In Depth

Ray Kurzweil
Inside Our Movies Introduction to 9

Ray Kurzweil, a scientist and a technology guru has demonstrated a keen sense of how the present technology predicts the future. Here he reflects on the movie 9.

Shane Acker's 9
Inside Our Movies D-Box: Making Movies Really Move

Nick Dawson looks at the D-Box, a new motion technology that will be playing with Focus Features' forthcoming animated movie 9, and is already shaking up modern entertainment.

Timur Bekmambetov
Inside Our Movies Talking with Timur

FilmInFocus’ Scott Macaulay sits down with Russian director Timur Bekmambetov, the producer of Focus Features’ current animated feature 9.

Slide 1: Machines - Friend or Foe
Inside Our Movies Computer Kills Man

The post-human world of Shane Acker’s 9 is part of long brewing tale whose conclusion is the annihilation of human kind by the machines that were supposed to serve them.

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Inside Our Movies Images from 9

Screenshots from Shane Acker's epic adventure fantasy 9, which Focus Features released nationwide on 9/09/09.

Slide 4: The Rise of Modern Steampunk
Inside Our Movies Steampunk: An Overview

In anticipation of the release of Shane Acker’s steampunk-influenced animation 9, Jeff VanderMeer presents a primer on the fantasy subgenre.

Slide 2: Hieronymous Bosch and Hell on Earth
Inside Our Movies Apocalyptic Visions: From Medieval Fear to the Movie 9

In anticipation of Shane Acker’s animated movie 9, forthcoming from Focus Features this fall, Scott Macaulay looks at the history of apocalyptic art.

Slide 3: Access All Areas
Inside Our Movies 9 Premieres in Russia

FilmInFocus gets a pictorial flavor of the recent unveiling of Shane Acker’s animated feature 9 in Moscow.

Slide 1: Intro
Inside Our Movies Short Films that Grew Up

The 11-minute 2004 short film 9 grew into today’s feature epic. But, as Mike Plante reveals, it’s a transition that scores of other films have made.

9 Gets Mashed Up - LEADPHOTO
Inside Our Movies 9 Gets Mashed Up

As a Labor Day weekend treat, FilmInFocus explores what happens when 9 bumps heads with other movies.

9 Production Notes - LEADPHOTO
Inside Our Movies 9 Production Notes

Production notes from the upcoming Focus Features release 9.

Find the Hidden Codes for 9 - LEADPHOTO
Inside Our Movies Find the Hidden Codes for 9

There are secret codes hidden in 9 materials floating around your town. Here are some directions on what to do if you find them.