Posts Tagged ‘Wall-E’

Stop Frame Wall-E

February 5, 2009

As part of my uni course me and 3 friends/teammates made a stop frame/stop-motion animation featuring one of my friends Wall-E toys and most of my Crazy Bones. It aint very long, but its about 173 frames not, in 1’s(24fps), it was gonna be 12fps, but we did so many, and it looked too slow otherwise. It took about an hour a half to do… a bit less I think.

So…. this is my first ever Youtube upload… I’ve ruined my cred…. I don’t particularly like youtube, its got useful functions, but alot of whats on there is trash.

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Wall-E – Living up to the hype

July 20, 2008

When we were finally sitting down, I was already not in the mood for this kind of family-orientated film, my little brother had split some popcorn, I didnt have enough money left for extra popcorn, there was a High School Musical 3 trailer in the trailers…. nothing pleased me….

The Pixar short was awesome. I won’t give anything away to those who haven’t seen it yet. But it was a good laugh. Well worth enduring the horrible SpongeBob Nickelodeon movie-title-thingy beforehand….

I dont wanna spoil any of the actual plot, cause it’s all very well done, I could nit-pick at a few (very) small details, but I shant right now. And what people have been saying, about it becoming the defining movie of our time, is entirely possible frankly. All the characters were (eventually) endearing. Although the dancing I could have done without personally…. for me it was a cringe-worthy moment… My favourite robot had to me Mo. (Or M-o, as I’ve found it spelt on websites after I googled it.) Mo was awesome. The movie makes me want a Wall-E toy…. robot, whatever, just something that looks like Wall-E to sit in my room and look cute. And I want a Mo. But not a Eve. I can live without Eve.

I am such a girl…. recently, I’ve found myself tearing up at every emotional movie moment. And I mean EVERY!!! (Last night The Girl from Rio was on, and I was even tearing up a bit at the sad moment(s) of that…) It’s all this damn girly anime…. it’s toying with me…. I didnt used to be this bad…. Anyways, the ending is quite, emotional, if you will. I dont know if others reacted in the same way, because I wasn’t gonna look round with my eyes glistening with the tears of 1000 babies….

It's those droopy eyes that makes him cuter....

It's those droopy eyes that makes him cuter....

Anyways, ’nuff said about the emotional stuff. The animation, was as expected, breathtaking. There was a strange combo of CGI Animation live action videos and photo’s in the movie, but they were from the past only. Present time humans were all CGI, as you will have seen in the adverts probably.

Mo, looking awesome on this poster.

Mo, looking awesome on this poster.

The ending music was good too, almost made me well up again, but my little brother demanded we go, so it let me off easy lol. I would have liked to stay for the whole credits to see if there were any extra goodies to see….

Toys…. I googled Wall-E when I got home, and got all kinds of results up, but in one of my image searches, I found this to begin with. A interactive Wall-E toy. BUT thats not all, through this blog, I found something better, more expensive, but better…. The ULTIMATE WALL-E!!!! As the Pixar Blog calls it lol. Apparantly retailing at $189.99. So that means… since in the UK we get suckily-high prices compared to the US, it’ll be about £150 I guess…. It’s so unfair…. There are also cheaper Wall-E toys, less functioning, more toys than robots than the afformentioned products, which can be seen here at Mike Jutan’s blog.

Anyways. That is all for now. All I can do is recommend you go see Wall-E, because you WILL be missing out if you don’t. It’s that simple folks.

New Movies – what to see

July 19, 2008

I’ll probly be going to the cinema tomorrow night instead. But I might not be able to go see Stephen Kings ‘The Mist’ which sucks, but I will probly see it sometime this week hopefully. The reason I might not be able to see ‘The Mist’ is that my little brother(age 11) isn’t allowed to be left at home on his own yet, and my other brother(17) isn’t at home right now, he’s at a friends. So I may have to go and see Wall E with him tomorrow.

I have to admite he is quite cute, wouldn't mind a toy of him or something lol

I have to admite he is quite cute, wouldn't mind a toy of him or something lol

 I wanna see Wall E aswell, but that’ll be on for weeks more, and ‘The Mist’ isn’t exactly a massive hit, so it’ll have a fairly limited run, tis a shame, but true.(AND its only playing at one cinema in Norwich so far, the Odeon on Riverside. Damn Vue(the one we normally go to) arn’t showing it.) So it might be Wall E tomorrow, and after seeing a T4 special today(during my break at work lol, what timing!!) I’m looking forward to seeing it more than I was. My parents and grandma will be seeing Mamma Mia, which I’ve refused to go and see, even though a bit of Colin Firth every now and then ain’t such a bad thing. Shame he’s same age as my dad now lol.

Trip to Norwich – Elephant invasion?

July 16, 2008

Since I was being dragged into Norwich, I thought I may aswell take the oppurtunity to get photos of the elephants which have invaded. http://www.goelephants.co.uk/ Details can be found there. I only got 16 photos, and there are 53!!! But they’re quite spread out, I’d have to go back to locate them all. This is my favourite elephant.

Discoball Elephant!!

Discoball Elephant!!

 Although I really like this one too…. the yummy elephant….

It's melting!!! Save it!!!

It's melting!!! Save it!!!

More elephants later anyhow. I brought Miyuki-chan with me to keep me company today. She sat with us while we (me and my mum) stopped for a drink.

Thats a Frescato from one of the 3 Costa's in Norwich.

Thats a Frescato from one of the 3 Costa's in Norwich.

Frescato’s are the closest thing to a Smoothie I will drink(I hate the consistancy of Smoothies…), Frescato’s are more like Slushpuppies, only healthier. This was summer berries, probly the second nicest, cos they sell vanilla flavour too!

This is the best Costa in Norwich I thinks...

This is the best Costa in Norwich I thinks...

It has the nicest ‘ambience’, although theres one more thats pretty darn nice. Chaplfield itself is pretty bogstandard. ‘The Mall’ is nicer. And they have a Burger King. Chaplefield dont. So they lose. I had lunch at Burger King, my usual Bacon Double Cheese meal. Before my friend will told me about BDCB’s, I didnt realise a place actually did a burger with no nasty extras(like pickles, onion etc)!

Miyuki is da Burger Queen!!

Mcdonalds burgers just pale in comparison. And I work there lol. I normally have McNuggets anyways. Less fuss than asking for a burger plain only cheese. After lunch I went round the city, finding more elephants as I went. I did my usual searching for DVD’s and cheap games. Didnt find anything that wowed me.

The new look HMV

The new look HMV

They recently changed the look of HMV, I dont like it. It looks cheap. I hope they didnt pay alot of money to get a designer to do it for them. The only cool thing is the big games podium. The other big dvd/game/cd shop in Norwich is Zavvi(used to be be Virgin, and I prefered it as Virgin, but usually its higher priced than HMV anyways, so I only go there when HMV doesn’t have what I want. Like Today. They didnt have Harold and Kumar get the Munchies, and Zavvi did. And it was only £3($6) which was nice. I cant wait to the Harold and Kumar escape Guantanamo which was released this year.

The game shops had big Wall-E cardboard models. And they speak when you walk close past them…

Anyone gagging to see this?

Anyone gagging to see this?

I also paid a visit to my local Pocky emporium. A stall on the big market in Norwich called Orient Express which sells Pocky, chocolate, strawberry, chocobanana and milk flavours. They started selling Collon and those chocolate koala things too. They’re yummy!

The Orient Express

The Orient Express

Heres the gallery of pics I used and didnt. The photo’s I took today turned out alot better than those before, probably the daylight. Better for the photo’s. Might try an outside figure shoot sometime this week, long as the weathers ok…


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