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‘Super Giant Robot Brothers!’: Watch Exclusive First Look Trailer For Reel FX ‘s Ani Series For Netflix

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As part of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Reel FX has debuted a first look trailer for their animated series Super Giant Robot Brothers! The 10-episode series will have it’s Netflix debut on August 4, 2022.

Super Giant Robot Brothers! is a 3D animated action-comedy series, directed by Mark Andrews (Brave), following two robot brothers, Shiny and Thunder. They are tasked with fighting off the invading Kaiju, but it would be a lot easier if their sibling rivalry didn’t get in the way. Reel FX developed and produced this Netflix animated series, created by Executive Producers Victor Maldonado and Alfredo Torres. Showrunner Tommy Blacha, Andrews, and Reel FX’s Jared Mass and Steve O’Brien are also executive producers. Producers are Paul Fleschner, Adam Maier, and Emmanuel Laurent.

The animated series is the first of its kind to be completely rendered in a video game engine. Utilizing the Unreal Game Engine, Reel FX combines live-action filming techniques with traditional animation tools to visualize the animation in real-time. Reel FX Animation will be showcasing this process at three events being held this week at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Today, Unreal Engine is hosting “The Animation Fellowship,” which will demonstrate how their game engine’s real-time technology is changing the animation industry. Reel FX will be taking over the Epic Games booth at Mifa on Wednesday, where they will be hosting live, real-time demonstrations of the virtual production techniques used in Super Giant Robot Brothers! These events culminate in an Annecy panel called “Epic Games Presents: Animating in Unreal,” where panelists Elizabeth Ito (City of Ghosts), Mark Andrews (Super Giant Robot Brothers!), Brad Lewis (How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World), and Adam Valdez (Prehistoric Planet) will discuss their approach to using Unreal Engine for animation.

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Reel FX develops and produces award-winning animated films, virtual reality experiences, mobile/interactive content, live-venue projects, and commercials. Based out of Dallas, Texas and Santa Monica, California, the company has over 23 years of experience working with studio partners like Fox, Warner Bros., DreamWorks Animation and Universal Studios as well as national advertising agencies and global brands. In 2010, Reel FX announced the launch of its feature film banner, Reel FX Animation Studios. Its slate includes the Golden Globe-nominated The Book of Life with 20th Century Fox and Free Birds with Relativity Media. The two films have grossed a combined $210 million worldwide. Multiple feature-length animated projects are currently in development. Reel FX Commercial, the studio’s turn-key short-form division, crafts a variety of broadcast and digital content, music videos and themed attractions. The studio’s newest division, Reel FX VR, launched in 2014 and has already developed dozens of world-class VR interactive activations and 360º narrative content for innovative brands, such as 20th Century Fox, Acura, American Express, AT&T, Frito-Lay, GE, GMC, Hilton, Legendary Pictures, Lionsgate, Porsche, Samsung, and the U.S. Air Force, and for all leading VR headset platforms including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and Cardboard.