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  • So Simple

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    ... and so why are they even paying you? 10 things no animator wants to hear “I don’t have any concept art or storyboards yet, but a story outline will do, right?” ... “It must be so much fun to play around with computers all day. I bet it doesn’t even feel like a job.” “The way you’ve rigged and animated that character is cool, but wouldn’t it be better with motion capture?” ... “I do like the way you’ve animated it, but I’m still not quite sure what would work best. Could we try it a couple of different ways, just to see which I like better?” ... No creative…
  • How Disney villains die.

    Comedy For Animators
    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…
  • Official plot summary for Kung Fu Panda 3 released

    Animated Views
    Dacey
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
  • The Lost Astro Boy Episode

    Cartoon Research
    Charles Brubaker
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Before I begin, I need to clarify that there are actually several episodes of the original 1960s Astro Boy that were considered missing. Of the 193 episodes made, episodes 34, 125, 127, 139, 163, and 191 were lost. Episodes 34, 163, and 191 were eventually found, however, leaving only three episodes (125, 127, and 139) still missing. Fujiko Fujio animationHowever, episode 34 is the most infamous of the missing episodes. Originally called “Midoro Marsh” in Japan (it was known as “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” in the Fred Ladd dubbing), it aired on Japan’s Fuji Television…
  • Artist of the Day: Paul Layzell

    Cartoon Brew
    Chris McDonnell
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Discover the work of Paul Layzell, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day.
 
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    TAG Blog

  • The World B.O.

    Steve Hulett
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Internationally, Avengers, Age of Ultron comes out with guns blazing. Foreign Weekend Box Office -- (World Totals) Avengers 2 -- $201,200,000 -- ($201,200,000) Furious 7 -- $69,700,000 -- ($1,321,536,125) Home -- $13,700,000 -- ($300,884,071) Cinderella -- $8,500,000 -- ($474,646,000) Spongebob Squarepants -- $860,000 -- ($310,704,000) The trades tell us: ... At $201.2M, Disney/Marvel’s Ultron notably debuted 44% bigger than 2012’s Avengers in comparable markets. ... [Home] earned $7.7M on 3,842 Chinese screens. Combined with the Fox territories this session, the alien-out-of-water pic…
  • So Simple

    Steve Hulett
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    ... and so why are they even paying you? 10 things no animator wants to hear “I don’t have any concept art or storyboards yet, but a story outline will do, right?” ... “It must be so much fun to play around with computers all day. I bet it doesn’t even feel like a job.” “The way you’ve rigged and animated that character is cool, but wouldn’t it be better with motion capture?” ... “I do like the way you’ve animated it, but I’m still not quite sure what would work best. Could we try it a couple of different ways, just to see which I like better?” ... No creative…
  • Our American Box Office

    Steve Hulett
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    ... and plot exposition, good and bad. (See below.) The big car chase movie remains on top. DreamWorks Animation's Home stays in the Top Five. U.S./ Canada Top Ten 1). Furious 7 (UNI), 3,808 theaters (-156%) / $4.8M Fri. (-42%) / 3-day cume: $16-M17M (-42 to 45%) / Total cume: $318M-319M/ Wk 4 2). Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 3,633 theaters (0)/ $3.75M Fri. (-49%)/ 3-day cume: $13.7M (-42%)/ Total Cume: $42.16M / Wk 2 3). The Age of Adaline (LGF), 2,991 theaters / $4.96M Fri. / 3-day cume: $12.4M / Wk 1 4). Home (FOX/DW), 3,311 theaters (-177) / $1.825M Fri. (-26%) / 3-day cume: $7.9M…
  • The IA-AMPTP Agreement

    Steve Hulett
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    ... on a new Industry Basic Agreement. The Joint Press Release: AMPTP and IATSE Reach Agreement on New Three-Year Contract SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. - The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) have reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new three-year Hollywood Basic Agreement. In response to the tentative agreement, IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb stated, “I am pleased we were able to reach an agreement that provides industry…
  • Kimballesque Animation

    Steve Hulett
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Jerry Beck at Animation Scoop was kind enough to send this along: Jerry writes: ... This sequence was in the earliest edits of the [the upcoming Tomorrowland], inter-cut with live action actors responding to it. However, I was told, for timing sake the piece was cut out of the picture and is being used for promotional purposes. It was designed and animated by Teddy Newton, Dan Jeup and Andrew Jimenez; done in the manner of 1940s-50s Walt Disney educational films and in the spirit of Ward Kimball's Tomorrowland TV segments (Man In Space, Mars and Beyond, etc). ... The Paul Frees/Orson Welles…
 
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    The Disney Blog

  • Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron passes $200M at Global Box Office

    John Frost
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has already opened in 44 countries around the world, more than 50% of the global market. The total is already $201.2 Million in box office goodness. This is a good sign for a mega box office take once the movie opens in the USA on...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron passes $200M at Global Box Office 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…
  • Instapic: Diamond Horseshoe

    John Frost
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    from Instagram: On busy days at the Magic Kingdom, you may have the option to enjoy carved turkey or pork sandwiches at the Diamond Horseshoe. It’s great to have it open, but the place sadly lacks any live entertainment of the sort it used to back in the day. They...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Instapic: Diamond Horseshoe 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.
  • Rey and BB-8 featured in new official pictures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    John Frost
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Star Wars Celebration is in the rear view mirror and Star Wars Weekends is just ahead, but we’re still learning new bits about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today we have two new images focusing on Rey, her droid BB-8, and the planet Jakku. As we know, Rey is a...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Rey and BB-8 featured in new official pictures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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…
  • Cast of Avengers visit Jimmy Kimmel, Hilarity Ensues

    John Frost
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Here’s a little weekend watching for you. Last week the cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron came on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it was fantastic. First, Jimmy used his montage to remind everyone just how far our superheroes have come: Then he got the cast together to play a...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Cast of Avengers visit Jimmy Kimmel, Hilarity Ensues 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…
  • SeaWorld Orlando Announces Tallest, Fastest, and Longest Coaster in Orlando

    John Frost
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    SeaWorld Orlando has just announced a new roller coaster that will be Taller, Faster, and Longer than any coaster in Orlando. It will rise to 200-ft and, go faster than any coasters currently in the park and is rumored to be over 4,400 feet in length. That puts it faller...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. SeaWorld Orlando Announces Tallest, Fastest, and Longest Coaster in Orlando 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…
 
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    Upcoming Pixar

  • “Lava” at the San Francisco International Film Festival

    Simoa
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Our readers in the Bay Area are in for a special treat. The San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off today, a two week long festival that celebrates the best in film. The latest Pixar short film, “Lava”, which plays with Inside Out this summer, is going to be screened as part of the festival’s Shorts 5 program. Director James Ford Murphy will also be on hand to answer questions following the screening and sign autographs. You can see the full list of short films below, including one by former Pixarian Saschka Unseld, director of  2013’s “The Blue…
  • The Incredibles 2

    Simoa
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:51 pm
    When Bob Iger announced that Pixar would be releasing a sequel to The Incredibles last year, the news was met with a lot of celebration. This is the one Pixar sequel that everyone has been waiting for it seems. And now news has surfaced that Brad Bird has begun writing it. In an interview with NPR, in which he discussed his upcoming live action venture for Disney, Tomorrowland, Bird mentioned that the project is “percolating” and that he’s just starting to write it. Now all of those sites posting fake news items about the film’s summer 2016 release date can stop. This…
  • Woody’s News Round-up! (3/23/15)

    Simoa
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Quite a fair bit of Pixar news today! First, Pixar just launched a new Renderman site. Pixar’s Renderman technology has shaped the visual effects in the studio’s animated films as well as those made outside of Pixar. The sleek new site is brimming with tons of great information and resources, as well as a free download of a noncommercial Renderman.       Over in Toronto, Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera appeared on Breakfast Television to talk about Inside Out and sing their praises of the voice cast. Pete mentions Amy Poehler, who voices Joy, was such an…
  • Toy Story 20 years later

    Simoa
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    In November of this year, Pixar’s first feature length film, and the first to make the foray into feature length computer animation, will turn twenty years old. That’s right, Toy Story is twenty! Thanks to Bryan Bishop over at The Verge, we now have a little more insight into the film and what it was like making history. Pete Docter was one of the speakers at Austin’s annual SXSW conference, where music, film, and technology collide. Docter announced that he just wrapped up filming on Inside Out last Friday, which opens in theaters on June 19th. A new Spanish trailer for the…
  • John Lasseter: “There’s no desire to make things fit perfectly into any kind of Pixar model.”

    Simoa
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Variety spoke with John Lasseter for their March 10 issue, and the animation chief discussed sequels and how things are run at Pixar. photo via Variety The article touches on Pixar’s philosophy of failure, which is encouraged in order to make room for risks. Once the fear of failure is removed, directors are freer to honor their ideas. It’s a strategy Pixar president Ed Catmull discussed at length in his book, Creativity, Inc. Naturally failure is on everyone’s minds as Pixar plans to release more sequels. Although they’ve haven’t produced a mediocre film (those…
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    FALLOUT

  • 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..]
  • Phil Robinson

    James Baker
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
    A beloved longtime member of the Bay Area animation community, has finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer after battling it bravely for over 3 years. Phil Robinson will be greatly missed by his loving wife Jennifer, and his many friends from around the world, me amongst them. Phil came to the Bay Area in the early [..READ MORE..]
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    Ice-Cream Monster Toon Cafe

  • Double Happiness available for Pre-Order at Amazon

    Alina Chau
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    My new children picture book - Double Happiness is available for Pre-Order from Amazon at:http://goo.gl/BzkU4b 
  • Acquerello III advance copy

    Alina Chau
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    Acquerello III advance copy just arrived it's looking good!! The book will be released in July, you can pre-order from http://goo.gl/ZsTx60 alinachau‬artbook‬ art‬ acquerelloIII‬ kickstarter‬ illustration‬
  • Examiner Artist Spotlight

    Alina Chau
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Thank you Examiner for featuring my artwork and story on their site.  You can read the article at:http://www.examiner.com/article/artist-spotlight-alina-chau   
  • Pre-Order Acquerello

    Alina Chau
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Acquerello III is now available for pre-order at http://goo.gl/ZsTx60 The Book will release in July alinachau‬ art‬ artbook‬ book‬ watercolor‬
  • Chronicle Book Cover Reveal!

    Alina Chau
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    My new Chronicle Book cover reveal  This book will be out in July💕Will share more about the book, when I can💕 Thank you Nancy for writing this lovely book and Tamra for having me to illustrate for the book  alinachau‬watercolor‬ childrenbook‬ chroniclebook‬
 
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    Disney History

  • 10 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am

    Didier Ghez
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    The blog will be updated again on April 27.
  • 10 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am

    Didier Ghez
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    This book is not really linked to Disney History, but since the person who led the Freedomland project was CV Wood, the first VP of Disneyland, and since most of the artists who worked on its creation had also worked on Disneyland earlier on, I thought that some of you might want to be aware of it.
  • 9 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    This magazine has just been released and Barks fans will love it.
  • 8 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am

    Didier Ghez
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    This is not Walt's last interview but it is definitely among the very last ones. (Thanks to Jim Korkis for the link).
  • 7 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    Help needed with background noise reductionOne of the songwriters of Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland was Jerry Livingston. As far as I understand he was interviewed only once, by Disney historian David Tietyen. Unfortunately that recording suffers from terrible background noise and is therefore close to impossible to transcribe.Is anyone reading this post an expert when it comes to backghround noise reduction and if so, could you please contact me at didier.ghez@gmail.com?[UPDATE: I found a volunteer.]
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • 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…
  • Collapsing and Expanding Time, Part One

    mark kennedy
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    There are really only two ways to edit film…you can either collapse time or expand time. If there's a simple rule of thumb, I would say that one of the basic principles of film is that you should use editing to collapse the boring, uninteresting parts and to expand the rich, dramatic, meaningful, emotional and/or entertaining parts.Sounds easy, right? Like a lot of what we do, it's basic in principle but can be very difficult in execution.One of the greatest storytelling tools film has is the ability to cut out the dull and uninteresting parts. Characters can cross town in the blink of an…
  • Getting In The Character's Head

    mark kennedy
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:33 pm
    While we're on the topic of tools for storyboard artists and the best way to approach a scene, I thought I'd talk about one of the biggest problems I see sometimes in storyboards and even in finished films on the whole.One of the things that makes me lose interest in a film is when I don't understand why the characters are doing what they're doing.As we watch films, one of the ways that we get engaged and wrapped up in the story is that we project ourselves onto the characters on the screen and we put ourselves into their shoes, empathizing with them and (if the film is done well) feeling…
 
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    Spline Doctors

  • 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    
  • Setting it in Motion

    Dr. Gordon
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Found this really great little short film on how Michael Arnt started Toy Story3. Beginnings… Very cool and educational. Every student should watch this!            
  • Composition is King

    Dr.Nate
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Here’s a great write-up on the beautiful, creative, and bold compositions in the recent Foreign film IDA (Poland). Shot in Black & White and with a 1:33 framing, the director and his crew created some stunning imagery. In the link you can find a nice array of screen shots from the film, all worth studying and taking in. I highly recommend seeing the film if you haven’t yet, one of the ‘Best Foreign Film’ nominees for the upcoming Oscars in a few weeks. http://nofilmschool.com/2015/01/static-frames-oscar-contender-ida-composition-king   - N. Stanton  
  • Visual Storytelling

    Dr.Nate
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Happy New Year out there ! I hope this post finds everyone starting a new creative endeavor. I wanted to focus on what we all look for when watching a film – great ‘Visual Storytelling’. Whenever I get a sequence I always ask myself –  How can I ‘show’ what is on the written page, and not rely on dialogue to get the action or  emotion across in the sequence ?  This is the Holy Grail that I seek when I put the pages down, and start drawing. There are many great examples out there in cinema that show this, and I was very happy to find this post recently…
  • 2015!

    Dr. Gordon
    3 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Happy New Year! Some exciting things happening this year! • New Podcasts • New Doctors (story specialists and more) • Masterclasses! • A new look for our 10 year anniversary! Thanks for the support as always and please tell us what you want to hear. -Andrew
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    YouTube: Animation

  • https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    YouTube Help
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    https://youtube.com/devicesupport From: YouTube Help Views: 2544597 0 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Howto & Style
  • Five Nights At Freddy's 2 ANIMATED

    Markiplier
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Five Nights At Freddy's 2 ANIMATED Five Nights at Freddy's 2 brought to LIFE!! Watch the FIRST ANIMATION!! ▻ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz8MCVJb0_k&list=PL3tRBEVW0hiCG77yjHzeV1NAelHl7mjNe&index=1 Watch the ... From: Markiplier Views: 17061270 150520 ratings Time: 01:35 More in Gaming
  • If Men Were Disney Princesses (Music Video)

    BuzzFeedVideo
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    If Men Were Disney Princesses (Music Video) Because who doesn't want to marry a homeless Arabian man? Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC: I Wish I Could Be A Disney Princess, (available ... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 3928768 84646 ratings Time: 03:47 More in Entertainment
  • Inside Out Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Disney Pixar Movie HD

    MOVIECLIPS Trailers
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    Inside Out Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Disney Pixar 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: http://bit.ly/1ghOWmt Inside Out Official. From: MOVIECLIPS Trailers Views: 5717024 32371 ratings Time: 02:11 More in Film & Animation
  • GOOD FOR YOUUUUUUU! // PewDiePie Animated

    PewDiePie
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    GOOD FOR YOUUUUUUU! // PewDiePie Animated THANKS TO THE AWESOME: http://www.youtube.com/aarrffxo3 For making this animation! Go check them out and subscribe! More Animations ▻ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUorfqI4IaM More ... From: PewDiePie Views: 6171116 208500 ratings Time: 01:52 More in Gaming
 
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    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos

  • 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.
  • Buck Bakes Fresh Spot For McDonald’s

    Aaron
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    Buck’s Ryan Honey directed this new CG spot for McDonald’s, which hypes the fresh ingredients that go into their super-sugary blueberry muffins. CREDITS Directed by Buck Executive Creative Director: Ryan Honey Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson Producer: Billy Mack Production Coordinator: Kaitlyn Mahoney Creative Director: Joe Mullen CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson Associate Creative Director: Gunnar Pettersson Animation Director: Alessandro Ceglia 3D and Look Development: Alex Dingfelder, Eric Pagtaconan, Jens Lindgren, Wing Sze Lee, Michele Herrera, Mikey Rogers 2D Animation:…
  • Back to School Time For Inside Out

    Aaron
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    Pixar just revealed a new 1-minute clip from their upcoming film, Inside Out, which stars Amy Poehler as Joy, the effervescent optimist. Here she preps the troops for the Riley’s first day of school, all from inside his mind. Inside Out has also been selected to screen at Cannes, and then it hits theaters on June 19th, 2015.
  • Bra Busts Out As Star of Animated Triumph Spot

    Aaron
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    A woman’s bra will get the typical teen boy pretty damn excited, but I’m not sure that kid could top the level of exhilaration exhibited in this new animated commercial. Its for Triumph International, the German lingerie manufacturer and it stars an animated version of Sports Illustrated model Hannah Ferguson in a Disney-esque princess-style spot. Animation was produced by Stories AG, a Swiss shop.
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    Comedy For Animators

  • 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.”
  • Jimmy Slonina

    Jonathan Lyons
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Jimmy Slonina is my kind of performer. I discovered him when one of his lip sync videos showed up on Boing Boing. Here are three of those. These are great for watching how faces move, but equally, if you are creating lip sync you might want to create reference that goes to this level.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch

    Jonathan Lyons
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    In the news, MTV is bringing back Celebrity Deathmatch, which was created by Eric Fogel in 1998. Here are some samples from earlier seasons. Celebrity Deathmatch. (Click link to see Buster Keaton Vs. Charlie Chaplin)
 
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    Toon Radio

  • Inside Out Music Release

    Robert Stukowski
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Walt Disney will turn us Inside Out with some music tunes from Pixar's next feature Inside Out. Walt Disney will release the Michael Giacchino music in June days before the movie release date. Inside Out Music Release
  • Frozen hits 4 Million, 59 on Billboard List

    Robert Stukowski
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Like winter, Frozen is not done with us yet. According to the Billboard 200 albums chart for April 11, The Frozen soundtrack sits high in 59th place surpassing the 4 million sold mark. Frozen hits 4 Million, 59 on Billboard List
  • The Tibetan Rock Dog Scores Rolfe Kent

    Robert Stukowski
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Coming on the heels of last year's The Prince and the 108 Demons, Rolfe Kent has signed on to compose the music for the upcoming animated feature Tibetan Rock Dog. The Tibetan Rock Dog Scores Rolfe Kent
  • The SpongeBob Movie Music Out of Water

    Robert Stukowski
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    We all have a love-hate relationship with Spongebob, but we can all agree that he brings in the best music. To celebrate, Varese Sarabande will give us the soundtrack for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soundtrack later this month. The SpongeBob Movie Music Out of Water
  • Home Soundtrack Details

    Robert Stukowski
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    DreamWorks made us want to go Home even more by dropping the full soundtrack track list and details late last week. The album will feature performances by Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Coffee, Kiesza, Charli XCX, and Jacob Plant. Home Soundtrack Details
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  • Streamline Pictures – Part 2

    Fred Patten
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    In 1993 Streamline Pictures had a booth at the Video Software Dealer’s Association (VSDA) convention in Las Vegas to promote it’s Video Comics. When I started my employment at Streamline Pictures, I found myself working mostly with Carl on the translations for dubbing than with Jerry and his distribution duties (which, for the record, included booking and shipping of Streamline’s 35mm theatrical prints, creating trailers, writing press kits and preparing advertising materials with Svea Macek). Carl insisted that all of Streamline’s videos would be dubbed, not subtitled,…
  • The Lost Astro Boy Episode

    Charles Brubaker
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Before I begin, I need to clarify that there are actually several episodes of the original 1960s Astro Boy that were considered missing. Of the 193 episodes made, episodes 34, 125, 127, 139, 163, and 191 were lost. Episodes 34, 163, and 191 were eventually found, however, leaving only three episodes (125, 127, and 139) still missing. Fujiko Fujio animationHowever, episode 34 is the most infamous of the missing episodes. Originally called “Midoro Marsh” in Japan (it was known as “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” in the Fred Ladd dubbing), it aired on Japan’s Fuji Television…
  • Animation Anecdotes #209

    Jim Korkis
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Technicolor Peculiarities. Many animation fans don’t quite understand Technicolor, other than the fact that it provided a spectacular color effect. However, the system could be unpredictable which is why Disney made many color tests to compensate for those peculiarities. For instance, in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951), if you look closely at the cels featuring Alice’s yellow hair, there is a slight green tint. When it was filmed, that green would disappear but without it her golden hair would look at little whiter. So, when Disney claims that when it restores the color in newer…
  • “Private Snafu” on Blu-ray

    Steve Stanchfield
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Back from the ‘Cultural Wasteland’ of last week and into the world of Classic Animation again! From a Thunderbean Office perspective, last week was a Van Beuren week here, with all the ‘Classics from the Van Beuren Studio’ and other things going out the door; this week has been very much ‘Snafu’ week, with Willie Whoppers very much in progress as well. Mel has her hands full over there; this year promises to continue to be busy with so many projects in progress. We’re putting finishing touches on all but a few of the cartoons for ‘Private Snafu…
  • “Wet Blanket Policy” (1948)

    Devon Baxter
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    “Ha-ha-ha-HA-ha! Ha-ha-ha-HA-ha! That’s the Woody Woodpecker Song…” In 1947, musicians George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss played Walter Lantz their new song about his famous manic woodpecker over the phone. Tibbles and Idriss wanted it published, and Lantz agreed. In October of that year, James Caesar Petrillo, union leader and head of the American Federation of Musicians, outraged that jukebox companies and disc jockeys made more money than the musicians in his union, announced a nationwide strike by all musicians in the country. It would be effective at the stroke of midnight,…
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    Skunk & Burning Tires

  • Disney Studios Release Schedule 2015-2017

    Ju-osh M.
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Click to enlarge. Or just, y’know, squint. (Via.)
  • Sony Announces Animated Spider-Man Flick by Lego Movie’s Miller & Lord

    Ju-osh M.
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are doing a full-length animated Spider-Man flick to be released on July 20, 2018. What’s more, Sony has confirmed that the animated Spider-Man will take place in the same continuity as the live-action Spidey films! (Via.)
  • EW Reports: New Muppet Show Will Be A ‘Mockumentary-Style Soap Opera’

    Ju-osh M.
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Entertainment Weekly has a few new tid-bits regarding ABC’s upcoming Muppets revival. On the plus side: “The project is a mockumentary-style series that goes deeper into the Muppets’ personal lives…[and] will be shot…like Arrested Development and The Office.” Sounds cool! On the negative side: It’s being produced by Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management writer-producer Bob Kushell, and they’re “planning a series that will go deeper into the soap-territory that is the trademark of ABC’s biggest hits like…
  • The Boy And The Beast: U.S. Trailer

    Ju-osh M.
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars is one of my all-time favorite anime cartoons ANYTHINGS. Because of that, you can probably imagine how excited I am to see the trailer to his next pic, The Boy and The Beast. You can’t? Try harder. Related: First Look – ‘The Boy and The Beast’
  • “What Is This, A Billboard For ANTS?!”

    Ju-osh M.
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Marvel is having fun with their Ant-Man ad campaign.
 
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    CG Mantra

  • Fine Arts Courses

    CG Mantra
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    The Fine arts has arise as a career opportunity in recent years and also been offering by many small-big institutes or academies throughout NCR. Generally it has been neglected or under rated by parents without knowing its potential as career and least numbers of participation by Private sectors. But today all of sudden many private academies and institutions are offering Fine Arts Courses which advocates a huge demand of Fine Arts Professionals. It would be better to understand it to explore the field as a lucrative career. Fine Arts generally include all types of arts especially visual arts…
  • Animation & VFX- A Growing Trend in Bollywood

    CG Mantra
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Our own, Very known Bollywood Film director, Vikram Bhatt has been there in buzz among VFX fraternity, whether these are VFX students or VFX professionals. He created India’s First 3D Monster movie “Creature” in 2015 and now he is coming with most talked about Emraan Hashmi Starrer Sci-Fi film “Mr.X”, which is going to mass visible on 17th April, 2015 as per sources. The Base of the movie is the social justice by the hero who accidentally got power of Invisibility and same old love angle whether required or not. Emraan Hashmi has maintained his identity of kisser in this film also…
  • Animation & Visual Effects

    CG Mantra
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    It is a good idea to dream a Career in Animation & Visual Effects and join some academy to fulfill the dream. But it is better to have some type of introspection before launching yourself in the industry rather than going with the rumors about it. “Passion & Patience” is the key of success in Media & Entertainment industry which further broadly divided into Multi-Media, Animation, Visual Effects, Cinematographic, Motion Graphics and Advertisement areas. Let us make you understand that Media & Entertainment industry works under Tight Schedule, Re-Takes are very common in…
  • Thriving Career in Mass Communication

    CG Mantra
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    After taking 12th examination, the first question which pops up in the mind of students is “what next?” It is the time when they are in quest of best career option. If you have good communication skills and you are creative too in that case Mass Communication can be a good career option. The rapid advancement of technology has brought lots of career prospects in the field of Mass Communication. This field is all about disseminating news to mass through various channels of media. It can be electronic media, print media, broadcast media, new media etc., each channel has its own beauty. It…
  • Visual Effects-An Insight-2

    CG Mantra
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Many Animation & VFX institutes in all over India have been adding Practical Effects Techniques at least as a theoretical subject nowadays. Thanks to World Wide Web for its rich resource that enables a youngster to understand the Visual Effects Industry better and to chose the appropriate Animation & VFX institutes. This youngster are no more focusing on software centric education but also exploring other techniques of visual effects for better & higher career prospects in the industry. In continuation of our last write-up about “Forced Perspective” &…
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  • Stand out with these 4 original wedding gifts

    Content Renderforest
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Getting ready for a wedding is fun. Especially for guests (as the couple is often too busy to enjoy in the meantime). All the dressing up and preparing gifts is entertaining if not amusing. So, in case you've already chosen your super fashionable outfit yet have no clue about what to present to the newly weds, here are a few insights and options of original wedding gifts. 1. Digital Photo Frame Digital photo frames are an excellent gift for newlyweds. This gadget has one undeniable perk: in place of printing the wedding images and collecting in an album, sweethearts can show them off  in…
  • How to promote your business with motion graphics

    Content Renderforest
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Let’s face it. The advent of modern technologies and high-tech solutions has immensely changed the world - and the corporate world in the first place. The worldwide web and up-to-date gadgets provide effective tools for businesses to enhance their sales and profits. While traditional advertising instruments such as billboards and banners are still dominating in the streets of megalopolises and small towns, more cost-effective online corporate advertising solutions are paving their way to mass marketing, and motion graphics is one of them. What is motion graphics? Motion graphics is a…
  • 5 ways to effectively promote your website under $50

    Content Renderforest
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    So, you’re finally done with the long-awaited website of your company and looking forward to spreading the word about it. What can you do to boost traffic to your website with minimum expenses?  There are a bunch of available options on the worldwide net, and here are some of the most effective ones.1. Donation backlinks Donation links have become highly popular as a link-building strategy. You can obtain an authoritative backlink for a few dollars towards a charity or cause that you contribute to. Agree that it’s a ''win-win'' solution for both parties- PR for a link-builder…
  • 5 appealing ideas for low-cost or free birthday gifts

    Content Renderforest
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:51 am
    Giving and receiving birthday gifts is perhaps one of the most enjoyable experiences in our lives. Not only is it a mere exchange of items, but manifestation of one's emotions and appreciation for another person. Trying to please our dear ones, we often want to present something really original and even exclusive, and but sometimes the out-of-box solution doesn’t come up so easily, especially if the budget is tight and the birthday is close. Fortunately, the internet technologies provide a myriad of digital low-cost and free solutions which can be transformed into appealing birthday gifts.
  • Create logo reveals with an animated logo maker and turn your visitors into customers!

    Content Renderforest
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    A logo is the most recognizable and eye-catching component of any brand. As famous graphic designer Paul Rand says, '' a logo doesn't sell (directly), it identifies''. Thus, it's important for you to determine the way your logo should identify and convey the whole idea of your brand to boost sales and build a network of loyal customers. So, whether an online retail shop, a film production company or even an independent blogger- your primary goal should be leveraging your logo as well as other brand components (such as slogan, trademark) to enhance profitability of your business in the…
 
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