While David Yates is busy putting together a live-action version of Tarzan, before then we’re getting a new animated version, and now the first full trailer for the movie has been released.
Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Mark Delkin, Jaimie Ray Newman and Brian Bloom are among those who did motion capture and voice work for the movie. The plot doesn’t exactly follow the original tale, instead going more Avatar, which Tarzan and his ape friends having to stop some evil people attempting to raze the jungle so they can mine precious fuel that comes from a meteorite that crashed many years ago.
Despite the motion capture, it doesn’t seem we’re talking Pixar level graphics here – indeed like some other recent animated films, the backgrounds are beautiful while the people look to shiny, plastic and as if they’ve been pasted in on top (but they may be able to sort that before the film’s release). The film’s due out early next year. [Read more…]