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Mango: Script is Ready!


Director/writer Ian Hubert has posted a glimpse of the Mango script. 'No story, maximum impact'? Click and see..

Ian writes:

When Thom decides he’d rather be awesome in space than keep dating roboticist Celia, he never imagined he was planting the seeds of Earth’s destruction. Twenty years after this tumultuous romance he has to go back to the Amsterdam scene of his breakup with Celia to save the world. But are a high-powered robotic disguise and a time traveling battle fleet enough to fix a broken heart?

Be sure to read Ian's comments on the Mango blog.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. First!
    My only concern is what it's...ratings (for lack of a better word) will be.  I will absolutely hate it if its filled with adult content....

  2. Luis Carlos Lara Lopez on

    I really like Blender and the Blender Foundation. But one thing I have never understood is the vision of the Foundation in the movies. They had created a breakthrough great amazing software, yet his movies are violent, death prone, and without a glimpse of hope, except maybe for the last second of Sintel.

    I think Blender is too good to continue this killing spree,
    1) Proog and the compassion (Elephants dreams)
    2) The butter flies and the forgiveness in Big Buck Bunny
    3) Scales and the possibility of redemption in Sintel.

    Indeed, life is fulfilled with tragedy, and some of the best books are tragedies. But hope, love, passion, forgiveness, redemption, life overcomes the tragedy, otherwise we would have all died long ago.

    Hope to see how this project move forward!

    Happy new year all of you!


  3. what do you guys live in a fairyland?  violence, action, and drama is exciting.  butterflies and pretty flowers are not....

  4. Nobody is advocating no conflict! Conflict is absolutely necessary, but I have to agree that violence and death is NOT the only way to create conflict. There are many classic films that rocked the box office that have a "happy ending". I think some people assume that any film with a happy ending is soupy and sentimental. That's not true at all! Most of the best films have a major struggle between good and evil, with good ending up on top.

    I am not a script expert; these are just my thoughts and opinions. However, I would also definitely like to see a clean film without excess adult content, but still with a riveting storyline and plenty of action.

  5. I welcome adult content, I'm bored to death of family movies which I hate. Conflict, death, passion, violence...anybody knows that master of universal literature, what was his name..., Shakes...Shakes....

  6. i just hope its not all talking with buncha drama where u see amazing grahpic robots walking at the back... but rather an action movie with lots of special efffects and minimum talking :D

  7. Helloooouuuu!!! It would be nice if you release the story to public, and recieve sugestions from people in order to make a good movie or at least "decent" because the last two movies were too bad. I think that because the primary goal is to achieve good results with the tool graphically, you forget to put the same effort and love to he story...

    Please dont take me wrong, the last two movies were awesome graphically but they lacked of a good story.

  8. A new blender animation short and a whole bunch of project-proven tools at the end of it - what a gift - what's not to be exited about ?

    Personally, I thought the previous shorts were great, innovative and importantly carved out their own identity, and I have no doubt there will be delightful surprises here too.

  9. Wow, that summary itself gave me goosebumps! Having watched Spacemen, I can guarantee pretty much that this is going to be an awesome ride!

  10. I have to agree with the criticism of the stories in previous Blender movies. Sintel was awkward to watch. Care should be taken to make the stories watchable and memorable for the widest audience. The audience should be larger than a group of 23 year-old men.

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