Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a run-down of recent Animatus news.
THE JACK GARNER ROAST
This last Saturday night, we at Animatus attended the roast of Gannett film critic Jack Garner, put on by the Rochester High Falls International Film Festival. To help celebrate Jack’s retirement, we put together a cartoon short entitled “Dr. Jackyl and Mr. Hyde.” Happy retirement, Jack!
Watch the video here:
HOLIDAY DVD DUPLICATION
Time is running out to transfer your home movies for this holiday season! Do you have 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm films you’d like to see transfered to DVD? Or perhaps some VHS tapes you can’t watch now that you’ve thrown away your VCR? Let Animatus put those precious memories to DVD.
DEADLINE FOR FILM TRANSFERS: December 3, 2007
DEADLINE FOR TAPE TRANSFERS: December 17, 2007
See pricing info at http://animatusstudio.com/videoproduction/transfer.html
ANIMATION WORKSHOPS JANUARY 2008
What a great way to start the new year! Experience the joys of animation in a professional animation studio.
If you or someone you love has a burning desire to make drawings come to life, sign up today at http://animatusstudio.com/workshops
Gift certificates are available — makes a great holiday gift!
January 5, 12, 19, 26
Why is this coming Tuesday, November 27th, so special? An all new Futurama movie is coming to DVD!
Last week, our close personal friend Matt Groening called and BEGGED us to help spread the word about BENDER’S BIG SCORE. Fortunately, we knew that readers of the Animatus Newsletter would appreciate learning more about the continuing adventures of Fry, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, and Bender.
And now, the gripping synopsis…
Fox Home Entertainment presents the first new “Futurama” programming since 2003. Futurama: Bender’s Big Score features out-of-this-world hilarity on DVD November 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
As Xmas 3007 approaches, the “Futurama” crew must fight to save Earth in an epic battle against nudist alien Internet scammers. When the evil naked aliens launch a cyber-attack on Planet Express, they make a shocking discovery: the secret of time travel, mysteriously tattooed on Fry’s buttocks. Using their devious nudist software to control Bender, they repeatedly send the beer-fueled robot back in time to loot Earth of its greatest treasures. Bender’s rampage through history has shocking repercussions when he encounters
Al Gore (guest-starring as himself) during the 2000 Presidential recount. Meanwhile, Leela finds true love, a beloved crew member suffers an embarrassing decapitation, and Fry learns deep secrets about his destiny and his buttocks.
This is the first of three Futurama DVDs to be released in the next year. More info coming soon!
SOME RECENT ANIMATUS JOBS
Here are two clients whose projects deserve mention.
Rochester’s SISTERS OF MERCY convent is the subject of a new video short, which pays tribute to 150 years of service to the community. The 26 minute video, edited at Animatus, contains historical photos, archival films, and new interviews.
WINGMAN LURES is a company with a revolutionary new fishing lure. The challenge put to Animatus was to demonstrate that lure’s movement in Flash animation. Check out http://wingmanlures.com to see the results!