Adventures In Animation
39 min
In Theatres (USA): December 9, 2004
Have you ever wondered how Gollum in Lord of the Rings and all the characters in The Polar Express are created? See the eye-popping new giant-screen film Adventures in Animation 3D and be transported into the awe-inspiring world of virtual actors--animated, computer-generated, three-dimensional characters that are so true-to-life, they may be destined to be the movie stars of tomorrow. Colorful virtual hosts Phil and Maria will lead you through Adventures in Animation 3D, using the giant-screen format's multi-story crystal-clear images, super-powerful digital sound, and realistic 3D to full advantage as they showcase the creation of virtual actor Slim, beginning with his "birth" as a single polygon. When Slim is "complete" - big ego and all - Phil and Maria set him loose his first film set, a 1930s boxing arena filled with cheering fans. Slim's role is as a featherweight boxer convinced by a shady boxing promoter to fight heavyweight Killer, a mountain of muscle who has 43 wins - all by knockout - under his belt. Will Slim be a success in his first role? And, equally important, what is the answer to Maria's "big question": "Will virtual actors ever replace real actors?" See this astonishing 40-minute animated adventure and experience its one-two punch: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a virtual actor and front-row seat for the break-through role of his career. When the lights go down, and the film begins, you will be amazed, inspired and just plain "wowed!" by Slim and the lovable cast of Adventures in Animation 3D.

Also in IMAX