The CG Beasts of Burden movie has finally sniffed out a director

It's been a year and a half since Dark Horse announced they were producing a CG movie based on its superb Beasts of Burden comic; if you've been eagerly awaiting the cinematic adaptation of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's tale of the watch dogs who keep their neighborhood safe from the eldritch abominations that… » 2/20/13 11:40am 2/20/13 11:40am

Shane Acker's 9 Rules For Creating Great Post-Apocalyptic Movies

Shane Acker's animated movie 9 features nine plucky ragdolls facing an army of beast machines after the human race has died off. We talked to Acker a while back, and he told us nine rules for great post-apocalyptic films. » 9/11/09 12:39pm 9/11/09 12:39pm

If Nice Machines Battle Evil Machines After You're Dead, Will You Care?

In most post-apocalyptic movies, we bring destruction on ourselves with our advanced science, and there's a cautionary message about trusting technology. But the lyrical 9 may be the first film that shows good machines fighting evil ones, after we're dead. » 9/09/09 9:09am 9/09/09 9:09am

The First Rag Dolls To Walk Our Ruined Earth, And The Last Chance To…

This is the last chance to win your own 9 concept art book, featuring scads of amazing images from the making of the film. Give these stuffed warriors of the wasteland a good home! » 9/08/09 4:00pm 9/08/09 4:00pm

See 9's Deadly Machine-On-Human Violence, And Get Free Stuff

Shane Acker's 9 isn't a kids' movie. The machines-gone-rogue actually wipe out humanity altogether. Check out the evil mugs behind the operation, and witness the carnage in a gallery from 9's tie-in book. And win free books and movie tickets. » 9/03/09 11:56am 9/03/09 11:56am

16 Great Characters with Numbers For Names

This week, we're gearing up for 9, Shane Acker's film about nine animated rag dolls, each known only by their number. With that in mind, we list 16 other characters who have numerical monikers. » 8/31/09 2:36pm 8/31/09 2:36pm

Crack Open 9's Science Journal And Learn Secrets Of The Ragdolls'…

We've got 9's secret ragdoll-making mad science journal, complete with ink blots, sketches and doomsday prophesies. Flip through our exclusive pages, and check out your chance to win the concept art book. » 8/31/09 2:04pm 8/31/09 2:04pm

The Concept Art Behind Nine's Ragdoll #5, Plus Two New Clips

We've got some exclusive concept art showing the evolution of the one-eyed number 5, from Shane Acker and Tim Burton's 9. Plus two new clips have been released — and they're pretty spoilery. » 8/20/09 11:20am 8/20/09 11:20am

After Rag-Dolls At The End Of The World, What's Next For Shane Acker?

Shane Acker's post-apocalyptic rag-dolls-vs-robots epic 9 is already blowing our minds. So when we met him, we asked what's next, and he described two possible projects: one live-action, one animated. They're known franchises, but he wouldn't identify them. Can you? » 7/28/09 2:26pm 7/28/09 2:26pm

The Next Piece To Your 9 Puzzle Is Here

Can you uncover the mystery behind their new viral site for the apocalyptic movie 9? We've got an exclusive piece of the puzzle, to help you uncover what the rag-doll people are trying to tell you. Check it out below. » 7/27/09 12:36pm 7/27/09 12:36pm

9's Stitchpunk Sneakers Climb Up The "Things We Need" Chart

As if we could get any more excited about Shane Acker's 9, they've brought out limited-edition 9 shoes. Last year, Focus Films put out the drool-inducing Coraline kicks, and now these shoes, which are well worth inflicting robot death for. » 7/22/09 9:20am 7/22/09 9:20am

Can You Make A Rag Doll Go Psychotic? 9's New Stills Say Yes

We just can't get enough of Shane Acker's 9 breathtaking robot revolution and carnage, but just for today, lets take a closer look at the little rag-dolls who grew out of humanity's annihilation, with a collection of new stills. » 7/17/09 7:00am 7/17/09 7:00am

War Of The Worlds' Robot Brethren Enlist In 9's Machine Uprising

Some of the machines that wiped out the human race in the post-apocalyptic rag-doll movie 9 look very familiar... in an awesome way. Check out our exclusive tripod art from 9, then click through to see the metal beasts sleeping. » 7/15/09 1:00pm 7/15/09 1:00pm

Meet The 9 Tiny Rag-Doll Saviors Of The Future

Last week, we introduced you to 8, from Shane Acker's post-apocalyptic movie 9. Now meet the rest of the gang made from zippers, twine and whatever the machines didn't burn down, after wiping humanity off the face of the Earth. » 6/29/09 7:00am 6/29/09 7:00am

A Dark Cyborg Bird Of Prey Attacks, In A 5-Minute Clip From Shane…

A new clip from Shane Acker's 9 shows us the harrowing confrontation between the last remnants of human society — a clan of rag dolls — and a nightmarish cyber-bird. This is the clip that blew our minds at Wondercon. » 6/22/09 10:00am 6/22/09 10:00am

Discover The Secret Origin Of 9's Deadly Machines

An explosive trailer for Shane Acker's 9 just premiered on Attack Of The Show. It gives the origins of these post-apocalyptic ragdolls... plus why the terrifying red-eyed machines are so determined to wipe them out. » 5/19/09 4:30pm 5/19/09 4:30pm

Post-Apocalyptic Ragdolls Meet A Deadly Machine Predator, In New 9 Clip

Shane Acker's animated movie 9 already impressed us with its blend of action and gothy postapocalyptic-ragdoll imagery. But a new clip underscores how scary the film, produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmabetov, will be. » 4/20/09 10:36am 4/20/09 10:36am

New Footage From 9 Tore Our Stuffing Out

We've been excited about the animated film 9 since we saw the trailer, and we got a chance to see some footage and hear from animation director Joe Ksander and star Elijah Wood. Spoilers! » 3/12/09 10:00am 3/12/09 10:00am

Forget John Connor — A Straw Man Is Our Only Hope Against The Machines

Here's another animated movie we're dying to see. Produced by Tim Burton and Timur "Wanted" Bekmambetov, 9 features straw men fighting mechanical monsters in a post-apocalyptic world. See the original short film, below. » 12/24/08 8:40am 12/24/08 8:40am

Rag Dolls Fend Off a Mechanized Monster at the End of the World

While a pair of doll-like creatures pick through an apocalyptic junkyard, a monstrous automaton stalks them, intent on capturing their souls. Next year, Shane Acker’s Oscar-winning animated short 9 » 11/26/08 8:40am 11/26/08 8:40am gets the feature length treatment, backed by the voice work of Elijah Wood, Martin Landau, and Jennifer Connelly. The…