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Computer-Animated Films

Studio and theme park plans unveiled

US animation company DreamWorks Animation SKG and its Chinese partners will set up a 20 billion yuan (HK$25.5 billion) theme park in Shanghai and produce Kung Fu Panda 3 in the city by 2016.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

Robotics is child's play

The hit film Toy Story, and its two sequels - in which toys come to life - inspired a team of inventive Hong Kong robot enthusiasts to create sophisticated dancing robots that won two world titles.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Feisty flamed-haired heroine hits the target

The Scottish tale Brave is Pixar's 13th film release. But it's the Disney-owned animation studio's groundbreaking leap into a number of firsts: it was selected as the film to debut the newly developed Dolby Atmos sound format (Hong Kong cinemas have yet to be equipped with the technology).

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Featuring the voices of: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Frances McDormand, Jessica Chastain (English version); Ronald Cheng Chung-kei, Donald Tong Kim-hong, Carol Cheng Yue-ling (Cantonese version) Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon Category: I (English and Cantonese versions)

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Animal rescuers go undercover in circus

One-hit wonders, Reel 2 Real, struck gold in Europe with the single I Like to Move It in 1993. But they probably didn't foresee the song's resurgence in popularity in 2005 thanks to four zoo animals.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


When American filmmaker Tom McGrath discovered his latest film, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, was the only animated feature in the Cannes festival's official selection, he was concerned his entry might be seen as the token Hollywood animated blockbuster.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Time to put a freeze on Ice Age

What could possibly go wrong with the winning formula of a tiger, mammoth, sloth and obsessive squirrel? Answer: a fourth movie.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Starring the voices of: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo Directors: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier Category: I (English and Cantonese versions)

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, full of slapstick humour and visual splendour, is a nice cinematic treat for the summer.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Icy friends are back

It turns out geologists were wrong after all. Continent formation was not brought about by complex chain reactions involving tectonic shifts and volcanic eruptions. Nope. At the root of it all is one tiny squirrel-rat and his misadventures in procuring his prized acorn.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tron: Uprising (TV series)

The neon world of the Tron movies moves from big screen to small in a new animated show called Tron: Uprising that is filled with light cycles and disc battles.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drawn to the world of make believe

Name: Alex Woo Chi-hang Job: story artist for Pixar Animation Studios

What does your job entail?

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Puss in Boots (Film)

Puss, the scene-stealing feline of the hugely successful Shrek series, is back in a 3D animated spin-off. With his musketeer boots and pleading saucer eyes, he's now a star in his own right.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Penguins dance again

Tfilm Happy Feet was one of the surprise animation hits of 2006. The cuddly penguins movin' and groovin' on screen was an instant success, which won them an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

The sequel, Happy Feet Two, which opens in cinemas this holiday season, brings back a lot of what made the original so beloved by audiences of all ages.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cars 2 (film)

Pixar's nitrous-charged franchise returns five years after the first instalment with Cars 2.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Speed straight to the cinema

Pixar's nitrous-charged franchise returns five years after the first instalment with Cars 2.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am