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  • Study reveals animated characters are thrice as likely to die than live-action characters

    Animated Views
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
  • This Maya Tutorial Begins Normally But Just Keep Watching

    Cartoon Brew
    Amid Amidi
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    All is not what it seems in this Maya walk cycle tutorial by Nathan Hibberd.
  • ‘Pyongyang’ Cartoonist Speaks Out About Cancellation of Gore Verbinski Film Project

    Cartoon Brew
    Amid Amidi
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    The first creative casualty resulting from the Sony hack ("The Interview" notwithstanding) is a project that's not even being produced by Sony; it's the New Regency film adaptation of Guy Delisle's graphic novel "Pyongyang."
  • ‘LEGO Movie’ Directors Turned Down Offer To Run Sony Animation

    Cartoon Brew
    Amid Amidi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    "LEGO Movie" Phil Lord and Chris Miller turned down an offer to run Sony Animation because "it’s too hard to do great work there."
  • Hackery III

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Or IV, or whatever. TAG's mother international says this: NOTICE TO IATSE MEMBERS WHO ARE WORKING ON OR WORKING FOR SONY PICTURES As you may be aware, Sony Pictures Entertainment ("SPE") experienced a significant IT systems disruption on Monday, November 24, 2014. The IATSE has been in discussions with the company since then to determine what risk our members may face regarding the potential disclosure of personal information and data. SPE has determined that the cause of the disruption was a cyber attack. After identifying the disruption, SPE took prompt action to contain the cyber attack,…
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    TAG Blog

  • When Nick Toons Got Its Start

    Steve Hulett
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:29 pm
    It commenced with one woman. [Vanessa] Coffey began by producing an [animated] Thanksgiving special for Nick. At that point, the studio had only done animation once before, in the form of a Christmas special led by Ralph Bakshi. Soon, she started a dialogue with then-president Geraldine Laybourne and her team about recruiting original content. Executives at the time were hesitant due to the fact that they didn't have the budget for bigger animation projects. Months of conversations and brainstorming later, Nick hired Vanessa as a consultant to look for original, creator-driven ideas. After…
  • Hackery III

    Steve Hulett
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Or IV, or whatever. TAG's mother international says this: NOTICE TO IATSE MEMBERS WHO ARE WORKING ON OR WORKING FOR SONY PICTURES As you may be aware, Sony Pictures Entertainment ("SPE") experienced a significant IT systems disruption on Monday, November 24, 2014. The IATSE has been in discussions with the company since then to determine what risk our members may face regarding the potential disclosure of personal information and data. SPE has determined that the cause of the disruption was a cyber attack. After identifying the disruption, SPE took prompt action to contain the cyber attack,…
  • The Expanding Universe of Cable Animation

    Steve Hulett
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:04 pm
    More cartoons on more platforms. FXX is moving into latenight with an original animation block anchored by “Lucas Bros. Moving Co.” and “Stone Quackers.” ... The heightened presence of animation on FXX is no surprise as the comedy-themed cabler was turbo-charged in September by the arrival of “Simpsons” reruns. Expanding into latenight animation has been a priority for FX Networks execs, no doubt inspired by the ratings garnered by Adult Swim’s out-there toons. ... These new productions are part of Fox-News Corp. low wage partner ADHD, located in Hollywood, and using a lot of…
  • A Brief History of Pensions

    Steve Hulett
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Some members have inquired about new legislation out of Washington that impacts multi-employer pension plans (these are of the Taft-Hartley variety, of which the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan is one.) The short answers: Yes, some multi-employer plans, particularly manufacturing pension plans centered in the mid-west, could see some payout reductions to current participants under 75. But no, this new legislation shouldn't affect the MPIPP, because our plan has 85-90% funding. (Those mid-west plans are drastically under-funded, unlike the MPIPP.) But let's dig a little deeper into this…
  • When I Met Jeffrey

    Steve Hulett
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    It was heart palpitation time. ... At two o’clock the Basil story crew stood tensely in the second-floor hallway of 2-D, waiting for Jeffrey’s arrival. At two after two he came striding down the hall, shook hands with everybody, and I launched into my spiel about a detective mouse in London, his arch enemy Ratigan, and the nefarious plot to take over all Mousedom. Mr. Katzenberg listened with laser-like intensity. I managed to avoid mangling the plot or muddying up the characters. ... 1985. Jeffrey was the dynamo from Paramount Pictures. And I thought (silly me) that I would be going…
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    Comic-Con International

  • Judges Named for 2015 Eisner Awards!

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    SIX COMICS EXPERTS MAKE UP NOMINATING COMMITTEEJudges Named for 2015 Eisner Awards!The judges for the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced! Read more
  • Eisner Awards Current Info

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Information regarding the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
  • 2014 Sunday

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Our fourth and final daily photo gallery focuses on Sunday at Comic-Con International 2014!
  • 2015 Child Badge Policy

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Information regarding Comic-Con International's 2015 Child Badge Policy.
  • 2014 Saturday

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Comic-Con International 2014 Day 3 (Saturday, July 26) photo gallery!
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    The Disney Blog

  • Lost Disney History – Computers Are People Too

    John Frost
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    Way back in 1982, just before TRON was about to come out, there was a concerted effort inside Disney to expand the use of computers in film and animation. Along the way Disney publicist Mike Bonifer helped produce a documentary … Continue reading → Lost Disney History – Computers Are People Too 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.
  • Star Wars Thanks Fans for Generosity

    John Frost
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:43 am
    In the latest video from the set of Star Wars, J.J. Abrams and the crew from Star Wars Episode VII thanks fans for their support of the “Force for Change” initiative to support UNICEF. Earlier videos from Abrams included a … Continue reading → Star Wars Thanks Fans for Generosity 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.
  • Crater named for Beatle John Lennon has a familiar shape

    John Frost
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    This may be the most out-there Hidden Mickey in the galaxy and it belongs to the John Lennon from the Beatles. A year ago today, NASA named a crater on the planet Mercury after the famous musician. The crater was … Continue reading → Crater named for Beatle John Lennon has a familiar shape 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.
  • STK, high concept steakhouse, coming to Disney Springs

    John Frost
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    We can add one more restaurant to the list of new dining experiences officially announced for Disney Springs. STK will open in The Landing area of the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex soon to be formerly known as Downtown Disney. … Continue reading → STK, high concept steakhouse, coming to Disney Springs 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.
  • The Disney Cruise Line Very Merrytime Cruises adds new offerings

    John Frost
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
    It might be a little too late to plan a Disney Cruise for this holiday season, but it’s not too late to start planning for next year’s. Just like in the parks, the Disney Cruise Line ships all have that … Continue reading → The Disney Cruise Line Very Merrytime Cruises adds new offerings 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

  • New Inside Out trailer is a clever, mind bending treat.

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    The latest full length trailer for Pixar’s June 2015 Inside Out debuted today, and with unsurprisingly brilliant, witty results. Though eleven year old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) is the primary setting for the characters/emotions in her mind, this new trailer also gave us a glimpse into the minds of her parents. The family of three are all sitting down for dinner when mom (Diane Lane) asks Riley how her first day of school was. She responds less than enthusiastically, which sets off signals in her mother’s brain. We see the emotions that inhabit Riley’s brain in her…
  • 'Toy Story that Time Forgot': the perfect gift

    3 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The lack of a full length Pixar film this year caused unhappiness for many people. But with 2014 coming to a close, Pixar has not disappointed. ‘Toy Story that Time Forgot’ premiered last night and we were treated to yet another stellar half hour Pixar special. As with the Halloween themed ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’, this special was female led with Trixie the triceratops (Kristen Schaal). While ‘Toy Story that Time Forgot’ was advertised as a Christmas special, the holiday is more background than anything else. It does still spread plenty of holiday cheer and…
  • The Good Dinosaur: concept art and more

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Jurassic World isn’t the only prehistoric movie of 2015. As of today, The Good Dinosaur is officially a year away! A new, gorgeous piece of concept art was posted to Pixar’s official twitter in order to start the countdown. That’s not the only new bit of concept art. Last week, The Good Dinosaur was featured in an LA Times article, as was its troubled production history and new director Pete Sohn. Rebecca Keegan quotes Sohn in the article as saying that "The heart of the story remains the same. It’s always been about this young dinosaur growing up. But the world…
  • Inside Out character posters and more!

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    The publicity machine for Pete Docter’s 2015 feature Inside Out is in full effect! New posters have been released, as well as character ones and short videos introducing the characters Sadness and Disgust. It’s clear this movie is one of the most hotly anticipated for next year, and one of Pixar’s most inventive. Even with a concept as intriguing as this one, it’s clear that this film will be character driven. That’s always been the modus operandi at Pixar. We’ll hopefully get more images and promotions for Riley, the young girl whose mind serves as setting…
  • Gaddily bob howdy: Toy Story 4 confirmed

    6 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Thought Toy Story 3 was the perfect end to a rare trilogy where all three films were excellent quality? Well, like it or not, but Pixar actually is pushing ahead with a fourth film, set for a 2017 release date. Disney-Pixar’s official twitter broke the news today. As the Disney Insider blog reports, the idea for this film was thought up by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich. The concept proved irresistible to Lasseter, director of Toy Story and Toy Story 2, who insisted that he direct. This will be his first helmed feature for the studio…
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  • Space FLiK

    James Baker
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Recently, I found a small cardboard box that contains all the artwork, and the super-8 film spool of a movie I made when I was 15/16, for my final high school HSC art exam. This celluloid masterpiece was called SPACE FLiK, and was a hopelessly crude parody of Star Wars in the style of Mad [ more..]
  • Kid Kalimari

    James Baker
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    This guy here is called KID KALIMARI, a comics character that I never did much with. He is related to another one of my characters that I have actually followed through on publishing; SEPHILINA.  He lives in the city of SAN FIASCO, and ends up becoming a pal of ROCKET & the PROFESSOR. In the [ more..]
  • 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ more..]
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    Ice-Cream Monster Toon Cafe

  • Christmas Fun

    Alina Chau
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    Another Christmas fun - Idea by Coconuts  - Titled: Coconuts and her per monkeys (AKA  Us - her humans)print available @ doggy paw print Christmas ornaments  made by Coconuts, I help with decoration
  • 5 mins quickies

    Alina Chau
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:16 pm
  • Little Christmas gift

    Alina Chau
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:08 pm
  • 5 mins sketches

    Alina Chau
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
  • 10% off Entire Store

    Alina Chau
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:48 pm
    *Everything in my on-line store is 10% off till Dec 20th - Coupon code: yayCHRISTMAS * And yes!! That included original art as well!! Happy Shopping!Store link -
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    Disney History

  • 16 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am

    Didier Ghez
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    The blog will be updated again on December 23.
  • 16 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    This just in from Garry Apgar:[Mickey Jumps the Shark?English artist and self-promoting entrepreneur Damien Hirst is best known for his 17-foot-long shark floating in formaldehyde — exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007-2010 — a work that will long live in esthetic infamy. The chi-chi Paris-based créateur de mode Marc Jacobs is currently marketing a "limited edition" Mickey Mouse tee-shirt designed by Hirst. The image emblazoned on the shirt was created originally at the behest of the Disney Company in the form of a six-foot-high painting on canvas using ordinary household…
  • 15 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    If you are interested in the history of Tokyo Disneyland and EPCOT, this new book looks intriguing.
  • 12 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    Here is a new book, that should definitely be added to my selection of best books of 2014.
  • 11 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    I just stumbled online upon the new Chronicle Books catalog and discovered two upcoming books which should interest you:- The Art of The Good Dinosaur, of course, but also- The Art of Funny, a book which is described as follows:[Each of Pixar Animation Studios’ films begins with the artists in the story department throwing ideas around to see what works best. This fun, collaborative process often results in hilarious scenarios, inside jokes, and illustrated gags, some of which will never make it to the final cut of the film. The Art of Funny features inspired gags from the creation of all…
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • Jon Stewart on Steve Carell

    mark kennedy
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    I recently heard an interview with Jon Stewart (host of "The Daily Show") where he talked about former Daily Show cast member Steve Carell's role in the film "Foxcatcher". Jon said something along the lines of "What makes Steve so good is that he finds the moments in scripts that no one else realized were there".I'm paraphrasing, but it was something along those lines. In any case, I thought it was an interesting thing to say. We've been talking a lot at Disney about what makes a good story artist, and it can be hard to define what makes a story artist so good at what they do. Drawing is…
  • "Paths of Glory" Blocking

    mark kennedy
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    If you have a Netflix account, I'd recommend checking out the early Kubrick film "Paths of Glory". It's a great, well-made film that holds up well. It's set during WWI and stars a young Kirk Douglas.There are quite a few scenes of two or three characters talking, and one of the things I like about the film is that the dialogue scenes are very compelling and interesting. Part of what makes the dialogue scenes so watchable is that the film is well-written and the acting is great. But the scenes are also blocked out really well, and I think this makes them compelling and interesting as well…
  • Contrast and Variety

    mark kennedy
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    One of the simple ways to make any picture more interesting is to make sure you use variety and contrast to create visual interest. I've written about this a lot in the past, of course, but it's been a while so let's take another look at this concept.Years ago I created this graphic to show how many different kinds of shapes make up this one drawing of a Rhino from "Robin Hood" by Milt Kahl.The variety of types of shapes creates a lot of interest, of course, but at the same time, not every design needs to have that much variety. Sometimes that can fight what you're trying to do. Some designs…
  • 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…
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  • The Museum of Curiosity

    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
  • Richard Williams BFI The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time

    Matt Jones
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:39 am
  • UK screening of 'The Thief & the Cobbler: A Moment In Time'

    Matt Jones
    1 Jun 2014 | 2:57 pm
    (Photo from the Twitter account of Chris Brake)The film screened at the BFI today along with 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' and Richard Williams was present to do a Q&A. Here are some of the reactions to the screening on Twitter:Justin Johnson, BFI ‏IJustinJohnson1  1hTechnically complex, visually enthralling. Thief &Cobbler a triumph! Picture with Richard Williams & Gary Kurtzchris brake ‏chrisbrakeillo  4hJust watched Richard Williams' "The Thief and the Cobbler" at BFI UK premiere of work-print. Left everyone speechless.Here's a recent interview…
  • UK Premiere: The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time + Richard Williams in Conversation

    15 May 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Click here for more infoand here
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    Mad About Cartoons

  • a documentary on me

    william wray
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
  • New Ella cartoon

    william wray
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
  • my new comic book

    william wray
    13 Jun 2014 | 10:46 am
  • Samurai Jack tiny title studies.

    william wray
    20 Jan 2014 | 6:19 pm
    most are a inch or so.
  • 30 Oct 2012 | 9:08 pm

    william wray
    30 Oct 2012 | 9:08 pm
      A Halloween gift for you. Please share it we are doing more with the character and trying to drum up interest.. Written  and supervised by me animation by my partner Jose Cubero 
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    Spline Doctors

  • The Toy Story That Time Forgot

    Dr. Gordon
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:27 pm
    I had the opportunity to be a Directing Animator on the TV special “The Toy Story that Time forgot. I thought I would share a few things that I learned on that special. • The world of Toy Story really requires a different style of animation in that the characters we animate need to look like toys not people in Toy suits. What does this mean? It was very much the same idea on Ratatoullie. We wanted Rats to feel and move like Rats, not like people in Rat suits… Toys have limited ranges of motion. This is important to sell how they are constructed. John Lassiter likes to talk about…
  • New Inside Out Trailer.

    Dr. Gordon
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    I can’t wait for this film to come out. It’s great! Below is a new trailer. Click the image.            
  • Revenge ! – Part II

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Revenge ! – Part II When revenge is based on a personal trauma – whether it be a shooting, rape, kidnapping, or torture – these films often veer into ‘extreme’ or ‘exploitation’ cinema, ‘I Spit on Your Grave’ and ‘Ms. 45′ being two examples. John Boorman’s ‘Point Blank’ is a great take on the singular minded criminal who has been double-crossed by his partners, and one by one hunts them down. This was re-made in the 90′s with ‘Payback’ starring Mel Gibson, also very engaging in it’s own…
  • Revenge! Part 1

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Who doesn’t love a good revenge film ? Whether it be a jilted lover, a double-cross, or the murder of a loved one, the protagonist in a good revenge based story often has a clear singular vision, and it can be a great drive for the audience to grab on to. The recent ‘Gone Girl’ got me thinking about these kinds of stories, as this tale boils down to a disgruntled wife who creates an incredible web to get revenge on a husband she clearly despises. How elaborate and sinister her plan manifests itself is what is so enthralling about this film. Now, there are many films that…
  • Horror Films

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Hey there folks, Nathan Stanton here , very happy to be joining the SplineDoctor group. I’ve been at Pixar for over 18 years in the story dept. and have worked with great directors in that time. Some of the films I’ve worked on include ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Toy Story II’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘WALL-E’, and ‘Brave’ amongst others. With Halloween approaching in a few days, I thought  I’d share this great post on Horror storytelling , breaking down 13 scenes from some great films. These  highlight good directing,…
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    YouTube: Animation

  • GOOD FOR YOUUUUUUU! // PewDiePie Animated

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    GOOD FOR YOUUUUUUU! // PewDiePie Animated THANKS TO THE AWESOME: For making this animation! Go check them out and subscribe! More Animations ▻ From: PewDiePie Views: 3596802 168430 ratings Time: 01:52 More in Gaming
  • The Science Love Song

    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Science Love Song Follow us @mitchellmoffit & @whalewatchmeplz iTunes ( Bandcamp ( SUBSCRIBE! It's free: Get ... From: AsapSCIENCE Views: 787232 43419 ratings Time: 03:31 More in Science & Technology
  • Five Nights At Freddy's ANIMATED // PewDiePie Animation By: Cypherden

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    Five Nights At Freddy's ANIMATED // PewDiePie Animation By: Cypherden THANKS TO THE AWESOME CYPHERDEN! For making this animation! Go check her out and subscribe! More Ani... From: PewDiePie Views: 4492425 122221 ratings Time: 02:02 More in Gaming
  • Could We Actually Live On Mars?

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Could We Actually Live On Mars? What would it take to survive on Mars? SUBSCRIBE! It's free: Get Your Free Audiobook: ---Links to follow us below-... From: AsapSCIENCE Views: 929630 23015 ratings Time: 04:03 More in Science & Technology

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
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    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos

  • Screen Novelties Animates Stop-Motion Elf Musical

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:12 am
    Elf: Buddy’s Christmas Musical is now available on Hulu (probably just in the US me thinks) after a premiere on NBC. Its an extension of the Will Ferrell hit feature Elf, but now produced in stop motion by Screen Novelties. Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh directed. Here’s a clip! via Greg Kelly
  • Peter MacAdams Does Slipshod Job

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Peter MacAdams directed and animated this new music video for Enter Shikari, the English rock band. The intense track is titled Slipshod.
  • Wurst Is the Best Stop Motion Meat Short Ever

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you’re not hungry now, you will be after watching the stop-motion short titled Wurst. Vegetarians beware. Its from Carlo Vogele. Bon appetit!
  • Studio Khara Gets Sexy For TeddyLoid

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Japan’s Studio Khara produced this new, hyper-sexy music video for TeddyLoid’s track ME!ME!ME! This is 100% jaw-dropping NSFW eye candy, so hide your kids. It was directed by Hibiki Yoshizaki. Full credits below. CREDITS Character Design and Animation Direction by Shuichi Iseki Animation Production by Studio Khara Directed by Hibiki Yoshizaki
  • See the Latest Trailer For Inside Out

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Pete Docter’s next Pixar film is Inside Out follows a young girl from Michigan who moves to San Francisco. We track this life event via the emotions inside her body, which all take on anthropomorphic form. The film hits theaters on June 19th, 2015.
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    Comedy For Animators

  • The world’s best animation tutorial

    Jonathan Lyons
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    This is the world’s best animation tutorial. Or maybe its’ the worst. You decide.
  • The Four Kinds of Laughter

    Jonathan Lyons
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    John Wright is a theater director and acting teacher whose approach to performance fits in with the purpose of this blog.  I have his book Why is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy (Softcover) and I have found some useful items to post here.  I would recommend buying his book to get the full value of what he has to offer. The purpose of comedy is to elicit laughter from the audience.  But people laugh at things for different reasons.   Wright has named four different types of laughter: 1. The Recognized laugh. 2. The Visceral Laugh 3. The Bizarre Laugh 4. The…
  • Christmas minions

    Jonathan Lyons
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
  • Jackie Chan: How to do action comedy.

    Jonathan Lyons
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    Thanks to my friend Johnny Turco for putting this up on facebook. I previously posted Jackie Chan tips for animators, which includes a ten part video of Jackie explaining his work. This following video is a great analysis to augment that.
  • Character… or personality?

    Jonathan Lyons
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    When I introduce dialog to animation students, I point out that the word “persona” is derived from the latin words for “through sound”. It is through the characters voice that we can discover the personality. Actors in ancient Greek drama wore masks, but with open mouths to allow the actor to speak. “Persona is the Latin word for the masks used in the Greek drama. It meant that the actor was heard and his identity recognized by others through the sounds that issued from the open mask mouth. From it the word ‘person’ emerged to express the idea of a human being who meant…
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    Toon Radio

  • Save Money Online with Coupon Codes

    Robert Stukowski
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Let's face it. We animation fans live in an expensive hobby. More so if you stick to imported goods such as anime. The high costs of our hobby has made people go great lengths to save a buck or two. The anime bootleg trade is a testament to this. For those like me, who want to stick to legal means, we have to look for other ways to earn discounts. One such method is coupons. Save Money Online with Coupon Codes
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 11 Kuvira’s Gambit

    Robert Stukowski
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Kuvira has laid down her gambit. Republic City and all of the United Republic of Nations shall be hers by the dawning of the sun. Only the United Forces and Team Avatar stand in her way. Can they stop Kuvira's onslaught? We find out in Episode 11 of the Legend of Korra Book 4, Kuvira's Gambit. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 11 Kuvira’s Gambit
  • Animation Music On the Best Original Song Oscars Short List

    Robert Stukowski
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Music from several animated films are up for the Best original song Oscar nomination. Plus, many films have more than one song in contention. The Oscars are a month away, but everything looks good for animation this year. Animation Music On the Best Original Song Oscars Short List
  • Animatricks Animation Festival 2015 Looking for International Short FIlms

    Robert Stukowski
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Heads up inspiring artists planning to be in Finland in April 2015. The Amimatricks Animation Festival is including a Short Films category in their selection of animation competitions. The time is now for submitting your entries for either the 1000-euro Finish contest or the 3000-euro International one. Animatricks Animation Festival 2015 Looking for International Short FIlms
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 10 Operation Beifong

    Robert Stukowski
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:24 pm
    As the world debates on what to do, the Beifongs devise a plan to free their family and cripple Kuvira's war effort. Will Operation Beifong be successful? Or will it bomb in the Tenth Episode of the Fourth Book of the Legend of Korra? Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 10 Operation Beifong
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  • Animation Anecdotes #192

    Jim Korkis
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Two Greatest Disney Animation Scenes. In 1980, renowned writer Ray Bradbury wrote the following for the “The Moving Image” catalog, “I claim that the two finest pieces of film ever made were the final fourteen minutes of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (1959) where the Prince hacks his way through the thorn forest to attack Maleficent as the Dragon and ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ whose grandiose terrors are the penultimate super-treat ending ‘Fantasia’ (1940), There may be greater feats of animation, choose your own, but I stick to my original bias and excitement.” Termite Terrace. Warner…
  • Random Notes

    Steve Stanchfield
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I was sad this week to hear about the passing of Dave Butler, 16mm film collector, original art collector and founder of Bosko Video. I first met him at the Columbus Cinevent show in 1988, the second show I went to selling Snappy Video VHS tapes of old cartoons. Dave was there selling 16mm prints of Warner Bros. cartoons and other shorts, a lot of rare prints. Not long after that he formed Bosko Video, releasing a few collections of Warner Brothers Cartoons with the studio’s gag reels interspersed between them…very cool and completely impossible to see footage. If memory serves, I…
  • A Big Batch Of New Books You Should Buy

    Jerry Beck
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Who says print is dead? Here are six great books that will make a wonderful gifts for you (print this post and hand it to your loved ones as a “hint” – or buy them for yourself) – or give ‘em to that beloved animation freak in your life. Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books by Michael Barrier Clear some bookshelf space next to Michael Barrier’s Hollywood Cartoons and The Animated Man. Mike’s latest book completes his “Funnyworld Trilogy” (my term), a triumvirate of tomes that fulfill the promise many us…
  • My “Cartoon Roots”

    Tom Stathes
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    As Cartoon Researchers, what might ‘Cartoon Roots’ mean to you? For me, it has a double meaning. Firstly, it’s the title of my brand new (and first!) Blu-Ray/DVD combo release of early animated cartoons from the silent and early sound period. You’ll learn much more about that exciting news in just a moment. On a more personal note, ‘Cartoon Roots’ reminds me of my own beginnings with the art form of animation and my love for it. I grew up in the 1990s, during the strong years of VHS home video releases of classic films and animation. My own Cartoon Roots, as it were, could be…
  • “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Vinyl

    Greg Ehrbar
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Charlie Brown is a blockhead, but he did get a nice Christmas special — not only legendary for TV, but for the recording industry as well. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Original TV Soundtrack The Vince Guaraldi Trio Fantasy Records FANT-5018 (Mono) (12” 33 1/3 RPM LP / 1965) Producer/Arranger: Vince Guaraldi. Choir Director: Barrett Mineah. Engineer: Sol S. Weiss. Running Time: 35 minutes. Performers: Vince Guaraldi (Piano, Hammond Organ), Jerry Grannell, Colin Bailey (Drums), Fred Marshall, Monty Budwig (Double Bass); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Children’s Choir. Songs: “Christmastime…
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  • Happy Hanukkah!

    Ju-osh M.
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Sadly, this Lumiere Menorah is NOT currently being offered by Disney. That said, they DID release a full-sized, light-up Lumiere replica last year. Perhaps someone far craftier than I could buy a few and Frankenstein ‘em together?
  • Live-Action ‘Attack on Titan’ Has A Poster

    Ju-osh M.
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Click through for the larger, scratch ‘n’ sniff version.   You weren’t seriously looking for a scratch ‘n’ sniff poster, were you? How exactly would that work? And what part of the poster were you hoping to sniff? Lipless Titan halitosis? The scintillating scent of burning human flesh? Too many questions I do NOT want answers to…
  • Amber Arden Is Snowba Fett

    Ju-osh M.
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Visit Arden’s Facebook page for more cosplay pics.
  • First Look:Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’

    Ju-osh M.
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Gaumont, Studio Chizu and Nippon TV have released the first poster for Mamoru Hosoda’s next film, The Boy and The Beast (Bakemono no Ko). According to, The Boy and The Beast is “a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely Japanese boy living in Shibuya and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast inhabiting Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he’s looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his guide and friend. That chance encounter leads them to many adventures filled with fantasy and action.”…
  • Richard Scarry + Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer + Little Golden Book?!?!

    Ju-osh M.
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    That’s a lot of awesome. How did I not know this book existed?! Buying…NOW.
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