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Nov. 26, 2012by:

Phil Tippett began as a stop-motion (or "go-motion" as he helped create) animator and evolved into a CGI artist, able to blend both the real and "unreal" in some unbelievably awesome ways.  Tippett has worked on a number of high-profile films, from ROBOCOP, JURASSIC PARK, and DRAGONHEART, amongst others.  He's remained persistent in funding his own projects, especially his MAD GOD film, but has worked consistently on a number of features and animation projects, including this seriously cool CGI short, Mutant Land.

"As the sun goes down in the dark and terrifying place that is Mutant Land, the creatures roaming this world are on the ultimate search for food," reads the synopsis, and the story follows suit.  It's a very cool little short, much like a videogame animatic and it makes me wish for a feature-length animated film that pander's to adults rather than children.

“I’ve been interested for a number of years in doing a full-length computer graphics feature,” says Tippett, “but not necessarily in the style of Pixar or Dreamworks. So I came up with an outline and started fleshing out something I thought was produce-able and more like the kind of thing I wanted to see. It was something for the Pixar kids once they turn teenagers.”

Enjoy:

MutantLand from Tippett Studio on Vimeo.

Tippett's older work can be revisited onscreen next year when JURASSIC PARK 3D hits theaters on April 5, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: I know it's a tough sell, but man would I love to see some adult-oriented CGI animated films. All it would take is ONE of them to be a hit...

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3:13PM on 11/26/2012

meh

quality animation for sure and I really would like to see some adult-oriented 'cartoons' but nothing about this really seemed that cool or interesting to me. It just seemed like another visually stunning (though not as much) World of Warcraft commercial.

Now something like The Goon though (not the great great hockey movie but the CG cartoon with Paul Giamatti) that looks very cool and interesting and still very visually appealing, actually moreso than this. I really hope that one finally
quality animation for sure and I really would like to see some adult-oriented 'cartoons' but nothing about this really seemed that cool or interesting to me. It just seemed like another visually stunning (though not as much) World of Warcraft commercial.

Now something like The Goon though (not the great great hockey movie but the CG cartoon with Paul Giamatti) that looks very cool and interesting and still very visually appealing, actually moreso than this. I really hope that one finally starts to happen...
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3:48PM on 11/26/2012

Hm...

Can this really be called a short film? I mean, it's more like an introductory scene, really. Not a whole lot happens. It was cool, the animation was great, but the "story" was kind of pointless. Seemed like those three people never spent a day in that world before. Like Cochise, I'd much rather watch that GOON animated film. That looked good.
Can this really be called a short film? I mean, it's more like an introductory scene, really. Not a whole lot happens. It was cool, the animation was great, but the "story" was kind of pointless. Seemed like those three people never spent a day in that world before. Like Cochise, I'd much rather watch that GOON animated film. That looked good.
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4:16PM on 11/26/2012

Loved it

Creative characters, cinematic look, clever ending with some great effects. Very effective atmosphere as well. I sure as hell whouldn't mind seeing this man create a feature length.
Story is a bit weak though...
Creative characters, cinematic look, clever ending with some great effects. Very effective atmosphere as well. I sure as hell whouldn't mind seeing this man create a feature length.
Story is a bit weak though...
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5:26PM on 11/26/2012
I vote for a Goon movie. This had nice animation but was pretty pointless. As soon as I noticed they were following that rabbitfrog I couldn't help but think "you dumbasses". They had their endings coming. The animation and style was well done but as a short it lacked more than just a simple story...it had zero story. Oh well.
I vote for a Goon movie. This had nice animation but was pretty pointless. As soon as I noticed they were following that rabbitfrog I couldn't help but think "you dumbasses". They had their endings coming. The animation and style was well done but as a short it lacked more than just a simple story...it had zero story. Oh well.
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7:08PM on 11/26/2012

HOLY SHIT

That was fuckin unexpecting and bad assssss
That was fuckin unexpecting and bad assssss
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1:29PM on 11/28/2012

Amazing

The animation is flawless...Would love to see more shorts like this.
The animation is flawless...Would love to see more shorts like this.
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