Interesting news about Plumiferos, the first feature-length movie in Blender - or in Open Source 3D in general.
The project seemed to have died a silent death about a year and a half ago. It now turns out though that a new team of people has finished the movie in secrecy and indications are that it'll premiere on February 18th.
Claudio Andauer (Malefico) writes:
I met [director Daniel De Felippo], and the conclusion is that the producers do have in mind to premiere the movie (which was incomplete a year and a half ago) next February. In fact, the studio was working secretly, without telling anyone not even the director, all past year. Almost like an army of tiny elves.
When I left the production, there was nearly 80% of the movie finished. 90% of the animation was blocked, a few scenes needed to be lightened, and only around 20% of the shots were rendered/composited, maybe more.
Plumíferos was going to be the first 3D movie made with FLOSS, even more, it was going to be the first argentine 3D movie ever done. Today it can still be, although those who finish it are not the same who started it. My sincere congratulations to the team that took the torch and guided to good harbor our most pampered creature.