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Oh, and Dreamworks SKG is going to be releasing an Over the Hedge animated feature in the summer of 2005. (Be warned - the Dreamworks site is entirely Flash-based) Yay for animated raccoons! Voices will be provided by Jim Carrey and Gary Shandling. There's also the intriguingly titled "Madagascar", also for that summer.. more lemurs, maybe?
 
 
 
 
 
 
I don't know if you saw my LJ posting of upcoming animated films but I have a link to an article on the animated Over The Hedge with some production artwork and stills. There may be other stuff you might be interested in there, too.

Rabitguy
Whooops, it was in a previous entry.
Ooooh, coolness! I may well have seen OTH in your posting first, but that table of upcoming animated features is new to me. (Joe-Bob says, "Check it out!") I didn't care for the artwork style in Teacher's Pet, but Home on the Range might be amusing, though it's entirely possible the script'll come on as an afterthought.

Dopamine - that was listed for an October 2003 release. Did it appear? The premise reminds me a little of Volere Volare, even if quite different. If that makes much sense.

In for the Krill sounds like fun.

Tortoise and the Hare might be especially good - Aardman just don't do bad work. (As a side note, the script for the apparently finally greenlighted Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie was last worked on by one of the Chicken Run writers, and Jay Roach will not be involved after all, replaced by the folks responsible for, amongst other things, Fatboy Slim's neat "Right Here, Right Now" video, showing human evolution compressed into four minutes)
I didn't care for the artwork style in Teacher's Pet, but Home on the Range might be amusing, though it's entirely possible the script'll come on as an afterthought.

Teacher's Pet has that Klasspy/Csuupo-esque look that I've never really been too fond of... I guess some people really like it, though.

Dopamine - that was listed for an October 2003 release. Did it appear? The premise reminds me a little of Volere Volare, even if quite different. If that makes much sense.

Apparently it was screened at Sundance, and there are a couple of reviews of it on IMDB.

Have you seen David Lynch's Rabbits animation short yet? I get absolutely nowhere on his website, where the short is supposedly being offered for download.
For some reason, Teacher's Pet's style is familiar from somewhere.. I thought it might be the Troubletown artist, but apparently not.. perhaps it's just that ubiquitous Klasky-Csupo look, as you say. Still, at least it's something moderately original, rather than another in the slew of "sequels" we've been seeing from Disney in recent years. (Cinderella II? Eeg.. now, for some /real/ fairy tales, there's Henson's The Storyteller, starring the inimitable John Hurt in traditional tales with an edge to them, beautifully produced)

Looking at the IMDb entry for Dopamine, it does seem worth a look, though I don't know if I'll actually be able to catch it anywhere. It might or might not be worth it, but there are some neat ideas, at least. So much Hollywood fare has any creativity squeezed out between the focus audiences and overproduction.

No, I've not actually watched Rabbits yet, aside from the first episode, whihc was quite definitely his style - broody, surreal, with an indefinably sinister air.

Continuing the animated theme, Warner's The Polar Express is worth a peek, though it's not due until next winter. And I recently came across a French feature, Le Roi et l'Oiseau, albeit without subtitles.
Did I ever wind up sending Rabbits to you? The one I'm thinking of is actually live action, all shot in a typically quietly unsettling atmosphere, with time not running at all linearly - there are consequences followed by actions, sometimes spread across multiple episodes (eight or so in all). It's in the vein of quiet portions of Twin Peaks, or parts of Lost Highway, but with a static camera, on a black & white sitcom stage, complete with laugh track - rather more unsettling than that might sound. ^_^