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).

Facebook Artist Makes a Case for VR Manga in Homage to Iconic ‘Dragon Ball’ Scene

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As a former visual development artist at Dreamworks, Fujita is credited for his work on films such as Megamind (2010) , Madagascar 3 (2012) , Penguins of Madagascar (2014) , and Boss Baby (2017).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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!

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.

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!

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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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.

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.

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).

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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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.