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First Images From Dreamworks' Animated SINBAD Movie!!!

Published at: June 19, 2002, 12:31 a.m. CST by staff

Hey folks, Harry here with a look see at some early promotional art for the upcoming Dreamworks Animated Feature film... Their first that I am frothing at the mouth to see... I love Sinbad stories and I pray up and down both sides of the walls that they play this as a cool as can Action/Adventure toon film. With Brad Pitt and Joseph Fiennes on board in the key male roles, we've got a film with powerful dramatic actors, and hopefully it isn't a jokey, wink wink, nudge nudge, honk honk type of film... Hopefully it doesn't have POP-MUSIC which has NO PLACE in a Sinbad Story. Hopefully they'll make this story come to life. SINBAD is magic material if handled right. I just hope they do it justice!





























Good morning!

Just got my hands on one exciting piece I have been longing for for months, and that you might be interested in as well: a first look at DreamWorks' SINBAD, LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS, their second 'tradigital' feature which will open in U.S. theaters next May.

This was scanned from a promotional flyer distributed in small quantities at last week's 2002 Licensing Show in NYC.

If you post these pictures, please link back to my site Animated Movies using the following URL: Animated-Movies.Com.

Let me know if you have any questions, otherwise enjoy and have a great weekend!!

Olivier

http://www.Animated-Movies.Com

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  • June 19, 2002, 12:42 a.m. CST

    What the hell is "tradigital"?

    by St.Buggering

    This both frightens and excites me. I'm a huge, huge Sinbad fan. I've been wanting someone to tackle a Sinbad movie since "Jurassic Park" showed us how modern special effects can create a genuine monster movie. Animated? I don't know. The temptation to go the Disney Aladdin route might be overwhelming. I want some Harryhausen flashbacks here, and I don't know if this is going to provide it. On the other hand, the arena monsters in "Attack of the Clones" did it for me big-time. Oh crap, I brought up Star Wars. I can see General Custer running up with that crazed religious zealot look on his face. For God's sake, hide the children!

  • June 19, 2002, 12:48 a.m. CST

    THIS ARTICLE BROUGHT TO YOU BY DISNEY!!

    by viol8tor

    Like Disney will allow him to "borrow" trademark characters for his site? Same boring all singing bullshit!! Buy the TOYS sheep! Bring back WOODY!!!

  • June 19, 2002, 12:57 a.m. CST

    oh my god!

    by metallica846

    not only is sinbad the worst actor in history(eg Jingle All The Way) but now there giving him a movie! jesus christ im starting to doubt the movie industry.

  • June 19, 2002, 12:58 a.m. CST

    oh my god!

    by metallica846

    ok i was wrong about this sinbad but the fat black one still sucks ass 'nuff said!

  • June 19, 2002, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Here's hoping.

    by MCVamp

    I hope that Dreamworks has their artsy-fartsy period behind them. Prince of Egypt was good, but El Dorado was bland and uneven, and Spirit was... ehh. Nice to look at, but forgotten by the time you're halfway home from the theater. I hope Katzenberg lets up with his Oscar collection now that Shrek lucked into the animated film award, and lets Sinbad be the slam-bang animated action movie that America always gets teased with but never gets proper (Atlantis, Titan AE...) BTW, the buzzword "tradigital" is simply a Dreamworks marketing creation used to describe the same kind of animated movie that Disney has been doing ever since CGI made its 2d animated debut in "The Great Mouse Detective."

  • June 19, 2002, 3:10 a.m. CST

    RAY HARRYHAUSEN where are you!

    by stopmoGR

    I just wish Ray Harryhausen could make another Sinbad film. Just dreaming.

  • June 19, 2002, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Notorious Thief?

    by enigmainyourhead

    I thought Sindbad was the loveable rogue ship captain and Ali Baba was the most notorious thief. Or how about that Aladdin guy? Know what I don't get? There are 1001 stories from that Scherezade lady, and we only get told those 3 over and over and over and over. Although the one about the guy who meets up with the 3 sisters who strip down and refer to their goodies as different foods might not be appropriate for american audiences. Unless it was on late night.

  • June 19, 2002, 8:16 a.m. CST

    viol8er...

    by RenoNevada2000

    You just don't get it do you?

  • June 19, 2002, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Don't let Dreamworks con you into the whole "tradigital" bus

    by Lance Rock

    I say, if the characters are traditionally animated, i.e. by hand, it's a 2D film. And here's hoping Bryan Adams is nowhere near this thing.

  • June 19, 2002, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Severely Disappointed

    by Aquatarkusman

    I heard "animated Sinbad movie" and I thought of the man himself, all eight-ball-jacketed up in "A Different World". I'm not going to shell out cash to see Brad Pitt as Sinbad.

  • June 19, 2002, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Theif? It was Captain Sinbad the Sailor, you jerks

    by TimBenzedrine

    Jeez, If they can't get that simple plot point right , I don't hold out much hope for the rest of this production.

  • June 19, 2002, 9:08 a.m. CST

    If it's half as good as "First Kid", I'm there opening d

    by rev_skarekroe

    OK, so I'm the third person to use essentially the same joke. It was just too easy to pass up! sk

  • ...check out that vid that came out about a year ago, that had Brendan Fraser and Leonard Nimoy doing the voices. Other than the animation, it isn't half bad.

  • June 19, 2002, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Sinbad the world's most notorious thief?

    by WarDog

    Somebody get those asshole ad-men at Dreamworks a copy of 1001 Arabian Nights! Aw, probably wouldn't do any good anyway. Those shitheads always think they know better how to market movies. ******* Still, it looks very promising. I'm completely with Harry on this. NO FUCKING POP SONGS, and this could be a great animated adventure!

  • June 19, 2002, 10:27 a.m. CST

    As long as there's a 'toon babe as hot as Road To El Dor

    by Osmosis Jones

    Spirit is the only truly disapointing Dreamworks animated feature to date, and the idea of a 'toon action movie SANS POP SONGS is thrilling (although I still loved Titan A.E., which blew away Atlantis). Is Pitt voicing Sinbad himself?

  • June 19, 2002, 10:31 a.m. CST

    The Amazing Voyage of Azzam

    by alabamaboy

    would make THE definitive Sinbad movie(demon skeleton armies, three-bodied giants-headless tribesmen)-and it isnt even about Sinbad...Link here: http://www.artandfantasy.com/azzam.html The Brendan Fraser film mentioned was called Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists. It was partly made in India. Link here: http://www.sinbad3d.com/index.asp BTW--countingdown has the Fraser film title confused with this new Dreamworks project.

  • June 19, 2002, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Sinbad. Sin real bad.

    by JHBucktooth

    Why does JK want all of his cartoon movies more photo-realistic and all of his photo-realistic CGI movies more cartoony?

  • June 19, 2002, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Sinbad Fanboys???

    by soundingbrass

    Once again an old idea is stirred up and made into a movie. Probably millions of good ideas out there that we haven't seen yet and the studios go for an established property. But they're studios; that's what they're supposed to do. The thing that amuses me here is the amount of talkbackers who genuinely care about sticking to the source material. All the Dreamworks raped my childhood sentiments... is there really anybody out there that is a super sugar die-hard Sinbad fan? And if so... why? The Harryhausen movies were poorly acted, cheaply made, and the special effects were just as "obvious" as today's bad CG... 30 years from now, are our children going to be lamenting the plot and theme changes in the remake of "Eraser" and discussing how the new nanotech alligator just doesn't compare with the CG one of old?

  • June 19, 2002, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Sinbad Fanboys???

    by soundingbrass

    Once again an old idea is stirred up and made into a movie. Probably millions of good ideas out there that we haven't seen yet and the studios go for an established property. But they're studios; that's what they're supposed to do. The thing that amuses me here is the amount of talkbackers who genuinely care about sticking to the source material. All the Dreamworks raped my childhood sentiments... is there really anybody out there that is a super sugar die-hard Sinbad fan? And if so... why? The Harryhausen movies were poorly acted, cheaply made, and the special effects were just as "obvious" as today's bad CG... 30 years from now, are our children going to be lamenting the plot and theme changes in the remake of "Eraser" and discussing how the new nanotech alligator just doesn't compare with the CG one of old?

  • June 19, 2002, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Sinbad Fanboys???

    by soundingbrass

    Once again an old idea is stirred up and made into a movie. Probably millions of good ideas out there that we haven't seen yet and the studios go for an established property. But they're studios; that's what they're supposed to do. The thing that amuses me here is the amount of talkbackers who genuinely care about sticking to the source material. All the Dreamworks raped my childhood sentiments... is there really anybody out there that is a super sugar die-hard Sinbad fan? And if so... why? The Harryhausen movies were poorly acted, cheaply made, and the special effects were just as "obvious" as today's bad CG... 30 years from now, are our children going to be lamenting the plot and theme changes in the remake of "Eraser" and discussing how the new nanotech alligator just doesn't compare with the CG one of old?

  • June 19, 2002, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Acorns, Katzenberg insists on those photorealistic overdesigned

    by TimBenzedrine

    Because HE doesn't have to draw those bastards.

  • June 19, 2002, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Open letter to Dreamworks and Disney: NO POP SONGS

    by Hawq

    Stupid sappy songs ruined Tarzan, The Road to El-Dorado and probably Spirit (haven't seen it just for that reason). They are a completely fucking ridiculous trip out of the movie. Kids don't want to hear Elton John and Phil Collins. They were on the right track with Atlantis, but that had a bunch of other problems. Someone start a petition. Same thing with the modern-acting characters they put into past settings. Completely takes you out of the world they create. I think the Genie is the worst part of Aladdin... and he started a trend which ruined a bunch of other movies. Animated movies can be so cool if they do it right. The rich colors and artistry can create a mood no live-action movie can reproduce. Since I'm ranting- Japanese Anime is even worse that Disney if you ask me. Stupid character design and horrible character animation always makes for a bad movie. I just saw Akira again- it wasn't as good as I had remembered. Some of the action scenes are perfectly executed; but once again, the character animation sucked hard... and Akira is about as good as Anime gets! In its defense, at least they have some decent adult-oriented subject matter and no stupid pop songs. I think if Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had been treated better by the studio, it could have been the best animated movie ever, despite it problems. Remember- these are just opinions.

  • June 19, 2002, 2:48 p.m. CST

    "Spirit" ought to win some kind of award for most annoying and u

    by TimBenzedrine

    This movie really sucked. I took my kid to see this instead of "Scooby Doo", but I'm not sure that we both wouldn't have been happier just going to see "Spider-Man" for the third time. The storyline was pretty bland, although I was trying to give them some credit for their uninspired attempt at realism. But when they got to the part where the horse decides to sabotage the railroad, that was when the movie went a little too far. Of course, all would have been forgiven if at the end, when the leader of the Cavalry took the rifle from the soldier, raised it up, turned, and then proceeded to unload his weapon into Bryan Adams.( I think the movie wuld have recieved a standing ovation.) Instead, I had to suffer through two or three more pop songs before the movie reached its blessed conclusion.

  • June 19, 2002, 3:41 p.m. CST

    SINBAD: BEYOND THE VEIL OF MISTS

    by FD Resurrected

    ANybody ever seen that one? I have seen this...this movie in Salt Lake City as a test distribution. It was...bad. Terrible. Atrocious. The only reason I went to see this movie was to WIN a Gameboy Color handheld contest against a group of the family of five (a biker punk dad, his trailer-trash skank wife and their two little son/daughter brats and a wailing baby). Thank goodness I saw the movie on a free ticket as gift certificate basis. Brendan Fraser, Jennifer Hale, Mark Hamill, John Rys-Davies and Leonard Nimoy should be ashamed of this abomination made collaboratively in India and the result is the turd of a movie. This...script...was written by Jeff Wolverton, who supervised digital effects on Hercules, Tarzan, The Astronaut's Wife, Hollow Man and on Goblin for Spider-Man movie. Unabashedly negative review of this CGI trash can be found at http://deseretnews.com/movies/view/1,1257,100000065,00.html Hope Dreamworks' version is better, though I absolutely loathed Shrek.

  • June 19, 2002, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Did anyone see the new disney version of

    by JUSTICE41

    Treasure Island promo yet? No? It's Treasure Island In Space. go figure. I'll wait and see If these guys can actually design characters that don't look like Geomtry examples. Heads are all Triangular and the fingers all stubs. Dreamworks needs better character designers.

  • June 19, 2002, 8:26 p.m. CST

    If Brad Pitt's involved with this...

    by Kiyone

    ...will he splice in images from porno films after the "cigarette burns" at the end of each reel, when it's time for a change-over? "A nice big cock."

  • June 19, 2002, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Judging by the artwork from that flyer, this film looks like it

    by Monkey_King

    I loved Prince of Egypt, thought El Dorado needed more cheesecake and action, haven't seen SPIRIT, but the previews looked good. However, I 'll wait to see this talking horse film as a rental before buying it. Shame on those bastards at Dreamworks for putting that Elton John/Randy Newman version of "Tough to be a god" on the soundtrack instead of the far superior film version with Branagh and Kline which killed. Let's hope Wendy Pini has the torch passed to her with her ELFQUEST film next Summer.

  • June 19, 2002, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Lupin?!?!?!?!

    by Monkey_King

    When you print "The worlds most notorious thief..." that's all I think of is Monkey Punch's LUPIN III. Lets not fuck with anime fans too much, okay Katzenberg?

  • June 19, 2002, 8:41 p.m. CST

    OSMOSIS JONES (The TB poster, not the movie).,.

    by Kiyone

    Oh yeah, Chel from ROAD TO EL DORADO... one of the few female non-anime cartoon characters ever to give me a stiffy... right in the theatre too.

  • June 20, 2002, 3:56 p.m. CST

    That's rather nifty, actually.

    by Lenny Nero

    We need another Sinbad movie.

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