Capture the Flag & Underdogs land in USA
Two new animated feature films for which SUMMUS provided 3D rendering for are setting foot in the American market, these are Underdogs (2013) and Capture the Flag (2015).
Underdogs is Academy Award® winning director Juan J. Campanella first venture in the realm of animated features. The film was originally released in Argentina in 2013, and with a $21M budget, it was the most expensive animate feature film ever produced in Latin America. The film first made it to the US through the 2014 Miami Film Festival; days later The Weinstein Company acquired its distribution rights in the United States. It had a limited release on 5 February, 2016
According to Mundoloco CGI, the studio responsible for developing the film, the project was 5 years in the making (2 years of pre-production and 3 of post-production), in which 400 people from 15 different countries were involved. In terms of 3D rendering, this one took 7 months (approximately 8 hours/frame). The final volume produced by SUMMUS amounted to 25% of the entire film (between 21-25 minutes of its running time, i.e. a total of 37,500 frames). Other technology partners which took part of the process include HP, Intel and Telefonica, facilitating the hardware and infrastructure requirements needed to complete the project.
As for Capture the Flag, the film will be available thanks to Paramount Home Media Distribution on March 1, 2016 on DVD, Digital HD and VOD. Two screenings of the film took place late in 2015 in Los Angeles: one at the AMC Universal CityWalk 19 in Universal City, and the other one at the AMC Santa Anita 16 in Arcadia.
The same as Underdogs, Capture the Flag took the Goya for best animated feature film.