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edskudder:

The brand-new FREE app from GoldieBlox is out now and it features an animated short that Lynn Wang & I directed!! You can check it out in the app store or at goldieblox.com. If you like it please do give it a rating or share it around, a bunch of good friends of ours put a ton of their time and effort into making it!
Lynn & I also want to give a shout out to Andrea Fernandez, Trevor Spencer, and Megan Lacera who were the creative directors of the whole thing. They worked their butts off and it definitely shows! And also a big thanks to Nick Keller for his awesome soundtrack he scored for the animation and Angelo Vilar for all his amazing backgrounds!
Check it out! The app turned out to be super cute and really fun, Lynn and I are really proud of everyone who worked on it. It also features the voice talents of Kari Byron (formerly of Mythbusters) and Emily Haines (of the band Metric)!

edskudder:

The brand-new FREE app from GoldieBlox is out now and it features an animated short that Lynn Wang & I directed!! You can check it out in the app store or at goldieblox.com. If you like it please do give it a rating or share it around, a bunch of good friends of ours put a ton of their time and effort into making it!

Lynn & I also want to give a shout out to Andrea Fernandez, Trevor Spencer, and Megan Lacera who were the creative directors of the whole thing. They worked their butts off and it definitely shows! And also a big thanks to Nick Keller for his awesome soundtrack he scored for the animation and Angelo Vilar for all his amazing backgrounds!

Check it out! The app turned out to be super cute and really fun, Lynn and I are really proud of everyone who worked on it. It also features the voice talents of Kari Byron (formerly of Mythbusters) and Emily Haines (of the band Metric)!

i really enjoyed it. the design, as expected, was superb, and the story was less formulaic than i feared. all the characters were charming in their own way, but la muerte still stole my heart. she’s just so darn cool!! i dunno maybe will talk about this more but i’m interested in seeing the general reaction to this movie and sort of hoping other, larger studios will take notice and maybe be inspired to step further outside the box creatively also, especially in terms of design and cultural influence/representation. it also makes me hopeful for the future of reel fx since this seems miles above their last feature.

rufftoon:

ca-tsuka:

Preview video of Disney short film “Feast” directed by Patrick Osborne (head animator on Paperman).

Really cute short, I believe it will play in front of Big Hero 6.

rufftoon:

ca-tsuka:

1st french teaser of Song of the Sea (“Le Chant de la Mer”) animated feature directed by Tomm Moore (Secret of Kells) and animated by Cartoon Saloon.

I want the soundtrack (french-english-irish, or whichever version I can get)

whethervane:

gargrunk:

mikeinelart:

What if “Gravity Falls” is an anime

Based and audio taken from the show “Gravity Falls” by Disney.
(Episode: Golf War)

This is a really nice fan animation, holy dang!

THIS IS REALLY CUTE…….

maxeth:

kada-bura:

Guys do you remember the old school animator vs animation videos? The creator just put the fourth one up 3 years later and I’m in awe. 

IMPROVEMENT

bipper-billdipper:

shandrydan:

charlattes:

First thing I must say: I apologize if I animated the wrong person talking but I can EXPLAIN!! SO.

For Color Theory our final project was free choice so I chose to animate something! It was due in 3 weeks. Then, just before we turn it in I realize I could’ve just coloured an old animate (nuggets!) so I chose this one but decided that I needed to add more. Than I thought adding audio from this podcast could make it make sense.. all in all, I had 5 days to make this so it’s unfinished (as you can see), so… yes. SORRY! LESSON LEARNED… (in other words, NOT ENOUGH TIME)

Also the quality is.. ignore the quality

I’m reblogging this again because I love it

AWEEEEEE!!!

Anonymous:  I have a quick question about the disney same character design problem that's going on. Whenever people show different designs of characters it's usually from Pixar but Disney has it's own specific style so maybe that is a reason that many characters look alike (not counting Anna Elsa and the queen because they all had the same hair that was just lazyness)

katsallday:

Hello! Thank you for approaching this amiably and not just straight up yelling at me, as I’ve seen some people do to my friends. ‘Cause y’know, that doesn’t get anyone anywhere.

I believe that most people use PIXAR characters as examples of good character design because it’s the best visual aid to make that point. The usual rebuttal to showing a hand drawn character as an example of diverse design is claiming that it’s harder to design a CG character than a hand drawn one. This is and isn’t true. Yes, some things don’t translate from flat drawing to 3D model. However, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make diverse models. One medium is not harder than the other. Both have their pros and cons. Saying that modeling a character is too hard is insulting the artists’s skills that created those characters and is glossing over the fact that other characters, minor characters within the same film are capable of more diversity in design than the characters we turn all this attention to.

Also keep in mind that the animation industry is a small one. People that worked at Disney could very likely work at PIXAR. Just as they could work at Dreamworks, Reelfx, Sony, etc. They may be adapting themselves to the style of the film, but film is a collaborative medium that shows a little bit of what everyone’s capable of. What someone learned at PIXAR about modeling and design could be just as easily applied to their work at Disney. Using any studio at all as examples of do’s and don’t’s in animation is completely valid.

On to the Disney “style” in general. The Disney style is a myth. There is no such thing as one set look that Disney defaults to in all their movies and if it’s starting to look like that (*cough* Frozen’s character designs *cough*), then this is a problem and something a studio should be critiqued for. Meet the Robinsons doesn’t look anything like Tangled and Hercules looks absolutely nothing like Brother Bear. They could have similar style themes. Tangled is a very rendered, lush style and so is Tarzan, but the two still look nothing alike. Frozen is more graphic with super bright colors, but so is The Emperor’s New Groove and again, they still look nothing alike. This isn’t just nitpick stuff, either. There are entire teams dedicated to the development of the look of a movie. They do research, artistic experiments, everything necessary to set each film apart from each other and make the style lend itself as fully as possible to the story.

Don’t worry. It’s a common misconception that people even at the company seem to refuse to let go. Most of the merchandising franchises that don’t adhere to these styles and make characters more generic to be more “marketable” is not helping this misconception. What most people probably perceive as the Disney “style” is probably the work of animators like Freddie Moore, Marc Davis, Milt Kahl, Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, and Mark Henn. They were responsible for animating some of the most memorable Disney characters and the inspiration for succeeding generations of Disney artists, myself included, but they were not the only ones at the studio showing their unique visions.

Does any of that make sense? I know I have a tendency to ramble and everything doesn’t always add up. I’d be happy to answer further questions.

nooby-banana:

sommerrev:

wannabeanimator:

Distributor GKIDS has set Friday, December 19, as the North American release date for the Irish hand-drawn feature Song of the Sea. The film will open on the 19th at the IFC Theater in New York and the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theater in Toronto, before expanding to Los Angeles and other major markets throughout the holidays. (x)

SCREAMS

THERE’S A RELEASE DATE I’M SO HAPPY FINALLY

love-and-radiation:

Even Jimmy Olsen gets a bit tired of Superman.

disneyconceptsandstuff:

James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

pindaboom:

Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014

Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.

I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.

Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.

What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.

Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.