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  • Artist of the Day: Lauren Humphrey

    Cartoon Brew
    Chris McDonnell
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Discover the work of Lauren Humphrey, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!
  • ‘Bartkira: The Animated Trailer’ Pushes Bartkira Meme to the Next Level

    Cartoon Brew
    Amid Amidi
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The 'Bartkira' meme goes to the next level: an animated trailer.
  • View an exclusive clip from Zarafa, opening today in NYC

    Animated Views
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
  • Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios Encourages Children To Create Original Ideas

    Cartoon Brew
    Scott Thill
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Major network creators like Rebecca Sugar and Ben Bocquelet will participate and teach children how to create cartoons.
  • Record Pace

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The trades inform us: ... Disney has crossed $3B worldwide. The studio actually hit $3B earlier this week on June 30, significantly outpacing last year’s record which was set on August 5. The total worldwide box office as of today is $3.086B The June 30 milestone came five days after Disney crossed $1B domestic — that one achieved in a record 174 days on June 25, beating the 188-day previous record set on July 8, 2012. This is the 6th consecutive year Disney has reached $3B global and the 9th time ever for the studio. ... Funny thing, after TAG's recently concluded negotiations, a person…
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    TAG Blog

  • Record Pace

    Steve Hulett
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The trades inform us: ... Disney has crossed $3B worldwide. The studio actually hit $3B earlier this week on June 30, significantly outpacing last year’s record which was set on August 5. The total worldwide box office as of today is $3.086B The June 30 milestone came five days after Disney crossed $1B domestic — that one achieved in a record 174 days on June 25, beating the 188-day previous record set on July 8, 2012. This is the 6th consecutive year Disney has reached $3B global and the 9th time ever for the studio. ... Funny thing, after TAG's recently concluded negotiations, a person…
  • Animation in the Wider World

    Steve Hulett
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    We know the domestic box office totals for animation; here's how receipts are shaping up overseas. Foreign BOX OFFICE -- (WORLD TOTALS) Terminator Genisys -- $74,000,000 -- ($129,655,404) Jurassic World -- $42,000,000 -- ($1,385,067,275) Minions -- $54,300,000 -- ($124,200,000) Inside Out -- $18,600,000 -- ($363,460,932) Ted 2 -- $8,800,000 -- ($94,311,050) Avengers: Age of Ultron -- $6,500,000 -- ($1,383,499,252) Minions, from Universal/Illumination Entertainment, is playing big in overseas markets but hasn't yet opened in the U.S. of A. The trailer U/IE is playing ahead of Inside Out is…
  • Consolidation

    Steve Hulett
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Bigger and bigger. Leading visual effects companies Cinesite and Image Engine have merged, giving the two entities a combined staff of over 525 VFX and animation staff at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montreal. Cinesite, which opened its doors in London in 1994, has contributed BAFTA and Academy Award nominated and winning visual effects to films including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Iron Man 3,” the Harry Potter series of films, and “The Golden Compass.” It is working on productions including “Now You See Me: The Second Act,” “Ant-Man,” “Spectre,” “The…
  • Weekend Box Office

    Steve Hulett
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Inside Out finally climbs over the dinosaurs to take the #1 slot. Three Days of Box Office 1). Inside Out (DIS), 4,158 theaters (+26) / $12.5M Fri. (-17%) / 3-day cume: $30.04M (-43%) /Total cume: $246.4/ Wk 3 2). Jurassic World (UNI), 3,737 theaters (-461)/ $11.8M Fri. (-20%)/ 3-day cume: $28.9M (-47%)/Total Cume: $556.1M / Wk 4 3). Terminator: Genisys (PAR), 3,758 theaters / $10.7M Fri. / 3-day cume: $27.3M / Total cume: $42.8/ Wk 1 4). Magic Mike XXL (WB), 3,355 theaters / $6.2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $15.2M / Total cume: $30.2 /Wk 1 5). Ted 2 (WB), 3,448 theaters (0)/ $4.5M Fri. (-66%) /…
  • The Lure of Free Money, Part VII

    Steve Hulett
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    It's reported that ... ... Burnaby-based independent production company Bron Studios has opened up a new animation facility in Duncan on Vancouver Island. Bron’s first full-length animated feature film, “Henchmen,” which will feature the voices of Bobcat Goldthwait, Rosario Dawson, James Marsden and Jane Krakowski, among others, will be produced in part at the Duncan studio. ... Never under-estimate the power of free money.
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    Comic-Con International

  • #28 San Diego Weather for Comic-Con Week!

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!#28 San Diego Weather for Comic-Con Week! We don't want to sound like a broken record, but the weather mantra for the next week? "Partly cloudy, low 70s" can be repeated again and again and again... Read more
  • #27 Wearing a Costume to Comic-Con? Check Our Costume Weapons Policy First!

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!#27 Wearing a Costume to Comic-Con? Check Our Costume Weapons Policy First! Coming to Comic-Con in costume? If it includes a weapon of any kind--guns, bazookas, cannons, knives, swords, bow and arrows, just as an example--you'll have to get it inspected and tagged at our Costume Weapons Check Desk! Read more
  • C'mon Get ‘Appy: Download the Updated OFFICIAL Comic-Con App NOW!

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    OUR OFFICIAL COMIC-CON APP IS FULLY UPDATED AND READY TO GO!C'mon Get ‘Appy: Download the Updated OFFICIAL Comic-Con App NOW!How about an amazing tool that helps keep you updated during Comic-Con and features maps, schedules, special guest bios, and more? It's available noe for you ... the OFFICIAL Comic-Con App! Read more
  • #25 Other Schedules and Comic-Con Campus Updates

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!#25 Other Schedules and Comic-Con Campus Updates We've updated all of our schedules (Anime, Autographs, Children's Film Festival, Films, Games, and Portfolio Review) and posted pages for all the programming rooms in our Comic-Con Campus! Read more
  • #23 Return of the Hall H Toucan Tracker Wristbands!

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!#23 Return of the Hall H Toucan Tracker Wristbands!The Toucan Tracker Wristbands are back for the first panel of the day in Hall H! Read all about how they work and how to get them! Read more
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    The Disney Blog

  • Captain EO returns to EPCOT

    John Frost
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    The sneak preview of Pixar’s “Inside Out” is gone from EPCOT’s Imagination pavilion. As of July 2nd, the Captain EO tribute performance was back. That’s good news for fans of the collaboration between Francis Coppola and George Lucas. In 2010, Disney brought Captain EO back as a tribute to Michael...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Captain EO returns to EPCOT 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…
  • Top 5 attractions Disney should bring to new Hollywood Studios

    John Frost
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    This weekend a rumor that the Walt Disney Company Board of Directors approved a $3 billion makeover for Disney’s Hollywood Studios captured fan’s imaginations. I’m trying to get some confirmation if the rumor is true or not. If it is, I have a few suggestions on what sort of attractions...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Top 5 attractions Disney should bring to new Hollywood Studios 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…
  • “Inside Out” pushes Disney past $3 billion at box office for 2015

    John Frost
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    While the dinosaurs won the weekend yet again, the emotions of Pixar looked like the might be able to pull it out, alas they lost by the slimmest of margins. At the weekend domestic box office for Friday through Sunday, “Jurassic World” earned $30.9 million and “Inside Out” was close...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. “Inside Out” pushes Disney past $3 billion at box office for 2015 originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site,…
  • Disney Legend Blaine Gibson has died

    John Frost
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:34 pm
    It is with great sadness that pass along word of the death of Blaine Gibson – the man who sculpted the Disney world. Gibson joined The Walt Disney Studios in 1939 as an animator and worked on many projects, including feature length films. Among his animation credits are Fantasia, Bambi,...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Disney Legend Blaine Gibson has died 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.
  • Celebrity Spotting: Tracy Morgan rides a flying elephant at the Magic Kingdom

    John Frost
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Summer is a busy time for celebrities to visit Disney’s theme parks. The latest VIP spotted at Disney is actor-comedian Tracy Morgan (joined by fiancée Megan Wollover and daughter Maven Morgan) who took flight July 2, 2015 on Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Magic Kingdom. The family celebrated Maven Morgan’s...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Celebrity Spotting: Tracy Morgan rides a flying elephant at the Magic Kingdom originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a…
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    Upcoming Pixar

  • Two gorgeous new stills unveiled for “Sanjay’s Super Team”!

    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!

    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!

    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

    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…
  • Art of Inside Out Giveaway: Winner!

    19 Jun 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Inside Out is now playing in theaters everywhere! A truly Joyful day of course, and we’re so happy that everyone has fallen in love with it! And now there’s more reason for Joy, because we have a winner for our Art of Inside Out giveaway. Congratulations to Blake Roark! You’ll receive an email shortly. We’d like to thank everyone for participating. Be sure to tell us all your thoughts and emotions on Inside Out! The post Art of Inside Out Giveaway: Winner! appeared first on Upcoming Pixar.
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    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..]

    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..]
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    John K Stuff

  • Happy Father's Day

    21 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    Here's the ol' man posing in his cartoon museum. He must be the biggest cartoon fan in the world! He collects caricatures of himself. The one below is by Dragan (I hope I spelled it right!) The photo on the left of the wall is my Mom when she was a young fashion model.  Since I moved to LA he had to find a replacement for me so he adopted Missy the cat and is teaching her to box so she can
  • LA Comicon Feb 22 2015

    22 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Does anyone remember Phantom Lady and classic girlie comics artist Matt Baker's great comics? Jim here sure does! That handsome lad there below is a budding artist himself and will be more famous that Walt Disney and Picasso put together in 10 years! Look how proud Dad is-and he should be! I get this request a lot - to
  • L'Oncle Pamplemousse a Presente Tipsy L'Elephante

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
  • Ren Stimpy Doodles

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
  • the Stimpsons

    17 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
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    Ice-Cream Monster Toon Cafe

  • Getting ready to head to SDCC!!

    Alina Chau
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Fine me at SDCC Small Press with lots of SDCC Exclusive Goodies!!  
  • Invitation to gallery shows and party!

    Alina Chau
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    Dear all,We would love to invite you to a series of up-coming summer gallery events and parties!!1) Book launch party of Acquerello III on June, 20th, Sat, 1pm - 4pm at Center Stage Gallery, 847 Hollywood Way Suite 100 Burbank, CA 91505Event Detail - will be food and beverages, fun live demo and interview and we will be exhibiting selected original artworks from the book!  2) Greetings From Paradise Gallery Show Open Sat, June 13 at TR!CKSTER2631 Ashby Ave, suite ABerkeley,…
  • Padme commission

    Alina Chau
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    Padme commission piece, print available at have a couple fun art events coming up and just update my site with the new events All invited!! Hope you can join the fun!!
  • 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: 
  • 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 alinachau‬artbook‬ art‬ acquerelloIII‬ kickstarter‬ illustration‬
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    Disney History

  • 6 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    Coming very, very soon!
  • 5 Jul 2015 | 4:27 pm

    Didier Ghez
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Sadly, Disney Legend Blaine Gibson just passed away.
  • 3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    Almost too many good things at the same time! This is another recently-released autobiography from Theme Park Press that I simply can not wait to read.
  • 2 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    Here is a newly released harcover which I am planning to order this week.
  • 1 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    The Kindle version of 50 Years in the Mouse House is now available on Amazon.
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    The Daly Blog

  • New Inks, Leather and Lace

    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

    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
  • The Last Time These Girls Will Get Together

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:19 pm
    These will all be available at The Odd Market at The Autry this Friday night, June 19th. Right opposite the L.A. Zoo. Loads of free parking and free admission, food trucks, full bar and dog friendly too! Get yourself to this wonderful local indie vendor market.© Daly 2005-2015
  • More Stereo Prints!

    8 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    Summer is here. And so are the Stereo Prints. These are 14 x 17 inches and are back in stock.Available in the Store© Daly 2005-2015
  • DayDreamer Cards and Prints

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Do you remember the first edition? The DayDreamer cards and prints are back this summer! As a bonus, these happen to be an amazing workout for your eyes. I haven't needed glasses since 2008!!!Who needs those pesky 3D glasses anyway...... you don't need them. Natural 3D..... you can't beat it.© Daly 2005-2015
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • 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…
  • Why People Give Up by Anna Vital

    mark kennedy
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    This graphic entitled "Why People Give Up" has been making the rounds on the internet, so you've probably seen it before. It's from "Funders and Founders" and was designed by Anna Vital. The site is mostly intended for entrepreneurs, but it has a wide array of interesting graphics that are definitely worth checking out, and much of the advice they offer for people interested in creating a startup can be applied to other areas of life and career.I'm sure not everyone can relate to all of these reasons, but for me, many of these concepts felt familiar. I've had most (if not all) of these…
  • 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…
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  • Annecy 2015- The Thief and the Cobbler presentation

    Matt Jones
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
  • 25th Anniversary at the Star and Garter

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:40 am
    Thanks to Michael and Sharon for organizing it and letting me stay at their amazing house. Thanks to everyone who showed up. It was a blast.More pictures to follow, I am sure - for now a little taste thanks to Simon Maddocks
  • The Greatest Cartoon Almost made . . .

    Matt Jones
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Interesting speculation on the collapse of the 'Thief' - listen to the podcast here
  • Annecy

    Matt Jones
    8 May 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Richard Williams will be at Annecy this year presenting the 'Thief' and a section from his latest project entitled 'Prologue'. The Annecy website describes the piece thus 'Two Spartans and two Athenians fight to the death, observed by a little girl.'Signing at Annecy Dick and Mo. (From the Twitter feed of BarbaraFisinger)Source: link
  • Once upon a time

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    I fear that it appears to be,a quarter of a century,since many of us tried and failed,while still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed,to finish one ambitious plan,but best laid schemes of mice and men,don't always work out as they ought ta',so let's grab beer or wine or water,and all meet at that hallowed spot,we once used to frequent a lot,and hug and chat and reminisce,'bout what once was and what still is.Some people say, "No it's much more",it started all in sixty four,If you were there than it appears,t'is more like one and fifty years,it doesn't really matter though,just raise your glass, say…
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    Spline Doctors

  • 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! plus and interview: Also of note is a really cool looking VR short former colleague Ramiro is doing over at Occulus Pix…uhh… Rift 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:
  • Cal Arts Producer Show

    Dr. Gordon
    8 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    I was happy to see the 2015 CalArts producer show. Some great work. Take a look at some of the films here: Congrats to the filmmakers! -Andrew p.s Please send links in comments to other schools films and I will post them.
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    Comedy For Animators

  • 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
  • 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…
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    Toon Radio

  • The Little Prince Music

    Robert Stukowski
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Summer is upon us, and that means it is time for the summer music releases. Because Music will get in on the action with their release of the soundtrack for the French animated features The Little Prince later this month. The Little Prince Music
  • Back to the Jungle Music with Curious George 3

    Robert Stukowski
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Back Lot Music dropped some Curious George on us with the Curious George 3 Back to the Jungle soundtrack. The album features the animated feature's original score from Heitor Pereira as well as some Nick Nolan songs. Back to the Jungle Music with Curious George 3
  • Hot Pixar Lava Music for You

    Robert Stukowski
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Pixar fans rejoice! It is time to take a dip in the lava with the music from Pixar Animation's upcoming animates short Lava. Walt Disney Records released the single everywhere you can buy music online. Hot Pixar Lava Music for You
  • The Legacy Collection of Toy Story Music

    Robert Stukowski
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    If you love the Toy Story movies, Walt Disney Records has a treat for you. They plan to release a Legacy Collection version of Pixar Studios' 1995 hit feature Toy Story featuring the film's complete original score and original songs by Randy Newman. The Legacy Collection of Toy Story Music
  • A Soundtrack for all Minions

    Robert Stukowski
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
    A few weeks ago, Back Lot Music revealed their plans for a Minions soundtrack. This week, they unveiled the track list for the soundtrack album. The 32-track album features the film's original score from Heitor Pereia and a few original songs. A Soundtrack for all Minions
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  • Famous Studios 1948-49

    Jerry Beck
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    For the 1948-49 season, Paramount had complete faith in the popularity of Screen Songs. The studio was now required to deliver 12 for this season – one per month. Inside the legalese of the 1948 agreement (below – click to enlarge) is indication of a bonus to be paid to Kneitel, Sparber and Buchwald if they come in under budget. A financial incentive to make the cartoons as economical as possible. While the art qualities remain quite high on-screen, is it any wonder why so many of the stories seemed recycled from previous shorts? Odd to see NBC radio personalities Tex and Jinx…
  • Streamline Pictures – Part 12

    Fred Patten
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Continuing the parade of quotes from press reviews of Streamline Pictures releases. Today two more classic anime features: The Professional: Gogol 13 and Robot Carnival. To view this series of posts in its entirety click here. The Professional: Golgo 13 “You may need an infusion of Disney after seeing “The Professional: Golgo 13,” just for balance. This new Japanese import is an amazing piece of animation, but it’s cold as ice in its violent storyline, making the cyberpunk “Akira” seem soft. But the hard-core, and hard-boiled, will want to check out this…
  • American Cartoon References in Japanese Cartoons

    Charles Brubaker
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Japanese animation really owes it to American cartoons for how they developed their techniques. Many of the early cartoonists there relied on the likes of Disney and Fleischer, which were being released in the country, to use as a frame of reference on how cartoons should look. Even comic books from the ‘States were a big influence (in Japan, comics published in America is referred to as “Amecomi”). From the 1950s and beyond, there were American bases stationed in Japan, and they would often bring comic books with them, which in turn would wind up in these Japanese artists’…
  • Animation Anecdotes #219

    Jim Korkis
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Gilliam and Pinocchio. In the Guardian newspaper April 27, 2001, filmmaker and animator Terry Gilliam was asked about what he thought the ten best animated films of all time were. On his list he included the classic Disney animated feature film Pinocchio (1940). He explained to the newspaper, “For me, as an American growing up in Minnesota, Walt Disney WAS animation. But the joy of Disney’s films always came from watching the baddies. Pinocchio is visually the richest of his features and it is also the darkest. The Bad Boys’ world is a truly immortal nightmare, full of eerie images of…
  • Essential Cartoons That Aren’t on Blu-ray

    Steve Stanchfield
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    What are your essential films that aren’t available on Blu-ray? In high school, I was a ‘film purest’. That is, I remember arguing with a friend how the merits of owning a film in Super 8 or 16mm is a much better proposition than having rented and dubbed the film on VHS (I think the film was Yellow Submarine). Now, that said, I *still* love film, and if I had my druthers I’d be producing sets of cartoons on actual 16mm film instead. The lines are blurring these days in terms of what makes a good presentation though, with video projection looking amazing compared to…
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    Skunk & Burning Tires

  • I’m Strong To The finish, ‘Cuz I Drinks Me Glenfiddich…

    Ju-osh M.
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    “If you swap the spinach for beer, then every episode of Popeye becomes the bitter story of a raging alcoholic, right down to the speech impediment and tendency to fight people who he believes are trying to steal ‘his girl.’” – iftherewasanotherway
  • I Am Digging This ‘Zootopia’ Teaser

    Ju-osh M.
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    A lot of animation aficionados watching this teaser are angry at Disney over the implication that anthropomorphism is somehow something we’ve never seen before. (Or: “be…fur” Ugh.) But for the first time in a long time, I’m actually DELIGHTED by one of Disney’s teaser trailers! Oh, sure, the unzipped fly joke is crap, but the character design and the leads’ animation? OUTSTANDING! APPEALING! EXCITING! ENTICING! I can’t wait to see more! And really, isn’t that the point of a teaser?
  • Kung Fu Panda 3: More Kung Fu, More Pandas

    Ju-osh M.
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    USA Today reports: For two Kung Fu Panda animated movies, portly Po has believed all his bear kin were in panda heaven. That he was the lone survivor. But Kung Fu Panda 3 proves Po wrong. The new film (opening Jan. 29, 2016) is Panda-palooza. Po has a chance run-in with his long-lost panda father Li (Bryan Cranston), who brings Po back to an enclave where the pandas have been living since a fierce panda attack alluded to in DreamWorks Animation’s 2011 hit Kung Fu Panda 2. “There is great joy,” says Jack Black, the voice of Po. “Lo and behold, there’s a secret panda…
  • Piotr Gets Pranked

    Ju-osh M.
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Colossus humiliated by Chad Sell.
  • Want a teensy-tiny, super-quick peek at Marvel & Disney XD’s upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cartoon?

    Ju-osh M.
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Skip to the 1:45 mark. And don’t blink.
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    CG Mantra

  • Dinosaur Ruling the world Again

    CG Mantra
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:20 am
    The “Jurassic World” was released on 11th June, 2015 and started ruling the box office by breaking all the previous records. It has done a total business of around $524.1 Million globally till 13th June, 2015. This movies is all about breath taking visual effects & animated dinosaurs and beautifully digitally created theme parks. Along with story, the credit goes to seamless VFX and its artists. The very first Cinematic birth of Dinosaur was “Gertie” in 1912-14 created by Winsor MaCay who was an American Cartoonist and Animator in the animated film “Gertie the Dinosaur”. The…
  • Amitabh – The Animated Super Hero

    CG Mantra
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    Mere Pass Aao Mere Dosto Ek Kissa Suno”…… This Nostalgic song was featured on Great Amitabh Bachchan, sung by him and it was the most lovable song from the film “Mr. Natwarlal” for any kids who born in 1970-80. Today also this song gets us back to our childhood. The popularity of this song can be understood by that the couple of animated versions of this song have been created time to time. Once again Mr. Amitabh is coming as an animated super hero in forth coming series “Astra Force”. Graphic India, pioneer in Digital creation of comics & stories on mobile &…
  • Fine Arts Institute in Noida & Delhi

    CG Mantra
    13 Jun 2015 | 3:06 am
    Creativity or in other words doing something new and expressing inner self has always been a human tendency right from origin. Probably this led humankind to develop into today’s modern civilization. The iconography of Gods, Goddesses and Deities in almost in every culture is the result of creative inner expressions of humankind and matter of religious beliefs. Raja Ravi Verma, got fame for his creations of Hindu goddesses as Sari Clad South Indian Women. His Oleographs of depicting Hindu Gods & Goddesses can be seen in every house hold of India mostly in the form of calendar. Above…
  • 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…
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  • ‘Minions’ Review Round-Up: Entertaining (and Uneven) Summer Fare

    Brandon Smith
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    In just seven days, Minions will officially bow in US theaters nationwide. A spinoff of the Despicable Me franchise and featuring the titular absent-minded characters that are the cause of […]
  • ‘Hello Kitty’ Film Planned for 2019

    Mark Brown
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    According to Deadline, the worldwide Japanese phenomenon, Hello Kitty, is set to have her own feature film in 2019. Designed by Yuko Shimizu in 1974, the be-whiskered cat with a […]
  • ‘Magic of Disney Animation’ Attraction to Close on July 12

    Brandon Smith
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Fans of 2D animation, especially those who are concerned with Disney’s now-faded ties with the medium, might not like this news. Catoon Brew reported that on July 12 (two weeks […]
  • ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Director to Release Novel

    MJ Edwards
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    Chris Sanders, the director of Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon, has partnered with his wife, Jessica Steele-Sanders, to release their first novel Rescue Sirens: The Search for the Atavist. I’m sure you’ve […]
  • Episode 98: Inside Out – Is It Really for Kids?

    Morgan Stradling
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    The Rotoscopers review Pixar’s newest and most imaginative animated film Inside Out. Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion: a Lava review and Pixar shorts What are our top 3 Pixar shorts? Main Discussion: Inside Out (2015) Inside […]
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  • 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.
  • 6 ways to enhance engagement through visual content

    Content Renderforest
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:43 am
    What do all the people like most about visual content? First of all, it’s time-saving - a long text of 1000 characters can be translated to 1 min video or fun infographics. Secondly, being easily shareable, visuals are social-media-friendly. And finally, visual items showcase your services or products rather than telling people about them, which is a great perk as the visual content is 80% better remembered than any text. These are top 3 reasons why visuals are so important for you to boost your traffic, to name a few. Still no idea on how to do it? We’ve come up with these 7 insights…
  • Top 5 SEO Tactics to Use in 2015

    Content Renderforest
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:48 am
    Search Engine Optimization is a dynamically evolving field. SEO strategies are constantly being updated: what was a novelty in 2014 can be considered outdated in 2015. To this end, companies striving for higher rankings and larger volumes of targeted traffic have to keep up with the latest trends and regularly review their SEO strategies. So, what are the top 5 SEO tactics that you have in your SEO arsenal in 2015 to generate more traffic to your website?  1. Earn Links, Do not just Build ThemGone are the days of building links on irrelevant content or going after large volumes of…
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