Christopher Robin | a movie trailer

Christopher Robin Official Trailer

Out of the Wood. Into the city. Disney’s Christopher Robin. Film in theatres August 3.

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again.

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

Extrapolate | a short film

‘Extrapolate’ poster by j.kiley ’17


Extrapolate – Johan Rijpma

Ratings . . . G
Genre . . . Art
Length . . . 2m

In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.

This work was created with support from ”Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2016” part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho) ”Project to invite overseas creators of media arts 2016” and the Mondriaan Fund.
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The Night the Moon Fell | a short film

All I can possibly say is what a huge surprise from such a short film of 2m 40s. I could add it is animated and about a young boy with a telescope who is awaiting Santa Claus to arrive. From here on if more is sought out from the story – it is better to watch the video. – j.kiley


The Night the Moon Fell

Rated . . . PG (Content)
Genre . . . Sci-Fi | Supernatural
Length . . . 2m 40s

A short animated film about a curious boy.
Created by . . . John Bashyam (
Produced by . . . Tom Leach (
CG Supervisor . . . Justin Denton (
Original Music . . . James Craft
Sound Design . . . Taylor Blaine
Timmy’s Mom . . . Anisha Karur
Additional Animation . . . Hunter Gibson
Concept Art . . . Julia VanderPoel
Character Concepts . . . Julian Kay
Additional Textures . . . Julia VanderPoel, Andre Soschinski
Bedroom Wallpaper Art . . . Sera Holland (
Bedroom Poster Art . . . Benjamin Garner, Moustafa Khamis
Additional Models . . . Andre Soschinski, Giancarlo Vollucci,,,
End Metal Song . . . Baring Teeth for Revolt by Goatwhore
“After debuting at Raindance, Cinequest, and being featured on Funny or Die, I’ve decided to put the film online. Hope you all enjoy!”

PARADISE . . . Delights | a short film

PARADISE, a contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

“Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed it into a hallucinatory 4K animation. The creatures that populate this indoor playground embody the excesses and desires of 21st century Western civilization. Consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world. They are symbolic reflections of egos and an imagination of people as they see themselves – unlike Bosch’s version, where all individuals more or less look the same. From a horny Hello Kitty to a coke hunting penis snake. From an incarnate spybot to headless fried chickens.

These characters, once precisely painted dream figures, are now digitally created 3D models. All of them have been given their own animation loop to wander through the landscape. By placing them altogether in this synthetic fresco, the picture is never the same. What the animation and Bosch’s triptych have in common is that you’ll hardly be able to take it all in, you can watch it for hours.

‘Paradise’ was commissioned by the MOTI Museum in The Netherlands for the exhibition New Delights, which is part of the Hieronymus Bosch 500-year anniversary. A gigantic video installation of this work was exhibited in the Museum but ended on the 31st of December 2016.”

See this amazing feat carried off perfectly and what a delight to view. A trippy visual/mind connective experience. – j.kiley


PARADISE – A contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

We created a new and animated interpretation of ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch (it’s this painting: The Garden of Earthly Delights on Wikipedia). We were chosen to go crazy on the middle panel. So we did… in 4K! It is also an infinite loop in 4K. 4K 4K 4K!!!


1-soar_officialposterTwo people with huge differences. They come to terms with the surprise meeting and eventually realize they could work together. A strange pairing but willing to discover a problem to enable one to overcome and to move on with their challenge. It served as a solution to the resolution of both their understanding of their mutual situations.

2-soar-young-girlI don’t want to reveal too much but if you think of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, a famous pilot, an adventurer, and an author who gave us Le Petit Prince, His imagination is infused in the two young people, one a girl and the other the tiniest of boys and both love the idea of flying. He does and was part of a group of flyers until he crashes. Before he does, the young girl is trying everything from her drawing board to get her small plane to stay up in the air long enough to prove she had worked out the theory of flying herself, also.

3-soar-when-they-first-meet-the-girl-and-the-very-small-boyThe two meet. The wee one is reluctant and frightened by the girl, though she tries to convince him she is not going to harm him. The interaction and what transpires is a marvel to see. Differences do not have to be insurmountable. People when being sensible can turn out to be just what they were looking for. It works in SOAR. It was a matter of finding trust and believing untill success triumphs.

4-soar-girl-trying-to-help-wee-boy-to-fly-againTwo strangers actually making each other understand what they needed to solve; what they were needing and looking for. A friendship was being made without anyone’s awareness. It is possible for people from two different worlds to develop understanding and actual aid in the other’s reaching success through co-operation. A great example for children and adults to learn through the watching of the growing the tiny boy and the young girl succeed at reaching in SOAR. Watching this film is a delight and something special transpires and a gift is given at the end which will enrich the viewer and make us all smile.

5-soal-one-version-of-fixing-flying-vehibleThere is word mentioned in the writing below the film video, this film story may be made into a feature film. It won many awards for being one of the best short films. It is beautifully created. Animation at its best quality. Have fun watching. I did and feel whomever decides to take the journey in this short film will SOAR with excitement and will find great satisfaction. Watch it with a child if you know one. They will also love SOAR, I believe.. – j.kiley


SOAR: An Animated Short – Alyce Tzue

Length…6m 14s
Genre…Adventure, Friendship, Fantasy. Animation, Scientific
Language…Non-speaking, Body Language
Written and Directed…Alyce Tzue
Inspired by…Hayao Miyazaki and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [The Little Prince]

A cross between Miyazaki and Pixar, SOAR is an award-winning 3D animated movie about a young girl who must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it’s too late.

Soar was created as Alyce Tzue’s thesis project in school. What began as a toil of love by first-time filmmakers ended up catching the eyes of festivals all over the world. Soar is the proud 2015 Gold Winner of the 42nd Student Oscars, Best Student Animation Winner at Palm Springs, Finalist at the Student BAFTAs, and has screened in the Hamptons, St. Louis, Seoul, Austin, and more.

The Soar team is beyond grateful for your support. We believe the film’s surprise success is proof of its message: when you put in everything you’ve got, sometimes you achieve more than you ever expected.

There are plans to make Soar into a feature length film inspired by the sensibilities of Hayao Miyazaki and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince.

For more information, please contact Alyce Tzue at
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast – US Official Trailer

Emma Watson . . . Belle
Dan Stevens . . . Beast

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.