Daily News Byte: ‘Curious George’ Doc, ‘Starship Troopers 2’, Blinkink’s ‘Salvation’ & More

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‘Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators’ Official Trailer
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Orchard is releasing this fascinating (part-animated) look at the international journey of Hans and Margret Rey — including a narrow bicycle escape from the Nazis — for Digital and On Demand Aug. 15. The film is directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki and narrated by Sam Waterston.

“Everybody thinks Curious George is such an American icon. But, he was created by German Jews, who lived in Paris, took him through Brazil, and then brought him to the United States. So, he’s as much of an immigrant as anyone.”

‘Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars’ Hits Theaters August 21
Sony Pics and Fathom Events are presenting the highly anticipated CG animated sci-fi sequel for one night only in theaters across the US. The screening event includes a cast intro and behind-the-scenes content fans won’t want to miss. Tix available now through fathomevents.com.

Blinkink Repurposes Flea Market Finds for ‘Salvation’
Part of Channel 4 UK’s Random Acts, the Salvation series is a collaboration of creative studio Blinkink and record label Village Green. Directors spent four months trawling boot sales for eye-catching objects that suited their animated evolution concept. You can find a making-of via the link.

SALVATION from Blink on Vimeo.

Inside Animation: A Studio Tour of Polygon Pictures in Japan
Digit visits the CG specialists behind game, TV and film hits like Dead or Alive, Resident Evil, Blame!, Transformers Prime and the upcoming Netflix original Godzilla: Monster Planet.

Read ‘Time’s Original Review of “Grade-A” ‘Bambi’ from 1942
Step back in history and celebrate the classic Disney masterpiece’s 75th birthday with this historic piece of film criticism. The heart-wrenching tale joined the Walt Disney Signature Collection in May.

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

Salvation

Salvation

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

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