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Frozen

December 14, 2012 by Animation

Disney Animation released this image on twitter from their upcoming film entitled Frozen. I dunno about you, but I love the look.

My thanks to @joshanon.

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A Breathtaking Way to Feel Small

This extraordinary video of the known universe is based on actual astronomical observations. Take my word for it. Watch this full screen at high definition.

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Frankenanswers

If you haven’t had a chance to see Frankenweenie yet, please do. It encompasses all the wonderful things, good writing, good directing, black and white, and stop motion. It’s fabulous.

And if my praise isn’t enough, you can have an opportunity to peer into the mind of the writer.

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A Brief History of the Animated GIF

March 9, 2012 by Animation, Documentary

This is one of those pieces that is perfect for a Friday afternoon coffee when you’re just about over the week and you’re dreaming about the weekend. It’s a short history the rise and fall and rise of the animated GIF. … Continue Reading

Terry Gilliam Talks About Monty Python Animation

November 27, 2011 by Animation

This is a great fifteen minute video about how Terry Gilliam does his iconic Monty Python cut out animations. The key is story, story boarding and simplicity. I get the feeling that he had to work under tight deadlines and keeping the technique simple was the key to the quick turn around. Or else, he was just lazy and he popularized a technique that didn’t require a lot of work.

It’s great way to ease into the reality that the holiday is over.

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Walt Disney Explains 1957 Cutting Edge Animation Technology

June 14, 2011 by Animation

This film from 1957 is just brilliant. It explains the multi-plane camera from Disney. … Continue Reading

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