Okay I'm not sure if you guys have been checking out on disneyvideos.com for the update on Brother Bear 2 yet or not, but I have finally gotten a hold on the offical website of BB2 that I found on that one japanese BB website that always get a lot of updates and junk and I thought that everyone might wanna take a look.
I've already check out the whole BB2 website of it and I must say, it looks very nice and they got this really cool song which I'm guessing its sang by Melissa Etheridge. It seems that Tug I'm guessing is probably gonna return in the sequel besides Rutt, Tuke, Kenai and Koda. So I'm beginning to have a bad feeling that Denahi, Tanana and Sitka probably won't be returning which will totally suck without them.
Awesome song! Man! This movie looks like it's gonna be really good! Heck, look at the quotes in the website. Seems like officials love this movie already! even one saying it's better than Brother Bear 1. We'll see about that on August 29th
Great! I've been waiting for the full website. Thanks for pointing it out! ;D
Yep, that's Melissa Etheridge singing. It's the same song as in the clip Truttle recorded. It didn't do much for me at first, but it's grown on me. ^^ I especially like it with that full-orchestra sound; I'm guessing that's a reprise.
Anyway, I love the new images, and I can't wait for the video clips.
I think I'll make an avatar of that baby raccoon in the gallery... XD
"If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs "The bark on the trees was as soft as the skies." While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely He cries to the moon, "If only, if only."
They looks like drawn in Photoshop or something like that I think, that in sequel all characters was made almost all time with computer, and this sucks...
I think they just do that for the websites and wallpapers, I highly doubt they do that in the actual movies. if you compare the characters from the trailers to their pics in websites and wallpapers they look very different.
Ken'ichi's right. Most of the images on the website are only promotional artwork, but there are some screenshots (mostly in the second and third pages of the gallery) from the actual film. Those look much closer to the quality of the original.
I'm fairly certain the character animation is still hand-drawn on paper; it's only colored on the computer, which they've been doing for years.
The website has been updated, and the video clips are here!
You can now watch four short clips from the movie, plus one from the Music of Brother Bear 2 featurette, which includes a bit more of the scene from Truttle's video.
There are a few other small additions to the site: the background music now cycles through three different songs from the movie; Rutt and Tuke are now animated as they banter before the pages load; and various things happen when you mouse-over the characters on each page. (Most of these are uninteresting, but a few of them speak lines from the movie.)
I do have a couple of warnings, though. First, the music featurette contains an image (on the wall behind [EDIT: oops, not Ben Gluck. The other guy, whose name is not given in this clip. The same picture is also behind Gluck, but his head hides most of it.] which just might be a very large spoiler. If you're worried, you may want to skip that one -- or try to stare very hard at the guy speaking.
Second, if you're like me and you startle easily, you'll want to be on your guard when browsing the Movie Clips page. XD (I think that's the only place where it happens.)
Now, my thoughts on the clips themselves: overall, I liked them. ^^ Though, I have to say, I do have one major complaint: Kenai still doesn't look quite on-model, and in general the quality of animation he displays seems to be a step down from DisneyToon's recent work -- and from the rest of the movie itself. Also, his new voice really sticks out; it's definitely Patrick Dempsey in there.
I think Koda fares a bit better, but there are places where he looks off, too. And, color-wise, they both look very red.
Bears in general seem to be the weak point in the film -- which is, well, pretty bad. Brother what, now?
This shortcoming is really a shame, because I think everything else here looks really good.
On a more positive note, I was pleasantly surprised with Innoko. I didn't think I was going to like her much, but I actually found that she was very funny. ;D
I have to agree with you Epesi. When I saw the animation of Kenai when first finding out about burning the amulet, it seems off. Kind of reminds me of the animation of All Dogs go to Heaven. I'm not sure, but I swear I recognize that expression Kenai makes as he says "Let me think about this".