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  • ‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown’ TV Special Set for November

    ANIMATIONWorld Magazine
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Holiday retrospective hosted by Kristen Bell marks the 50th anniversary of the Emmy-winning 1965 special, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’
  • Cartoon Makers' Earnings Projections

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Now with Add On! The big: ... Disney shares are trading at an all-time high, up nearly 45 percent over the past 12 months. Expectations continue to rise ahead of results due out Tuesday afternoon. Disney is projected to grow revenue 6 percent to $13.225 billion, while earnings are projected to grow 11 percent to $1.42 per share. ... Projections [are] that "Star Wars" will gross around $2.2 billion globally. ... "The Avengers" is expected to bolster the quarter's studio results, but analysts are projecting the company will take a write-down of $130 million to $140 million on "Tomorrowland."…
  • Two gorgeous new stills unveiled for “Sanjay’s Super Team”!

    Upcoming Pixar
    Simoa
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:56 am
    Even as Inside Out dazzles in its theater run, buzz has been steadily building for Pixar’s second 2015 feature, The Good Dinosaur. The short that’s paired with the latter film is similarly intriguing. “Sanjay’s Super Team” represents a bold departure for Pixar both visually and thematically. Inspired by director Sanjay Patel’s childhood, the short explores his relationship to the Hindu religion his father devoutly practiced, but which he felt less than enthusiastic about. USA Today has shared two new images from the short along with further details on the…
  • Chuck Jones: The Evolution of an Artist

    Comedy For Animators
    Jonathan Lyons
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Created by Tony Zhou for his Every Frame a Painting channel on YouTube.
  • Analysts predicting $2.2 billion box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    The Disney Blog
    John Frost
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    With the summer season nearly in the books, and “Jurassic World” showing that there is still life at the cineplex, attention has turned to exactly how big a box office The Walt Disney Company can expect when Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” flies into theaters. “Jurassic World” is at...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Analysts predicting $2.2 billion box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're…
 
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    TAG Blog

  • Record B.O.

    Steve Hulett
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:29 pm
    When you're fragrant with money, it's all good. ... North American box-office revenue has hit an all time record year-to-date, a significant achievement after last year's downturn. Through Tuesday, revenue for 2015 stood at $6.863 billion, narrowly besting the $6.783 billion earned between Jan. 1 and Aug. 3 in 2013. "Look at the huge franchise films we've had this year," said Rentrak analyst Paul Dergarabedian. He also credited titles such as American Sniper, Cinderella, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. So far, the top-grossing title of the year domestically is…
  • Path Tracing Made Easy

    Steve Hulett
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Disney reveals how some of its screen magic is made. Diz Co. relates the way its renderer, Hyperion, works. It happens due to a technique called "path tracing", which is a ray-tracing technique. Millions of rays of light are individually simulated. The simulated rays commence at the camera and are shot into the scene. ...
  • Cartoon Makers' Earnings Projections

    Steve Hulett
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Now with Add On! The big: ... Disney shares are trading at an all-time high, up nearly 45 percent over the past 12 months. Expectations continue to rise ahead of results due out Tuesday afternoon. Disney is projected to grow revenue 6 percent to $13.225 billion, while earnings are projected to grow 11 percent to $1.42 per share. ... Projections [are] that "Star Wars" will gross around $2.2 billion globally. ... "The Avengers" is expected to bolster the quarter's studio results, but analysts are projecting the company will take a write-down of $130 million to $140 million on "Tomorrowland."…
  • Your International Box Office

    Steve Hulett
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:11 pm
    To start: Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out continues to spread the joy, crossing the $600M worldwide box office mark. With an additional $17.8M from overseas and $4.52M at home in the frame, the global total has now risen to $602.29M. Of that, $272.7M is the international portion and domestic is worth $329.59M. The Pete Docter-helmed animated family film is the 7th in the Pixar stable to reach the $600M benchmark. ... And to continue: Foreign Weekend Box Office -- (World Totals
  • A Human Being With Human Short-Comings

    Steve Hulett
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Was Walt Disney an anti-Semite? Uh ... no. ... “Preposterous,” [Richard] Sherman several times called the charges during the Q&A. Disney treated him and his brother, Robert, like his own sons, insisted Sherman, the son of Jewish immigrants who, with his brother, wrote some of Disney’s biggest music hits including songs for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, and the Disney theme park tune It’s a Small World After All. ... Was he anti-Communist? Anti-Screen Cartoonist Guild but pro-IATSE (the labor organization that employs yours truly?) Absolutely yes. Did he carry grudges? And black-list…
 
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    Comic-Con International

  • Maggie’s World 031: Comic-Con Takeaways

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    MAGGIE'S WORLD BY MAGGIE THOMPSONMaggie’s World 031: Comic-Con TakeawaysMaggie Thompson tells us about her own experiences at this year's Comic-Con International! Read more
  • The Art of Comic-Con Exhibition Continues at the San Diego Central Library!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    GALLERY EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 30th!The Art of Comic-Con Exhibition Continues at the San Diego Central Library!Still going through Comic-Con 2015 withdrawal? We feel your pain ... but you can still visit the San Diego Central Library's Gallery for a little taste of the show with The Art of Comic-Con exhibition. But hurry ... it closed August 30! Read more
  • Badge Number Required for 2016 Attendee Preregistration!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2016 REGISTRATION UPDATE! Badge Number Required for 2016 Attendee Preregistration!Your Comic-Con badge is more than just a keepsake, you will need it to qualify for Attendee Preregistration! Read more
  • Reginald Hudlin and Joss Whedon Are the Latest Comic-Con Icon Award Recipients!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 REPORT!Reginald Hudlin and Joss Whedon Are the Latest Comic-Con Icon Award Recipients!Joss Whedon and Reginald Hudlin become the ninth and tenth Comic-Con International Icon Award recipients! Read more
  • #30 The Final Tip: Now It’s in Your Hands!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!#30 The Final Tip: Now It’s in Your Hands!It's the end of the road as Comic-Con 2015 is almost finally here! Now it's in your hands ... make the most of your own Comic-Con experience! Read more
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    The Disney Blog

  • Celebrity Spotting: Adam Sandler has a Goofy moment

    John Frost
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    Funny man Adam Sandler and daughter Sunny Madeline (age 6) enjoyed a Goofy moment on Aug. 1, 2015 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge while vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort. Say what you want about his movies, he knows how to pick a vacation destination. (Photo courtesy Disney. Mariah Wild,...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Celebrity Spotting: Adam Sandler has a Goofy moment 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…
  • Frozen Ice Palace Boutique opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    John Frost
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:13 am
    There’s a late addition to Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Ice Palace Boutique is a Frozen-themed salon with Anna and Elsa-inspired makeovers for guests aged 3-12. Families can join in the Frozen fun with packages featuring Frozen-themed treats at the new Ice Palace Café, and reserved seating...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Frozen Ice Palace Boutique opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a…
  • Analysts predicting $2.2 billion box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    John Frost
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    With the summer season nearly in the books, and “Jurassic World” showing that there is still life at the cineplex, attention has turned to exactly how big a box office The Walt Disney Company can expect when Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” flies into theaters. “Jurassic World” is at...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Analysts predicting $2.2 billion box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're…
  • Buyers not warned Disney’s MagicBands won’t work after battery dies, no way to replace it

    John Frost
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:35 am
    I’m a little surprised this issue hasn’t arisen before now. Recently, a Disney collector friend of mine was complaining how they just discovered the Limited Release Haunted Mansion MagicBand wouldn’t let her replace its battery. Each MagicBand has two RFID chips in it a passive chip (good for near field...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Buyers not warned Disney’s MagicBands won’t work after battery dies, no way to replace it originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If…
  • The Muppets cover “Jungle Boogie”

    John Frost
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem deliver their unique take on the funky classic anthem “Jungle Boogie” from Kool And The Gang. Yes, the Muppet marketing engine is back in full swing. With a new TV show this fall, I hope we can look forward to many much fun videos...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. The Muppets cover “Jungle Boogie” 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…
 
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    Upcoming Pixar

  • The first trailer for The Good Dinosaur released!

    Simoa
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Pixar’s new trailer for The Good Dinosaur is not to be missed. Just over two minutes long, the trailer is effective for a variety of reasons: it shows just enough without revealing key plot elements, the friendship between Arlo the apatosaurus and Spot the human boy is well established, and the animation/art is stunning. Certain images within the trailer look as if they came from live action footage. One beautiful example are the leaves which appear to the right. It’s becoming more abundantly clear that this film will indeed be a visual masterwork, blending more realistic…
  • Two gorgeous new stills unveiled for “Sanjay’s Super Team”!

    Simoa
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:56 am
    Even as Inside Out dazzles in its theater run, buzz has been steadily building for Pixar’s second 2015 feature, The Good Dinosaur. The short that’s paired with the latter film is similarly intriguing. “Sanjay’s Super Team” represents a bold departure for Pixar both visually and thematically. Inspired by director Sanjay Patel’s childhood, the short explores his relationship to the Hindu religion his father devoutly practiced, but which he felt less than enthusiastic about. USA Today has shared two new images from the short along with further details on the…
  • Box Office Watch: Inside Out breaks record and takes in more than 200 million worldwide!

    Simoa
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:03 pm
    It appears Jurassic World won the box office battle against Inside Out. If it was a battle at all. Our post last week summarized this “battle”, but only because people were genuinely concerned that Inside Out would be the first Pixar film to not open at number one. Jurassic World did end up surpassing Inside Out last weekend, but the latter still broke records and scored impressive earnings. After its initial $34 million, Pete Docter’s major emotion picture became the highest grossing original film (not a franchise film or sequel, Pixar or otherwise) of all time, with more…
  • Pixar heads to D23 in August with its very own booth + more!

    Simoa
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Disney’s D23 expo is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center this August, and with plenty of Pixar awesomeness in tow! With exclusive sneak peaks at upcoming films, a wealth of informative panels, and favorite filmmakers/celebrities, D23 is definitely the ultimate Disney fan event. Pixar will have its first ever booth at the expo, along with some “provocative panels”, and a John Lasseter Hawaiian shirt exhibit. Check out the full list below. BURBANK, Calif. – June 25, 2015 – Buzz Lightyear will welcome visitors to D23 EXPO 2015 as Pixar Animation Studios celebrates…
  • Box Office Watch: Inside Out vs Jurassic World

    Simoa
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    “Could Inside Out be the first Pixar film to not open at #1?” That was the question on a lot of folks’ minds after Jurassic World scored a staggering $200 million worldwide on its opening weekend. It was a natural concern considering Inside Out was released yesterday, exactly one week after Jurassic World. But as always, Pixar has overturned expectations! Pete Docter’s latest emotional ride grossed over $34 million, with projections of $90 million throughout the weekend. What’s more, Universal’s sci-fi epic dropped to second place with $29 million. This…
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    FALLOUT

  • JaMiE-CoN!

    James Baker
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    It's been a while since I've exhibited at COMIC-CON (in fact, my seller's permit was recently cancelled from lack of use) so I thought I might hold JAMIE-CON instead; an online convention for anyone unable to attend the San Diego convention in person, and I finally added all my comic books and just some of my prints to my Nerve Bomb [..READ MORE..]
  • INSIDE OUT

    James Baker
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    INSIDE OUT is an unusual film for a big studio to make; it is very ambitious and abstract. I worked on the story team from 2010 to late 2012, and everyone was excited about the idea, but dramatising that idea was at times quite challenging. I finally saw the film at a crew Wrap Party [..READ MORE..]
  • Monterey: Trip Home

    James Baker
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Driving up Highway #1 from our visit to Monterey Aquarium, Julia and I saw a beautiful spot and pulled over to see Pigeon Point Lighthouse. This picturesque scene was made even moreso by the sight of a grey whale and her calf swimming past the lighthouse at close quarters. We enjoyed the scenery so much [..READ MORE..]
  • Monterey: Aquarium

    James Baker
    31 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Following my recent post about sketching Monterey Bay, here's what happened when Julia & I finally got up early enough to use our Two-Day passes to the MONTEREY AQUARIUM. I'm such a shuffling and slow walker these days, so in the interest of getting to the aquarium as soon as possible, we caught a taxi [..READ MORE..]
  • Monterey: The Bay

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

  • 4 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    Fascinating post by one of the associate producers of the upcoming American Experience documentary. Not to be missed.
  • 3 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    Today is a happy day. Michael Barrier has just released a massive interview with Wilfred Jackson on his blog, complete with some spectacular photos. Enjoy!
  • 31 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am

    Didier Ghez
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    John Culhane (1934 - 2015)I am sad beyond words. Author, journalist, Disney historian and friend John Culhane passed away yesterday afternoon surrounded by his loved ones.John's love of life and bubbling enthusiasm were infectious. He had met the most famous artists, scientists and politicians. He had traveled everywhere and had millions of stories to tell. And he had a heart if gold.He was Mr. Snoops in The Rescuers and Flying John in Fantasia 2000.He was the author of the books Walt Disney's Fantasia, Disney's Aladdin, the Making of an Animated Film, Fantasia 2000 - A Vision of Hope, and a…
  • 30 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am

    Didier Ghez
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    In ProgressSince 50 Years in the Mouse House and Walt's People - Volume 16 are now released and since the official release date of They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age is just a few weeks away, I thought I should find a few minutes to give you a quick update on the other projects I am currently working on.1. They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's "Musical Years"I am working with Chronicle Books on the final edits and will soon start writing the captions. Scheduled release: September 2016.2. Walt's People - Volume 17I will send the manuscript this…
  • 29 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    Bob McLain attracted my attention on two books he just released:The Imagineers' Secrets of Disneyland by Mike Fox: more than the usual collection of stories, this book incorporates some original research and rare photos (such as an account of George Lloyd)Everything I Know I Learned from Disney Animated Feature Films by Jim Korkis: a succinct little volume - possibly the first in a series - with summaries of 54 Disney animated films, "fun facts" about said films, and some inspirational quotes from the animated characters (hence the subtitle, "Advice for Living Happily Ever After")
 
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    The Daly Blog

  • 22 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am

    donnachada
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    Brand new portfolio website to showcase my work http://donnachada.prosite.com © Daly 2005-2015
  • 17 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am

    donnachada
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    TONIGHT!!!! Come by and say hi! Easy to get to. Full bar and food trucks too. Right opposite the LA Zoo. Free parking, free admission.© Daly 2005-2015
  • Tropical

    donnachada
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Tropical!© Daly 2005-2015
  • New Inks, Leather and Lace

    donnachada
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:34 am
    New inks, freshly dried. Leather and Lace. Message me if interested. They are both 22 x 30 inches.© Daly 2005-2015
  • Impossible

    donnachada
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:19 am
    Time to stretch those eyeball muscles :D Is this image impossible?..... Yes, yes it is.... but you're seeing it. Cross your eyes until you see three images and the middle one will be dimensional.Lots of things happening in this one and as usual, the longer you look at it, the more you will discover. Tell your  pals. When I started doing these, I didn't realize how social they would be until I started showing them at conventions. Total strangers helping other strangers see the illusion. Couldn't ask for anything more.© Daly 2005-2015
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • Eyelids and Eye Types

    mark kennedy
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    One of the first posts I wrote for this blog was concerning this page from "The Big Yellow Drawing Book", a short book written to teach kids about drawing. It contains some interesting insights I haven't seen written down anywhere else. Including this advice about how to use eyelids to show emotions:I drew a few more tips that I think are important to consider when drawing eyelids:There are other factors that affect eye shape and expressions than just the upper and lower lids. Obviously, the eyebrows change the shape of the eye as they pull upwards and push down on the eye in different…
  • Arnold on Creating The Terminator

    mark kennedy
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has been doing interviews to promote his new Terminator movie, and he revealed an interesting tidbit in one of them. Arnold was recounting that when he first met with James Cameron to talk about doing the movie, Arnold told the director that he wanted to play the hero and not the Terminator. The Terminator has very few lines and it seemed, to Arnold, that playing the part wouldn't be that glamorous and exciting.But what convinced Cameron that Arnold was perfect for the role was how much thought Arnold had already put into the way the Terminator should act and look.
  • Match Cuts

    mark kennedy
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A match cut is when you cut from one scene to another, but the place where you want the viewer's eye to focus on is in the same spot in each composition. Before and after the cut, the viewer is focusing on the same part of the frame. It makes it easier for the viewer to track what's going on, and minimizes the amount of effort the viewer needs to expend in searching around for what's important every time you cut. It can be really helpful in fast cutting action scenes to keep the viewer oriented and clear about what's happening. It can also be useful in simple, straightforward scenes, because…
  • Foreground, Middle ground, Background

    mark kennedy
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Sorry my posts have been infrequent lately. As a lot of you know, I've been feverishly working on my own thing for a while. It takes a lot of energy. And I've been blogging for so many years that I can't always muster up the inspiration to write about something I've never written about before.So here's a topic I've covered before that some of you may have never heard. Or maybe some of you could use a refresher. It's one of the very first topics I covered.Like a lot of great drawing tips, it seems so simple that it's easy to dismiss.I started out as an animator, and when I transitioned into…
  • Sincerity

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

  • Masterclass with Co Director of Inside Out!

    Dr. Gordon
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hi Guys I usually don’t promote classes on this site but there is a very unique opportunity to learn from, in my opinion, the best Story guy in the Biz .This is honestly a once in a longtime opportunity. If we don’t get enough students we will not be doing the class and that will be a bummer. A portion of the proceeds will go to support a charity or scholarship for learning. When September 26th and 27th 2015 Where: Natural History Museum: Info: http://www.vanarts.com/masterclass/animation/london/ -A
  • Coming Soon

    Dr. Gordon
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Ill be planning to do a Animator Round Table for Inside Out. Please show your support in the comments section if this is something you want! If you have not already had the chance to see the film, check it out.   Andrew
  • Anime Studio

    Dr. Gordon
    6 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Back in the day I discovered a really cool hobbyist 2d animation program called moho. I loved it. Little did I know that program grew up along time ago and is called Anime Studio Pro. They also have beginner and students version called anime studio debut which has fewer features. Even at 299, Anime Studio Pro is a bargain. It really is a powerful tool. The new version supports many new features such as custom brushes, photoshop layered imports, frame by frame animation and much more. What I love about this program is that it has full featured inverse kinematics. You can rig your 2d creations…
  • A couple cool links

    Dr. Gordon
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    Wanted to pass along a couple of cool links. One is an amazing trailer Sergio Pablos did. Great stuff Sergio! https://vimeo.com/126287950 plus and interview: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/interviews/sergio-pablos-talks-about-his-stunning-hand-drawn-project-klaus-exclusive-113621.html Also of note is a really cool looking VR short former colleague Ramiro is doing over at Occulus Pix…uhh… Rift http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/02/henry-oculus-story-studio/ looks really great guys -Andrew  
  • Brad Bird Podcast

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

  • Chuck Jones: The Evolution of an Artist

    Jonathan Lyons
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Created by Tony Zhou for his Every Frame a Painting channel on YouTube.
  • The Secret Life of Pets trailer

    Jonathan Lyons
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    This looks great. Practically every shot had me laughing.
  • Cars 3 teaser?

    Jonathan Lyons
    6 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    Not really a teaser for Cars III, but if it were, I would be first in line.
  • Today is Red Nose Day

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

    Jonathan Lyons
    6 May 2015 | 10:14 am
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    Toon Radio

  • Kahilil Gibran’s The Prophet Soundtrack

    Robert Stukowski
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Warner Bros. Records released the soundtrack album for the animated features Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet this week. The album contains Gabriel Yared's original music for the film as well as a few solos from cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Kahilil Gibran’s The Prophet Soundtrack
  • Justice League Gods and Monsters Soundtrack

    Robert Stukowski
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    La-La Land Records will give us some Justice League beats in two weeks when they drop the Justice League Gods and Monsters soundtrack in our laps this August 11. The album will feature the Frederik Wiedmann original music score, and you can get it wherever you buy music. Justice League Gods and Monsters Soundtrack
  • Meghan Trainor Does The Peanuts Movie Song

    Robert Stukowski
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    In an interview with People, Meghan Trainor said she was recording an original song for the upcoming animated feature film The Peanuts Movie. The song is Trainor's first song for the film that you can buy along with the rest of the film's soundtrack starting on October 23, 2015 from Epic Records. Meghan Trainor Does The Peanuts Movie Song
  • Bilal Atli Orvarsson

    Robert Stukowski
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Atli Orvarsson will provide the music for the upcoming 3D animated feature Bilal from director Khurram Alavi. Based on a true story, the film stars Ian McShane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Michael Gross. Bilal Atli Orvarsson
  • Pocahontas has a Legacy Collection

    Robert Stukowski
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Disney fans rejoice. Walt Disney Records is dropping another Legacy Collection release on our laps, and this time it is Disney's 1995 feature hit Pocahontas. The two-disc set will feature all the film's original score and songs, including previously unreleased tracks and demos. Pocahontas has a Legacy Collection
 
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    Cartoon Research

  • Popeye Records – with the mysterious Harry F. Welch

    Greg Ehrbar
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    An actor, who may-or-may-not have been a big-screen voice of Popeye, had his day in the vinyl sun when he starred on some long-selling Peter Pan Records. POPEYE THE SAILORMAN Stories from TV Scripts Peter Pan Records PP-5017 (12” 33 1/3 RPM / Mono) Reissues: Diplomat 5017; Rocking Horse 5017; Peter Pan 1114 Released in 1960. Popeye Cartoons Executive Producer: Al Brodax. Writers: Izzy Klein, Jack Kinney. Running Time: 36 minutes. Stories: “Skin Divers” (a.k.a. “The Sunken Treasure Affair”; Based on the cartoon, “Popeye and Buddy Brutus”), “Jeep Jeep”, “Flea’s a Crowd”…
  • Famous Studios 1951-52 (Part 2): Enter Harvey Comics

    Jerry Beck
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    Continuing our coverage of Paramount’s Famous Studios 1951-52 season. First let’s catch up with the exhibitor reaction via the industry trade reports. Box Office Magazine (the two “Champion Shorts” articles below) ranked the Popeye cartoons 5th (in 1951) and 6th (in 1952). I don’t know know how these annual polls were determined – but its clear that Famous Studios’ Popeye shorts were still staples of the traditional movie program as of the early 1950s. Box Office is also honest enough to note the emergence of Mr. Magoo (UPA/Columbia) as something new…
  • Streamline Pictures – Part 16: “Wicked City”

    Fred Patten
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    Wicked City was a 1987 Japanese OVA horror film-noir directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, based on Hideyuki Kikuchi’s novel of the same name. Streamline picked it up and dubbed it in 1993. Jerry Beck recalls that when he and Carl Macek began Streamline Pictures they created a “short-list” of films they really wanted to distribute under this new venture. “Laputa, Akira, Lensman, Neo-Tokyo, Castle of Cagliostro, Fist of the North Star, Golgo 13 and Wicked City were on that list from day one,” says Jerry. “Wicked City was the one that was the hardest to acquire, and…
  • Bray Studio Kickstarter Project

    Tommy Stathes
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    In my previous Cartoon Research post, I promised some exciting news about upcoming projects–and I’m proud to finally share the first bit! Much of this year has been spent handling the release of my first Blu-ray/DVD collection, Cartoon Roots. That means assembling the cases, booklets; from packing and shipping out each copy to answering questions for reviews and articles about the set. It’s all been a true pleasure and valuable learning experience. Needless to say, I’ve wanted to move on to a second release, and many people out there have already asked me when I would…
  • Animation Anecdotes #223

    Jim Korkis
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Should Have Listened To Roy O. Disney. Disney executive Roy O. Disney saw the problems that the Disney Company would have over the Winnie the Pooh property as early as January 1967. Disney had acquired certain rights to the character in 1961 and made a featurette, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree released in 1966. However, it turned out that Milne had granted the same exclusive rights to more than one entity. In a January 1967 memo, Roy wrote: “A.A. Milne has certainly and completely balled up his rights to Winnie the Pooh in America. If we were to do anything with Winnie the Pooh,…
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  • John C. Reilly Confirms ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’

    Ju-osh M.
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    Cartoon Brew reports: Yesterday at the Galway Film Fleadh, John C. Reilly told reporters that he had “signed on” for a sequel to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. […] According to a tweet by the Irish Independent, Reilly told audiences that he made the deal with Disney “right here in Galway, on the phone.”
  • It Looks Like Pikachu *WANTS* You To Fall

    Ju-osh M.
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Airport staircase in Tokyo, Japan, photo via ride6artblog.
  • Miyazaki is Making a CG Short

    Ju-osh M.
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Cartoon Brew reports: “Hayao Miyazaki, the retired/unretired animation legend who is indelibly associated with hand-drawn filmmaking, is directing his first computer animated film. The ten-minute short, to be displayed at the Ghibli Museum, will take Miyazaki three years to make.” (CG Totoro by kachu80)
  • Heartbreaking Jawbreakers

    Ju-osh M.
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    The fact that these candies exist — with this packaging — will make Grave of the Fireflies fans smile. Then sob. (Only $6 on Amazon!)
  • ‘Boys Night Out’: The Silly, Seedy Strip-Club Scene That Almost (No, Not Really) Made It Into ‘The Iron Giant’

    Ju-osh M.
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
    With all of this talk about the upcoming re-release of Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant, I thought it would be a great time to share the story behind Bert Klein and Teddy Newton’s kinky li’l cartoon, Boys Night Out. Y’see, Teddy Newton – now known to most animation aficionados as the director of Pixar’s Oscar-nominated short, Day & Night – initially conceived of Boys Night Out as a ‘joke sequence’ for The Iron Giant. Newton knew that there was no way this silly bit of seediness would ever get into the picture, but he also knew that his fellow filmmakers were sure to get a kick…
 
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  • Taking a professional level photo with what you have on hand.

    Content Renderforest
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    Having a fantastic trip soon?Documenting such a journey can be a daunting task. What do you take pictures of? Will your camera be good enough to capture the moment? Will you have to spend hundred of dollars to get a camera, and will you have to learn the labyrinthine settings that are common to the average DSLR? The good news is that capable cameras are available on a wide range of cell phones these days. So expel those thoughts of having to spend a month’s salary on getting the latest professional grade camera. Capturing what you want to show to the friends and family back home is less a…
  • Getting ready for vacation? Here are must-have 5 travel gadgets

    Content Renderforest
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Summer is perhaps the best time of the year to grab your backpack and set off to discover faraway lands to satisfy your wanderlust. Already itching for your next destination? In one of our previous posts, we presented some essential tips for an unforgettable trip. In this entry, we will focus on the top gadgets for different types of travelers may need inside their backpacks. So, here you go:1. Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for book lovers Don’t feel like interrupting your favorite story during your trip? Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is a perfect device for you to take everywhere. It’s light,…
  • 4 Insights on How to Boost Your Blog Traffic

    Content Renderforest
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    So, you’ve launched your blog to drive traffic to your website and propel your business to success. Congratulations! You're on a right track. However, the next steps are much trickier and important. By crafting a unique content on your blog regularly, not only should you give new tips and insights to your visitors, guide them through the assortment of your products and services, helping them solve problems, but also provide more pages to search engines to index. “Content is the King”, this phrase has already become a cliché among SEO specialists and bloggers, indeed. Yet it’s…
  • How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Charity Cause

    Content Renderforest
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:09 am
    Social media is no longer just a platform to meet new people or reconnect with old friends. It has now become a powerful marketing tool tailored to promote ideas, businesses or even people. This holds true to the non-profit sector as well. Tapping into the potential of social media channels ensures visibility of the cause on the internet and helps spread the word about various causes and social campaigns, for instance. Through social networks, not only can you showcase your campaign to the larger audiences, but also get support and even raise funds. However, having a strong social media…
  • How to create an engaging explainer video: key points to consider

    Content Renderforest
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:24 am
    Let’s face it: textual content is not always as effective as we would all like it to be in terms of engaging customers. People have become too impatient to read elaborate texts: our attention span is getting shorter and shorter and we all often prefer a brief and fun video to a well-written yet a page-long text. So, it’s only natural that explainer videos have become a powerful tool to promote your company or services alongside with other visuals and content management strategies. An explainer video is a life-tested way to attract target customers and introduce your business to them.
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