Toei Animation has released the first image for the new Sailor Moon anime. In addition to the shot of Usagi above, the full image also included a list of the main staff, a synopsis, and a reminder that show will premiere in July 2014 and will stream simultaneously worldwide on the Niconico website.
Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….
Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?
A countdownon the anime’s official website, with the words “eight days left…” and an image of a waxing moon, is set to launch tomorrow, so expect more news about the new series next Saturday.
Those of us in animation always gripe that the rest of Hollywood doesn’t care or know the first thing about animated films. There are tons of anecdotal stories to support this position, but finally, we’ve got some definitive proof. And if you think Hollywood doesn’t understand animation, it’s even worse than you could imagine.
"The 30-minute film Life After Pi documents last year’s financial collapse of vfx house Rhythm & Hues. Directed and edited by Rhythm & Hues employee Scott Leberecht, the documentary does a great job of explaining the current realities of the visual effects business model and why the bankruptcy of Rhythm & Hues is part of a much broader issue in Hollywood that has led to the shutdown of dozens of studios over the past decade.”-Amid Amidi, Cartoon Brew
House of Cool Studios, a Canadian animation company, were the ones with the pleasure to make the pilot for Gravity Falls in 2010. They recently uploaded a highlight reel for it which you can now watch!