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  • One More Company Jumps In the Cartoon Pool

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    28 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The announcement: STX Entertainment has announced the launch of a family and animation division geared toward creating multi-platform family franchises across film, television and digital. STX has identified the first project that will be developed for the family audience and has entered a partnership with beloved toy brand UGLYDOLL as a leading pillar of the studio's new division. ... Explained Sophie Watts, President of STX Entertainment, "As we launch our new animation and family division and begin to identify other partnerships with long-term potential at our studio, we strongly believe…
  • Trailer for Blender’s New Open Source Film ‘Cosmos Laundromat’

    Cartoon Brew
    Amid Amidi
    29 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    The movie and all its assets will be freely distributed to the public.
  • Cohl, McCay and Blackton Would Be Proud

    Cartoon Research
    Steve Stanchfield
    28 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Five days ago, Sweden won the top prize in this year’s Eurovision song competition, with Heroes by Måns Zelmerlöw. The Eurovision contest goes on for many days, and if you’re a diehard follower like both Mary (my other half) and I am, chances are you know many of the songs months before the contest comes together, as each country decides what song and artist to have compete. Eurovision is known for it’s often extravagant performances and sometimes equally extravagant singers-often pulling out all the stops to garner the most votes. Whoever wins Eurovision is then the…
  • Animation Anecdotes #214

    Cartoon Research
    Jim Korkis
    29 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Joe Barbera on Tom and Jerry. In PUNCH magazine November 29, 1972 Joe Barbera commented on Tom and Jerry: “When you see Tom and Jerry move, they move as if they were living, breathing characters. That’s why they are funny. Tom may have had the edge in size but little Jerry sure knew how to exasperate his perennial feline friend. “Of course, a lot of work went into the production of Tom and Jerry. We used full animation and an average cartoon took nearly five thousand drawings for a single episode. That’s a drawing for every other frame of film that goes through a projector. It also…
  • Don Hertzfeldt: “Artists shouldn’t be making art on the side, it should be their job”

    Cartoon Brew
    Amid Amidi
    28 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    The award-winning independent filmmaker drops some truth in this "Vanity Fair" interview.
 
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    TAG Blog

  • Chronic Synergy

    Steve Hulett
    29 May 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Barron's explains how Diz Co. maximizes profitability. ... Disney’s success stems, not from an immunity to occasional flops, but from an unmatched ability to wring profits from winners. Disney has far more deals with merchandise companies than its rivals -- 37% more than Viacom, 56% more than Time Warner, and seven times as many as DreamWorks Animation SKG, according to a tally last year by investment bank Sterne Agee. It has more than 300 of its own stores worldwide. And it has parks and cruise lines brimming with tie-ins to hit movies. By expanding Disney’s ability to turn studio…
  • Hollywood Screening of Oldies

    Steve Hulett
    29 May 2015 | 4:32 pm
    From a TAG member: The first "Felix" in 1919; not part of the program, but a good place holder for this post. On June 20th, film preservationist Steve Stanchfield and animation historian Stephen Worth will turn back the hands of time and present a program of newly restored vintage cartoons on the big screen at the legendary Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The program will include a little bit of everything, from animation's biggest stars to its most unusual obscure characters. There will be silent films and sound films, early experimental color cartoons, as well as good old black & white.
  • Supply Closet Animation Pickup

    Steve Hulett
    29 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    From the trades: HBO has given a two-season pickup to the animated series “Animals” produced by the Duplass Brothers. The first two episodes screened this year at Sundance, generating buzz that led to the HBO pickup. HBO has acquired worldwide rights to the first batch of episodes produced and has ordered a second season. The half-hour series is targeted for a 2016 debut. “Animals” was created by New York-based advertising creatives Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano as a series of animated shorts revolving around downtrodden creatures — pigeons, rats, bedbugs, etc. — living in New…
  • One More Company Jumps In the Cartoon Pool

    Steve Hulett
    28 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The announcement: STX Entertainment has announced the launch of a family and animation division geared toward creating multi-platform family franchises across film, television and digital. STX has identified the first project that will be developed for the family audience and has entered a partnership with beloved toy brand UGLYDOLL as a leading pillar of the studio's new division. ... Explained Sophie Watts, President of STX Entertainment, "As we launch our new animation and family division and begin to identify other partnerships with long-term potential at our studio, we strongly believe…
  • California UpSwing

    Steve Hulett
    28 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    For movies and television, the data is in: Amid rising optimism about California’s status as a production center, producers returned to California last year in a big way as the state became the top site for major feature films with 22 of the top 106 projects, according to a new Film L.A. study. The number of California-made projects — 18 live action and four animated — jumped 47% from 15 in 2013. California was far and away the top shooting state for features, leading New York with 13, the U.K. and Canada with 12 each, Georgia with 10 and Louisiana with five as the Bayou State saw…
 
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    Comic-Con International

  • Comic-Con International Presents “The Art of Comic-Con” Gallery Exhibit

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    12 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARYComic-Con International Presents “The Art of Comic-Con” Gallery ExhibitAnnouncing The Art of Comic-Con Gallery Show, opening Saturday, June 20, 2015 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common at 330 Park Blvd. in downtown San Diego. Read more
  • Fourteenth—and Final!—Wave of Comic-Con International 2015 Guests Announced!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    11 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    COMIC-CON 2015 SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY!Fourteenth—and Final!—Wave of Comic-Con International 2015 Guests Announced!This is it! The final announcement of 5 special guests for Comic-Con International 2015! Read more
  • 2015 Eisner Awards Judges' Comments

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    8 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    THE JUDGES HAVE SPOKEN!2015 Eisner Awards Judges' CommentsThis year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards judges talk about their experiences picking the nominations! Read more
  • Thirteenth Wave of Comic-Con International 2015 Special Guests!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    4 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY ... THE PENULTIMATE EDITION!Thirteenth Wave of Comic-Con International 2015 Special Guests!It's May and we're still going strong with our 2015 Special Guests announcements! Here are 5 more talented creators who will be appearing at Comic-Con this year. Read more
  • 2015 Eisner Award Nominations

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    The nominees for the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which will be given out Friday, July 10 at Comic-Con International: San Diego!
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    The Disney Blog

  • Pixar’s Inside Out – Clip Fest

    John Frost
    30 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    We’re getting a lot closer to the premiere of Pixar’s “Inside Out.” It got rave reviews over at the Cannes film festival and starting June 19th, you’ll be able to see inside the head of the little girl Riley for your self. In the meantime Pixar and Disney’s movie marketing...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Pixar’s Inside Out – Clip Fest originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please click the above link to…
  • Exploring Vegetarian and Vegan Food Options at Disneyland

    John Frost
    29 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Disneyland’s excellent dining options are part of what helps set it apart from other theme parks in the area. You can’t find that Blue Bayou experience anywhere else, and the hotels and new restaurants inside DCA are setting new bars for delicious cusine in the whole SoCal region. Disneyland knows...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Exploring Vegetarian and Vegan Food Options at Disneyland originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please click the…
  • Marvels “Ant-Man” takes flight in latest poster

    John Frost
    29 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    Marvel’s “Ant-Man” takes flight in the latest poster for the upcoming film. I had to do a double take before I realized those were bullets the miniature super hero is dodging. The latest news from people who have seen early screenings of the movie, say that while it is set...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Marvels “Ant-Man” takes flight in latest poster originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please click the above link to…
  • Disney Channel Stars Kick Off The ‘Coolest Summer Ever’

    John Frost
    29 May 2015 | 3:59 am
    What happens when you invite 13 stars from Disney Channel and Disney XD shows such as “Austin and Ally,” “Jessie,” “Mighty Med” and more to help kick off the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom? Well, lot’s of bright smiles for one. Stars from Disney Channel, Disney...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Disney Channel Stars Kick Off The ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please…
  • Rivers of Light construction update from Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    John Frost
    29 May 2015 | 3:50 am
    Work continues on shaping the viewing area and show infrastructure for Rivers of Light, a new water based night show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Seating will be available on both sides of Discovery River lake between Expedition Everest and the Theatre in the Wild (currently home to Finding Nemo:...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Rivers of Light construction update from Disney’s Animal Kingdom originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site,…
 
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    Upcoming Pixar

  • Inside Out soundtrack

    Simoa
    27 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    With the North American release of Inside Out just a little over three weeks away, excitement continues to build. Now the official soundtrack, composed by Pixar veteran Michael Giacchino is available for preorder on Amazon, and Film Music Reporter has the full track listing, as well as the cover art. The design is simple but colorful, abstract almost, and represents all the various colors of the emotions. The list of songs appears below: 1. Bundle of Joy 2. Team Building 3. Nomanisone Island/National Movers 4. Overcoming Sadness 5. Free Skating 6. First Day of School 7. Riled Up 8. Goofball…
  • More details on The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory

    Simoa
    20 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    After the rapturous reception Inside Out received at Cannes, John Lasseter was on hand to discuss Pixar’s upcoming films. This report comes via Variety, which also mentions new clips along with further details on the films. Lasseter also confirmed both Disney and Pixar’s commitment to diverse characters; more people of color and women. Inside Out takes place inside a young girl’s mind, and its two leading protagonists are female. Pixar’s other 2015 film The Good Dinosaur got an updated plot synopsis earlier this month, and Lasseter has more to share about it. The early…
  • Inside Out at Cannes

    Simoa
    18 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Inside Out premiered today at the prestigious Cannes festival in France, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Reviews have started to trickle in, praising the film for its creativity. These reviews aren’t unlike the earlier ones that have come about, but its first major audience has been enthusiastic. Photos on the right: Director Pete Docter with Pixar chief John Lasseter and producer Jonas Rivera at the Inside Out Cannes photocall.   Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair wrote: It’s a film that revels in the simple, and yetprofound, wonder of being alive. Oh, the places that…
  • Inside Out character videos

    Simoa
    12 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Over at Yahoo Movies, new clips featuring each of the five emotions in Inside Out are premiering this week. These videos also include short introductions by the voice actors. Today Sadness and Fear, played by Phyllis Smith and Bill Hader respectively, get the spotlight. Check out their videos below! Both Smith and Hader highlight the positive attributes of their emotions. Sadness allows you to have a good cry while Fear is all about keeping you safe. But the one thing all of the emotions have in common is that they take care of you. This is a theme that will be illustrated quite touchingly in…
  • Brad Bird’s next film

    Simoa
    10 May 2015 | 6:49 pm
    is Tomorrowland! The futuristic Disney film drops May 22nd and we couldn’t be happier about it. A Brad Bird film is always cause for cheer, but there’s a movie coming after Tomorrowland that will interest Pixar and animation fans especially. The Incredibles 2 has been confirmed by Brad Bird to be his next project. While the sequel was announced last year, buzz began to surround it last month when various news outlets reported that Bird had begun writing the script. He recently sat down with Collider to discuss The Incredibles 2 and also possibly directing a Star Wars film! When…
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    FALLOUT

  • Monterey: The Bay

    James Baker
    14 May 2015 | 7:40 pm
    The first trip that Julia and I ever took together was to see the Seahorse exhibit at the Monterey Aquarium back in 2009. There have been many dramatic changes in our lives in the interim (leaving me quite the worse for wear) but happily, Julia and I are still together, Monterey is as pleasant a [..READ MORE..]
  • OPERATION SNOWBALL!

    James Baker
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    I've been pretty excited about my first paid professional art assignment as a left-handed artist. A few months ago, my good friend of many years, Carol Hughes, commissioned me to draw the cover for her latest book, OPERATION SNOWBALL, a fun adventure story based on the fictitious (or perhaps TRUE) adventures of her family dogs, PICKLE AND PEARL. It has been over two [..READ MORE..]
  • TV SKETCHING: 2013/2014

    James Baker
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Here’s a roundup of TV sketching done in 2013/2014 that I’ve not yet posted here in this blog. These sketches of PRIS from BLADE RUNNER, were among the earliest drawings I ever did with my left hand that I actually began to like. I’d avoided drawing for the better part of 2013, because my crude left-handed [..READ MORE..]
  • February Sketches

    James Baker
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Here are some watercolor sketches done on location around San Francisco in this past month. The first was done in Union Square while Julia and I sat prior to our dinner reservation on Valentines day. It was gloriously warm and sunny, with many people out enjoying themselves, and I managed to get a scribbly sketch [..READ MORE..]
  • Teenage Camelot

    James Baker
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:57 pm
    At around the age of 15, I met a group of older teenagers who’d already finished with high school, shared a house and lived on the dole. I thought they were the height of teen cool because they could do whatever they wanted; woah. I was still obliged to wear my school uniform and kow-tow [..READ MORE..]
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    Disney History

  • 16 May 2015 | 2:07 pm

    Didier Ghez
    16 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Quick reminder about the upcoming S/R Labs auction.
  • 8 May 2015 | 12:03 am

    Didier Ghez
    8 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    The blog will be updated again on June 1.
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    Didier Ghez
    8 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    Recently re-discovered art from Pinocchio by Curt Perkins. Just for your enjoyment.
  • 7 May 2015 | 6:58 am

    Didier Ghez
    7 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    The Snow White Master Score Limited Edition is quite an expensive, yes, but it's a document that I had to pre-order! I just did.
  • 5 May 2015 | 8:46 am

    Didier Ghez
    5 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    This new book about Steve Jobs which I just picked up contains an interesting chapter about the acquisition of Pixar by Disney, which relies on new interviews with Bob Iger, John Lasseter and Ed Catmull.
 
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    The Daly Blog

  • Tiny canvas time

    donnachada
    16 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    These are teeny tiny. 
  • New work

    donnachada
    16 May 2015 | 11:33 pm
  • Throwing Shapes

    donnachada
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Throwing down shapes..... Lots of shapes
  • Inspired by Mexican Art

    donnachada
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    I've been looking at a lot of Mexican art lately..... So of course this inspired me to do this....
  • Canvas

    donnachada
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    On Canvas
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • Sincerity

    mark kennedy
    16 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    When I was at CalArts many years ago, my teachers would use the words "sincere" and "sincerity" often. I know Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston used these frequently words as well when speaking about animation. These words aren't used very often anymore (at least in my experience), and I've been thinking about them a lot lately. Maybe it's a good time to bring them up again.The dictionary definition of "sincere" is free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings.Some great advice on the importance of the subject from Ollie Johnston: "you have to make it sincere, so that the…
  • Why People Give Up by Anna Vital

    mark kennedy
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    This graphic entitled "Why People Give Up" has been making the rounds on the internet, so you've probably seen it before. It's from "Funders and Founders" and was designed by Anna Vital. The site is mostly intended for entrepreneurs, but it has a wide array of interesting graphics that are definitely worth checking out, and much of the advice they offer for people interested in creating a startup can be applied to other areas of life and career.I'm sure not everyone can relate to all of these reasons, but for me, many of these concepts felt familiar. I've had most (if not all) of these…
  • Collapsing and Expanding Time, Part Two

    mark kennedy
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:55 pm
    When last we talked about editing, we were discussing how to collapse time--in most cases, that means cutting out the boring parts so that a film can be mostly made up of interesting stuff to watch. That way the audience doesn't have to sit through boring, tedious and unnecessary moments where characters are traveling from place to place or having boring conversations about things that aren't imperative to the narrative.This time, I wanted to talk about the other way you can use editing to affect a moment: you can expland time when you have a moment you want to stretch out so that the…
  • Simultaneous Actions

    mark kennedy
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    I wanted to call this post "Overlapping Actions", but that's already an animation principle, and this is about a different topic, so I chose the title "Simultaneous Actions."There's an old memo written by Walt Disney to Don Graham about how to train animators where he discussed this topic. He puts it this way (with me paraphrasing a little for clarity):"It's not necessary to think of [some] actions. But certain actions we do think about - certain actions we deliberately plan. We plan them very quickly in our mind. The point to bring out here is that when a character knows what he's going to…
  • Smaug and Scale

    mark kennedy
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    I was watching the second Hobbit movie on my iPad (it's available on the HBO GO app, if anyone is interested) and I noticed some interesting techniques that were used to make Smaug the Dragon look large (I don't think there are any actual spoilers ahead, unless it counts as a spoiler to tell you there's a dragon named Smaug in the film, which I already did, sorry).One of the hardest challenges in creating illustrations, painting pictures and in creating movies is making sure that things that are supposed to be massive in size actually look large. If you don't include humans in scenes (or…
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    THE THIEF

  • Annecy

    Matt Jones
    8 May 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Richard Williams will be at Annecy this year presenting the 'Thief' and a section from his latest project entitled 'Prologue'. The Annecy website describes the piece thus 'Two Spartans and two Athenians fight to the death, observed by a little girl.'
  • Once upon a time

    Michael
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    I fear that it appears to be,a quarter of a century,since many of us tried and failed,while still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed,to finish one ambitious plan,but best laid schemes of mice and men,don't always work out as they ought ta',so let's grab beer or wine or water,and all meet at that hallowed spot,we once used to frequent a lot,and hug and chat and reminisce,'bout what once was and what still is.Some people say, "No it's much more",it started all in sixty four,If you were there than it appears,t'is more like one and fifty years,it doesn't really matter though,just raise your glass, say…
  • The next feature . . .

    Matt Jones
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Reader Liam Scanlan wrote to point out Bristol based photographer Adam Cook listing 'Lysistrata' on his credit page. It has been rumored for years that this is what Williams' ongoing feature project is and this would seem to confirm it.See also this blog that mentions Dick as considering the Greek play as a vehicle for his animation skills as far back as the early 80s.
  • The Museum of Curiosity

    Holger
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Michael Schlingmann found this radio interview with Dick Williams.BBC "The Museum of Curiosity"available for 15 more days
  • 'The Brigands' pt.2

    Matt Jones
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:05 am
    I've found time to work through the rest of the storyboards from 'The Brigands' sequence.  I'll begin posting them here.  As Dick mentions in the recent interview at the BFI the Brigands were designed by Corny Cole. These boards are mostly by Cole I believe with some by Dick (those drawings featuring the Mulla Nasruddin from an earlier version).See more story sketches from 'The Brigands' sequence here
 
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    Spline Doctors

  • Brad Bird Podcast

    Dr. Gordon
    22 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    A while back I did a podcast with Brad Bird in the Lucky 7 lounge….On the day of his new film Tomorrowland opening, The Bancroft Brothers, interviewed him here. These guys are putting on a cool event in nashville by the way. Have a listen to the new Podcast: http://taughtbyapro.com/podcast-brad-bird-interview-tomorrowland/
  • Cal Arts Producer Show

    Dr. Gordon
    8 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    I was happy to see the 2015 CalArts producer show. Some great work. Take a look at some of the films here: https://vimeo.com/channels/calartscharanimfilms2015 Congrats to the filmmakers! -Andrew p.s Please send links in comments to other schools films and I will post them.
  • A quick look at Animation Schools – Part 1

    Dr. Gordon
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
      Its that time of year when everyone is finishing up their final projects and the end of the semester is coming to a close. I wanted to do a post about animation schools.As an animator I am biased towards schools that are doing character animation and also schools that have strong story or 3d. I also like schools that care about appeal and character. I can’t tell you how much I dislike seeing stock rigs or animated characters that are done with a rig that has been animated the same way. All of this is only my opinion Calarts. Calarts is a great school and focuses on students…
  • On Film Making

    Dr.Nate
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    This is a great set of interviews with an impressive collection of contemporary Directors. Their philosophies and insights are all different but equally important and relevant in how you tell a story on film. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-quentin-tarantino-david-fincher-christopher-nolan-and-more-talk-the-art-of-filmmaking-20150421   - N. Stanton
  • Learn with Legends

    Dr. Gordon
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
      I stumbled across a great place to learn from some amazing animators. Its call Taughtbyapro.com Learn traditional animation from some of the best 2d animators in the business. They worked on the classic Disney films. Its amazing that they are teaching now! They have a big masterclass going on in Nashville on June 13, 2015 Its an event not to be missed. http://taughtbyapro.com/proweekend/   they also teach online classes at:   http://taughtbyapro.com    
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    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos

  • Dodoba is a Standout Graduation Film From CalArts

    Aaron
    6 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    The CalArts producer’s show is tonight, and I’ve got to assume one of the films we’ll be watching is Dodoba, Yon Hui’s film about a toad who is accused of murder. It’s Hui’s traditionally-animated graduation film, and it’s really something special.
  • Ray Bradbury’s Theory on Creating Great Fiction

    Aaron
    1 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Patrick Smith’s latest Blank on Blank installment focuses on Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451). While driving around in a car, he discusses the foolishness of driving, interpretation of facts, and how all of the great works of fiction are felt not thought.
  • CalArts Short About New Love and Coming Out

    Aaron
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Yonatan Tal’s 2nd year film from his studies at CalArts, titled Aquarium, is a touching short about the journey of public acceptance that a LGBTQ couple embarks upon. Top notch acting in this film from Ryan Masson and Mathew Bazulka.
  • French Animators Combine To Form Greatness

    Aaron
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
    Vic Chhun and Mohamed Fadera recently collected 17 French animators together to create a visual explosion. It’s all stuffed into an animated 4-minute music video for a track by edIT, titled if you crump stand up. Each animator created roughly 15 seconds of the video. I believe most of the artists once attended EMCA. Animated by: Vic CHHUN – [00'05"] William LABORIE – [00'25"] David MAINGAULT – [00'40"] Leyla KADDOURA – [00'55"] Faouzi HAMMADI – [01'10"] Anne-Lou ERAMBERT – [01'25"] Raphaël CHABASSOL – [01'40"] Abdel Raouf ZAIDI – [01'55"]…
  • Deadly Funny Smartphone Short From China

    Aaron
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Xie Chenglin, a Chinese student animator, won the 2014 Central Academy of Fine Arts Annual Award for this short that any smartphone owner can relate to.
 
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    Comedy For Animators

  • Today is Red Nose Day

    Jonathan Lyons
    21 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Below is text from the Red Nose Day website: Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day’s events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it’s a show not to be missed! Money raised during the Red Nose Day campaign goes to the…
  • Mr. Bean animatics to final image

    Jonathan Lyons
    6 May 2015 | 10:14 am
  • How Disney villains die.

    Jonathan Lyons
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    I have noticed how Disney villains always had to be responsible for their own deaths. The good guy can’t straight up kill them. The preferred method has been to have them cause their own fall from some great height. This also conveniently allows them to disappear from sight, so the young audience is spared the ugly after image. I am happy that YouTube user ChiefBrodyRules has put together this super cut of Disney villain death scenes. (mostly deaths, some are just falls.) While not specifically comedy, there are some funny moments added in, usually provided by the sidekicks. Some villains…
  • Faces of rejected bachelorettes

    Jonathan Lyons
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    If you’re looking for reference for a disappointed expression, go here: facesofrejectedbachelorettes
  • Roberto Begnini’s observation of Chaplin’s ass.

    Jonathan Lyons
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Since today is Charlie Chaplin’s birthday, I’ll repost this little tidbit. Roberto Begnini is the Italian comedian responsible for the Academy Award winning film “Life is Beautiful”, and one of my favorite films, “Johnny Stechinno”. According to IMDB, Begnini is quoted as saying: “Chaplin used his ass better than any other actor.  In all his films, his ass is practically the protagonist.  For a comic, the ass has incredible importance.”
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    Toon Radio

  • Back Lot Minions Music

    Robert Stukowski
    24 May 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Back Lot Music will give us the official soundtrack album for the animated feature Minions. Featuring the music of Composer Heitor Peeria, the soundtrack will drop in July. Back Lot Minions Music
  • Mychael Danna Scores The Good Dinosaur

    Robert Stukowski
    24 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Pixar is shuffling their cards to bring in Mychael Danna for the score for their upcoming animated feature The Good Dinosaur. They also tapped Danna for their short Sanjay's Super Team. Mychael Danna Scores The Good Dinosaur
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie Music CD on the Way

    Robert Stukowski
    22 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Late last weekend, Silva Screen Records announced their upcoming release of the soundtrack album for Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep Movie. The soundtrack will drop in the UK next month, and in the US in August. Shaun the Sheep Movie Music CD on the Way
  • Amazon Gets Lost in Oz with Mothersbaugh Music

    Robert Stukowski
    11 May 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Amazon brings us even more Netflix-style entertainment by getting Lost in Oz. The upcoming animated web original will feature the music of Mark Mothersbaugh and Adam Berry. Viewers will be able to vote if Amazon makes it into a series or not. Amazon Gets Lost in Oz with Mothersbaugh Music
  • Sanjay’s Super Team With Danna Music

    Robert Stukowski
    2 May 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Pixar will give us some of Sanjay's Super Team in November, and Mychael Danna is providing the music. Sanjay's Super Team is Danna's first film with Pixar and his second animated film overall. Sanjay’s Super Team With Danna Music
 
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  • Walt Disney’s “The Grain that Built a Hemisphere” (1943)

    J.B. Kaufman
    30 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    An earlier column in this series was devoted to the Disney film Tuberculosis (1945), produced for nontheatrical distribution in Latin America as part of the government’s Good Neighbor program during World War II. Tuberculosis inaugurated a series of health-instruction films, and was produced, by request, in an extremely simple style—representing an absolute minimum of animation movement and detail, and eschewing any kind of entertainment or “personality” touches. In this post I thought it might be interesting to look at an earlier film that represents the other side of the coin. In…
  • Animation Anecdotes #214

    Jim Korkis
    29 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Joe Barbera on Tom and Jerry. In PUNCH magazine November 29, 1972 Joe Barbera commented on Tom and Jerry: “When you see Tom and Jerry move, they move as if they were living, breathing characters. That’s why they are funny. Tom may have had the edge in size but little Jerry sure knew how to exasperate his perennial feline friend. “Of course, a lot of work went into the production of Tom and Jerry. We used full animation and an average cartoon took nearly five thousand drawings for a single episode. That’s a drawing for every other frame of film that goes through a projector. It also…
  • Cohl, McCay and Blackton Would Be Proud

    Steve Stanchfield
    28 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Five days ago, Sweden won the top prize in this year’s Eurovision song competition, with Heroes by Måns Zelmerlöw. The Eurovision contest goes on for many days, and if you’re a diehard follower like both Mary (my other half) and I am, chances are you know many of the songs months before the contest comes together, as each country decides what song and artist to have compete. Eurovision is known for it’s often extravagant performances and sometimes equally extravagant singers-often pulling out all the stops to garner the most votes. Whoever wins Eurovision is then the…
  • Max Fleischer’s “Pudgy The Watchman” (1938)

    Devon Baxter
    27 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Today, we’re going to look into a post-code Betty Boop with her little pal, Pudgy! Many of the Fleischer cartoons featuring Betty Boop, including the early Talkartoons before her official series, are among the finest, and zaniest, in early 1930s animation. When the Production Code Administration’s enacted its stranglehold on film censorship, her character changed drastically and the series began to decline. While the artists transmitted their stronger capabilities in plotting, timing and staging into their sensational Popeye series, Betty’s character went from lively to modest. Besides…
  • Walt Disney’s Goofy – on the Record

    Greg Ehrbar
    26 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    The great goof’s birthday was yesterday, so it’s fitting that we celebrate it on the wrong date – and by checking out two of his kookiest record albums from the 1960’s. Walt Disney Presents GOOFY’S TV SPECTACULAR Disneyland Records DQ-1252 (Mono & Stereo / 1997) Released in 1964. Executive Producer: Jimmy Johnson. Producer: Camarata. Running Time: 24 minutes. Voices: Pinto Colvig (Goofy); Paul Frees (Professor Ludwig Von Drake); Jimmy Macdonald (Mickey Mouse); The Wellingtons. Songs: “Rutabaga Rag” (from A Symposium on Popular Songs) by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B.
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  • Marvel’s Super Soldier Program Is Real

    Ju-osh M.
    29 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Cue: A billion straight women and gay guys yelling, “Well, DUH!!!” (Via.)
  • October Jones Gets Bored On The Train

    Ju-osh M.
    28 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    The results are hilarious.
  • Out Now – ‘Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic’ by J.B. Kaufman

    Ju-osh M.
    27 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    Two years ago, J.B. Kaufman put out one of the most thoroughly researched and lavishly illustrated animation history books of all time, The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Yesterday, he released his follow-up. Want a peek?   NOTE: Click pics to enlarge.   Crave more? Pinocchio: The Disney Epic by J.B. Kaufman hit stores yesterday. Purchase it from Amazon, and save 35%. Go on. You know you want to…   Related: Every Disney ‘Art Of’ Book…Ever
  • No, I Do Not Believe This Was A Mistake.

    Ju-osh M.
    26 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
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  • Recommended Viewing: ‘Hi-Score’ By Mary Jane Whiting

    Ju-osh M.
    26 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Mary Jane Whiting, a student at Ringling College of Art & Design, has put together a super-cute and surprisingly compelling short with Hi-Score. It’s simultaneously a loving tribute to video games and proof positive that one’s imagination can be far more exciting than anything Nintendo, Steam or Sony could ever come up with. Enjoy!
 
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  • 4 low-cost digital marketing solutions for startups

    Content Renderforest
    29 May 2015 | 12:42 am
    “Startups don't die, they commit suicide”,  a successful IT entrepreneur Just Kansays, recommending all the newly established companies to persevere irrespective of failures and obstacles. A wise piece of advice, indeed. But how to market your startup in the digital space and ensure its growth in the face of tough competition?Here are a few affordable digital marketing recommendations for entrepreneurs who want their startups to make a long-term success. 1. Leverage Social Media Potential Social networks are one of the most affordable ways to position your startup and market it…
  • 10 dos and don’ts for an effective presentation

    Content Renderforest
    22 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    What’re the key factors of a killer presentation? Well-structured text, quality images and public speaking skills, to name a few.  However, there are more tricks and nuances in the presentation making process. Below is our ultimate cheat sheet of 10 dos and don’ts for making your presentations persuasive and attention-grabbing. 1. DO think about your key message first, outline its supporting points and examples, rehearse it loudly and time it. Only after these “procedures” should you working on your slides. Remember that presentation needs to stand by itself while the slides are…
  • Logo animation- a powerful tool to boost your online business

    Content Renderforest
    17 May 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Nowadays, technology is developing and influencing people’s lives at rapid speeds, and so does the internet. Over less than 20 years, it’s become the world’s most effective form of communication affecting the way businesses are done today. Perhaps, that’s why online businesses enter and take over the market leaving behind traditional “storefront” ones.However, vigorous competition on the online market induces companies to think of ways of being found and standing out on the World Wide Web. And this is when animated logos, the latest trend in online marketing, come in handy. An…
  • 5 helpful tips for a safe and exciting trip

    Content Renderforest
    13 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    So, it’s the final countdown till your long-awaited vacation. The hotel is booked, the tickets and backpack are bought- what comes next? Perhaps, next step is to get armed with information about safe and exciting travel, especially if these are your first steps as an eager traveller.  To this end, here are a few life-tested tips for you to consider while traveling solo or with friends:1. Pack Wisely First things first. Smart packing is a unique skill that will help you make your trip fun and easy-going. The rule of thumb is: if you’re not sure you'll need a particular item, you…
  • 8 life-tested ways to earn extra money

    Content Renderforest
    9 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Nowadays, more and more people are trying and testing ways to have multiple incomes. Getting cash from different sources is key for more financial independence. Besides, extra money never hurts, right? So, what can you do to squeeze some additional sums to save for your next travel, house of your dreams or retirement? Here are several proven methods to earn the money:1. Become a freelancer Freelancing is a great way for a side income. Selling your skills and knowledge doing a freelance job at your spare time or weekends may also be a great perk in your resume. If you have a knack for doing…
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