Pixar are responsible for most of the top-drawer animation coming into the market place these days. How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda have shown that Dreamworks are gradually upping their game and of course Studio Ghibli remains a formidable force.

What is now becoming increasingly evident is that the directors of Pixar’s animation films are as adept with live action as they are with CG work. With the promotional material for Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille)’s live action debut Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol looking promising indeed, Andrew Stanton (A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Wall•E) is hard at work on John Carter and what we are starting to see at the very least gives evidence of imaginative and creative set and alien design and should make us cautiously optimistic of the quality and immersive detail of the final film.

SFX have a wonderful gallery of landscapes, flying craft and alien critters and we’ve got them all for you below. Taking into account the weird white gorilla thing we showed you last week, this is shaping up very nicely indeed.

Source: SFX Magazine.

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