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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

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