Ultraman : Rising / Interview with Directors Shannon Tindle & John Aoshima

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Shannon Tindle is an American animator, storyboard artist, television writer, screenwriter, and film director. Tindle’s work on the television series Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends received an Annie Award nomination in 2005 for Best Character Design in an Animated Television Production. Later, at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Go Goo Go,while the episode was also nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour).

Tindle worked as a character designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie; DreamWorks Animation’ The Croods, as a story developer; and Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings, which he originally developed with his wife Megan before leaving the project over creative differences. Currently, Tindle works at Netflix, where he adapted William Joyce’s Ollie’s Odyssey into the miniseries Lost Ollie. He most recently directed a CG-animated Ultraman feature film titled Ultraman: Rising for Netflix Animation.

John Aoshima was born on September 1, 1975 in the USA. He is a director, known for Ultraman: Rising (2024), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and DuckTales (2017).

Ultraman: Rising

Ultraman : Rising / With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star Ken Sato reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman. But the titanic superhero meets his match when he is forced to adopt a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju. Sato must rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their own dark plans.

Director : Shannon Tindle, John Aoshima

Producer : Tom Knott, Lisa M. Poole

Screenwriter : Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes

Distributor : Netflix

Production Co : Industrial Light & Magic, Netflix Animation, Tsuburaya Productions

Rating :PG (Thematic Elements|Rude Humor|Some Language|Sequences of Violence/Action)

Genre : Kids & Family, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation, Anime

Original Language : English

Release Date (Theaters) : Jun 14, 2024, Limited

Runtime : 1h 57m

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