Inside The Making Of Baobab’s Latest VR Short, Bonfire

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I’ve come to expect good things from the creative team that includes Eric Darnell, cofounder of Baobab and the creator of the animated Madagascar films. Darnell is best known for his director and screenwriter talents on all four films in the DreamWorks Madagascar franchise, which together have grossed more than $2.5 He also held top roles for The Penguins of Madagascar and Antz , DreamWorks’ first animated film.

Oprah Winfrey Joins John Legend In Crow: The Legend, Premiering This Weekend

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Darnell previously directed the Madagascar series for Dreamworks as well as Baobab’s first two VR films, Invasion and Asteroids. Baobab Studios’ latest VR movie, the John Legend-produced Crow: The Legend, just revealed an all-star cast ahead of its premiere at Cannes Next this weekend.

Bonfire Is The Next VR Movie From Baobab, Starring Ali Wong

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Bonfire is directed by Eric Darnell, co-founder of Baobab and co-director of the Madagascar series. Crow: The Legend and Invasion! creator Baobab Studios is back with its next project. Bonfire stars stand-up comic and actor, Ali Wong. The studio announced its latest project earlier this week. According to a press release, Bonfire is an “absurd alien adventure” That immediately recalls the studio’s second movie, Asteroids!, though the two don’t sound connected.

Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

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Darnell is best known for his director and screenwriter credits on all four films in the DreamWorks Madagascar franchise, and also known for his work on The Penguins of Madagascar (2014) and Antz (1998).

DreamWorks Bringing Kung Fu Panda and Shrek to VR

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The content available included a twenty year retrospective piece on the studio, another for their recent release of Home , and the last being an interactive experience for Penguins of Madagascar. These iconic DreamWorks characters will be coming to a VR headset near you.

VR Animation Startup Baobab Adds $25 Million

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Fan previously worked at Zynga as a vice president while Darnell worked on the Madagascar films.

Top VR 360 Movies on YouTube

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Sneak Peek 360 From the Director of Madagascar comes an enchanting new VR experience: Invasion! Google started adding 360-degree movies back in early 2015. Their collection continues to grow, here are some of my favorites I've found.

Baobab’s ‘Asteroids!’ VR Short Film Now Available

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The adorable animated VR short, from the director of Madagascar, delighted audiences last year with a colorful showcase of characters and an engaging plot narrated by Ethan Hawke. Actor Elizabeth Banks and YouTube Creator Ingrid Nilson join the cast in this ‘INVASION’ sequel.

Baobab’s ‘Invasion’ Has Reportedly Been Downloaded ‘Well Over 1 Million’ Times

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Fan was most recently the vice president of games at Zynga before starting Baobab with Madagascar and Antz director Eric Darnell. Baobab’s adorable virtual reality animated short Invasion has reportedly been downloaded over 1 million times according to co-founder Maureen Fan.

Oculus Artist’s ‘Quill’ Shorts Show the Incredible Potential of Illustrating & Animating in VR

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Formerly a visual development artist at Dreamworks, Goro Fujita is a talented artist in his own right, with his name in the credits of films like Megamind (2010) , Madagascar 3 (2012) , Penguins of Madagascar (2014) , and Boss Baby (2017).

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

VR Experiences for Grandma and the Kids

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Narrated by Ethan Hawke and created by the director of Madagascar, INVASION! Hoping to show off some VR experiences to your folks during the holidays? We have compiled a list of some of the top family friendly VR pieces out there for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

VR Short Film ‘Asteroids!’ from Baobab Studios Now Available

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From the director of the Madagascar franchise, the full 11-minute cut continues the journey of aliens Mac and Cheez (and robot sidekick Peas) on their deep space mission. Interactive VR short film Asteroids! , the follow-up to Emmy award-winning VR short Invasion!

Actress Elizabeth Banks Brings Pedigree To VR Animation ASTEROIDS!

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directed by the same person responsible for Madagascar and narrated by Ethan Hawke. While we may be a ways off from having full length virtual reality or 360-degree feature films and even further than that from having them debut in movie theaters in some way, that isn’t stopping big names from getting behind the formats.

HTC Vive and Viveport are bringing some of my favorite VR experiences to Sundance.

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Headed by veterans from Pixar and DreamWorks Animation, including “Madagascar” writer-director Eric Darnell.

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INDIE PRODUCTION COMPANY BAOBAB STUDIOS WORLD PREMIERES ANIMATED SHORT “CROW: THE LEGEND”

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Baobab Studios proudly announced today the official global release of “Crow: The Legend”.

AR+VR Weekly: Apple AR glasses, $13 Billion VR market in China & Oculus top hardware on Steam

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Oprah, John Legend voice ‘Madagascar’ director’s VR passion project, Crow: The Legend ( Reuters ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements the week of September 4. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

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Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world.

The AVR Platform and Classroom 3.0 Showcased at EduTECH Asia 2018

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At EduTECH Asia 2018 this week in Singapore, EON Reality spent two full days speaking, promoting, and demonstrating the latest updates to the AVR Platform to the thousands of education and technology professionals in attendance.

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John Legend Partners with Baobab Studios for VR Series ‘Rainbow Crow’

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and ASTEROIDS! , Rainbow Crow is directed by Eric Darnell, Co-Founder and CCO of Baobab (who also wrote and directed the Madagascar franchise).

ASTEROIDS! is a Playful Act of Intergalactic Compassion

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transitioned to VR from Hollywood, where he directed movies like Antz and the Madagascar franchise.

Preview: John Legend Lends Voice to Baobab’s Latest VR Flick, ‘Rainbow Crow’

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both of which are helmed by CCO Eric Darnell who is known for writing and directing four Madagascar films and directing Antz (1998). John Legend is coming to VR. News of the multi-talented artist’s involvement in Baobab Studios’ latest, Rainbow Crow , spread last week.

Invasion! VR Feature becomes a Hollywood Production

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The director of the “Madagascar” series of animated films, Eric Darnell , and the veteran Hollywood producer Joe Roth are changing that. VR is mostly used in gaming and virtual reality simulations. But what if that can change?

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Design & Development Course at Oral Roberts University to Open January 2017

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Augmented and Virtual Reality are some of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. These technologies are spreading far beyond the gaming world and into business and education, where its being used to train employees and better educate students.

Using Within in the classroom

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In particular there are a wonderful pair of films from BaoBab Studios and Madagascar director Eric Darnell – Invasion and Asteroids. Within has long been one of my top recommendations to educators looking to bring VR into the classroom.

This Degree Will Actually Land You a Job and Prepare You for the Future

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For some Entrepreneur School Alumni , after working an extensive eleven months to pursue a dream it’s time to relax. For others, it means it’s time to pursue their dreams by starting their career in the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality industry.

Sundance Is Bringing 20 VR Experiences to New Frontier

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Artist: Eric Darnell) — From the director of Madagascar comes Baobab’s VR animation. It’s that time of the year again and Sundance Film Festival has announced their 2017 lineup for the New Frontier Exhibitions.

Best VR Anime Lists (VR anime girls, videos and games)

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Colorful VR animation from the director of Madagascar and narrated by Ethan Hawke. VR anime girls, videos, games are always the favorites on our VR 360 content platform. Here are some great videos on VeeR. Best VR amine videos/films: VR Animation Film - The Dream Collector.

Isabelle Riva: How The Unity Game Engine Will Democratize Film

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He was the original head of layout on Antz and Shrek , and then, he directed Bee Movie and Penguins of Madagascar. Unity Technologies has been known among developers as the maker of a “game engine” since the tool debuted in 2005.

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Venture Capitalists Contemplate How Much Exuberance Is Good for VR Investing

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To me, that seems like an investment in one particular person, the guy who made Madagascar. You expect the guy who made Madagascar to be able to do something good. Is virtual reality a bubble? That’s a common question in a number of panels I’ve covered in the past year.

10 Best Virtual Reality 360° Short Films!

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Colorful VR animation from the director of Madagascar and narrated by Ethan Hawke. Virtual Reality (VR) film has seen tremendous growth recently. The technology presents endless possibilities for the entertainment industry. There was the fear that this new medium will not be popular for 1) costly production and 2) the technology is not mature. However, with the advance of camera, software and VR headset, the market seems to be adapting pretty well so far.

The Best VR Anime/Animations You Must Watch

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That isn’t just hyperbole either, Eric Darnell, the founder of Baobab Studios directed all 4 of the Madagascar movies! Virtual reality (VR) is still a relatively new technology; because of that developers are still trying to figure out what to best spend their time creating.

The Best VR Anime/Animations You Must Watch

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That isn’t just hyperbole either, Eric Darnell, the founder of Baobab Studios directed all 4 of the Madagascar movies! Virtual reality (VR) is still a relatively new technology; because of that developers are still trying to figure out what to best spend their time creating.