writing the series in 1991 and the first volume was published in 1996. Originally planned as a trilogy, the series now consists of five published volumes; a further two are planned. In addition there are three prequel novellas currently available, with several more being planned, and a series of novella-length excerpts from the main Ice and Fire novels.

The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world, primarily on a continent called Westeros but also on a large landmass to the east, known as Essos. Most of the characters are human but as the series progresses others are introduced, such as the assumed-to-be-extinct cold supernatural Others from the far North and fire-breathing dragons from the East. The series is told in the third-person through the eyes of a number of point of view characters, 31 by the end of the fifth book.

There are three story lines that become increasingly interwoven: the chronicling of a dynastic civil war for control of Westeros among several competing families; the rising threat of the Others, who dwell beyond an immense wall of ice that forms Westeros' northern border; and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of a king who was murdered 15 years earlier in another civil war, to return to Westeros and claim her rightful throne.

The "Ice and Fire" series has been translated into more than 20 languages. The fourth and fifth volumes reached the top of The New York Times Best Seller lists in 2005 and 2011.[1] Overall, the series has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.One of the excerpt novellas won science fiction's Hugo Award. The series is the basis of a great number of derived works, including the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, a comic book adaptation, a card game, a board game, a role-playing game and two video games. It also has been ranked #5 on "NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books" list.

Game of Thrones Seasons 1 poster

Game of Thrones Seasons 2 poster


2012-03-20

RUIN by OddBall Animation

If you have 8 minutes and 30 seconds to spare the short movie, named RUIN after the jump is definitely worth a look. RUIN has been created by Los Angles based OddBall Animation, who specialise in visual effects, animation, and design and have been created internally to showcase their skills and talents. Take a look at the awesome chase movie after the break to see their animation skills put to great use.Using LightWave & Modo software.

The RUIN is a fantastic short animated chase film written and directed by Wes Ball and produced by OddBall Animation. You can view more about the developement of the short story from concept through to completion over on the OddBall Animation website.

Character Concept Art


Environment Concept Art








2012-03-17

Buku Terbaru



Korang boleh dapatkan kedua-dua buku ini di pasaran. 3D Artist isu ke-38 : Create Seamless Texture (RM 39.00 senaskah ) dan Digital Artist isu ke-29 : Illustrate On Your iPad (RM 49.00 senaskah).

2012-03-16

2012-03-15

Diablo 3




Special Edition Diablo 3 Set

Diablo III is an upcoming dark fantasy/horror-themed action role-playing game in development by Blizzard, making it the third installment in the Diablo franchise. The game, which features elements of the hack and slash and dungeon crawl genres, was first announced on June 28, 2008, at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France,and is slated for release in North America and Europe on May 15, 2012, and in Latin American countries and Russia on June 7, 2012

The game takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series. This world was saved twenty years prior by a handful of unnamed heroes in Diablo II, heroes who, having survived the onslaught brought by the armies of the Burning Hells, have gone mad from their ordeals. It is up to a new generation of heroes to face the forces of evil threatening the world of Sanctuary.

Players will have the opportunity to explore familiar settings such as Tristram.

The only confirmed NPCs are Deckard Cain,who has appeared in both of the previous games, and his niece, Leah, a new character who accompanies the hero in quests from time to time. The plot will revolve around two surviving Lesser Evils, Azmodan and Belial, and an artifact known as the Black Soulstone.Diablo's world map is composed primarily of two main continents with several small islands in the Northwest region.The world of Sanctuary has been dramatically changed by the events of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, for the destruction of the World Stone underneath Mount Arreat has reshaped the world's geography.






2012-03-14

Filem Bola Kampung





Siri animasi televisyen popular terbitan tempatan Animasia Studio, iaitu Bola Kampung yang telah ditayangkan di 16 buah negara bakal diangkat sebagai sebuah filem dengan meminjam 14 suara selebriti terkenal bagi mendukung watak dalam filem itu.

Antara barisan pelakon yang meminjamkan suara mereka untuk Bola Kampung The Movie adalah Aizat Amdan, Mamat (Sepah), Steven Tan, Baki Zainal, Noh (Hujan), Douglas Lim, Rahim Omar, Deanna Yusoff, Adila Shakir, Harun Salim Bachik, Harris Alif, Aznil Nawawi, Ezlynn dan Afdlin Shauki.

Bola Kampung The Movie akan menggunakan sepenuhnya Imej Janaan Komputer (CGI) dengan kos penerbitan sebanyak RM6 juta dengan menggunakan tenaga kerja tempatan sepenuhnya. Bola Kampung The Movie juga mengambil masa dua tahun sebagai persediaan itu akan menggabungkan 100 pakar tempatan dalam dunia grafik, muzik, animasi, komposer dan pelakon suara bagi menjayakannya.

Filem ini dijangka akan dipasarkan ke peringkat antarabangsa terutamanya seperti Indonesia, Singapura, Thailand, Vietnam, Filipina dan Turki yang mana siri kartun itu sangat popular. Animasia Studio juga akan melakukan promosi filem ini secara besar-besaran selain melalui peraduan menerusi talian selain memperkenalkan beberapa barangan cenderahati seperti alat tulis, patung mainan, pakaian dan sebagainya untuk penonton cilik. Filem ini dijangka akan ditayangkan pada akhir tahun ini.

SINOPSIS BOLA KAMPUNG THE MOVIE | Bola Kampung The Movie mengisahkan mengenai Amanda, seorang puteri dunia permainan maya ‘Kingdom Hill’ dihantar ke Kampung Gong Lechar untuk mencari wira legenda, ‘Suria Warrior’ yang mampu menyelamatkan negaranya daripada peperangan. Setibanya dia di kampung itu, Puteri Amanda telah hilang ingatan dan wira Bola Kampung iaitu Iwan telah menyelamatkannya dan dari situ pelbagai peristiwa menarik telah berlaku.

http://bolakampungmovie.com/index.html

2012-03-13

Hotel Transylvania


Dracula(Adam Sandler) & Jonathan(Andy Samberg)

Mavis(Selena Gomez),Weyne(Buscemi),Wanda(Molly Shannon),Murray(Cee Lo Green)
Dracula(Adam Sandler)Frank(Kevin James)

Hotel Transylvania Poster

Hotel Transylvania is an upcoming computer-animated 3D film produced by Sony Pictures Animation for Columbia Pictures and set to release on September 28, 2012. It is being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, best known for his work on Cartoon Network's Classic Series Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory, and produced by Michelle Murdocca. The film will feature the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Koechner, Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and David Spade

Dracula, an owner of Hotel Transylvania, a five-star resort for the world's monsters, invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate his daughter Mavis' 118th birthday. Unexpectedly visited by Jonathan, an ordinary young traveller, Dracula must protect his daughter from falling in love with him before it's too late.

Hotel Transylvania has been in development since 2006, when Anthony Stacchi and David Feiss were set to direct the film.In 2008, Jill Culton took over the directing position and around 2010, Chris Jenkins.The last one currently attached to direct the feature is Genndy Tartakovsky.

In November 2011, it was announced that Miley Cyrus would voice Mavis, Dracula's teenage daughter,but in February 2012, Adam Sandler confirmed that Cyrus left the film to focus on other projects. It was later announced Selena Gomez would replace Cyrus.


Dracula(Adam Sandler) Character Design 1

Dracula(Adam Sandler) Character Design 2

Dracula(Adam Sandler) Character Design 3

Murray(Cee Lo Green) Character Design 1

2012-03-12

Marvel ReEvolution

If you are a comic book fan, you certainly know the Marvel name as the publisher behind the most iconic super heroes in the world. The company was at SXSW this week talking about some of its new products that will be coming. At the show, Marvel is talking up what it calls the Marvel ReEvolution. The goal of this is to bring print and digital media together for a new and unprecedented comic experience.

The first part of his plan includes Marvel Infinite Comics, which is a new comic book format along with Marvel AR. Marvel AR is the first augmented reality app from a comics company. The app and Marvel Infinite comics will launch together on April 4 when the first issue of Avengers vs. X-Men is published. The Infinite brand will use tablets and smartphones as the canvas for telling the comic stories. Marvel promises to take advantage of new technology while maintaining what fans expect from the medium.

The Marvel AR app is powered by Aurasma and will be offered for Android and iOS devices. The app will work in conjunction with special comics that have the Marvel AR logo on them. When users scan Marvel AR product codes, they will get exclusive content, including new footage, the ability to hear from creators, and catch up on past events. Since Marvel is calling the app augmented reality, it would seem the content will play over the top of the product rather than working like a QR code and simply linking the user to online content.





2012-03-10

The Hunger Games





The Hunger Games takes place after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. District 12, where the book begins, is located in the coal-rich region that was formerly Appalachia.

As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol in which a 13th district was destroyed, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by annual lottery to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants (or "tributes") must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena controlled by the Capitol, until only one remains. The story follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th annual Hunger Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose. Also selected from District 12 is Peeta Mellark, a baker's son whom Katniss knows from school, who once gave her bread when her family was starving.

Katniss and Peeta are taken to the Capitol where their drunken mentor, Haymitch Abernathy, victor of the 50th Hunger Games, instructs them to watch and learn the talents of the other tributes. They are then publicly displayed to the Capitol audience in a televised session with interviewer Caesar Flickerman. During this time, Peeta reveals on-air his long-time unrequited love for Katniss. Katniss believes this to be a ploy to gain audience support for the Games, which can be crucial for survival, as audience members are encouraged to send gifts like food, medicine, and tools to favored tributes during the Games. The Games begin with 11 of the 24 tributes dying in the first day, while Katniss relies on her well-practiced hunting and outdoor skills to survive. As the games continue, the tribute death toll increases. A few days later, Katniss develops an alliance with Rue, a 12-year-old girl from the agricultural District 11 who reminds Katniss of her sister Prim. The alliance is short-lived: Rue is killed by another tribute, whom Katniss shoots through the neck with an arrow before comforting Rue as she dies. At Rue's request Katniss sings to her, then spreads flowers over her body as a sign of respect--and of disgust towards the Capitol.

Supposedly due to Katniss and Peeta's beloved image in the minds of the audience as "star-crossed lovers", a rule change is announced midway through the Games, stating that two tributes from the same district can win the Hunger Games as a pair. Upon hearing this, Katniss searches for Peeta and eventually finds him wounded. As she nurses him back to health, she acts the part of a young girl falling in love to gain more favor with the audience and, consequently, gifts from her sponsors. When the couple are finally the last two tributes, the Gamemakers reverse the rule change in an attempt to force them into a dramatic finale, where one must kill the other to win. Katniss, in the hopes that the Gamemakers would rather have two victors than none, retrieves highly poisonous berries known as "nightlock" from her pouch and offers some to Peeta. Upon realizing that Katniss and Peeta intend to commit suicide, the Gamemakers announce that both will be the victors of the 74th Hunger Games.

Although she survives the ordeal in the arena and is treated to a hero's welcome in the Capitol, Katniss is warned by Haymitch that she has now become a political target after defying her society's authoritarian leaders so publicly. Afterwards, Peeta is heartbroken when he learns that Katniss' actions in the arena were part of a calculated ploy to earn sympathy from the audience. However, Katniss is unsure of her own feelings, and realizes that she is dreading the moment when she and Peeta will go their separate ways.




2012-03-08

Chiee:Pengembaraan Si Genius & Taman Laut musim ke-2




Syukur Alhamdulilah... kerana kami pihak produksi RDSB telah berjaya menyiapkan 2 TV Siri Animasi 3D Tahun lepas. Kedua-dua siri TV ini akan disiarkan bermula esok Jumaat 9 Mac 2012 jam 9.00 pagi (Chiee) dan 10.00 pagi(Taman Laut) hanya di saluran TV2 .

2012-03-06

Assassin's Creed III




Assassin's Creed III is an upcoming game being developed by Ubisoft set for release on October 30, 2012. It will feature a new setting (Colonial America), as well as a new protagonist. The game takes place in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York in the year 1777. Ubisoft has stated that the game will be bigger than its previous installments(the countryside alone being three times bigger than Rome from Assassins creed Brotherhood). As of February 15, 2012, Ubisoft had worked on the title for three years.

Assassin's Creed III will feature a new protagonist, Connor, the son of a British soldier and Mohawk mother, and his experiences throughout the American Revolutionary War.

The game has recently been revealed to focus on an assassin living during the American Revolution.The assassin is set to have Native American influences. Ubisoft has not confirmed these speculations, however the box art for the upcoming title suggests these themes

2012-03-04

The Lorax Box Office US$70.7 M


Chris Renaud (Director)

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’’ raked in all kinds of green, earning $70.7 million in its first weekend to score the biggest box-office debut of the year by far.The 3D animated family film from Universal Pictures, featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, is based on Seuss’ cautionary fable about the importance of preserving the environment. Of its opening haul, $5.4 million, or 8 percent, came from IMAX screens, which is on the high side for a family film.