ARE YOU FAGGOTS SEEING THIS MASTERPIECE OPENING DAY?
To me this doesn't look like a movie. This is more like a cheap bootleg movie that you could buy from a flea market. The 3D looks awful, and it doesn't even look enjoyable to watch.
>D-list celebrity voices
>stock roar sound effect
>"We gotta copyright that roar and make it a ringtone!"
I laughed but for the wrong reasons
What did I say? What did I tell you to do? GOOD GRAPHICS! I come to work and I have to look at this mess! They expect me to animate an entire movie film for theaters with these graphics!
THIS SUMMER...ROB SCHNEIDER WILL NEED TO LEARN...HOW TO BREAK THE ICE!
At least 2014 had Lego Movie.
fresh off the meme press
I watched the trailer for this this morning on IMDB and holy fuck man
people approved of this abomination
people spent money on making it
>/co/ has NOTN, Kung-Fu Panda 3, Zootopia, Ratchet and Clank, Secret Lives of Pets, Spark, and Nut Job 2.
>/v/ has Star Fox Zero.
>Even /m/ has a new sentai where all of them are furries except the red one.
So did the furfags place a curse on us for that one guy throwing tear gas at a convention or something?
>>/v/ has Star Fox Zero.
Isn't the rerelease of R&C also coming out this year? And there's likely going to be a new Sonic game and Pokemon game considering both have major anniversaries this year
Well it was meant to be a direct to DVD movie, just like that Return to Oz movie last year. Dunno why Hollywood peeps automatically decide to try and put shit like this on the big screens instead.
Replace Strange Magic with Oz: Dorothy's Return.
Not quite that, but there was some shady stuff behind its funding: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/legends-of-oz-investors-who-each-paid-100000-believe-hollywood-conspiracy-destroyed-film-99641.html
Sorry 'bout the Cartoon Brew in advance.
I've seen this gif probably a hundred times, and yet I have no idea what show it came from.
Fucking A+ reference, surprised someone else besides me remembers Videlectrix.
>Be at local comic convention
>This movie somehow manages to get advertised out the ass
This looks like if Happy Feet had a shitty budget and outdated culture pumped up it's asshole.
I'm very hopeful that Norm will surprise you. Maybe turn off your brain for two hours and just enjoy the ride.
Mr. Schneider was allowed to adlib some of his lines, and it definitely shows! He's a tremendous comedian, if you're familiar with the late great Mr. Robin Williams, he turned in a fantastic performance and I think you'll see some of that sort of energy in Norm of the North as well ; )
How did they manage to make the Madagascar assets look so cheap?
Because there was no actual effort put into the movie.
It's like a satellite for one big cashgrab. They apparently funded two sequels for this movie to DVD, so we may be seeing this for a while.
It's the same studio that brought us Alpha and Omega, so they're professionals at selling out and using cheap assets to save money when the movies
The trailer does a very good job of summarizing the general direction of the film. Maybe you should watch it again and pay more attention. Marketing is a very crucial part of the modern filmmaking process, and the boys in the department spent a significant period of time under my supervision, as well as working closely with focus groups to ensure that the trailer is as clear and focused as possible.
I suppose nothing is idiot proof though ;)
I don't remember it too well, actually.
How bad was it?
>Produced by Splash Entertainment and Assemblage Entertainment
>The geniuses behind Butt-Ugly Martians
>From Assemblage Entertainment's Wikipedia page
>AK Madhavan ( a.k.a MadMax in the industry), a pioneer of the Indian animation industry, decided to awaken his inner entrepreneur at the age of 55 and co-founded Assemblage along with Upen Desai. Prior to this he spent 14 years at Crest Animation Studios where, under his leadership,the company won several awards both in India and globally (such as a BAFTA and a Star Guild Awards (previously known as the Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award)).
Has anyone ever looked into those two studios?
Like what /v/ did with Girlgames?
Lol, you're welcome to believe what you want to believe. I've seen first hand the passion going into this film, not only on my part but for the entire staff. Norm of the North has the pedigree behind it to ensure it will stand amongst the greats of this generation of CGI filmmaking, alongside Shrek and Madagascar. You're certainly welcome to make baseless assumptions before the film is even released but rest assured we do not need your ticket to thrive at the box office.
What is with shitty animated films almost always being released in January?
Summertime is the perfect time to gross some big bucks, since loads of younger kids and teenagers are off on break and can spend money or beg their parents to go see movies, but January's like a death sentence for a movie.
Your shitty movies won't be competing with the summer blockbusters.
It's the same reason season premieres and new shows are delayed to avoid sharing the date with say...Game of Thrones season premieres. They want zero competition, not "have some competition and it'll probably work out."
Movies that want to contend for oscars tend to be released from thanksgiving to early January. So in that time we see a lot of big movies (regardless of quality) with a lot of advertising power behind them.
After that theres a lull in big movies, so smaller studios or movies with smaller budgets use the time to have less competition
The absolute level of shilling (see: marketing) this movie has is insane for how poorly it's likely going to do anyways.
I work for AMC, and the basic level employees have had to wear crew shirts for the last month with Norm of the North ads all over them.
Yeah they always get obnoxious looking ones, I feel bad for them (I'm not film crew level so I don't have to wear them, thankfully). I think the last two before this were Shaun the Sheep (not a bad movie, but awful design) and Earth to Echo.
We had Wings trailers on big screens in Mediamarkt (shitty german hardware chain).
I actually know someone who interned at this company while they were working on this a few years ago. He said everyone involved hates the movie and apparently was going to try to be uncredited.