Gift of the Hoopoe -Recent film of Don Bluth?
Hello...all the Fans of Don bluth....and others...
is it the last film of Don??...i found it on the Imbd....when i was searching total list of his all films...
it has released on 4 th October 2009 according to the Imbd....Does anyone know anything about this film?? where Don did this and when?i am soooooooooooo curious about this film......i saw the poster.....seems like Muslim fairy tale.....
Last edited by arif; 11-17-2009 at 09:36 AM.
I too, have been curious. Apparently it's a film by Steven Sears which Don Bluth is directing? Haven't found much else but I did find this http://thegift.artistsinc.org/?detectflash=false& which has some storyboards for the film up on the site and..
The film has recorded dialogue in both English and Arabic. Spoken Arabic is 20% longer than English so motion capture work was required to be captured against the longer Arabic dialogue. Motion capture talent that was fluent in classical Arabic could not be found in Hollywood. As a result trained dancers were hired to act out the entire story to a click track of "counts of eight"...
Would really like to hear more about it from Don!
Last edited by wolfsymphony; 11-17-2009 at 02:09 PM.
The Midnight Scribbler
The Hoopoe reminds me a little of the Aracuan.
I think this is a hoax.
Nea, it's on IMDB, so it must be legit. From what it says on IMDB, it looks like it's a short.
Originally Posted by lavallelee
Last edited by Moneyguns; 11-17-2009 at 12:58 PM.
Gift of the Hoopoe
Recently, I was commissioned by a friend to participate in the making of a festival film for Saudi Arabia called The Gift of the Hoopoe. At the time, I was only asked to produce storyboards but as the work progressed, I was later asked to direct the 30 minute piece. Knowing how things can turn out if one is not cautious, I asked this friend that my name not be credited as the Director or Producer. Furthermore, there were many Directors' voices rising up out of Saudi Arabia so that I had virtually no control over the content as well as the art of the film. Much to my surprise, the film has been completed and I have been given artistic credit as its Director. Defineatly, I can state both Gary Goldman and myself were not the parents of this film, neither Directing or Producing.
Last edited by Don Bluth; 11-17-2009 at 01:11 PM.
So...., they just slaped you and Garys name on it for no reason?
Originally Posted by Don Bluth
Don't be naive, Moneyguns... They slapped Don and Gary's name on it to sell it!
Originally Posted by Moneyguns
Oh..., that stinks.
Originally Posted by Benjy
That is terrible. Hope you get your name off it. Gary's too.