Video: One of the rare things we disliked about the first season of Netflix and Dreamwork's new Voltron show was basically that it ended far too abruptly — and we really wanted more. The good news is that more is on the way real very soon, and we've got a tiny sneak peek of what's to come.
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Lions were found and heads were formed when Voltron returned to TV this month with the arrival of Dreamworks' reboot, Legendary Defender, on Netflix. Even if you were never a fan of the classic cartoon, it's well worth a binge-watch, but there are still a few bugs in this debut season. Here's what worked and what didn't.
We've known for a while that the planned Voltron reboot had evolved from a Dreamworks movie into a Dreamworks TV series for Netflix — but now the streaming video company has lifted the lid on how Voltron: Legendary Defenders is taking shape. And good news, lion-robot fans: It sounds and looks a hell of a lot like Voltron.
Following in the footsteps of 22-minute long toy commercials posing as cartoons (like Transformers or Jem and the Holograms) DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are about to release a new series called Dinotrux starring what could be the most toy-friendly characters ever devised: construction vehicles that are also somehow robotic dinosaurs.
Video: Ethan Jones is back with another interesting visual breakdown of movie logos, this time focusing on DreamWorks. You know that intro sequence, where a fishing line gets dropped into the water from a boy on the moon. Here are all the variations that have popped up in DreamWorks movies since they first started using the logo in 1997.
It's great to have a good imagination, sure. But do you know what's even better? Having a dad who can use special effects to put you inside all of your favourite movies and games. Awwww heck yes.
The video featured above was created with Vyclone, the film-making app for iPhone and iPad that launches publicly today.
DreamWorks was the studio first interested in the script about the dead Kodachrome film, but as it turns out, the director of the movie has a contract with Fox that means they must get a first look at any scripts he takes on.
3D Cinema is nothing new - It's been around in various shapes and forms since the late 1800s with stereoscopes and multiple projectors - but 2009 is the year that we'll really start to see films being released in 3D on a large scale, rather than just special feature events down at IMAX.
But is it the revolution that cinema seems to so desperately need, or just a not-so-cheap gimmick that is more about raising revenue and lessening piracy for the internet age?
There won't be a soft transition to<a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/02/shows_over_folks_paramount_officially_goes_blu-2.html"> Blu-ray for Paramount—they're dropping their whole HD DVD release slate right this second. Their last two movies on the dead format hit Tuesday, even though we won't see Blu titles from them until this winter—that's months of lost $$$.
By now you know waaaaay too much about Toshiba's format-war surrender, the death of HD DVD at the hands of the larger Blu-ray armada. You may even be eying the Blu-ray players mounted proudly in point-of-sale displays at Best Buy or Wal-Mart. Pricing hasn't come down to HD DVD player levels—and with those sinking even further, it's unlikely they ever will—but the need to get in on the action might provoke you to spend some extra cash. All we're saying is DON'T! Not yet. If you don't know why, let us explain.
Okay, so one big studio actually hasn't made the jump to Blu yet: Dreamworks, which was paid US$100 million to join HD DVD back in August. As we had pieced together in our closed-door analysis, they can't break rank until Toshiba lets them. Says Dreamworks chief: "It really is in their court at this point to really declare what the next step will be. We're poised either way to jump..."