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  • The Wonderful Elephant ...

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    ... Who Could Really Fly. The 64-minute Disney feature, the shortest and least expensive Walt Disney Productions had produced, was released on this date 73 years ago. Rough animation was complete when Disney staff walked out on strike, and remaining artists ... and crew returning after the strike .. completed the picture. It was out in time for Halloween and other late-in-year holidays. LIFE Magazine profiled Dumbo and the feature received favorable reviews from most newspapers and magazines. Of the Disney pre-war features, only Dumbo and Snow White turned profits on their initial release.
  • Paul Terry’s “Popcorn” (1931)

    Cartoon Research
    Steve Stanchfield
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Early Terrytoons are a lot of fun… and here’s a little ‘Popcorn’ to go with that statement! I really wish we each had a little cinema down the street from us that showed 1920s and 30s animation… I know a FEW of you folks do, but there’s nothing like that out here any more. The closest we’ve come to that in my lifetime was when the local college campus movie co-ops used to rent 16mm prints, often from Em Gee film library or Kit Parker films, who both had pretty large collections of cartoons. It was big thrill for me to see the film cans labeled ‘Popeye Meets Sinbad’ and…
  • First Look at 500 New Peanuts Shorts

    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos
    Aaron
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Late last year it was revealed that France’s Normaal Animation would be producing an eye-popping 500(!) new Peanuts shorts, helping build into the upcoming $100 million dollar Blue Sky Studios feature film version that’s due out in November of 2015. Now for the first time we’re getting an eyeful of what these 90 second shorts look like, after being revealed at the MIPJunior keynote address in France last week. These 2D shorts are directed by Alexis Lavillat, the founder of Normaal Animation, and I think they did a reasonably good job, with some reservations that I’ll…
  • Disney Lights Up Feast Teaser

    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos
    Aaron
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Patrick Osborne was the head of animation for Disney’s Paperman, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards. He’s now helming a short all on his own, titled Feast, which will premiere before Big Hero 6 in November. Here’s a sneak peek a the short, which appears to be filled with gorgeous lighting:
  • The Power of Two

    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels
    mark kennedy
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Sorry it's been so long!The Atlantic Monthly published an interesting article about the creative partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, focusing on how the two of them accomplished great things by both complementing and challenging each other.Part of what I really like about the article is that it challenges the common assumption that art is best created by a single person with a single voice expressing their vision without interference or compromise. From the article:For centuries, the myth of the lone genius has towered over us, its shadow obscuring the way creative work really gets…
 
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    TAG Blog

  • The Wonderful Elephant ...

    Steve Hulett
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    ... Who Could Really Fly. The 64-minute Disney feature, the shortest and least expensive Walt Disney Productions had produced, was released on this date 73 years ago. Rough animation was complete when Disney staff walked out on strike, and remaining artists ... and crew returning after the strike .. completed the picture. It was out in time for Halloween and other late-in-year holidays. LIFE Magazine profiled Dumbo and the feature received favorable reviews from most newspapers and magazines. Of the Disney pre-war features, only Dumbo and Snow White turned profits on their initial release.
  • Free Work

    Steve Hulett
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    ... still A-ok with our fine, entertainment conglomerates. (But not so much with various others). ... NBCUniversal has agreed to pay $6.4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by unpaid interns at “Saturday Night Live” and other NBC shows alleging violation of wage laws. The details of the agreement were contained in court papers filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New York by attorneys for the interns. The deal still must be signed off by the judge. Attorneys Outten & Golden LLP alleged in the federal court lawsuit that NBCUniversal violated federal Fair Labor Standards…
  • I.A. Film Commission Appointment

    Steve Hulett
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    The IATSE (our mother international) had another of its own placed on the California Film Commission Board of Directors. ... Thomas Davis, 56, of Sherman Oaks, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Davis is third international vice president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board, where he has been a member since 2001. He has been business manager at the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 80 since 1998, where he has held several positions since 1977, including vice president, chief organizer and executive board…
  • Cross Pollination

    Steve Hulett
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    So the trailer gets leaked and (not missing a beat) Diz Co./Marvel releases a high-quality version. And it's worth posting here because not only does it have the usual amounts of effects and animation, but it features a song that an animated non-human sang in 1940. When you own multiple franchises, use them all.
  • And Still More Cross Pollination

    Steve Hulett
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    One heavy-weight brand reinforces another. Amber discovers Sofia's amulet is magical and takes it without permission [on Disney TVA's Sofia the First], inadvertently summoning an evil princess, Ivy, who's set on taking over Enchancia, in "The Curse of Princess Ivy," a primetime special of Disney Junior's Emmy-winning series. ... The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled." ... When you're the Berkshire Hathaway of entertainment conglomerates, you want to make sure that awareness of older Disney…
 
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    Comic-Con International

  • 2014 Photo Gallery

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    27 recipients received Comic-Con's highest honor this year: The Inkpot Award! Here's a photo gallery featuring all those who were honored July 24-27, 2014.
  • 2014 Inkpot Award Winners Photo Gallery

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    COMIC-CON 2014 INKPOT AWARD WINNERS!2014 Inkpot Award Winners Photo GalleryComic-Con International's Inkpot Awards are given to individuals for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services. In 2014, 27 people from comics, science fiction and fantasy, animation, films and television, were presented with Comic-Con's highest honor! Read more
  • Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID Validation Closes Tomorrow!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE!Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID Validation Closes Tomorrow! If you would like to participate in Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration, you must validate your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID before October 15 (that's tomorrow!). Read more
  • Beware of Comics! Banned Book Weeks Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry Marder

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL'S LIBRARY EVENT!Beware of Comics! Banned Book Weeks Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry MarderOn Thursday, Sept. 25, Comic-Con International co-sponsored a Banned Books Week event at the San Diego Central Library in downtown San Diego. Here's a report on Beware of Comics! Banned Book Weeks Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry Marder. Read more
  • Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2015 Call For Entries Opens Oct. 1!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    FILMMAKERS ... GET READY FOR 2015!Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2015 Call For Entries Opens Oct. 1!The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) will begin accepting films for consideration for its 2015 festival on October 1, 2014. Read more
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    The Disney Blog

  • Official Lyric Video for Shadowland from Disney’s The Lion King Musical

    John Frost
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Disney’s The Lion King Musical continues its amazing 17 year run on Broadway and around the world. More than 70 million people have experience the unforgettable music and the unique theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular helping it become one … Continue reading → Official Lyric Video for Shadowland from Disney’s The Lion King Musical 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 read the original story. Thank you.
  • For the first time ever, the complete Matterhorn Background Music Loop

    John Frost
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    In its latest post, Passport 2 Dreams talks about the music behind one of my favorite attractions – The Matterhorn at Disneyland. Set in the Swiss Alps, the Matterhorn background music is best known for its polka music full of … Continue reading → For the first time ever, the complete Matterhorn Background Music Loop 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 read the original story. Thank you.
  • Swan & Dolphin Resort starts room renovation

    John Frost
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    I have two large complaints about The Swan and Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World. First, they charge a lot of money for parking, which makes it difficult to just drop by and enjoy some of their fabulous restaurants. Second, … Continue reading → Swan & Dolphin Resort starts room renovation 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 read the original story. Thank you.
  • Into the Woods – First Featurette “The Story”

    John Frost
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, and Emily Blunt are all featured in the first featurette for Disney’s musical feature “Into the Woods.” I am so excited to see this on the big screen for the first time. Yes, I … Continue reading → Into the Woods – First Featurette “The Story” 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 read the original story. Thank you.
  • Bake at home: Disneyland Pumpkin Twists treat

    John Frost
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    If you have visited Disneyland this fall, I hope you had the chance to try the excellent Pumpkin Twist treat available at Troubadour Tavern and Maurice’s Treats at Disneyland park, and Cozy Cone Motel at Disney California Adventure park. Turns … Continue reading → Bake at home: Disneyland Pumpkin Twists treat 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 read the original story. Thank you.
 
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    Upcoming Pixar

  • The Good Director

    Simoa
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Congratulations are in order for Peter Sohn. The longtime Pixarian has been announced as the new director of Pixar’s other 2015 feature, The Good Dinosaur! (Inside Out will open in June with this film taking the November slot, a first for Pixar). You can watch a brief clip of Sohn drawing Arlo, the main character, here. Sohn has lent his talents to a number of Pixar features over the years, such as The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Wall-E. His first directing gig for Pixar was the 2009 short, “Partly Cloudy”. He was also the inspiration for Russell in Up and provided the…
  • James Ford Murphy talks 'Lava' and Pixar

    Simoa
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Back in August, a small teaser for Pixar’s upcoming short ‘Lava’ was released, debuting the stunning animation and music. Thanks to Collider, we also have two new high-res stills, as well as an interview with director James Ford Murphy! The interview, which you can watch here, details Murphy’s path to Pixar and his contributions to such films as A Bug’s Life, Cars, and The Incredibles. He also speaks in depth about ‘Lava’ and the challenges associated with animating volcanoes. This is a chance to really appreciate the kinds of risks and innovations…
  • Teaser trailer for 'Inside Out': A major emotion picture

    Simoa
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    After months and years of waiting, the first teaser trailer for Pixar’s 2015 feature Inside Out has finally been released! So far the reaction has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, which should surprise no one, as this film is probably one of the next year’s most anticipated. And considering audiences had to go without a major Pixar film this year, the excitement for Inside Out is doubled. The newest still on the right is courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. This teaser is unlike any others that Pixar has debuted before. You can watch it below. The montage of previous Pixar films is…
  • Watch and listen to "Lava"

    Simoa
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    "Lava", the next Pixar short to play before Inside Out next year has been generating as much excitement as the feature length film itself. Described as a musical love story taking place over millions of years, it promises to be a unique love story erupting between two volcanoes. One still and one poster have been released, and now there’s a clip courtesy of Yahoo Movies. The short clocks in at seven minutes, but this clip is thirty seconds long. Yet it’s still an impressive preview of what’s to come. Imagine what the finished product will look and sound like! In…
  • Sneak peek at 'Inside Out'

    Simoa
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    While a teaser trailer for Pete Docter’s highly anticipated film Inside Out continues to allude Pixar fans, a small clip has been released on Disney Movies Anywhere. (Note: you must be a member in order to view the footage). Just over a minute long, this sneak peek of the film is attached to a Monsters University featurette, but well worth checking out. Although actual footage of the film is not shown here, there is a brief look at an animation test and the reveal of a crucial character. Inside Out centers on emotions as characters in the mind. The four principal ones are Joy (Amy…
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    FALLOUT

  • Here Be Monsters

    James Baker
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Here Be Monsters is a book illustrated and written by Alan Snow that inspired the animated film, The Boxtrolls. The book is a rambling grab-bag of fun ideas, seemingly every idea that Alan Snow ever had up till that point. It is a very enjoyable read, but presented a problem to adapt into a 90 [..read more..]
  • The Boxtrolls

    James Baker
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    I’ve admired the films of Laika for years, and now I’m pleased to say that I’ve been involved in one; THE BOXTROLLS. From 2008-2012 I worked on this film, and to make this an extra special experience for me, it was directed by my dear friend of many years, Tony Stacchi, and Graham Annabel, a [..read more..]
  • Flower Car

    James Baker
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Last weekend Julia and I went to Flora Grubb nursery  to buy some plants. I had heard of this cool place before, but had not realised that it was over by the area where I used to work when I first came to San Francisco. It was a dodgy neighbourhood back then, when I worked [..read more..]
  • The Time Trickster

    James Baker
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Old plot details (and fan-enthusiasm!) refreshed by a Netflix marathon, we recently watched the theatrical, big screen debut of the 12th (or is it 13th?) actor to play DR WHO- that alien space/time traveller in the big blue box. As with last year’s 50th Birthday episode, likewise screened in movie theatres worldwide, this feature-length episode, [..read more..]
  • Hotel Holiday

    James Baker
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:16 pm
    My Brother Jo and his family recently invited Julia and I to join them, and my Dad and his wife Wendy, for a holiday in Mexico. We’ve had a rocky time of things the past few years, and this was a wonderful opportunity to relax. Despite feeling ill the entire time, I did some sketching, [..read more..]
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    John K Stuff

  • Say hi at SoCal Comicon tomorrow

    JohnK
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    http://www.socalcomiccon.com/special-guests.html Here's what happened at Cuernavaca last week . so if you wanna hang out and get a nice souvenir swing by tomorrow! Sunday Oct 5th 2014 http://www.socalcomiccon.com/special-guests.html
  • Ren Gets Mad and Loses His Mind

    JohnK
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
  • the Store Works Now

    JohnK
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Why do Mitch and Harmke look so happy? Because they are wearing their shiny colorful Spumco cartoon shirts! Click the magic spinning store below to see all our wacky cartoon wares!
  • More Funny Man Faces

    JohnK
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
  • More Grabs For Eddie

    JohnK
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
 
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    Ice-Cream Monster Toon Cafe

  • Weekend sketches

    Alina Chau
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
  • 5 mins quickies

    Alina Chau
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
  • Art Pop

    Alina Chau
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This piece is done for an up-coming group show at Gallery 1988.12 x 12 inch Watercolor/Gouache on wood
  • 5 mins quickies

    Alina Chau
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
  • Lord of the Ring

    Alina Chau
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    This piece is painted for a November Benefits Show at Hero Conplex Gallery.The painting is 18 x 24 inch, watercolor and gouache on wood.  It's the largest wood painting I have done so far.  It really give me the confident to experiment more with watercolor wood, I have lot of fun making this painting.
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    Hyrumosmondanimation

  • First look at our 2016 release!

    Hyrum Virl Osmond
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2014/10/20/walt-disney-animation-studios-announces-2016-film-moana/
  • "Oh captain my captain"

    Hyrum Virl Osmond
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
  • Dog and Butterfly

    Hyrum Virl Osmond
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Check out this amazing work done by my good friend Wayne Unten. Absolutely beautiful. Dog and Butterfly from Wayne Unten on Vimeo.
  • A tribute to Osmondness

    Hyrum Virl Osmond
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:18 pm
    http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/frozen-exclusive-clip-love-is-an-open-door-donny-osmond-tribute-165833344.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory"
  • 15 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm

    Hyrum Virl Osmond
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Han's big note from the "Open door" song was an intentional "Donny Osmond" moment. The directors actually had to ask me to "dial down the Donny" just a bit but I think the end result still captured that pure signature Osmondness.
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    Disney History

  • 24 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Seven years ago, I posted about a Mickey Mouse comic book written and drawn by a French POW during WWII. Since then I had always wanted to read that comic book. Thankfully we will be able to do so soon, since it will be released in book form next month. I love those off-the-beaten-path documents and am extremely excited about this one.
  • 23 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    I had the pleasure of getting a review copy of the book Disney Destinies released recently by Theme Park Press. It's a good book, but it is a light book and a book aimed at "beginners", not at Disney historians. Not a lot was new from my standpoint but I especially enjoyed the short biographies of George Kalogridis and Vesey Walker who were Disney people I had not heard about before.
  • 22 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    This new book, in French about the history of the Journal de Mickey has been released today. I have not had a chance to see it as my plane left Paris for Miami yesterday. I will order it on Amazon.fr and let you know what it is worth when I get it.
  • 9 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am

    Didier Ghez
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    The blog will be updated again on October 23.
  • 9 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    This just in from Lars Emanuelsson: [Almost three years ago now, a post on this blog related a story, originally sent to Jim Korkis as a follow-up on an article about the Snow White premiere.The content was this: for the Snow White premiere, Gustaf Tenggren was presented with an envelope with two tickets. But his wife Mollie didn’t like the seats they were given so she didn’t attend. Years later Gustaf had given the envelope and ticket to a friend in the children’s book trade. The e-mail sender had acquired the ticket but had since sold it.As a Tenggren biographer I was quite moved by…
 
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • Vanderpoel Cross Sections

    mark kennedy
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    One of my favorite life drawing books is "The Human Figure" by John H. Vanderpoel. Originally published in 1907, it is a very short and concise primer on anatomy. Vanderpoel has a unique way of looking at the human body and many of his thoughts on construction are exceptionally original and unique to his teachings.For example, one of his illustrations shows the male and female forms from above in cross-sections. I really like this drawing because it's very helpful for picturing the human body in three dimensions and from an angle that we don't always consider. Here are scans from the…
  • Black Swans

    mark kennedy
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Author Nassim Taleb wrote a book called Fooled By Randomness (which I haven't actually read) where he coined the idea of "Black Swan Events". He was talking about financial occurrences, but I think they can happen in the entertainment field too.The term comes from the idea that in England in the Middle Ages people would use the term "Black Swan" to describe something that couldn't possibly exist, because people had only seen swans that were white in color. Later, when black swans were discovered to exist, people were amazed, but then realized that it only made sense that if white swans…
  • The Positive Side of Insecurity

    mark kennedy
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    U2 lead singer Bono gave an interview on LA's KROQ last week (here's a link to the audio). In the beginning of the interview, Bono expresses what a thrill it is to hear a song from his band's new album played on KROQ. The interviewers respond by asking how he can still feel such excitement at hearing U2 played when the band has been around for 35 years and are arguably the most successful band in the world. I love Bono's response. He replies by saying, "Insecurity is your best security."It's all too rare that anyone admits that they are plagued by insecurity and fear that they're not…
  • The Power of Two

    mark kennedy
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Sorry it's been so long!The Atlantic Monthly published an interesting article about the creative partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, focusing on how the two of them accomplished great things by both complementing and challenging each other.Part of what I really like about the article is that it challenges the common assumption that art is best created by a single person with a single voice expressing their vision without interference or compromise. From the article:For centuries, the myth of the lone genius has towered over us, its shadow obscuring the way creative work really gets…
  • The Benefits of Visual Variety

    mark kennedy
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    One of the things I like about "Game of Thrones" is how the art direction is employed in telling the story. The nature of the show is to cut continuously from location to location as several different stories unfold simultaneously. This could easily lead to confusion in the viewer's mind because there are so many locations that there's a danger of being disoriented as you go from place to place over the course of an episode. But the creators of the show have carefully crafted each location to have it's own color scheme (as well as architecture and costume design) so that you always know where…
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    Spline Doctors

  • New Masterclass coming in 2015

    Dr. Gordon
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    I really happy and excited to announce that I will be conducting some masterclasses in 2015 with none other than Academy Award winning director Mark Andrews. Mark is the most dynamic teacher I have ever seen. We will be doing a two day class in a few select cities. More info on that coming soon We have been conducting this masterclass with Vanarts and other schools for many years. We have received so many great comments and we are always trying to make it the best possible class. There are copycat classes out there so beware… I can’t wait to share more about what this class will…
  • More New Doctors

    Dr. Gordon
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    We have 2 more story GURU’s joining us to contribute. More news this week and hopefully a post. thanks for listening…. Andrew
  • New Doctor!

    Dr. Gordon
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Nate Stanton, Story Supervisor at Pixar and brother to Andrew Stanton will be contributing to the site. Nate was one of the first to do a podcast with us. We really want to focus on storytelling and Nate has so much experience. Welcome Nate! Look for more people coming soon that will be focused on Story and Direction. Andrew
  • See you in Vancouver!

    Dr. Gordon
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Ill be giving a class next week in Vancouver. If your a spline doctor reader please say hi and Ill try to bring something to give you. I can’t wait to come back to one of my favorite cities. This is our last class of the year. We are changing up the masterclass for 2014…There is some really exciting stuff that will happen that I can’t wait to tell you about. All coming soon! Also excited that my old pal and supervising animator at sony in vancouver.. Pete Nash will be there giving a talk on his recent work. Hope to see you there!!! Andrew
  • Story Spines

    Dr. Gordon
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Sure, you thought  ”Spline Doctor”… Well, the story “spine” is such an important part of creating a film.  In many ways its what a spline is to an animator, the spine is to the writer. How many times have you watched a film and felt where the key moments hit? I thought this site provided some very interesting story charts about how the character changes. Ultimately we want a character to change or for the world around him or her to change. Take a look at these various charts as well and see how your character fits into this structure. One thing about structure…
 
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    YouTube: Animation

  • WHY AREN'T YOU LAUGHING?! - Pewds Animated (By Coyotemation)

    PewDiePie
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    WHY AREN'T YOU LAUGHING?! - Pewds Animated (By Coyotemation) Check out Coyotemation ▻ http://bit.ly/1gPJ2eR (He animated this). COMMENT HERE: http://bit.ly/BroComments Get awesome games: http://www.g2a.com/PewDiePie Cl... From: PewDiePie Views: 4269131 167365 ratings Time: 01:22 More in Film & Animation
  • Scaredy Cat - Simon's Cat (A Halloween Special)

    Simon's Cat
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Scaredy Cat - Simon's Cat (A Halloween Special) 'A frightening feline turns his owner into a scaredy cat!' Don't forget to share this with your friends if you think Simon's Cat is just like your own cat! A... From: Simon's Cat Views: 1827448 38683 ratings Time: 02:31 More in Pets & Animals
  • Washed Up - Simon's Cat

    Simon's Cat
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Washed Up - Simon's Cat "A sleepy cat gets a rude awakening!" Don't forget to share this with your friends if you think Simon's Cat is just like your own cat! Also don't forget to S... From: Simon's Cat Views: 1993021 43968 ratings Time: 02:27 More in Comedy
  • Penguins of Madagascar Official Trailer #2 (2014) Benedict Cumberbatch Movie HD

    MOVIECLIPS Trailers
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Penguins of Madagascar Official Trailer #2 (2014) Benedict Cumberbatch Movie HD Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Follow us on TWITTER: htt... From: MOVIECLIPS Trailers Views: 901361 6306 ratings Time: 02:30 More in Film & Animation
  • Hot Water - Simon's Cat

    Simon's Cat
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Hot Water - Simon's Cat A hungry cat goes in search of food and gets his owner into some hot water!” Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=... From: Simon's Cat Views: 3764291 56215 ratings Time: 02:26 More in Entertainment
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    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos

  • Disney Lights Up Feast Teaser

    Aaron
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Patrick Osborne was the head of animation for Disney’s Paperman, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards. He’s now helming a short all on his own, titled Feast, which will premiere before Big Hero 6 in November. Here’s a sneak peek a the short, which appears to be filled with gorgeous lighting:
  • First Look at 500 New Peanuts Shorts

    Aaron
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Late last year it was revealed that France’s Normaal Animation would be producing an eye-popping 500(!) new Peanuts shorts, helping build into the upcoming $100 million dollar Blue Sky Studios feature film version that’s due out in November of 2015. Now for the first time we’re getting an eyeful of what these 90 second shorts look like, after being revealed at the MIPJunior keynote address in France last week. These 2D shorts are directed by Alexis Lavillat, the founder of Normaal Animation, and I think they did a reasonably good job, with some reservations that I’ll…
  • Blender Getting Set to Release Monkaa Into the Wild

    Aaron
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Monkaa is the name of an upcoming CG short from The Blender Foundation, the team that oversees the animation software Blender, which is free! Here’s a teaser for the 5-minute film about a blue monkey and a meteorite. The full short arrives on October 22nd.
  • Cottin Cruises With Nirvana Police

    Aaron
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Nirvana Police is a new, erotic CG short from director Tristan Cottin about a policeman who falls in love with a Black Panther. [NSFW]
  • López Cooks Up Jamón at NFTS

    Aaron
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Well over 2 years ago we shared the trailer for Iria López’s graduation film (National Film and Television School), titled Jamón. The full 8-minute film is now online, and you can enjoy the her story of “a teenager living in a Spanish town who just so happens to be the only pig in a human family.”
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    Comedy For Animators

  • Toddler in a minion costume.

    Jonathan Lyons
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    This is not a fail video, despite the graphic.  The boys response to falling is priceless.  If he broke down  crying it would be much less funny.  It is the survival of the spirit that makes great comedy.
  • Funny short: Wake Up Call

    Jonathan Lyons
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Here is some terrific animation that is pure physical comedy. Funny and short. Wake Up Call from Kevin Jackson on Vimeo.
  • Big Hero 6 character studies

    Jonathan Lyons
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    This is a great video about the characters in Big Hero 6.  Each character simply enters and sits in a chair.  By having them do the same thing, it is clear how different they are, and what is on their minds.
  • Rickey Gervais on how Laurel and Hardy have influenced him.

    Jonathan Lyons
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Ricky Gervais on the radio describing what he learned from Laurel and Hardy, and how he uses it in his work.
  • Cartoons ain’t Human

    Jonathan Lyons
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    I think this is my favorite Popeye cartoon.  He becomes an animator fer cryin’ out loud!  This film has amazing visuals.  Don’t miss the end when the projector starts going crazy.  I just found it on volume 3 of the Popeye the Sailor collection.  I can’t believe it didn’t get a commentary track on the disc.
 
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    Toon Radio

  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 3 The Coronation

    Robert Stukowski
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    This week on the Legend of Korra, Korra gets some training with Toph while Prince Wu becomes the Earth King in Book 4 Episode 3, the Coronation. Along the way, we get Little Ba Sing Se, wild chase scenes through Republic City, and some family bonding. Oh, yeah, Kuvira makes her move too! An interesting episode for what it is. Essentially a transition, this episode moves fast to jumpstart the real plot of the season. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 3 The Coronation
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 2 Korra Alone

    Robert Stukowski
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    While Kuvira draws all nations to herself, Korra is forever alone recovering from the effects of her poisoning in the last episode of Book 3. Along the way, Korra fights her inner demons until she meets Yoda in the Forest. That is how it was written in the Fourth Book of the Legend of Korra Episode 2: Korra Alone. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 2 Korra Alone
  • The Little Mermaid Returns as a Legacy Collection

    Robert Stukowski
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Walt Disney Records is bringing The Little Mermaid back as a part of their Legacy Collection. The new soundtrack release celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1989 classic. The album will feature all the original music composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman, including a few previously unreleased tracks! The Little Mermaid Returns as a Legacy Collection
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 1 After All These Years

    Robert Stukowski
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    It has been three years to the day (three weeks in reality) since the defeat of Zaheer and the Red Lotus. Our cast of characters has moved on to do their own things, and everything seems to be at peace. The new heir of the Earth Kingdom has been found. Republic City is coming to terms of having spirits vines running amok through the city. All is just fine as the premiere episode of Book 4 of the Legend of Korra series gets under way. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 1 After All These Years
  • Rocks in My Pockets Soundtrack in Your Music Player

    Robert Stukowski
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    MovieScore will release the Rocks in My Pockets soundtrack tomorrow September 30, 2014 via digital distribution from Amazon and other online music outlets. The album features the film’s original music composed by Kristian Sensini. Rocks in My Pockets Soundtrack in Your Music Player
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    Cartoon Research

  • Animation Anecdotes #185

    Jim Korkis
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Sherman Brothers Mousecar. Richard and Robert Sherman were presented with the unique “Mousecar” award on August 8, 1985 at the Hollywood Bowl as part of Disneyland’s 30th Anniversary concert benefiting the Children’s Museum. It was the first such award presented since the death of Walt Disney. The “Mousecar”, a combination of the words Mouse and Oscar, the Academy Award statuette, is an in house award of a six inch tall brass statuette of Mickey Mouse on a Bakelite base that was first presented by Walt Disney to only a small handful of employees for service to the Disney…
  • Paul Terry’s “Popcorn” (1931)

    Steve Stanchfield
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Early Terrytoons are a lot of fun… and here’s a little ‘Popcorn’ to go with that statement! I really wish we each had a little cinema down the street from us that showed 1920s and 30s animation… I know a FEW of you folks do, but there’s nothing like that out here any more. The closest we’ve come to that in my lifetime was when the local college campus movie co-ops used to rent 16mm prints, often from Em Gee film library or Kit Parker films, who both had pretty large collections of cartoons. It was big thrill for me to see the film cans labeled ‘Popeye Meets Sinbad’ and…
  • Jerry Beck Event Calendar

    Jerry Beck
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Time-out for another update of my forthcoming classic cartoon screenings in the L.A. area. Here’s just a few of the animation programs I’m doing between now and New Years. If you are in L.A. or plan to visit the area, please coordinate you plans around these shows. You’ll be glad you did! First up, this Saturday October 25th at 5pm, my annual compilation of scary cartoons at The Cinefamily in Hollywood. My annual Cartoon Spook-tacular! A selection of strange, creepy Halloween-related cartoons using vintage prints in 16mm and 35mm that range from ghoulishly red Eastmancolor…
  • Annette Tells the Story of “Snow White”

    Greg Ehrbar
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Mouseketeer-turned-movie-star Annette Funicello was the first to tell the story from Disney’s landmark animated feature on Disney’s in-house record label. WALT DISNEY’S STORY OF SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS Told By Annette (1957) Narrated by Ginny Tyler (1960 and 1969) Disneyland Storyteller ST-3906 (12” 33 1/3 RPM LP / 1966) Executive Producer: Jimmy Johnson. Soundtrack Producer: Camarata. Running Time (1957): 27 minutes. Running Time (1960 and 1969): 22 minutes. Songs: “I’m Wishing,” “With a Smile and a Song,” “Whistle While You Work,” “Heigh-Ho,”…
  • “Betty Boop at 16″ Fleischer Promo Art #21

    Thad Komorowski
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Continuing my postings of these rare Fleischer Studio promotional illustrations – this time from the November and December 1937 issues of in-house trade publication Paramount Sales News. As the panels appeared weekly once again – ironically, emphasizing the intense labor of animation production – we bring you the conclusion of Eli Brucker’s memories of the Fleischer strike. -Thad “The sympathy of the people was generally with the strikers, who were mostly young people, some with families to support. A neighboring landlord allowed them to use one of his empty lofts…
 
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    Skunk & Burning Tires

  • Charizard Jack-O-Lantern

    Ju-osh M.
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Hot. Jack-o-lantern and GIF by Pylon Press Screen Printing. Via.
  • Hot For Teacher Tutorial

    Ju-osh M.
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    This quick video tutorial by Felix Sputnik demonstrates walk cycle basics and advanced schlong sway. Seriously, how many times have you nailed your character’s hip and shoulder movements only to realize you’ve left their crotch stiff? No, wait — I meant ‘left their crotch LIFELESS?’ Problem solved! Thanks to Sputnik’s tutorial, your characters’ dicks will dangle — and boobs will bounce — with all twelve principles of animation! (Apologies to Frank & Ollie if this was covered in The Illusion of Life.)
  • Words Of Wisdom

    Ju-osh M.
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    “I would love to see animation artists really get how important they are and how amazing their skills are, because they don’t seem to fully realize the wonder of what they can do.” Dan Haskett, character designer on The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Toy Story, Tiny Toon Adventures and dozens of other wonderful cartoons!
  • Did Disney Ask Deadmau5 To Remix ‘Fantasia’?

    Ju-osh M.
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    I’m not entirely sure. But Charles Kenny over at Animation Scoop makes a damned good argument for why they should’ve. Click here to read.
  • I Already Miss Summer…

    Ju-osh M.
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    …and the cartoon-themed ice cream treats. (Although honestly, c4′s pic makes them look a helluva lot better than they really are. Have you ever — EVER — had one that didn’t resemble Sloth from The Goonies?)
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