It makes sense that the first movie based on a comic by Paul Pope would be his entertaining and relatively accessible Battling Boy, rather than something more strange and complex like his Mars epic THB or the set of future-Manhattan stories from 100%. A boy hero, even a boy hero who is a demigod who fights with magic t-shirts, is the sort of character who makes for a slightly easier movie marketing pitch.
Still, Plan B and Paramount have been working on a Battling Boy movie for years, since long before the book was even published. But now a director has been hired, and it’s a choice that will probably generate some great interest for the Battling Boy movie: the person in question is Patrick Osborne, who directed the short Feast for Disney. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Nimona‘s next grand adventure will take her to the big screen. Fox Animation has just scooped up the rights to Noelle Stevenson‘s award-winning, bestselling graphic novel, with Patrick Osborne (Feast) set to direct.
For those unfamiliar, the genre mashup series centers on the titular Nimona, a mischievous shapeshifter who serves as a sidekick to the not-so-evil supervillain Lord Ballister Blackheart. Learn everything there is to know about the Nimona movie after the jump. Read More »
We’re always wondering what’s next for the movies. Since film’s inception as a storytelling form we’ve seen the addition of sound, color, bigger screens, third and fourth dimensions, and more. Now we’re at a point where the physical theater has become the major constraint. Some filmmakers are looking smaller for the next big thing.
Google has begun making short films called Spotlight Stories. These are movies you experience in 360 degrees on your smartphone using an app. Not only has Justin Lin made a movie for the series, Google has just signed Aardman Animations, as well as Patrick Osborne, the Oscar-winning director of Disney’s short film Feast. His movie will be called Pearl. You can read more about it, and Google Spotlight Stories, below. Read More »
Disney’s short film Feast was one of the pleasant surprises of 2014. Originally appearing in theaters before Big Hero 6, the short followed a Boston terrier named Winston through whom we see a couple stages in his owner’s life, specifically at meal time. The film’s art style is unique, with CD animation given an extra bit of zing through a slightly exaggerated lighting model. The chief achievement in Feast, however, is Winston himself. The dog moves and behaves in a way that is exaggerated just enough beyond reality to be a perfect animated character.
A short Feast making of video shows some of the development of Winston’s character, and bits of the creation of the overall animation for the short. We’d like to see even more than this — we’d be happy to go through reams of designs that led to Winston’s creation — but this video is a good intro to the process. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
Baymax may have some competition for the title of “Most Adorable Animated Disney Character Coming to Theaters on November 7.” You see, accompanying Big Hero 6 in theaters is the Disney Animation short Feast, starring a little Boston terrier with a big appetite. As you can see in the header image, he is really freaking cute.
We got a fun little peek at Winston in the first Feast images revealed weeks ago, but now the first Feast preview has arrived to show this hungry dog in action. Hit the jump to see the Feast trailer.
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A few weeks back, I went to Disney Animation Studios to learn about what the company had in store for this year. That primarily meant Big Hero 6, but we know Disney loves to attach short films to their features. The short film in front of Big Hero 6 is called Feast, and it comes from director Patrick Osborne. Inspired by the 1 Second Everyday concept, Osborne concocted a story involving an adorable dog, the food he eats, and how that relationship can tell a larger story of blossoming love. With a visual style that’s somewhere between Paperman and a Ghibli film, it’s a fast-paced, funny, sentimental short with lots of surprises.
After some curious concept art, your first real look at the Feast short film is finally here. Read More »
Walt Disney Animation Studios have released a first look at their upcoming short film Feast. Here is the brief plot description for Disney’s Feast from the studio:
Feast is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
Sounds like a clever and heartwarming concept, which means there should be no surprise to learn that the short is directed by Patrick Osborne (who was head of animation for Paperman and an animator on Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled and Bolt). Hit the jump to find out more information about Disney’s Feast, find out when we will get to see it on the big screen, as well as see the first bit of concept art teasing Winston.
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