Animation

Local animators told: raise your game

Richard Chuang has been in charge of visual effects for 16 Hollywood productions, including the Shrek trilogy. Photo: SCMP

If Asia wants to become a major player in the world of big-screen animation it needs to nurture its own creative talent, says Richard Chuang, a leading visual effects expert.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am

DreamWorks' new film rocks all ages

Latest 3-D DreamWorks animation feature The Croods, is about a family of cave-dwellers living in a prehistoric world. Photo: DreamWorks Animation

Listen to the filmmakers behind The Croods and you could be forgiven for thinking they'd made a heavyweight drama, not a computer graphics (CG) cartoon.

24 Mar 2013 - 3:47pm

Pirates get lost in translation

The team responsible for the hit film Chicken Run, and the Wallace and Gromit series, are back in the cinema. Aardman Animations has a new, claymation, stop-motion comedy, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Animation: Zetman

Animation and the Japanese morphing hero genre combine in in the new action anime Zetman. It stars Jin, a biologically engineered superbeing, as he fights evil monsters that eat humans.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fund to back six firms in animation industry

Six home-grown animation and computer game companies on the mainland have been targeted by a private equity fund looking to back the creation of China's own computer animation studio.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Puss in Boots plays the purr-fect lead

Over the years there have been some unforgettable voices in animation, tones that perfectly match the characters. Sometimes it's as though the voice actor was born for the role. Jack Black's Po, Eddie Murphy's Donkey, Tom Hanks' Woody and Robin Williams' Genie come to mind. But none can compare to the pairing of Antonio Banderas' Latin accent in the title role of Puss in Boots.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Indulge in Crabtree & Evelyn and Hello Kitty's Festive Gift Collection

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cutting edge

Secondary schools have also jumped on the digital education bandwagon.

Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College in Tin Shui Wai is the only school in the city that offers animation courses as part of the formal curriculum.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Win tickets to Ben 10 show

Young Post has two pairs of tickets to Ben 10 Live - Power of the Omnitrix to give away. The show will take place in Star Hall at the International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Kowloon Bay this Sunday at 7pm.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Building character

When Kwai Bun founded his animation outfit, Many Many Creations, he had no idea about running a business. All he knew was that animation production was something that he loved to do. Starting as a two-man band making less than HK$1 million in a year, Kwai now leads a team of 25 and has an annual turnover of more than HK$10 million.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Edison Chen and sex-photo scandals overshadow the launch of Mickey's charity exhibition

Mickey Mouse was supposed to be the centre of attention at Langham Place, when Disney and local streetwear brand CLOT opened their collaborative 'Travelling Mickey Charity Exhibition Tour'. But the appearance of CLOT's owner Edison Chen Koon-hei, however, meant nude photos and sex scandals dominated the talk.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Four-wheeled jinks around the world

No one does animation quite like Pixar. Since the original Toy Story was released more than 15 years ago, the studio has consistently pumped out monster hits that have garnered praise among critics and a loyal fan base. They don't do too shabbily at the box office either.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Week ahead

Today

Jasper: Journey To The End Of The World

Czech animation about penguin brothers Jasper and Junior, whose quest to rescue rare bird eggs takes them from the South Pole to the North. 2.30pm, Hong Kong Film Archive, tickets HK$50 from Urbtix. Hong Kong Science Museum, Aug 2, 7.30pm, and Aug 14, 8pm.

Monday

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

To infinity and beyond for Toy Story 3 takings

Toy Story 3 has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time in Hong Kong within a week of opening in the city. The Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association said the third instalment of the Walt Disney franchise produced by Pixar had grossed more than HK$37 million, breaking the previous record of more than HK$35 million set by Toy Story 2 in 2000.

23 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Stipes whip young apprentice

The talented 10-pound apprentice has caught the eye of many a race watcher in scoring 10 wins so far in his first season, but unfortunately he has also caught the ire of the stewards.

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

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