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  • Strange Magic trailer

    Comedy For Animators
    Jonathan Lyons
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Textures and effects won’t make up for generic characters and awkward gags. I’m not laughing.
  • Princess Mononoke

    Animated Views
    Randall
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Studio Ghibli (1997), Walt Disney Home Entertainment (November 18, 2014), 1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD, 134 mins plus supplements, 16:9 ratio, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Rated PG-13, Retail: $36.99 Storyboard: A prince investigates the appearance of a forest god that has become a demon after being poisoned by a strange ball of iron. He meets a variety of people on his journey, including a mysterious princess of the forest. As the movie builds to its climax, a large assortment of natural forces comes into conflict with each other and the humans, in a battle that will decide the fate of the forest. The…
  • The Art of Stop Motion

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Via Deadline. The Laika team describes the stress of creating a full-on, stop motion movie. ... I've always enjoyed stop motion, from my elementary school days watching "Gumbi" on the TV, to sitting in my darkened bedroom with an 8mm projector running a print of the 1925 silent Lost World (from Blackhawk Films!) over and over. I really loved them clay dinosaurs. Today's stop motion is one hell of a lot slicker than the crudities of eighty or ninety years ago, but the reason our fine, entertainment conglomerates have no interest in the format is ... it makes minimal money. As of now, Boxtrolls…
  • Artist of the Day: Alexandre Diboine

    Cartoon Brew
    Chris McDonnell
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Today we look at the work of Alexandre Diboine, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!
  • Job Openings: Indiana University, Boulder Media, Buck, JibJab, Nitrogen, Copernicus & More

    Cartoon Brew
    Cartoon Brew Jobs
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Are you hunting for a great animation job? The Cartoon Brew Job Board is the ideal place to look for your next gig.
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    Animated Views

  • The Penguins of Madagascar opens

    Dacey
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Penguins of Madagascar opens in theaters everywhere today, playing on roughly 3,600 venues, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The movie has been faring fairly decently with critics, earning a 65% “freshness” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Box Office Prophets is predicting a three day opening weekend of $44 million, with $60 million being taken in over the five day weekend.
  • Mel Brooks to voice Dracula’s father in Hotel Transylvania 2

    Dacey
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
  • Princess Mononoke

    Randall
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Studio Ghibli (1997), Walt Disney Home Entertainment (November 18, 2014), 1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD, 134 mins plus supplements, 16:9 ratio, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Rated PG-13, Retail: $36.99 Storyboard: A prince investigates the appearance of a forest god that has become a demon after being poisoned by a strange ball of iron. He meets a variety of people on his journey, including a mysterious princess of the forest. As the movie builds to its climax, a large assortment of natural forces comes into conflict with each other and the humans, in a battle that will decide the fate of the forest. The…
  • This year’s Oscar hopefuls for Best Animated Feature share a roundtable discussion

    Josh
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:09 pm
  • Ari Folman developing Anne Frank stop-motion film

    Josh
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
 
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    Cartoon Brew

  • Mort & Phil Will Take on ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ in Spain This Weekend

    Amid Amidi
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:52 pm
    There's a fascinating box office match-up brewing in Spain this weekend between DreamWorks Animation's "Penguins of Madagascar" and the homegrown Spanish CGI feature "Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo."
  • Job Openings: Indiana University, Boulder Media, Buck, JibJab, Nitrogen, Copernicus & More

    Cartoon Brew Jobs
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Are you hunting for a great animation job? The Cartoon Brew Job Board is the ideal place to look for your next gig.
  • Disney Will Air Its Classic Cartoons on Time Warner’s TCM

    Amid Amidi
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    In one of the more bizarre recent examples of cross-corporate collaboration, Disney has announced a new TV program called "Treasures From the Disney Vault" that will air on Time Warner-owned Turner Classic Movies.
  • Animators and Mirrors

    Amid Amidi
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Though the work that animators create is often exhilarating, the actual process of animating, which involves sitting at a desk for hours at a stretch, is not particularly interesting to the general public. In the past, when studio publicity departments were tasked with creating promotional stills of animators, they often posed animators making an expression in front of their mirror while drawing a character with a similar expression. The mirror, it turns out, was not just useful to the animator’s own process but also to the photographer who wanted to compose a dynamic image of the…
  • Artist of the Day: Alexandre Diboine

    Chris McDonnell
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Today we look at the work of Alexandre Diboine, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!
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    TAG Blog

  • The Art of Stop Motion

    Steve Hulett
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Via Deadline. The Laika team describes the stress of creating a full-on, stop motion movie. ... I've always enjoyed stop motion, from my elementary school days watching "Gumbi" on the TV, to sitting in my darkened bedroom with an 8mm projector running a print of the 1925 silent Lost World (from Blackhawk Films!) over and over. I really loved them clay dinosaurs. Today's stop motion is one hell of a lot slicker than the crudities of eighty or ninety years ago, but the reason our fine, entertainment conglomerates have no interest in the format is ... it makes minimal money. As of now, Boxtrolls…
  • VFX ShortList?

    Steve Hulett
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Anything about this handicapping that bothers you? We break down seven films that will duke it out for VFX gold this awards season. With the VFX Oscar shortlist coming in the next week, I predict the race will come down to seven contenders: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Interstellar," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Godzilla," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," and "Maleficent." ... So here's what grates at me. Nowhere is How To Train Your Dragon 2 mentioned, nor Big Hero 6. Nor Frozen or Croods or any other CG animated feature of the last dozen…
  • Our Interconnected World

    Steve Hulett
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    And (sometimes) not in a good way. From yesterday's Deadline: Things have come to a standstill at Sony after the computers in New York and around the world were infiltrated by a hacker. As a precaution, computers in Los Angeles were shut down while the corporation deals with the breach. It has basically brought the whole global corporation to an electronic standstill. I’d heard that this began with a skull appearing on screens, and then a strangely ominous message telling users they’d been hacked by something called #GOP. It gets more bizarre as the message claims this is just the…
  • Saved By the Guvmint

    Steve Hulett
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    President Emeritus Tom Sito notes: Nov 24, 1941 -- After suffering a strike and declining revenue because of the war in Europe, Walt Disney’s studio was in trouble. Animator Ward Kimball noted in his diary for this day: “100 layoffs announced. Studio personnel from 1600 down to a Hyperion level of 300. Geez, It this the writing on the wall?” ... Walt Disney saved itself by doing Defense films for the Army. After limping through the 1940s, with the release of Cinderella in 1950 they were back on top... Walt Disney Productions was on the brink of insolvency when World War II broke out.
  • University of the Seven Golden Camels

    Steve Hulett
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Disney Story Director Mark Kennedy takes us through a nuanced tutorial of how to stage and block a scene. ... Every board artist, layout person and animator should be aware of how blocking out a scene can enhance and deepen the meaning and emotion of the scene as well as heighten the story telling. If you watch the scene below, I think you'll get a sense of what I mean. ... Mr. Kubrick keeps things fluid and dynamic, and likes his moving camera. But good directors layer scenes, pulling an audience in ... without viewers being totally aware of why their engaged and on the edge of their seats.
 
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    Comic-Con International

  • The Ultimate Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration FAQ

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 REGISTRATION UPDATEThe Ultimate Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration FAQPlanning to participate in Attendee Preregistration? Are you buying badges for others? Here is everything you need to know (and more) about this Saturday’s sale. Read more
  • 2014 Photo Gallery

    sagetree
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    27 recipients received Comic-Con's highest honor this year: The Inkpot Award! Here's a photo gallery featuring all those who were honored July 24-27, 2014.
  • Attendee Preregistration: Let’s Talk Tech!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 REGISTRATION UPDATEAttendee Preregistration: Let’s Talk Tech! What you and your computer need to prepare for this Saturday’s sale. Read more
  • 2014 Inkpot Award Winners Photo Gallery

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

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE!Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID Validation Closes Tomorrow! If you would like to participate in Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration, you must validate your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID before October 15 (that's tomorrow!). Read more
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    The Disney Blog

  • Now Snowing brings free holiday family fun to Celebration, FL

    John Frost
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Last weekend we were invited to a special preview evening of Celebration Florida’s fantastic family friendly holiday event – Now Snowing. It’s Central Florida’s original and longest-running “snow” event and, it’s free to attend (including free parking). So it’s very … Continue reading → Now Snowing brings free holiday family fun to Celebration, FL 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.
  • Action! It’s a new Marvel’s Agent Carter trailer

    John Frost
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Agent Peggy Carter is a one woman army. You won’t want to miss her in the series premiere of Agent Carter, January 6th on ABC. The show stars Hayley Atwell as the agent leading the organization of S.H.I.E.L.D. while it … Continue reading → Action! It’s a new Marvel’s Agent Carter trailer 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.
  • Disney’s Westside Garage Opens

    John Frost
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    Construction on the garage is still going on, but enough of the parking structure was ready for guests that Disney decided to open it to help alleviate some of the holiday shopping crush. Like the Mickey and Friends garage at … Continue reading → Disney’s Westside Garage Opens 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.
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Christmas Gingerbread House

    John Frost
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Every year, I make a special trip to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort to see their giant Christmas Gingerbread House. There are new details everywhere you look, and yet it’s big enough for a full store to be housed inside. So … Continue reading → Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Christmas Gingerbread House 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.
  • Turner Classic Movies to sponsor Great Movie Ride in new Partnership with Disney

    John Frost
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Whoa. Stop the presses. Sources are telling local news that Disney has made a deal with Turner Classic Movies that will involve Disney content appearing on the TCM channels and a makeover for the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood … Continue reading → Turner Classic Movies to sponsor Great Movie Ride in new Partnership with Disney originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please click the above link to read the original story. Thank you.
 
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    Upcoming Pixar

  • The Good Dinosaur: concept art and more

    Simoa
    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!

    Simoa
    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

    Simoa
    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…
  • The Good Director

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

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

  • 26 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am

    Didier Ghez
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    The blog will be updated again next week.
  • 26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am

    Didier Ghez
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    I am very curious about this upcoming book....
  • 25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am

    Didier Ghez
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Art of Inside Out is now available for pre-order on Amazon. I can't wait for this movie to be released.
  • 24 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am

    Didier Ghez
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    Truly spectacular auction coming soon. You can order the catalog here or download it here.
  • 21 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    The movie trailer looks horrible and I have a feeling that the movie is un-watchable, but I know that some of you will want to know that it has been released on DVD.
 
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • "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…
  • The Positive Side of Insecurity

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

  • The Museum of Curiosity

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

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

    Holger
    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
    http://www.gamma-wray.com/
  • New Ella cartoon

    william wray
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=ctta2oZUUr0
  • 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.
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    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 Cuberohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuogdhRiHOQ 
 
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    Spline Doctors

  • Revenge ! – Part II

    Dr.Nate
    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

    Dr.Nate
    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

    Dr.Nate
    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,…
  • More New Doctors

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

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

  • Could We Actually Live On Mars?

    AsapSCIENCE
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Could We Actually Live On Mars? What would it take to survive on Mars? SUBSCRIBE! It's free: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 Get Your Free Audiobook: http://bit.ly/XIcZpz ---Links to follow us below-... From: AsapSCIENCE Views: 699932 20488 ratings Time: 04:03 More in Science & Technology
  • Can You Erase Bad Memories?

    AsapSCIENCE
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Can You Erase Bad Memories? What if you could delete specific memories? SUBSCRIBE! It's free: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 Get Your Free Audiobook: http://bit.ly/XIcZpz --- Links to follow us ... From: AsapSCIENCE Views: 781633 21316 ratings Time: 03:33 More in Science & Technology
  • DISFRÁZATE DE BARBIE ♥ - Yuya

    Yuya
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    DISFRÁZATE DE BARBIE ♥ - Yuya VIDEO ANTERIOR REGALITOS PARA DÍA DE MUERTOS Y HALLOWEEN http://bit.ly/1oyEEJC ¡COMPARTE EL VIDEO CON TODOS TUS AMIGUITOS Y NO OLVIDES SUSCRIBIRTE! http://bi... From: Yuya Views: 2825179 86358 ratings Time: 05:59 More in Howto & Style
  • If Disney Princes Were Real

    BuzzFeedVideo
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    If Disney Princes Were Real Why Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Aladdin, the Beast, Snow White's prince, Prince Naveen, and Captain Shang would make terrible boyfriends. Share on Twitter:... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 17803905 154803 ratings Time: 04:34 More in Entertainment
  • Your Brain On Coffee

    AsapSCIENCE
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Your Brain On Coffee How does the world's favourite drug actually work? Get Textbooks from Slugbooks: http://slugbooks.com/asapscience SUBSCRIBE! It's free: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7... From: AsapSCIENCE Views: 2742741 31784 ratings Time: 03:15 More in Science & Technology
 
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    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos

  • Jansen’s Animation Battles For Peace

    Aaron
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    A Battle For Peace is one of the segments from 12 Minutes About Peace, a collection of 12 one-minute animated shorts on the theme of peace. It was written, directed and animated by Joost Jansen, with animation help from Jan Kegels.
  • Sock Monkey Feature Teaser Awakens

    Aaron
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Tony Millionaire (The Drinky Crow Show) has paired up with Matt Danner (The Looney Tunes Show, Xiaolin Showdown) and Director Nik Fackler (Sick Birds Die Easy) to bring his Sock Monkey book series to life. This teaser below coincides with the release of Sock Monkey: Into The Deep Woods, which just hit shelves earlier this month, and Danner has crafted a feature script that is now being shopped to studios and financiers, according to Deadline. CREDITS Based on Tony Millionaire’s “The Glass Doorknob” Created by Tony Millionaire Producer and Animation Director – Matt…
  • Carton Contributes to Palmer’s Star

    Aaron
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    LA-based filmmaker Matthew Palmer’s latest work is titled The Star, a parable about hope in an otherwise hopeless life. Illustration and animation was handled by EMCA-grad Laura Carton.
  • 1950 Masterpiece The King and the Mockingbird Re-Released

    Aaron
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    The King and the Mockingbird, a 2D animated film directed by Paul Grimault, and originally released in 1952, is being re-released this year. Hayao Miyazaki has listed the film as a major influence, and its receiving rave reviews on RottenTomatoes.com. The 85 mintue film rolls out this weekend in a limited release. Here’s the trailer:
  • The Peanuts Movie Is a Family Affair

    Aaron
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    The Peanuts Movie, which is being co-written by Charles Schulz’ son, Craig and grandson, Bryan. This is the feature film debut for the two scribes, who are joined by another first time screenwriter Cornelius Uliano. As always, the Schulz clan is very protective of the franchise. Craig Schulz was recently quoted as saying “You can’t bring people in from the outside and expect them to understand Peanuts.” Here’s the latest trailer, for the film that comes out in November 2015.
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    Comedy For Animators

  • Strange Magic trailer

    Jonathan Lyons
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Textures and effects won’t make up for generic characters and awkward gags. I’m not laughing.
  • Zach Galifianakis and Dick Van Dyke

    Jonathan Lyons
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    I recently watched the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis movie “The Campaign.” Zach Galifianakis is really growing on me as an actor. Here are two videos with essentially the same conceit.  A comedian talking about verbal comedy while engaging in physical comedy. Zach’s is more contemporary, while Van Dyke’s is more old school.
  • Jacques Tati: Anatomy of a gag

    Jonathan Lyons
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    This week the complete films of Jacques Tati was released on blu-ray and DVD. You cannot study the history of film comedy and not know about Tati. He had a marvelous sense of humor, and a unique style of comedy. Here is an excellent analysis of some of his work. PlayTime: Anatomy of a Gag from Criterion Collection on Vimeo. I also recommend this post from Criterion films for further reading.
  • Toddler in a minion costume.

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

    Jonathan Lyons
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Here is some terrific animation that is pure physical comedy. Funny and short. Wake Up Call from Kevin Jackson on Vimeo.
 
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    Toon Radio

  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 5 Enemy At The Gates

    Robert Stukowski
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The front lines have been drawn. The players are in place. It is time for the main plot to take center stage. Kuvira is at the Gates of Zaofu ready to take the city by any means necessary. Can Suyin and Korra stop Kuvira’s Freedom Train? It all starts now in the fifth episode of Book 4 of the Legend of Korra, Enemy at the Gates. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 5 Enemy At The Gates
  • Sklar, Guardino Music in Elf Holiday Special

    Robert Stukowski
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    If you loved the Elf movie staring Will Ferrell, you may want to know that there will be a Christmas Elf special this holiday season. Called Elf: Buddy's Music Christmas, it will be a musical stop-motion play featuring the music of Matthew Sklar and Christopher Guardino. Sklar, Guardino Music in Elf Holiday Special
  • A Word About Essay Writing Services

    Robert Stukowski
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Recently, someone asked me to write on essay writing services. I was hesitant at first because the topic wasn't related to Toon Radio and I believe everyone should at least try to do their homework themselves. But, I then realized that writing isn't for everyone. It takes an artist's skill that doesn't come easy. Therefore, I decided to go ahead and write a post on the topic. A Word About Essay Writing Services
  • Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 4 The Calling

    Robert Stukowski
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Ikki gets some well deserved screen time. The AIr Kids go on a little adventure. Toph gives Korra the abridged version of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Plus, we get confirmation on Kuvira's next target on the fourth episode of the fourth book of the Legend of Korra, The Calling. Legend of Korra Book 4 Episode 4 The Calling
  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014 Performers and Nomonees

    Robert Stukowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Gregg Alexander will perform the song Lost Stars from the film Begin Again at this year's Hollywood Music in Media Awards, which announced its nominees earlier this month. Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014 Performers and Nomonees
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    Cartoon Research

  • “The Adventures of Sam Space” (1953)

    Jerry Beck
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, 20th Century-Fox released a film about a battle in outer space featuring a boy, some comical robots and ruthless alien enemies. No, not Star Wars – I’m referring to “Space Attack”, a 3-dimensional animated sci-fi short. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Today we are discussing The Adventures of Sam Space, an odd little film that I had first seen (in polaroid 3D) at the Jeff Joseph’s World 3-D Festivals in Hollywood 2003, 2006 and 2014. Now, someone has posted it in anaglyph (Red-Green) 3-D on You Tube –…
  • Rankin-Bass’ “The Mouse on the Mayflower” & “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)

    Greg Ehrbar
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Today, in time for your Thanksgiving: Two classic Rankin/Bass holiday soundtracks come sailing proud and free from a rare promotional LP produced for the gassy sponsor of both films. THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER Songs from the TV Soundtrack and THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Complete TV Soundtrack American Gas Industry (Promotional) GRC-11398 (Mono) (12” 33 1/3 RPM LP / 1968) Producer/Directors: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass. Writer: Romeo Muller. Musical Directors: Maury Laws, Colin Romoff. Running Time: 54 minutes. “Mayflower” Voices: Tennessee Ernie Ford (Narrator, William Mouse); Eddie…
  • Max Fleischer Promo Art #26

    Thad Komorowski
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    The original artwork for these Paramount Sales News cartoons is probably next to nonexistent, but thanks to Bob Jaques (who else?), we know that at least the artwork for Sept. 14, 1938 survives and was auctioned off four years ago. And we present it here. Note the lettering on the rabbit. Damage? Revised later? Has anyone ever seen the one-sheet for Mutiny Ain’t Nice? If so, does it match the Oct. 26th panel? Starting around this time, the trade magazine began to use the poster art to advertise the cartoons (we’ll see a few examples soon) rather than original unique pieces.
  • French Animation Part 5: 1976 – 1980

    Fred Patten
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Continuing my survey of French animated features, this week we look at those from the mid-to-late 1970s. Le Tour du Monde de Colargol, directed by Tadeusz Wilkosz. 1974 on TV; October 3, 1976 theatrically. Colargol, the little bear cub, was created during the 1950s in stories by Olga Pouchine of France. In 1969 French producer Albert Barillé failed to get funding for a TV series from the ORTF, and produced it himself, with animator Tadeusz Wilkosz of the Polish studio Se-ma-for as director. 53 13-minute stop-motion TV episodes were made. It was shown on French TV as Les Aventures de Colargol…
  • Even Cartoon Characters Have To Pay The Bills

    Mike Kazaleh
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    If your favorite cartoon character told you to buy something, you’d buy it, wouldn’t you? Of course you would. That’s why cartoon characters make such wonderful pitchmen. I mean, if it came down to taking the advice of Popeye, or some semi real-life celebrity like, say, Durward Kirby, you’d go for the sailor man every time. I know I would. Woody Woodpecker This unusual spot featuring Woody Woodpecker dates from 1953. Interestingly, Walter Lantz had the animation done at the Grantray studio, home of Grant Simmons and Ray Patterson. This was probably because ’53…
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    Skunk & Burning Tires

  • Stop-Motion Anne Frank Film Is In The Works

    Ju-osh M.
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    I know that there’s probably a pretty great joke somewhere about stop-motion animators and Anne Frank both spending lots of time cooped up in tiny, dimly lit rooms, but I can’t think of a way to condense all of that down to Twitter size. Instead, here are the facts: Ari Folman, director of Waltz With Bashir and The Congress, will be making a stop-motion Anne Frank film with the DP of Fantastic Mr Fox. For more details, click here.
  • WTF Merch: Little Mermaid Fish Nuggets

    Ju-osh M.
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    These are real, and these are WRONG. I mean, I expect this stuff from Ursula, but not you Triton. Not you Ariel. And Flounder? Why do you look so hungry? Those nuggets are YOU!
  • TCM To Sponsor Disney’s ‘The Great Movie Ride’

    Ju-osh M.
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Disney’s The Great Movie Ride used to be the centerpiece of their Hollywood Studios theme park. Over the years, though, its popularity has waned in favor of newer, more ‘exciting’ rides like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Toy Story Midway Mania. The ultimate low came in 2001 when Disney execs erected a giant Sorcerer’s Hat in front of the ride to sell low-price souvenirs. Disney and Turner Classic Movies plan to change all that via a new deal wherein TCM will add their name (and a large cash infusion) to the ride. Not only that, but that damned Sorcerer’s Hat…
  • Charles Schulz, Self-Portrait

    Ju-osh M.
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    There is nothing I do not love about this. Via.
  • These Adventure Time/Batman Mash-Ups Kinda Take The Sting Out Of That Whole ‘Murdered Parents’ Thing

    Ju-osh M.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
    CG artist Milton Keynes used the Batcomputer to create a series of Adventure Time/Batman mash-ups, and the results are mathematical! Click here to check ‘em all out.
 
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    CG Mantra

  • The Roar of Visual Effects

    CG Mantra
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Once again a Tiger is in the news but not to killing anyone. This time the tiger is in news which was created on computer by Indian CG artists in Indian Studio. Yes we are talking about the film Roar. This film is having approx 800 Visual Effects shots and to achieve the lifelike result even the director and producer of the Film, trained themselves by enrolled them in Visual Effects course. This is a great achievement of Pune based Anibrain VFX studio to create life like CG wild creature with the help of software like Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop & Foundry Nuke. This is another…
  • New Plugin for VFX

    CG Mantra
    27 Jan 2014 | 1:11 am
    Think beyond box with XMesh from THINKBOX Here comes a brand new power pack plug-in for Maya from the house of Thinkbox Software. On December 5, 2013 Thinkbox officially announced the release of his new plug-in XMesh to streamline animation and visual effects production pipelines. This unique plug-in have the capability to club with Autodesk 3ds Max as well. This unique feature allows a rock solid platform to interchange pipeline while performing VFX at Autodesk Max or Autodesk Maya. Some of the major highlights of the product are: Accelerated Loading Easy Information Transfer Enhanced…
  • 18 days-Reinvention of an epic ‘Mahabharata’

    CG Mantra
    25 Aug 2013 | 11:41 pm
    Graphic India and Grant Morrison, the comic book creator joined their hands to launch an original animated web-series “18 days”. This series is from an epic Mahabharata. The series will feature weekly episodes throughout the year for exclusive distribution on the Graphic India YT Channel. It is released in English, Hindi and Tamil. The first episode of the series has been launched in global “Geek Week” event which you can easily watch on You Tube. Indian Mythology is one of the richest elements of Indian culture. They portray the entire culture of India. Now a days, children are…
  • KRRISH Now 3D Animated Movie

    CG Mantra
    30 Apr 2013 | 12:34 am
    If you love viewing superhero movies, here is more to delight you from the director Rakesh Roshan Film Kraft Productions. The production house would be producing four animated movies based on the Bollywood blockbuster Krrish. Toonz, the animation production house has partnered with Cartoon Network and Rakesh Roshan film Kraft production to produce the animated movies. In the coming months series of four movies will be created, of which the first titled Kid Krrish would be aired on Cartoon Network in July. The animated movie would follow the childhood adventure of Krishna, who discovers that…
  • Tools Of Creativity-Autodesk and 3D Animation

    CG Mantra
    4 Apr 2013 | 11:40 pm
    The modern and creative toolsets were perfectly blended for making the ‘The Bear’, award winning commercial of 2011. The artistic tools were made into use for producing a successful commercial of 2011, entitled ‘The Bear’. The Mikros Image turned to Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Lustre software, giving birth to an imaginative bear rug. Along with Flame software, Mikros image used Maya 3D animation software as an essential part of its compositing workflow and for all finishing. In addition, Lustre was used for final color correction on the project. The autodesk flame,…
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