Tag Archives: animation

AWN TV Puff Piece for The Princess & The Frog

John Lasseter, Andreas Deja, Bruce Smith and others discuss the resilience of 2D hand drawn animation in Disney’s forthcoming release, The Princess & The Frog.

An ecstatic  Disney 2D animator.

An ecstatic Disney 2D animator.

Here’s a link to what AWN TV calls a “featurette” on its website.


The Beatles Rock Band Game Cinematic

Passion Pictures has released a fine looking cinematic for Beatles Rock Band game on their website.

The 4 moptops dancing on the Liverpool skyline

The 4 moptops dancing on the Liverpool skyline

Client: Harmonix/MTV and Apple Corps
Writer/Director: Pete Candeland
The full cast is displayed in an overlay next to the clip, here.

How to Make Things Stop

Getting things moving in CG is challenging enough, but how do you bring it all to a halt?

Just watch things stop in the next CG animation you see, and you’ll know it’s not right.

This might help you get started. It’s by the bloke who wrote Picasa (he was later snapped up by Google).

Ponyo On A Cliff – Coming Soon

The image above is a screengrab from the trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film: Ponyo On A Cliff. The true release date for the UK still seems to be under discussion….
Meanwhile, have a look at this recent trailer for the French market, where the release date is the first week of April. Keep up with Ghibli Studio news here.

70 Animated Films on National Film Board of Canada Site

Canadian National Film Board

Canadian National Film Board

The National Film Board of Canada has a long and honourable history of supporting animators of every persuasion, and promoting their works.
As part of this ongoing effort, they have been slowly augmenting their online collection of Canadian animator’s short films.
Make sure you explore beyond the more famous Canadian animators (Paul Driessen, Caroline Leaf, David Fine & Alison Snowden, Norman McLaren,
Pierre Trudeau, etcetera), and you will discover some real gems of animation art.
Link: http://www3.nfb.ca/animation/objanim/en/index.php

The European Animation Business

Tim Westcott's European Animation website

Tim Westcott's European Animation website

This site, called “animation Europe” gives you a broad overview of all the current (28 films in production and another 29 in pre-production) animation projects in production throughout (most of) Europe. Continue reading

Kevin Geiger Talks Money

An insightful post by Kevin Geiger of Animation Options, The Animation Co-Op, etc., throws some light on the financial structure of animated films at the lower end of the market, and how it often pays to have modest targets when spending modest budgets. There’s a lot of sense in his argument. Read it here. Follow The Money!
Have a look at Kevin’s presentations from fmx08 on YouTube.