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The Making of HTTYD – a documentary

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Make sure to watch this soon, who knows how long it will stay up on youtube.

 

Guardians give-away from tumblr fans!

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If you’re feeling bummed you missed out on our Guardians giveaway game, there’s even more awesome guardians stuff to be won! Not from us, though, from the amazing tumblr fans!!!

click here to go to the tumblr giveaway site

In support of the film, tumblr fans have created their own worldwide giveaway!

William Joyce is even contributing prizes, offering copies of his character books and a signed sketch by the man himself.

It’s really awesome to see this kind of enthusiasm from fans. I’ve never worked on any other project that had such devoted fans wanting to help boost the box-office. Not to mention so devoted that they just can’t seem to stop producing their own fan art of our characters! How awesome!!!!

Guardians Give-Away Winner!

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A huge congratulations to our contest winner,

Elaine Pascua

Elaine will receive an autographed copy of The Art of Rise of the Guardians, a Rise of the Guardians Poster, a Rise of the Guardians 14 month calendar, and Rise of the Guardians temporary tattoos for their unbelievable animated-holiday-things knowledge.

And we of course want to mention our second place winner:

Zach Bova

Even though Zach is a runner up, he will not go home empty handed. We will be sure to get him a poster for his excellent work. He only missed by ONE POINT!

-One person animated on Ice Age 3, Rio, and Tangled.
Henry G. Sanchez

-One person animated on Charlotte’s Web, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, and Avatar.
Jalil Sadool

-One person animated on Lion King, Mulan, John Henry, and Lilo and Stitch.
Ted Ty

-One person animated on Battlefield 2, Megamind, Puss in Boots. And shares his first name with a popular 1920′s gangster machine gun.
Tommie Löfqvist

-One person animated on Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, Tangled, and Puss in Boots.
Joe Sandstrom (Both contestants missed this one – Joe Bowers was a modeler on Meet the Robinsons, not an animator.  We are tricky)

-One person animated on Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, and the Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special. And runs this website.
Ben Willis

-One person animated on Monsters Vs. Aliens, Megamind, and Puss in Boots. And runs this website.
Jacob Gardner

-One person animated on Corpse Bride, Tale of Despereaux, and Arthur Christmas. And was a character designer on Space Jam.
Tim Watts

Bonus questions:

-All of these people worked on the same character team, lead by whom?
(clue: He animated on The Wild and The Very First Noel)
David Pate

-Which character did all of these people work on?
Jack Frost

 

We had a lot of fun attempting to stump you guys, and were always impressed with how well everyone did.  Thank you so much to everyone who played!  and to everyone who sent us little comments along with your answers.  It’s great to hear you guys are having fun and appreciating the hoops we make you jump through to find the answers.
You guys are clearly masters of trivia.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays!

|SOA crew

Guardians Give-Away Tie Breaker!

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It’s time for our Rise of the Guardians Give-Away Tie Breaker!

It’s between Zach and Elaine.  One of these two masters of trivia will receive all our Guardians SWAG.

The tie-breaker is an IMDB scavenger hunt.
Good luck to you both!

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In addition to animating on Rise of the Guardians, the following animators also animated on what other projects?

NAME THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:

-One person animated on Ice Age 3, Rio, and Tangled.

-One person  animated on Charlotte’s Web, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, and Avatar.

-One person animated on Lion King, Mulan, John Henry, and Lilo and Stitch.

-One person animated on Battlefield 2, Megamind, Puss in Boots. And shares his first name with a popular 1920′s gangster machine gun.

-One person animated on Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, Tangled, and Puss in Boots.

-One person animated on Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, and the Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special.  And runs this website.

-One person animated on Monsters Vs. Aliens, Megamind, and Puss in Boots.  And runs this website.

-One person animated on Corpse Bride, Tale of Despereaux, and Arthur Christmas.  And was a character designer on Space Jam.

Bonus questions:

-All of these people worked on the same character team, lead by whom?
(clue:  He animated on The Wild and The Very First Noel)

-Which character did all of these people work on?

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The first person to post in the comments with the most correct answers is our winner!!!
(10 points possible)

Guardians Give-Away Results

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We have a tie!!!

Both Zach Bova and Elaine Pascua answered every single question correctly, even the bonus question!

But we need to determine just ONE winner.  There will be a tie-breaker on Monday around noon.  We will email Zach and Elaine directly but will also post the question(s) for everyone else to play along at home.

Final Day Answers:
A1: Jamie Bennett
A2: A purple and pink tennis ball
A3: Phil the Yeti
A4: Wonder (we would have also accepted “a tiny wooden baby”)
A5: Burgess
A6: “440 years, give or take” -Tooth
A7: (from the podcast) Pitch would use Jack’s staff to blanket the world in darkness and cold, and twist Jack’s power to his own ends.
A8:  (multiple correct answers below)
      -Eggs carried Cupcake home through the doggie door and put her in bed.
      -Baby Tooth Fairies carrried Monty home, brushed his teeth, and put him in bed
      -Baby Tooth Fairies tried to carry Pippa through their second-story bedroom window and a Yeti caught her.
      -Elves carried Sophie through the doggie door and put her in bed… she fell off.
      -A Yeti dropped Claud and Caleb through rabbit-holes created by eggs.  They landed directly on their beds.
A9: Brooklyn Bridge Coin-Laundry
Bonus: 5 coins
A10: Jamie was barefoot (trick question!)

 

We have to give a huge shout-out to the very very very close second-place people:

Darrol Moore  (30 points)
Kimberly Lambe (30 points)

There was a possibility of 31 points (due to the bonus question), and Darrol and Kimberly did an outstanding job and only got one question wrong all week.  Impressive!

And we of course want to mention those who came in closely behind:

Brooke Stampfli  (24)
John Paul Rhinemiller (14)
James Choe  (14)
Dhaval Soni  (6)
Chaitanya Limaye (5)

We had a lot of fun attempting to stump you guys, and were always impressed with how well everyone did.
Thank you so much to everyone who played!  and to everyone who sent us little comments along with your answers.  It’s great to hear you guys are having fun and appreciating the hoops we make you jump through to find the answers.
You guys are clearly masters of trivia.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays!

|SOA crew

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