Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"The Adventures of Tintin" Trailer 2 !

A new trailer of "The Adventures of Tintin" was released, and this one shows more the different characters. To say that this adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, of Hergé's legendary Tintin comic book series is awaited - specially in Europe - is an understatement. The debate on how the animated characters are faithful or not to the one in the books is going to begin, and no doubt that this debate is going to be hot in the next months, particularly in France and Belgium where Tintin was hugely popular all along the last half of the 20th century.

In the meantime, have a look to this new trailer and let me know what you think of it, and read HERE my previous article for more details and pictures of the movie.

Picture and trailer: copyright Sony Pictures


Tom Robin said...

This is not a animation movie, these are not animated characters! Except for Snowy who is animated by hand, it's a live action movie in a virtual real time world, with real comedian performances.

CGI, but not animated.

Alain Littaye said...

I know, i know, i did a mistake, no big of a deal...

Basically it's the same technique used by Robert Zemeckis for "Scrooge" except that it's WETA the company of Peter Jacson who is doing the CGI from the motion capture of the actors who play each scene under the direction of Steven Spielberg.

DGR said...

There's a big debate on whether or not motion capture counts as animation... IIRC Spielberg says it is, Cameron say it isn't. Mind that the data that's captured from the actors' performances is practically never 100% of the end result, it's usually altered/improved by animators.

So, whether it's animation or not, is open for discussion. I'd definitely not call it "live action", however.