The Avengers is a 2012 Movie created by Disney Studios and is based on the Marvel Super Hero Team Comic, The Avengers, Who are also known as the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It is part of the film series that the Disney bought the right to from Marvel, this series is called the Avengers Initiative, the film, The Avengers been under part one with Iron Man 1 and 2 as well as Captain America,Thor and The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Avengers has been succeeded by the Part 2 Segment of the Avengers Initiative with the films Iron Man 3, Thor the Dark World, Captain America the Winter Solider, The Avengers Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2. The Avengers was announced after the success of the first Iron man movie and is one of the most popular of the installments so far. After the film was aired to the world it won numerous awards such as the Academy and BAFTA Awards. The film is set around the return of Loki wielding the tesseract from the Captain America and kidnaps several scientists and attempts to take over the world forcing the Avengers Assemble to avenge humanity. I personally believe this is one of the very best Marvel films yet and it is one of the most effective uses of animation combined with regular actors so far. This film is classed under film and entertainment.
Danny Phantom is a Nickelodeon animation that was created by the animator Butch Hartman, the animator responsible for Dexter’s Laboratory, The Power Puffgirls, Fairly Odd Parents and T.U.F.F Puppy. The Animation was first aired on the 3rd April 2004 in America and received positive reviews due to the fact that the show was filled with comedy and action and also due to the fact that the actual animation was children friendly. Danny Phantom is about a fourteen year old boy called Danny Fenton who is a social outcast with ghost hunting parents, who build a device called a ghost portal that opens a portal into the world of ghosts called the Ghost Zone. Unfortunately the portal didn’t work straight away until Danny was dared by his best friends Sam Manson, a goth and Tucker Foley a Techno-geek to go into the portal and in the process Danny accidentally turns on the portal and gets turned into a Half Ghost, Half Human Hybrid, who dedicates using his powers to protect his hometown from Ghost attacks. The animated series ended three years later on August 24th 2007 with a big season finally involving earth been doomed and Danny risking his secret identity to save the the earth. Since cancellation of the show many fans have believed that the show will return and their have been various amounts of hints from Butch Hartman that if enough fans kept support the show, it may return. The show uses Cel animation as the main form of animation and this is currently a popular form of animation due to the fact that it is easy to recreate movement for the characters and makes the animation appear realistic except for the fact that it is quite colourful. When the show was cancelled it caused riots in New York City. This show was one of the marking points in animation history due to the fact that was one of the first successful super hero animations that apart from Marvels that was successful. This animation is considered under Cartoons and entertainment.
Jurassic Park is a movie produced by Amblin Entertainment and was directed by Steven Spielberg and was based on the novel Jurassic Park which was written in 1990 by Michael Crichton. The film is about a theme that has actual dinosaur that where brought back to life, to entertain tourists who where visiting on their holidays. The film script was produced and helped by Michael Crichton and cost $500,000 to convert the novel into a film. The film managed to produce $900 million worldwide and even surpassed the Spielberg earlier film E.T The extraterrestrial. From the research I have gathered the this could be considered another marking point in animation history due to the fact that the film used a combination of actual actors, animations and robotics to make the film appear really life like and this made the film a lot more scary which was the aim of the Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg. This animation is classed under film and entertainment.
Beauty and The Beast was aired to the world on the 13th November 1991 and was created by Disney Studios. The films genre is that of a Romantic Comedy and is considered as one of Disney’s most successful movies due to the fact that a wide range of people enjoyed the movie and enjoyed it again after the film was re-released with five minuets of extra footage that included a song called Human Again. The film has been referred by various film critics as historically accurate even though the story involves magic, the film has also been referred to as culturally significant as well. The re-released version included the extra five minuets of footage because the one of the animators who was leading the project for the first release of Beauty and The Beast wanted to included Human again in the original film but he passed away before the film could be finished so in honor of him the second version of the film included the Human again scene that he designed himself. This is a key historical moment within the Animation Timeline due to the fact that it was one of the very last Disney films that was recorded in sort of style before they started to embrace 3D animation techniques and this is old style was the style that made Disney most famous. This is classified as a movie and entertainment.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit was first aired on the 22nd June 1988 and is set in the world where Cartoons and Humans live in the same world, all though they are separated by a wall dividing the two apart. The story is set around an animated rabbit called roger who is framed for murdering people who helped him create movies and cartoons and it is up to a detective who hates cartoons due to the fact that his partner who was his brother was killed by a cartoon. The creators of the film were Disney studios and Ablin Entertainment and asked various cartoons companies such as Warner Bros entertainment for use of their characters such as Daffy and Bugs to make the film a lot more likable to the target audience. This film was a huge success because it was popular with all ages and has been said to inspire the golden age of animation within America. I personally believe that this was a key point within animation history because it inspired various animators to take up the carrier in animation. I classify this under movies and entertainment.
After the release of Star Wars, many Sci-Fi movies where released but one of the most successful one that followed the success of Star Wars was Disney’s production Tron. The film is set around a virtual world that a young program gets trapped in by accident and the only way for him to escape is to interact with the various programs that are embed within the virtual worlds main frame. The production and development of Tron started in 1976 and is based on the very first video game PONG. Originally the film was offered to various animation and film studios to be produced but none of them believed that the film would be successfully but where later proven wrong when Disney Studios saw potential within the film and created the actual film. The film was released on July 9th 1982 in America and was that successful the 28 years later a sequel was made called Tron: Legacy which was the based around the son of the original protagonist who ends up trapped in Tron just like his farther before him. The Tron Franchise has been that popular that their was a cartoon that are based around the begins that live within tron and what happened after the first protagonist left after the end of the first film. I personally believe that the film is decent enough and is a perfect example of how far films involving both animations and actors have actually come so far. This is also classed as movies and entertainment.
Star Wars: A Hew Hope was the first Star Wars, film ever made and was aired on May 25th 1977 in America, the film cost $11 Million to produce. This is considered the marking point for Science fiction movies due to the fact that before the first Star Wars movie, Sci-fi movies weren’t that successful due to the fact that they seemed to unrealistic for the target audience at the time. When the plan for the film and it’s merchandise was first introduced George Lucas was ridiculed for creating the film and the merchandise like stated previously due to the fact that Sci-Fi wasn’t that successful during this span of time. After the film was aired globally, it earned a total of $775 Million due to the fact that it was the very first Sci-fi film that was successful. The only Sci-Fi film that successful out competed the first Star Wars film was E.T the Extraterrestrial. George Lucas has remade and reaired the original Star Wars film several times as well as a couple of others with different scenes as computer generated characters such as Jabba the Hut making an appearance. Currently the next Trilogy of the Star Wars story is been made by Disney Studious due to the fact that they bough the right to the franchise along with several other ones in the early 2010’s. This is classified as historical and movies as well as entertainment.
The Clangers was a stop motion animation that was aired by the BBC from 1969 to 1972, the story was about a family of mice that on the moon but when they spoke they didn’t speak in English but a language called squeekish. The Series was created by a animation company called Smallfilms which was founded by Oliver Postgate who was the animator, writer and director of the series. The character where design by Oliver while his Wife, while his wife created them and knitted them their clothing. This is consider another successful attempt at Stop motion animation which made the characters that are known as the Clangers seem really realistic and this style of animation create a majority of humor of the cartoon. This is classed as animation and cartoon.
The Magic Roundabout is a french animation that was first aired in 1963 and then aired again in English in Britain on 18th of October 1965. The people responsible for creating The Magic Roundabout or Le Manège enchanté were Ivor and Josaine Wood, the English version of the Magic Roundabout bared no relation to the original story line of the French version. The animation style used for the actual animation was stop motion animation this was used for the french animation and the footage was reused for the English version the only difference between the two is the language the characters talk in. The series had a total of 407 episodes but only half of them where aired in English. I believe that this was one of the very first suceessful attempt at stop motion animation during the twentieth century due to the fact that style of animation was considered not proper animation at the time, The magic roundabout could also be considered the starting point ofr all stop motion cartoons and animation that have been created thus so far. This is consider as entertainment and cartoon.
A 1960’s animated Televised animated Cartoon that is about a family of cavemen that go through an average family life each day but often a twist happens sometime later within each of the episodes. The first episode was aired on September 30th 1960 and was produced by the company Hanna-Barbera. What made the Flintstone’s so popular was due to the fact that it was modern day life set during the stone age and this success lasted for thirty years until a rival company produced another cartoon that is The Simpsons.I believe that the Flintstones was one of the marking points in animation history due to the fact that a wide range of animation have been based the Flintstones since they first aired such as the The Simpson and Futurama. This is classed under entertainment and historical.