Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists

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Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists
Official Poster
Directed by Alan Jacobs
Evan Ricks
Produced by Sriram Rajan
Written by Jeff Wolverton
Based on Sinbad the Sailor from One Thousand and One Nights
Music by Chris Desmond
Edited by Scott Conrad
Improvision Corporation
Pentamedia Graphics
Pentafour Software
Distributed by Phaedra Cinema
Release date
  • 18 February 2000 (2000-02-18)
Running time
82 minutes [1]
Country India
United States
Language English
Box office $29,245[2]

Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000) is the first feature length computer animation film created exclusively using motion capture. While many animators worked on the project, the human characters were entirely animated using motion capture. It was filmed at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, over a three-month period in 1997.

Along with Pandavas: The Five Warriors (2000), this was one of the first full-length computer-graphics-based features made in India. Pentamedia company was behind both of these productions.


Sinbad discovers a mysterious island ruled by King Akron and his daughter, Princess Serena. Serena is on her voyage beyond the "Veil of Mists". She seeks the help of Sinbad and his crew as they set out in search of the magic potion to save King Akron from the evil clutches of the mysterious sorcerer Baraka. Their adventures with deep-sea monsters, pre-historic bats and the fish people in the land beyond the Veil of Mists, fills this action packed adventure film.[3][4]



Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists was billed as "the first full-length animated feature using the 3-D animated motion capture process".[3] The film used different actors for the motion caption of the main characters based on their particular size and body shape, as well as another set of actors for the facial movements.[5] A couple of hundred animators in Madras, India, worked on the animation, as well as a smaller group in Los Angeles.[6]

Produced by Pentamedia Graphics and Improvision Corporation with assistance of Pentafour Software and Madras. It was purchased by Trimark Pictures for television distribution and had a limited theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The motion capture technology was provided by the House of Moves Motion Capture Studios in Los Angeles.


The film grossed $29,245 domestically.

See also


  1. ^ "SINBAD: BEYOND THE VEIL OF MISTS (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. 2002-01-29. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  2. ^ Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists at Box Office Mojo
  3. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists: Synopsis (From All Movie Guide)". MSN Movies. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
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  5. ^ Furniss, Maureen (2007-02-05). "Motion Capture". Media In Transition. Retrieved 1999-12-19. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ Reber, Deborah (1999-02-01). "Sinbad Brings Motion Capture Feature Animation into New Terrain". Animation World Magazine. AWN. Retrieved 2009-01-07.

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