Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000) is the first feature-length computer animation film created exclusively using motion capture. While many animators worked on the project, the human characters were entirely animated using motion capture. It was filmed at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, over a three-month period in 1997. The film was produced by Pentafour Software, now known as Pentamedia Graphics.
|Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists|
|Directed by||Alan Jacobs|
|Produced by||Sriram Rajan|
|Written by||Jeff Wolverton|
|Based on||Sinbad the Sailor from One Thousand and One Nights|
|Music by||Chris Desmond|
|Edited by||Scott Conrad|
|Distributed by||Phaedra Cinema|
|82 minutes |
Along with Pandavas: The Five Warriors (2000), this was one of the first full-length computer-graphics-based features made in India.
Sinbad discovers a mysterious island ruled by King Akron and his daughter, Princess Serena. Serena is on her voyage beyond the "Veil of Mists". She seeks the help of Sinbad and his crew as they set out in search of the magic potion to save King Akron from the evil clutches of the mysterious sorcerer Baraka. Their adventures with deep-sea monsters, pre-historic bats and the fish people in the land beyond the Veil of Mists, fills this action packed adventure film.
- Brendan Fraser as Sinbad
- John Rhys-Davies as King Akron
- Jennifer Hale as Princess Serena
- Leonard Nimoy as Baraka / Akron / King Chandra
- Mark Hamill as Captain of the Guard
- Robert Allen Mukes as King's guard / Executioner
- Harry Zinn as Lead guard
- K.W. Miller as Babu
- Clint Carmichael as Guard
- Alex Amter as Bar wench
- Jeff Wolverton as Miscellaneous crew
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists was billed as "the first full-length animated feature using the 3-D animated motion capture process". The film used different actors for the motion caption of the main characters based on their particular size and body shape, as well as another set of actors for the facial movements. A couple of hundred animators in Madras, India, worked on the animation, as well as a smaller group in Los Angeles.
Produced by Pentamedia Graphics and Improvision Corporation with assistance of Pentafour Software and Madras. It was purchased by Trimark Pictures for television distribution and had a limited theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The motion capture technology was provided by the House of Moves Motion Capture Studios in Los Angeles.
The film grossed $29,245 domestically.
- "SINBAD: BEYOND THE VEIL OF MISTS (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. 29 January 2002. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists at Box Office Mojo
- Lenburg, Jeff (2009). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons (3rd ed.). New York: Checkmark Books. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-8160-6600-1.
- Deming, Mark. "Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists: Synopsis (From All Movie Guide)". MSN Movies. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
- Furniss, Maureen (2007-02-05). "Motion Capture". Media In Transition. Retrieved 1999-12-19. Check date values in:
- Reber, Deborah (1 February 1999). "Sinbad Brings Motion Capture Feature Animation into New Terrain". Animation World Magazine. AWN. Retrieved 7 January 2009.