Gatorade’s new animated film, ‘Heart of a Lio’ features Lionel Messi in animation, telling his life on the pitch leading up to the World Cup. The film tells the inspirational story of how Messi has faced obstacles his entire life, but has never forgotten a consistent internal mantra: “If you have a dream to chase, nothing can stop you.”
The four-plus-minute film from Gatorade film tells the story of the challenges and triumphs that have led Lionel Messi to where he is today, and proves that even the best will always push harder to keep achieving their dreams.
At the start of the film, we see an infant animated Messi, who shows soccer prowess early on by kicking away his tears. The film then follows him as a youth soccer whiz, beating entire teams with his fancy footwork and amazing goal scoring. That joy is counteracted when we watch as the young Messi is told he has a growth defect. As he ponders his future, he is visited by a future version of himself who tells him not to give up on his dream.
A newly empowered Lio then joins Barcelona and shows that he has the power, grit and determination to succeed at the highest levels of the sport. The film even ventures more into fantasy by creating a scenario where a special kit “designed to stop Messi” is introduced – a parachute pants-style uniform that does not succeed in its design.
The path to continued success is not easy, however, as Messi goes through a professional slump and a time of self doubt. But he digs deep, seeing the younger version of himself and pulling himself up by working harder than ever and dreaming of a World Cup win. The film ends with the tag ‘Gatorade: Win from Within.’
Chief Creative Officer: Renato Fernandez
Global Creative Director: Doug Menezes
Global Creative Director: Mark Peters
Associate Creative Director: Bruno Acanfora
Associate Creative Director: Ariel Abramovici
Director of Production: Brian O’Rourke
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Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Netflix released the first images of Disenchantment, an animated fantasy series that features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Created by Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama), the show takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom named Dreamland and centers on the exploits of a hard-drinking princess named Bean (Jacobson), her plucky elf friend Elfo (Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Andre) as they match wits with “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.”
The series, whose 10-episode first season launches Aug. 17, also will feature the voice talents of John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.
“Ultimately, Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you,” is how Groening described the show last year.
Groening teased parts of the images yesterday on Reddit, but here they are in their full cartoon glory.
Disenchantment had been in the works at Netflix for more than year and a half. A long lead time is needed for mounting an animated series, which is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. Netflix has been gradually expanding its animated series portfolio that includes BoJack Horseman, F Is For Family and the upcoming Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs And Ham.
ThunderCats Roar stars Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Lion-O and Wilykat, Erica Lindbeck (DC Super Hero Girls) as Cheetara and Wilykit, Patrick Seitz (Justice League Action) as Tygra and Mumm-Ra, and Chris Jai Alex (Star Wars: Battlefront II) as Panthro.
“Staying true to the premise of the original series, Lion-O and the ThunderCats — Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit — barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O, the newly appointed Lord of the ThunderCats, attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth’s wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.
Cartoon Network just announced a brand new ThunderCats animated series called ThunderCats Roar, and the Internet isn’t shy about giving their opinions on it.
The new series boasts an art style that has more in common with something like The Amazing World of Gumball than the original series longtime fans grew up with, and the tone is much more self-aware and comedic than that previous entry. Some are responding to that in positive ways and others are a bit negative about the whole thing, and others are just happy that 2019 will see the introduction of a new ThunderCats series.
The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman, part of the popular series of DC Universe Movies.
After Megatronus eliminates Optimus Prime and claims the Matrix of Leadership and Enigma of Combination for himself, the other Transformers robots look to Megatron to lead the charge against their diabolical foe. Unbeknownst to them, Megatronus’ pursuit of the next ancient artifact, the Requiem Blaster, goes beyond his desire for power and the search will uncover mysterious secrets from Cybertron’s past. Before the TRANSFORMERS: PRIME WARS TRILOGY concludes, a new Prime will ascend and all will bear witness to the true POWER OF THE PRIMES.
the Japanese poster for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” drawn by “Akira” creator Katsuhiro Otomo. Says Otomo: “When I first saw Isle of Dogs, I thought it might be difficult to make a poster that would add something to the … Continue reading
The Death of Superman animated movie is coming later this year, and this time, DC promises that it will “include many of the fan-favorite moments from the story that were left out of Doomsday.” That’s only the beginning, though.