Brain Zoo Studios and Marvel Television collaborated for the first time on the new direct to DVD/Blu-ray animated feature, Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United. The studios developed a technique that allowed for more robust animation and visual effects that enhance the film’s action-packed sequences without diverging from the “2.5D” style.
In Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, Brain Zoo provided input on shots to create the best visual story possible. The Van Nuys-based Brain Zoo Studios has developed a robust pipeline, learning what is important to each format, adapting and honing optimization skills, all of which is built into their entire animation process.
In Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, The Invincible Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk join forces to save the Earth from its greatest threat yet! When two Hydra scientists try to supercharge a Stark Arc Reactor with Hulk’s Gamma Energy, they unleash a being of pure electricity called Zzzax – and he’s hungry for destruction. Together, Iron Man and Hulk are the only force that stands in the way of Zzzax’s planetary blackout. But first the super heroic duo will have to get through snarling Wendigos, deadly robots and the scaly powerhouse, Abomination.
Directed by Eric Radomski and Leo Riley, with a script by Brandon Auman and Henry Gilroy, the movie features the voices of Adrian Pasdar, Fred Tatasciore and Dee Bradley Baker. The 71-minute pic was released on December 3rd on DVD and Blu-Ray.
“Working with Marvel has been so fun and exciting for us. We’re proud that they chose us as a partner to work on this animated feature,” said Mo Davoudian, founder and president of Brain Zoo Studios. “For any animation studio, it’s a dream to get to work with great characters and strong franchises such as Iron Man, the Hulk and the Avengers! With that comes the responsibility to deliver quality work that lives up to such a legacy. In the end, our mission is in line with Marvel’s – to make fun, entertaining stories.”
“We’re very excited for the release of Marvel Animation’s first long form CG animated feature,” said Eric Radomski, Marvel’s senior VP of animation production and creative director. “This film represents a milestone in today’s animation landscape considering that the entire production was created and produced in Los Angeles, a true testament to our strong creative partnership with Brain Zoo.”