Press Release from Tippet Studio
December 15, 2011 - BERKELEY, CA - MutantLand, the award-winning short film produced by Tippett Studio, will get its official public release Friday, December 16th on the website Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com).
MutantLand is a dark glimpse into an ominous civilization, populated by monsters of all shapes and sizes. Directed by legendary animator and visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett, the three-minute animated short tells a dark tale where hunters are lured into a forbidden zone in their quest for food only to find themselves candidates for the main course.
"The far-flung future is not what we imagine but what we estimate," says creator and two-time Academy Award winner Phil Tippett. MutantLand uses cutting edge computer generated animation drawing from the well of dramatic, sci-fi, fantasy, and action/adventure movies, crosspollinated with anime and Tex Avery. Tippett Studio is very pleased to be partnering with Harry Knowles in releasing the short on such an amazing platform as Ain’t It Cool News.
“Phil Tippett’s MutantLand is a stunning phantasmagorical short film that you’ll long to see as a feature! It conjures atmosphere and a fascination with every alien critter that’s a part of this very mutated land! You’ll just love it!” says Harry Knowles, Head Geek at Ain’t It Cool News.
The short is one small adventure that is part of a larger composition. Phil Tippett is currently finishing a script based on the ideas behind MutantLand, but with more characters, worlds, and adventures. To date, the short has played at 16 film festivals around the world, winning honors for "Best Short Film" at the British Horror Film Festival and A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Australia. Ain’t It Cool will be its debut online for the world to see.
About Tippett StudioTippett Studio, founded in 1984 by animation pioneer Phil Tippett, is an Academy Award-winning visual effects company specializing in a wide range of CG animation and digital effects for feature films and television commercials. The company has created visual effects for more than 65 films including The Twilight Saga series, Immortals, The Smurfs, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Robocop, Starship Troopers and Jurassic Park. They are currently in production on Ted, Mirror, Mirror, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, Hemingway & Gellhorn and Phil Tippett's next original production, Mad God.