Animated Insanity With “Mad God (Part 3)”

If you're a fan of stop-motion animation, icky underworlds and slavering monsters, you'll want to jump on board the Mad God express. Mad God (Part 3), the third instalment in a series of nightmarish short films by legendary animator and visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett, is now looking for backers on Kickstarter. Not that it's … Continue reading Animated Insanity With “Mad God (Part 3)”

Animated Insanity with “Mad God: Part 2”

Can you imagine taking Fritz Lang’s Metropolis by the scruff of the neck, dragging it through a septic tank filled with toxic waste and owl pellets, electrocuting it, injecting it with dubious hormones, and irradiating its nether regions so that its secret inner organs grow tumours and swell to the size of rotted grapefruits before … Continue reading Animated Insanity with “Mad God: Part 2”

“Mad God 2” by Phil Tippett on Kickstarter

He animated the Imperial Walkers in The Empire Strikes Back. He supervised the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. He brutally maimed one hell of a lot of Starship Troopers in, uh, Starship Troopers. He's legendary animator Phil Tippett, and he's about to descend once more into the bowels of the unconscious, as he gears up to … Continue reading “Mad God 2” by Phil Tippett on Kickstarter

Phil Tippett talks “Mad God” on the Cinefex Blog

I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing animation maestro Phil Tippett for the Cinefex blog. During a Hollywood career spanning nearly forty years, Phil has created extraordinary visual effects for films including Star Wars, RoboCop, Jurassic Park and the Twilight saga, to name but a few. Phil has recently completed his own independent animated … Continue reading Phil Tippett talks “Mad God” on the Cinefex Blog

Revisiting Cinefex (32): RoboCop, Innerspace

With its modest $13 million budget and domestic takings of over $50 million*, Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop was one of the big summer hits of 1987. Its main character became a classic '80s icon - thanks largely to Peter Weller's compelling performance and Rob Bottin's remarkable costume and makeup effects - and is clearly represented here on … Continue reading Revisiting Cinefex (32): RoboCop, Innerspace