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6 Reasons Superman Can Never Defeat Batman

When Batman v Superman was first announced, the casual superhero fan likely had one question in mind: How could Batman, a superhero who possesses no superhuman abilities, possibly battle Superman? After all, Superman’s powers include superhuman strength, speed, flight, vision, and a host of other abilities — name a superpower and Superman probably possesses it. But the truth is that Superman’s immense powers and Batman’s ability to counter them without superpowers of his own is precisely the reason that Batman is such a fascinating superhero and one that continues to be among the most popular. Here are six reasons Superman can never defeat Batman.

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1. Intelligence
2. Detective skills
3. Kryptonite
4. Fighting style
5. Technology
6. Allies

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Batman V Superman

I really enjoyed this movie. A darker tale of heroes and the burning question raised in the Watchmen… who watches or polices the c. It’s not a film for everyone, if you are an Avengers fan then you probably won’t like it, as I was told by many Avengers fans. For me however the Avengers movies, Iron Man and Captain America movies all have one thing in common, they are all the same movie and nothing distinguishes them or sets them apart from each other. Going back to BvS I gotta say Wonder Woman was fantastic!

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Now that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has all but concluded its box office run, attention has turned to the impending home media release. Warner Bros. will make the film available on Digital HD starting June 28, before the physical Blu-ray hits retailers on July 19. The biggest selling point for it is the existence of the infamous R-rated “Ultimate Edition,” which adds roughly 30 minutes to the run time and ideally provides clarity on some of the film’s more muddled elements and subplots. The studio has been pushing the extended version since Batman V Superman first opened in theaters, so they’re obviously hoping it can improve the movie’s poor reputation.

Recently, Dawn of Justice cinematographer Larry Fong seemed to dash those dreams, taking to Twitter to suggest that the Ultimate Edition wouldn’t change any minds about the final product. But after another viewing of the film, Fong is convinced that even those who disliked the theatrical cut will find something to enjoy. Manjit Jhita has shared this information on his website.


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Lead Character Animator for Sacrifice

I have been animating since 1986 on projects, which ranged from feature film production to television series and of course commercials for various companies. Some of the film companies I have worked for are: TVC London, Walt Disney-UK, and Manga studios. The game development companies I have worked for are: Argonaut software, Psygnosis, and now SHINY Entertainment. I am a traditional hand drawn animator and made the transition to 3D-computer animation in 1989 when I joined a company called Digital Pictures in London.

Lead Character Animator Manjit Jhita

I undertook the task of creating character animations using there propriety software-DIGIPIX, I may have been the first in the country to do lip-sync and full character animation on computer. Since then I undertook traditional animation projects and 3D animation projects. At Manga I was Supervising Animator/Assistant Director, producing 3D and traditional animation: also, while at Manga Manjit Jhita was the first person in the UK to simulate cloth animation for a BBC title sequence using Wavefront Dynamation software.


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Is 2016 the Best Year for Animation Ever

Manjit Jhita said 2016 the greatest year ever for animated movies? It’s entirely possible. A record 27 animated features were submitted for consideration for the 89th Academy Awards, and competition is tight at the Annie Awards, an annual ceremony celebrating animation.

Zootopia Movie

The bigger studios had several strong movies making for stiff competition on Oscar night. Zootopia, Moana, Kubo and the Two Strings, Sing, and Finding Dory of course gained a lot of attention as films from their respective studios do. But beyond the critical darlings, there were several releases from the major studios that could have been award contenders in other years, like Kung Fu Panda 3, Trolls, and The Secret Life of Pets. While Angry Birds didn’t impress critic circles, it still made nearly $350 million at the box office and will receive a sequel.

My Life as a Zucchini and its Golden Globe


The U.S. wasn’t the only nation offering great animation, as several foreign films have garnered acclaim. My Life as a Zucchini was a surprise Golden Globe nominee to many, Your Name has found itself considered a dark-horse Oscar contender, and Long Way North and April and the Extraordinary World were the recipients of praise as well.

The Little Prince

Many films also took the art form in interesting directions. The Little Prince, adapted from the beloved book, used multiple animation techniques, The Red Turtle had no dialogue, Miss Hokusai was a biopic, and, of course, Sausage Party made the best case for adult-themed cartoons since South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.

The Jungle Book
One can’t discount films that made use of animation, even if they weren’t animated films in the traditional sense — most of The Jungle Book was animation. Tower and Life, Animated were two documentaries that utilized it to great effect.

Of course, this isn’t the only year to have more than one standout. 2009 had Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up, and The Princess and the Frog. 2001 debuted Monsters, Inc., Shrek, Spirited Away, and Jimmy Neutron. 1999 showcased Toy Story 2, The Iron Giant, and the aforementioned South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.

Still, those years don’t capture the vastness of this year’s field. 2016 is the best year for animation ever until maybe next year.

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Zootropolis Leads Animated Awards Nods
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Zootopia Leads Animated Awards Nods

Disney animal adventure “Zootropolis” and Laika’s stop-motion fantasy “Kubo and the Two Strings” go into the Annie Awards on 11 and 10 nominations respectively, and both contending the key category of Best Animated Feature.

Bunny-in-the-burg tale “Zootropolis” and magical hero’s journey “Kubo and the Two Strings” are among five nominees for Best Animated feature at the animation industry’s big annual award show, the Annies.

Sharing the Animated Feature shortlist with “Zootropolis” and “Kubo” are Disney Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda 3,” and another Walt Disney Animation picture in the very recently released “Moana.”

In fact, the pair were part of a quintet of nominations in every category they picked up nods for.

Revealed on November 28, those were for outstanding achievements in the specialisms of Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Directing, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting, Writing and Editorial.

Zootropolis” picked up its additional nomination after two separate studio members were put forward for the Animated Effects award.

Also featuring in numerous categories ahead of the February 2017 awards ceremony were Pacific Island quest “Moana” and Japanese animé “The Red Turtle.”

Zootropolis Leads Animated Awards

“Moana” has already won significant audience interest worldwide, especially in the US where its box office performance won immediate comparisons with “Frozen” and “Toy Story 2.”

Six Annie Award nominations included one for newcomer and open casting contest winner Auli’i Cravalho, who voices the movie’s main character.

International feature “The Red Turtle,” which had Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit brought in to direct Japan’s Oscar-winning Studio Ghibli, was the most-nominated film named in the Annies’ Best Animated Feature for independent productions.

There it stands alongside “Long Way North,” the French-Swiss “My Life as a Zucchini” (aka. “My Life as a Courgette,”) French-Danish co-production “Long Way North,” and two more in Japanese duo “Your Name” and “Miss Hokusai.”

Others named in multiple categories include “Pearl,” which is part of the Google Spotlight Stories virtual reality series, animated features “Trolls” and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” and TV series “Trollhunters” and “Bob’s Burgers,” which were all nominated four times each.

The nominations announcement comes after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced a ten-strong shortlist for its animated shorts category at the Academy Awards, which shares “Blind Vaysha,” “Pearl,” and “Finding Dory” accompaniment “Piper” with the Annies’ equivalent selection.

The 2017 Annie Awards take place on February 7. The 2016/17 Hollywood Awards season concludes on February 28 at the Academy Awards.

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First Prime Time Animated Series

Manjit Jhita personal post yesterday about Where’s Huddles? led to a discussion about just what points to a prime time cartoon series. The Flintstones is generally said to be the first animated series to air in excellent time but it certainly wasn’t the first example of a network demonstrating animated fare. In 1956, for example, there was CBS Cartoon Theater, published by Dick Van Fag, which presented a variety of Terrytoons theatrical short circuits, featuring characters like Heckle and Jeckle, Gandy Goose and Dinky Duck. The half-hour series premiered on premiered on Wednesday, Summer 13th, running from six: 30-8PM. It was off of the air in less than four months.


On Saturday, December 16th, 1956, CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS premiered The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show (also known as The Boing-Boing Show). That aired from 5: 30-6PM, however, which was outside the house of prime time, and was which has removed by April 1957. Repeats were shown on Fridays from May 30th to October 3rd, 1958 and these broadcasts were shown during prime time from 7: 30-8PM. Then, in September 1960, came The Flintstones, which would finally run for six months. It had been a sitcom in animated form, complete half-hour stories with a chuckle track, as well as its success contributed to a brief burst open of prime time cartoon series: Top Cat (ABC, 1961-1962), The Alvin Exhibit (CBS, 1961-1962), The Bullwinkle Show (NBC, 1961-1962), Calvin and the Colonel (ABC, 1961-1962), The Jetsons (ABC, 1962-1963), Jonny Quest (ABC, 1964-1965) and The Renowned Adventures of Mr. Magoo (NBC, 1964-1965) and others. The Flintstones wasn’t the only prime time cartoon series to debut in the fall of 60; The Bugs Bunny Exhibit premiered on Tuesday, August 11th, 1960 on DASAR, running from 7: 30-8PM on Tuesdays and went until 1962.

First Prime Time Animated Series

The Flinstones

Not all of these shows were, like The Flinstones, full length animated series. Each show of The Alvin Display, for instance, included an Alvin and the Chipmunks segment, two musical sections and a Clyde Crashcup segment. The Bullwinkle Display featured Rocky & Bullwinkle segments as well as Dudley Do-Right segments, Peabody’s Improbable History segments and others, although not every episode had each portion. So do all of these programs count as prime time animated series? Or are some of them “cartoon shows, inch for not enough an improved term, in which multiple portions of various cartoons were aired?

The Fresh Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

When The Flintstones went off the air in 1966, it would be several years before another prime time cartoon series was given a shot. I personally avoid consider NBC’s The Fresh Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which aired during the 1968-1969 season, to be a prime time cartoon series because it was a live-action/animated hybrid. The characters were live famous actors and the backgrounds were animated. Where’s Huddles? was an animated sitcom (very) similar to The Flintstones and it ran through the summer of 1970.

Wait around until Your Father Takes Home aired in excellent time from 1972 to 1974, but it was syndicated so it does not count as a network show, but it was another animated sitcom. Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. directed out that The Glitches Bunny/Road Runner Show broadcast in prime time in short , during the summer of 1976 on CBS. If perhaps just read was repeats of Weekend morning cartoons I’m not sure it counts either. And Barry I. Grauman brought up Jokebook, which premiered on Friday, 04 23rd, 1982 on NBC and ran for only four weeks. Like CBS Toon Theater, it was an assortment of cartoon shorts.

Defining a chief time animated series as a program that was basically an animated sitcom — I’m not aware of any animated a movie — would exclude shows like The Alvin Exhibit and The Bullwinkle Exhibit. Do they offer a good reason for making the definition so tight? Not really. Even if The Flintstones wasn’t exactly the first prime time animated series it was the first to demonstrate popular with viewers.
What are your ideas on defining a prime time animated series? Is there anyone who feels highly about The New Journeys of Huckleberry Finn?

Short History Of Animation Films
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Short History Of Animation Films

To animate is to infuse life into something that is inanimate or without life. Manjit Jhita explain how an animation film breathes life into painted or sketched characters. The hero and heroines are not real life movie stars or animals and birds.

Animation films involve the quick display of a series of images to give the illusion of movement. It is a kind of optical illusion of movement. The phenomenon is known as vision persistence.

Animation effects began long time ago and not some new invention of the movie world. In the cave paintings of the Old Stone Age the animals were having many legs on superimposed positions in an attempt to capture movement. In the 1800 flip books became popular when by rapidly thumbing through these special books the viewer got the impression of movement. However it was not until the debut of motion picture films that animation films really took off. No one person can be credited to be the creator of animation films. It involved several people in several projects.

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Georges Melies was the first one to dabble with special effects in movies by using animation techniques. Accidentally he discovered it – the stop-motion animation, when his camera happened to break down. He was shooting a bus. But when he fixed the camera a horse came in the view and the net result was that the bus changed into a horse! J. Stuart Blackton came to combine the techniques of hand-drawn animation and stop-motion for the first time at the turn of the 20th century. Blackton is often referred to as the first successful animator.

French artist Emile Cohl made a film from hand painted cartoon strips name Fantasmagorie in 1908. The film depicted a stick moving and meeting other objects like a wine bottle that becomes changed into a flower. Sometimes the hands of the animator entered the scene. Each frame was drawn on paper and then each was shot on to a negative film that gave a blackboard effect. Thus it can be said that Fantasmagorie was the first animated film to make its debut.

Soon many other artists began to experiment. One was newspaper cartoonist Winsor McCay who began to work with a team. He came to produce some noted films like Little Nemo and Gertie the Dinosaur. In the 1910`s cartoon animated films began to rule the scene. The technique came to known as cel-animation.

Warner Bros and Walt Disney studio came to be legendary names associated with full animation industry in the film world. Limited animation uses less detail. Japan and United Productions of America produced animated films using this method. Another popular technique is rotoscoping. In 1917 Max Fleischer patented it. Here the animators copy frame-by-frame live actions.


The other methods are stop-motion-animation, clay-animation (using clay figures), cutout-animation (using paper and cloth), silhouette-animation, graphic-animation, model-animation, object-animation and puppet animation. In pixilation human beings are used in stop motion roles. This allows for surreal effects like disappearances and appearance. The latest technique of computer animation includes many kinds of techniques. These are made digitally on a computer machine.

Thus we find that in animated films drawings and or paintings are photographed individually by stop-frame cinematography. One frame is slightly different from the other thus giving the illusion of movement. These are moved in rapid succession – about 24 frames in each second. Animation can be regarded as a film technique and not a distinct category of film. These films were ideal for depicting fairy tales and captured the hearts of children for all times to come. It is difficult to find an adult who will not admit enjoying animation films.

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