Worth Watching - Aug 23: War of the Worlds: Goliath Trailer

August 23, 2009
Source: Official Website

War of the Worlds: Goliath Trailer

War of the Worlds: Goliath is an animated steampunk epic and unofficial sequel to War of the Worlds. In 1900, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria. Fourteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Thanks to Twitch, I'm featuring this badass trailer for an indie animated film that looks pretty awesome. I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff, so I thought I'd also share it with everyone else. Check it out!

Watch the trailer for Joe Pearson's War of the Worlds: Goliath:

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For more info on the film and more footage, head to the official website:

War of the Worlds: Goliath is directed by animator Joe Pearson, a former animation supervisor who has worked on various cartoons and past films like DuckTales: The Movie, "Little Dracula", "Rocko's Modern Life", and Highlander: The Search for Vengeance. The screenplay was written by David Abramowitz, of the original "V", "MacGyver", "Highlander", and Highlander: The Search for Vengeance as well. This was produced and animated independently by Tripod Entertainment, Epoch Ink, Studio Climb, and Imaginex Studios. It's slated to hit on DVD in February next year. Head over to the official website for more details.

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Reader Feedback - 55 Comments



I see on Aug 23, 2009


Video not working.

PJ H on Aug 23, 2009


Now it works nevermind and by god that was uhm... not to good.

PJ H on Aug 23, 2009


what the fuck did i just watch

Darren on Aug 23, 2009


na ja...

Perturabo on Aug 23, 2009


yeah, really quite bad.

ThinningTheHerd on Aug 23, 2009


I dunno dude, this looks pretty weak to me.

Fubar on Aug 23, 2009


I'm prepared to call this shit. This is shit.

Collin on Aug 23, 2009


Seems like a lot of wasted time, money, and effort that could have been used for ..... oh I don't know ... anything else.

Mike D on Aug 23, 2009


Looks great....

TediusTed on Aug 23, 2009


Could be fun. I guess...Sunday afternoon, while I take my nap. Seriously, DVD release right? Saturday morning cartoon maybe?

Tra la la la la di da on Aug 23, 2009


does anybody remember blood hunter? twas a flick with don "The Dragon" Wilson in it and what i think the most shitty movie ever so don`t be to harsh on this one.

yojoe on Aug 23, 2009


Which part of this was steampunk? I'm not seeing steampunk. Agreed with 11, this looks good, but it does not look worth a theater release.

dRailer on Aug 23, 2009


Hell, looks like fun to me. I think by steampunk he means the mix of such modern technology with turn of the 20th century tech, like the biplanes and dirigibles. I don't think it's looking to compete with Wall-E or UP, but should be a fun animated movie.

Scotty97 on Aug 23, 2009


saw this at Kevin Eastman's Heavy Metal booth. looks frakking awesome

Otacon on Aug 23, 2009



link1983 on Aug 23, 2009


looks awesome

nelson on Aug 23, 2009


LOL is this a joke..?

Scott on Aug 23, 2009


Anyone read 'Scarlet Traces?' Post W.O.W. Victorian earth....Something like 14 years later(?) Hmmmmm. Art by D'Israeli. Actually Pretty Good! this Film looks watchable, but not great.

ultim8 on Aug 23, 2009


meh cartoons

L1A on Aug 23, 2009


Looks like a saturday morning kids show really, with added gore, the movement that wasn't 3d cel rendered was a bit clunky.

Crapola on Aug 23, 2009


Premiering on Cartoon Network?

Zac on Aug 23, 2009


Animations is real sub-par.

ramezh on Aug 23, 2009


I'll watch it.

keicharones on Aug 23, 2009


Well I just wasted my time with that pile of crap. What is this made by the same assholes who made that awful Dead Space anime?

Syphous on Aug 23, 2009


Uh oh. Is it bad I didn't actually mind Dead Space: Downfall?

ThinningTheHerd on Aug 23, 2009


This miiiiiiiight have a small chance if the voice actors weren't so completely awful and terrible. Every line is flat and yawn worthy. 2D animation is also gimmicky and uninventive, their facial expressions don't reveal anything and often don't match what they're saying. Meh. I support indie animation stuff, but only if it's not complete crap. Story and characters look really flat, too, although it is just a trailer highlighting their pretty explosions, so who knows.

Dan Mace on Aug 23, 2009


where is TOM CRUISE, how can this be a sequel if tom cruise is not even in it

HELLO on Aug 23, 2009


I don't get it...

That Awesome Norwegian Guy on Aug 23, 2009


Concept is interesting but it doesn't look so great. I'm glad they're going straight to dvd with this. It might be worth a rental.

Chris H. on Aug 23, 2009


looks like one of those like cartoons on the christian channel or whatever with the label E/I on the top corner.

teyhtr on Aug 23, 2009


looked like a decent watch, I probably wouldn't buy it but I'd watch anything at least once. The music was awesome, wonder what it was.

Nuika on Aug 23, 2009


Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons. Direct to DVD here we come with a tv series spin off.

Dravas on Aug 23, 2009


For an indie work of cg I'm pretty impressed. Otherwise not so much...

BVDR on Aug 23, 2009


not terrible, good idea, but just not feeling it, maybe if it was live action

harrison on Aug 23, 2009


not so good

Sancho on Aug 23, 2009


#34 Im sure the finest Koreans were employed

L on Aug 23, 2009


What the Fuck? Ok why? why do they do this. Its fucking dumb. I mean War of the worlds remake done by Spielberg wasnt that great im sorry to say. One of his weakess films. Sure there was tripods and dumb ass Hollywood explosions but the movie was boring and sort of dumb. This just looks awful.

A-B on Aug 23, 2009


This is awful. Just because a story has some Victorian elements...Zeppelins and Biplanes, say...doesn't mean it's Steampunk. I is indeed set at the turn of the century (last century). But THAT in itself doesn't qualify it for being genre. I would argue that for it to be Steampunk, the producers would have to change MANY things. How about...why do the robots look like they are out of a 1985 GI Joe/Cobra animation? Hell, the robot spider vehicle in the Will Smith version of "Wild Wild West" is 5000 times more Steampunk! And why, if the Earth were invaded years before with state-of-the-art vehicles...including ceylon-looking spacecraft...are we still using old biplanes? We learn so much from their "walking robot" divisions, but nothing from their "flying" divisions. Oy! These poor flicks are trash. A solemn, half-ass job...but one that looks appropriately half-cool.

Sean on Aug 23, 2009


Hell no I'm not watching this

DoomCanoe on Aug 23, 2009


Good music at least....

Cody on Aug 23, 2009


may god have mercy on our soul for watching this

mick on Aug 24, 2009


@ #25, Dead Space is NOT Anime. It was created and produced in and by America, yet distributed in some countries by Manga Entertainment. On the other hand, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance IS anime, and it was a pretty average one at that considering it had the same people involved that also worked on Vampire Hunter D and Ninja Scroll. Given that, I have little faith in this animation.

Crystal on Aug 24, 2009


Yeah, it doesn't look great.

Korm on Aug 24, 2009


Well, *I* want to see it. Why does everyone on here think they're some sort of film school valedictorian with nothing new to say except new ways to bitch?

Frank on Aug 24, 2009


Because Frank, a steaming pile of shit is still a steaming pile of shit.

Tom Cruise on Aug 24, 2009


I loved the design! it's the way its directed that im worried about...

solider on Aug 24, 2009


So I wonder who the cylon is....Wait this wasn't BSG Victorian age?

Lazarus from Sparta!!!! on Aug 24, 2009


I really am not a fan of the CGI/animation mix that has been popping up in a lot of anime and cartoons lately.

S on Aug 24, 2009


The robots remembers me old Robotech, it was OK when I was 8. This is a bad mix of Robotech and Metal Slug with some Independece Day air strike sequences...pass

Fercho on Aug 24, 2009


u mean they got these mechs running around and they are still using propeller powered planes. thats jus weak.

gray on Aug 24, 2009


Well, I'll definitely check it out on dvd. According to the website it doesn't look like this will receive even a theatrical release, which is fine by me. Voice cast is also interesting to me as it consists of actors from the Highlander series and Adam Baldwin. Must say the trailer didn't get my interest in this as much as the Behind the Scenes video on the website.

blake on Aug 24, 2009


American Anime? It's worth considering...

Google the Oct8pus on Aug 25, 2009


Looks like a good, sunday morning havngover anime/cartoon

David Banner on Aug 25, 2009


I dont like this shit.

Lissette Garces on Nov 17, 2009

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