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Keeping an eye on the competition

on April 6th, 2010, by William

A while ago, something strange happened while working on Sintel. A trailer was released for a movie called How to Train Your Dragon, with a very similar theme to what we’re working with. Strange how that happens, eh? I guess dragons are just the ‘in’ thing these days. Apparently we are at the mercy of trends too.

Anyway, the film was recently released here in the Netherlands, and so we went to watch it in IMAX 3D. Admittedly, we were actually blown away by its awesomeness. Crikey! These facial expressions sum up our reactions to the film – a mix between being awed and scared at the same time.

51 Responses to “Keeping an eye on the competition”

  1. Hartmut Says:


    looks fantastic …

    Is this Amsterdam, or am i wrong?

    Was in Amsterdam in the late 80s to visit a company called “modern medium”, they made a 3D-construction-system available for the ATARI called “Axis” and a Render-Software called “Render Star”. Eimar was the chief or one of the chief’s, had found sites about their move to USA, but never could send anything to them due to spam-software.