Animated Prequels?

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  1. Robert Floto

    Robert Floto Supporting Actor

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    I see that on May 11th they are releasing Van Helsing: The London Assignment on DVD. This is an animated prequel to the upcoming theatrical release of Van Helsing...and features the voice of that film's star, Hugh Jackman.

    I also see that on June 15th they are releasing an animated prequel to the upcoming Chronicles of Riddick starring the voice of Vin Diesel and titled, Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury. This is supposed to bridge the gap between Pitch Black and the new film.

    My question is...does anyone know anything about these prequels? Are they feature-length? What kind of animation can I expect? Theatrical-quality? TV-quality?

    I guess I just want to know if they are worth my effort...

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    Given the studio, I would say don't expect animation quality any better than The Land Before Time sequels. I believe these are produced in-house.
     
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    I believe that each animated prequel is about 30 minutes in length or so
     
  4. PaulP

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    Isn't Riddick made by Peter Chung, he of Aeon Flux fame (as well as Animatrix and some other interesting stuff).
     
  5. Joshua Lane

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    Yeah, Peter Chung is doing the Riddick animated flick. Both films are about 30 minutes in length, presented in Anamorphic Widescreen and cost $14.98 each. I don't expect "Animatrix" quality from either disc, but I'll be checking both of them out.
     
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    If Chung is directing, that raises my hopes a little, but it depends on how much stuff is farmed out. Animation ain't cheap.
     

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